6 comments on “CS A OK

  1. I’d not heard of this kind of scheme before.

    It looks interesting.

    But, presumably, you have to be quite ‘well off’ to take part.

    Are there ways for people of moderate (or no!) means to participate?

    Esther

  2. As schemes go, it’s somewhere to the less evil side of the scale. I would say Pyramid schemes are an evil ranking of 10 out of 10 (10 being the vilest of viley evil) and anything Monsanto does, no matter what it is, is also a 10. I’d classify the CSA as a 1 out of 10 (a 1 being the gentlest of gentle).

    This particular farm also donates more than half of its shares for delivery into New York, first-time mothers and an organization that provides vegetables to people who can not afford to buy them or who don’t have acccess to fresh vegetables.

    To make it affordable, our friends and I split the cost of a full share. The $300 (while not a small amount of money) is less than what we would spend at the grocery store over the same season. A bargain and an altruistic venture all at the same time!

  3. That looks like a lot of fun! =) Esther, it typically costs the same or less to get your veggies and fruits through a CSA then at the store!

  4. Great post! I love my CSA, too. Our full-share price is closer to $500, but it includes all the fantastic, fresh-picked organic produce we can eat, share, put up, and give to the chickens from June through November. Looking at the sorry selection of sprayed, waxed, overpriced stuff at the grocery, I’d say we were getting a good deal! And I love the feeling of supporting local organic agrictulture.

  5. Thanks ourfriendben! Actually, the full share price is about $600, but we split it. It’s plenty for both of our families. We feel like it’s one of the best things we’ve ever done.

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