Lately I've been hearing/reading about smaller farms who will deliver a box of produce weekly to individual consumers. This is part of a movement called CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture.
I've been wanting to try it. Getting a big ol' box of produce from a local farm, instead of buying from the grocery store and getting stuff from Chile and Mexico? Sounds good for me, for local farmers, and for the environment. I figure, I live in one of the best agricultural areas in the country, what have I got to lose? So yesterday I sent in an application to a CSA farm called Eatwell. I can't wait to hear from them! TH is intrigued, too.
I signed us up for a box of produce and a half dozen eggs, to be delivered in a local neighborhood for my pick-up every other week. The cost is about $125 for this arrangement, which seems like a really good deal. Unless the box is full of radishes, eggplant, and turnips.
ADDENDUM: The $125 cost is for the introductory 4 box offer, plus a half dozen eggs with each delivery. We're spacing our deliveries out at every other week, so this trial will go for about two months. See more about their prices and plans here.