CSA Delivery #1: We’re In Love!

March 10, 2010 at 8:23 PM (Food, Gardening, Healthy Living, Saving Money, Simplifying Life)

Ben and I recently joined a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) group.  We paid to join over a month ago and have been eagerly anticipating the first pick-up.  If you’d like to read more about CSAs, you should start here. You can even search for one using your zip code.  CSAs provide a means to support local farmers and eat fresh, local produce.

We chose to join Farmers Fresh CSA. Each week, we will go to a local pick-up site and get our bounty. It truly is like Christmas!!  I could barely wait to open our box when we got home.  I grabbed my camera and didn’t hesitate to rip into the box.  Keep in mind that this week’s delivery included our member welcome kit so it is probably more adundant than usual.  Inside was a plethora of beautiful items including the following:

  • Raw honey
  • Butternut squash
  • Lettuces (Hydroponic red and green)
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Oyster mushrooms
  • Salad sprouts
  • Strawberries
  • Grits
  • Cornmeal
  • Rice
  • Mini bread loaf
  • Gourmet seasoned nut mix
  • Carrots
  • Fresh herbs and tea bag kit
  • Coffee
  • Pancake mix
  • Fabric tote bag
  • Hardcover recipe binder
  • Welcome letter
  • I immediately ate two carrots as I was unpacking everything.  I also sampled the gourmet nuts (delicious) and the oyster mushrooms which I’ve never had before.  I’m truly blown away and can’t wait to see what next week brings.  Check out your local CSA today!

    – Stephanie

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    6 Comments

    1. techmom said,

      Impressive!!!!!

    2. Off The Eaten Path said,

      Wow, very impressive indeed! Everything looks amazing. I’m jealous. 🙂

    3. JoLynn Hart said,

      Yum! Our local CSA isn’t quite as exciting….yet! Good for you!
      Christmas in March! Kisses

    4. Tammy McLeod said,

      Wow. That is an abundant CSA delivery! Your mushrooms are gorgeous. I’m happy that you’re excited about your first delivery. Looking forward to hearing what you do with it.

    5. Aubre said,

      That picture make my mouth water! That looks delicious!! Good for you!!

    6. Effie White said,

      Wow!! That is awesome. I am totally going to sign up!

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