(Closed) At the risk of sounding like a tree-hugging hippie…

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: Do you participate in Community Supported Agriculture?
    I do and I love it! : (12 votes)
    34 %
    I have but it's not for me. : (1 votes)
    3 %
    I haven't but I want to try it now! : (12 votes)
    34 %
    What the heck is CSA? : (10 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I haven’t but I know my friend’s brother does it, they really like it!  Actually I’m glad you reminded me because I just googled to find the local one here.  

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Not yet, but we’re signing up this year! The one we’re going with offers a “light” share designed for two people (you pick up a box every other week instead of every week). I think with the standard share we might have too much for just us. I’m excited!

    And I don’t think it makes you sound like a hippie… it makes you a “locavore”! 🙂

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We have our own little garden, so we’re good with what we have. If only we can get one of our dogs to stop eatting our tomatos.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    My parents have had a share with a farmer for the last…4 years?  Since moving in with Darling Husband, I haven’t looked into options where we live now, but I would certainly consider signing up for one.  It is a great way to help out local farmers and get a whole lot of fresh fruits, veggies etc. every week!  You really need to be committed to cooking a lot during the summer and fall though, because if you don’t you can easily become overwhelmed by the amount of fresh produce.

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    That’s pretty awesome. The protein share looks really overwhelming though, that would be a ton of meat! It’s definitely something I would consider doing once Fiance and I have kids. Right now I just don’t think that we eat enough to be able to use all that food. Thanks for telling us about it, I’m kind of excited about it (assuming I still remember by the time we have kids, lol).

    ETA: We’re so doing it next year when we live together! Programs in our area actually have half-sizes for families of two. Thanks again :).

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Yes/no.

    We have our own garden that we grow our own vegetables in during the summer months. We go to the farmers markets locally (they are held every weekend on Saturdays between April & October here)and purchase supplemental veggies or preserves, sometimes poultry so that we can shop local, but we don’t sell or have an organization like the one you linked set up.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I want to soooo bad, but there are none where I live. And I live in a rural area.

    I check back a few times a year to see if any farms have joined, but this area is so behind the times, it’ll probably be years before anyone gets involved. We are the biggest county in the state and have one itty bitty farmers market that just opened, if that tells you anything. 

    I’m starting a garden this spring, so i’m excited about that, anyway. 

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We have several that happen near our house (we’re in Kentucky) but I’ve never actually been to one (I should in the summer).

    My in-laws have a garden an always give us potatoes, corn and tomatoes they’ve grown.

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’d looked into this through our local farmers’ market and organic store, but the portions were just too big for just me with my work/class schedules in the summer and fall. Once Mr.ND and I are married though, I’ll be jumping right on this, it’s such a positive thing to do 🙂

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @juhneenee: Yea, that is always an option!  About half way through the season, we start getting a boat load of squash.  So….we graciously, give it away! to our neighbors, co-workers, friends, really anyone who will take it (we call it squash exodus).  Because really, there is only so much squash you can eat per year!

    Thanks for reminding me about this also. I am going to start looking into CSA’s in our new area!

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