Tina Ruggiero | Nutrition Expert, Cookbook Author and Spokesperson
Sep 16, 2008 by Tina Ruggiero
Yona Spiegelglass says
Sep 16, 2008 at 11:28 am
Tina- I’m so glad you wrote about this! I participate in a CSA and absolutely love it. We coordinated home drop offs with our farmer, who is based about 45 minutes from me, and he leaves a bag full of fresh produce on my doorstep once a week. I never know what we’re going to get, which I enjoy – it encourages me to try new things and search for new recipes. Last week I received okra, bok choy, tomatoes, squash, watermelon, basil and more, so it’s a nice variety. I also know I’m getting the most nutrition possible – he harvests in the morning and drops off in the afternoon. I couldn’t ask for anything more! For those considering next year, I’d encourage you to sign up soon- many farms fill up quickly. Enjoy!
Sep 17, 2008 at 12:44 am
Thanks for your comment. I’m excited about signing up for CSA myself, and I have a question for you: Can you request the amount of produce you want to receive, or does your farmer just give you a set amount of items each time? Reason being, since I travel so much, I’d like what’s dropped off to vary from week to week. Do you know if this is possible?
Sep 17, 2008 at 11:23 am
Hi Tina- With my farmer, if I’m unable to use the produce that week, I leave it for other shareholders. There’s also the option of picking up at a farmer’s market where you take what you need and leave the rest for others. I know some farmers will do deliveries every other week, so I’m sure the farmer will work something out with you.
Sep 22, 2008 at 1:28 pm
This is great information! I’m going to sign up with a local farmer this spring.