Thursday, August 15, 2013
We ditched the CSA
For three summers, we participated in a CSA (community supported agriculture share). It felt good to support local farmers and farms but halfway through the summer, we started throwing away half of it or it would go bad before we got a chance to eat it. It seems all we were really doing was feeding our worms in the composter.
Last summer, we didn't sign up for a CSA and instead opted to join one we could choose each week to participate in each week. Same thing would happen ... worm food.
Don't get me wrong, a CSA is a great idea. It just wasn't for us. We were spending $22 a week at one point. Then my husband and I started visiting the local Farmer's Market and local produce stand once a week which both support local farms and growers. It felt great to still be supporting local -- just all in once place and we could choose what we wanted and nothing went to waste.
If you need a great guide to buying seasonal produce use this one provided by Real Simple.
Did a CSA work or not work for you? I'd love to hear.