Friday, December 6, 2013
A Unique CSA Opportunity
1) Cost-So many CSAs can be $600-$800 for a crop season (for instance spring/summer, or fall/winter)
2) Quantity-It's just me, so the idea of getting a crate of produce each week for several months seemed a bit overwhelming
3) Variety-Many CSAs don't give you a choice on what you get. So one week you might get a crate full of radishes and greens, another week all potatoes and carrots.
While reading this article, I did notice that one CSA stood out for its unique process. Star Hollow Farms offers its CSA for $300 and you essentially online shop, debiting from your $300. So you get to pick what you order, and the buy-in can last for a long time...as long as you place an order within a year, the balance continues to carry over. As would be expected, this CSA had a waiting list.
Fast forward a few months and I received an e-mail about joining this group. There was no hesitation on my part, and now I'm part of the Star Hollow family. The pick-up location is conveniently located in Adams Morgan and I was happy with my first haul. This included honey, apple butter, baby arugula, baby kale, Bosc pears and delicata squash. I made a great side dish with some of these items last week and I'll post that recipe next week.
Learn more about Star Hollow Farm.