We being all semi organic at our house and all have finally decided to sign up for a CSA box. We are super excited!! We chose Dominion Harvest which is of course local to our area. There are lots of options out there but we saw their booth at an expo and thought they had a good program so just went with it. I really like how you don't have to sign up for a minimum number of weeks and can cancel at any time if you're not satisfied. They have many levels of options so even our little 2 person family can find one that fits. Also when something has a great website I instantly like them. Anyone else?
You can also choose between every week or every other week delivery and they have add ons like meats and this week a lasagna kit was available with local pasta & cheese (which we've had and is great!). Although we choose not to get any add ons yet. They also provide recipes to help you make great dishes with the produce that week.
We'll have to see overall how this fits into our budget long-term. We're not exactly at the peak of our earning abilities. In fact we're probably at our lowest point in terms of income earned as a couple since we've been married (almost 2 years!). We still like to support local farms and businesses while eating healthy and enjoying it as best we can.
For $37 every other week we get 7-8 different vegetables/fruits, cheese and a dozen eggs. Sometimes other things are included like bread, fresh flowers or herbs. Yesterday was our first delivery of the season and I could not wait to rush home and see our haul. They deliver the goods in this fancy red container with cooling materials included. I like how delivery is included in the price and we don't have to pick it up at a location. Easy peasy.
Cornelius is checking out this new addition. He loves smelling anything that's been outside. As you can see its pretty large and could hold lots more veggies!
It's got special cooling materials included so it'll stay fresh when they deliver it. As most boxes will sit outdoors on someones porch in the summer all day if nobody's home it's gotta stay crisp.
Okay so here's what we got: Bok Choy, salad mixed greens, spring onions, asparagus, strawberries, mushrooms, yellow squash, jam, cheddar cheese & a dozen eggs.
This jam is delicious! Very 'seedsinyourteeth' but yummm!
And what did we make? Omelets! What a perfect way to start using lots of this fresh produce. We chopped up (Tony chopped up) spring onions, asparagus, and mushrooms and we used the fresh eggs and cheddar cheese to make an organic, delicious and nutritious meal. Straight from the farm.