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  1. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    anybody have shares in community farms? meat, veg, fruit?
     
  2. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I do it for the communism, but yes.
     
  3. robbie

    robbie Senior member

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    My wife and I are involved with one locally.

    We get a lot of great stuff at quite an affordable rate, I enjoy it. In the future i'd like to join a community garden for the opportunity to get the same fresh,local,food AND learn some more about gardening.

    I was involved w/ one very briefly here in Omaha, but my work schedule made it difficult to stick with.

    -rF
     
  4. crazyquik

    crazyquik Senior member

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    My household has considered it. Instead we just grow it ourselves.

    edit - they are all veggie around here.
     
  5. KJT

    KJT Senior member

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    We've been looking into it. Relatively inexpensive and good product. We'll be joining one in the next month or so when the "seasons" change over, despite growing our own veggies.
     
  6. kaxixi

    kaxixi Senior member

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    No, but my ex bought me one for my birthday, then dumped me before deliveries began. I am not sure what she's doing with the deliveries given that she doesn't know how to cook.
     
  7. mikej77

    mikej77 Senior member

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    Yes, we get everything from grass fed beef, bison, elk, pork, fruit, veggies, and milk. Prices are great and it always feels good to be supporting the local farms.
     
  8. spertia

    spertia Senior member

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    I just joined one for produce and picked up our first box the other day. It's a 10-week program and should give us brocolli, cauliflower, green beans, tomatoes, corn, onions, peppers, leafy greens, melons, herbs, and more over the course of the program. I'm really excited.
     
  9. whallyden

    whallyden Senior member

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    anybody have shares in community farms? meat, veg, fruit?

    This is our first season (after two years on a waiting list) -- scarcity here is testament to IA's feed crop obsession...

    We have a veg. share with an egg and herb option. I would love to find a meat share, but I don't have the freezer space.
     
  10. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    cool, I am thinking next year of signing up for vegitables and meat.
     
  11. adambparker

    adambparker Senior member

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    We have a great one in the Chicago area.

    PM me if you're interested. I think she drops off in Evanston or Skokie as well.
     
  12. Piobaire

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    Briefly considered it until I talked to a local friend that was involved. He ate beets until he shat blood, because that's what the haul was one week. Think I'll pass until the locals get things down a bit more. Nice concept though.
     
  13. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Briefly considered it until I talked to a local friend that was involved. He ate beets until he shat blood, because that's what the haul was one week. Think I'll pass until the locals get things down a bit more. Nice concept though.
    Hahahahaha. Earlier in the year we got a bunch of beets in ours. On monday, my shit was all red. I freaked out, but found out that beet pigment passes right through.
     
  14. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    That's the main drawback I see. You live like the did in they old days, i.e. eating whats ready at that moment. Mind you, if I had more time on my hands and more storage space, I'd love to experiment with preserving like they did in the old days.
     
  15. adambparker

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    [​IMG]

    That's the main drawback I see. You live like the did in they old days, i.e. eating whats ready at that moment. Mind you, if I had more time on my hands and more storage space, I'd love to experiment with preserving like they did in the old days.


    That's the best part (speaking as a twentysomething with good hours and lots of free time)! Experimenting with pickling and preserving is by far my favorite part of the CSA.

    I just bought a flat of strawberries at the local farmer's market and am working through about 30 jars of various jams and preserves, a few quarts of ice cream and lots of snacking. I love late spring.
     
  16. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    That's the main drawback I see. You live like the did in they old days, i.e. eating whats ready at that moment. Mind you, if I had more time on my hands and more storage space, I'd love to experiment with preserving like they did in the old days.


    actually, that is (on paper) one of the things I find atractive - we pretty much eat what we want when we want, now. and frankly we dont eat a lot of variety. I am thinking that if I have a box of vegitables and meat every month and I have to eat it, I will have to be a little more creative in what I do with it, and the whole house will have to get alittle more used to eating differnt things. that is the theory, anyway.
     
  17. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This week, mine will have:

    Cherries
    Strawberries
    Apricots
    Spinach
    Basil
    Lettuce
    Bok Choy (Mei Qing Choi)
    Garbanzo Beans (just a taste!)
    New Potatoes
    Carrots
    Garlic OR Onions

    It usually accounts for half of the vegetables we eat in a week, perhaps more.
     
  18. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    This week, mine will have:

    Cherries
    Strawberries
    Apricots
    Spinach
    Basil
    Lettuce
    Bok Choy (Mei Qing Choi)
    Garbanzo Beans (just a taste!)
    New Potatoes
    Carrots
    Garlic OR Onions

    It usually accounts for half of the vegetables we eat in a week, perhaps more.


    wow! I thought that with the amount you guys eat out, that would be more than you could handle.
     
  19. adambparker

    adambparker Senior member

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    In dreary old Illinois, we got:

    Strawberries
    Rhubarb
    2 kinds of lettuce
    Kohlrabi
    Spinach
    Radishes
    Carrots

    Damn Californians.

    Storms in Central IL ruined about 1/2 our farmer's crops, so it'll be light for a few weeks. No fun, but these are the times I feel good about supporting her up front and helping out when the weather turns against her.


    This week, mine will have:

    Cherries
    Strawberries
    Apricots
    Spinach
    Basil
    Lettuce
    Bok Choy (Mei Qing Choi)
    Garbanzo Beans (just a taste!)
    New Potatoes
    Carrots
    Garlic OR Onions

    It usually accounts for half of the vegetables we eat in a week, perhaps more.
     
  20. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    As a board member of a Co-op that sponsors several CSA's here, I just wanted to chime in and say "thanks" for supporting your local growers. [​IMG]
     

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