We were members of the Tucson CSA for several years. It was great. We loved getting fresh, local, sustainably-raised veggies. Still, I often complained that I didn’t know what to do with all of the greens, and when work and life got hectic, I admit that sometimes things would get mushy in the veggie drawer and they would get sacrificed to the compost before I figured out what to do with them.
When we moved to Eugene, we decided we’d try shopping at the Farmer’s Market for the summer. Eugene has an incredible market, one of the best I’ve ever seen (and I’ve lived in Davis, CA, and Ithaca, NY, so I know a good market when I see one). But unfortunately, we only made it to the farmer’s market a handful of times. I don’t have a really good excuse, but going required loading up the baby in the car during the short window between naps, finding parking, and navigating a stroller through the masses of market goers. And the market was also really overwhelming. I never knew where to start.
So, for the fall season, we joined the Winter Green Farm CSA. Our first veggie pickup was yesterday, and it is amazing.