Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My CSA Pick for 2012

As you've been reading for the past few months, you know I'm participating as one of three local bloggers who are writing about CSA experiences this year. Nate and I attended the Local Farmer Open House back in March, which helped us choose our pick for a CSA this year.

After talking with numerous CSA farmers about their programs, we decided to go with the CSA farm we had two years ago: Tipi Produce. We went with Tipi because we knew what we were getting into, and we knew we liked everything they offered!

We like that it's a long share -- 26 weeks -- it's a good price, it's organic and the pick-up location is a mere two or so miles from our house. The food was always fresh and each box seemed to include something we weren't familiar with, which was exciting. Also, the weekly emails from Beth, who runs Tipi with her husband Steve, were always a pleasure to read. Each issue includes farm news, items that are coming up in the next box and recipes using items in the box.

We'll again be splitting it with another couple, and it will be fun to see what recipes and meals they come up with, using the same ingredients.

We pick up our first share this week, so stay tuned for more posts about the CSA share, the produce we receive and the meals we make!

In the mean time, check out some meals we made from our 2010 share: