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    globetrotter Senior member

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


  2. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I do it for the communism, but yes.
     


  3. robbie

    robbie Pleading Poverty

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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

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

    edit - they are all veggie around here.
     


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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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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.
     


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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. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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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.
     


  12. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator 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.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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