Since the season is upon us I thought I would share my experience with a wonderful CSA in NOVA...Great Country Farms.
My family has been CSA members for 5 years now. While there are closer CSAs, no one has the fruit selection and overall diversity as Great Country Farms. My family has grown to love foods we never tasted before. Kale and beets are now a standard food item in my house. I have 3 young children, they have all grown up picking our veggies in Bluemont. My baby was a true GCF baby as I made all of her baby food from food we picked at the farm! The u-pick bonus is wonderful and a great way to learn where your food comes from. My suburban kids have dug for potatoes, pulled radishes, picked peas and green beans not to mention all teh berries, cherries apples and peaches.
The festivals are wonderful but my family enjoys going out during the week when it is quiet, relaxing, playing and seeing the animals. My middle child firmly believes the goats are hers!
The farm is run by a wonderful family and makes you feel welcomed. I have refered many friends to GCF. Check them out, it is definately worth it!