Update: My Decision about Participating in a CSA

by Marcy on April 3, 2008 · 0 comments

I have finally made up my mind about what I am going to do about purchasing produce this spring/summer/fall. If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you might remember my post about CSA’s. (If you aren’t familiar with CSA’s you can read more here).

I did a lot of research online, asked around, and received info from several farmers. I was impressed with one local CSA in particular, because of their variety and their prices. After a lot of thought though, I decided that I wanted to try growing a few things myself first. I am going to try to grow some of my own veggies (organically if possible), and plan to supplement with fruit and other veggies from my local farmer’s market. The city I live in has a weekly market where vendors can set up tables and sell their products. All products have to be grown in Ohio with a few exceptions. I am excited to check it out because I have never been to this particular market.

In the end I was too scared to give up control when it comes to the weather (what if crops are bad?), selection (what if I don’t like what I get?), and quantity (how much will we actually eat in a given week?). If my plan doesn’t work out this year, I will probably go ahead and sign up to participate in a CSA next year.

I plan to post updates on how I am doing with “gardening” and what I find at the farmers market (it starts in June). I have no clue what I am doing on the gardening front, so it should be interesting. :)

How about you? Do you plant a garden? Visit local farmers markets? Buy produce at the grocery? Or could you care less?

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