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2008 CSA Reviews

cambridgey | Oct 8, 2008 06:03 PM

I noticed that a lot of the CSA are starting to sell 2009 shares which has gotten me thinking about what I'm going to do for next year. I'd like to see what people's experiences are for the 2008 growing season as it's winding down.

I've done Red Fire Farm the past 2 years. Quality and variety have been fantastic. Their organic produce usually looks better than the conventionally grown produce. I thought it was a great value last year but there were some weeks this year that the share seemed a little light. It seems like this year has been tough for growing with all the rain and Red Fire lost a big portion of the broccoli and cucumber crops. I liked being able to pick out my vegetables each week and pick ups have been very well organized.

My debate for next year, is Stillman's vs Red Fire. I like that Red Fire is certified organic and has great variety but Stillman's seems like a bargain, especially since shares include fruit. Has anyone had experience with both?

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