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Carroll Gardens vs. Cobble Hill CSA (Brooklyn)

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Carroll Gardens vs. Cobble Hill CSA (Brooklyn)

oolah | Mar 7, 2010 07:22 PM

We've been members of the Carroll Gardens CSA for the last couple of years, but we're curious about the Cobble Hill CSA and how members like it.

We've been very happy with the quality of the CG CSA fruit. There's good variety and great flavor and we've gotten raspberries, strawberries, apples, plums, nectarines, even watermelon, etc. The eggs are also very fresh and tasty.

The veggies have been less reliable -- sometimes they're great, sometimes just ok. The size of the share is definitely generous, but the quality runs from excellent to "eh." We've gotten amazing swiss chard and fantastic summer squash but some terrible too-bitter greens and sad-looking edamame. We like the frequent kale and broccoli rabe, but wish there was more asparagus and spinach. Their tomatoes are delicious and juicy, but the varieties are limited. Finally, it seems like you get an endless stream of the less popular "filler vegetables" like radishes, turnips and kohlrabi all too often.

Anyone out there a member of the Cobble Hill CSA? Have you been happy with the size and quality of your shares? Have you had a different experience, or is dealing with an excess of turnips just the nature of the CSA game?

For those of you wondering what the heck I'm talking about, here's more info on CSAs:
http://www.justfood.org/csa

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