The Evolution of a CSA

Each winter, we reflect on the successes and challenges of last year’s CSA season with an eye for improvement. Each year, we help the CSA to evolve as it needs to for the sustained growth of the farm. This year is no different. Here’s a quick rundown of the changes you’ll see this year and…

Guest Blog: Sherri’s CSA hints

Hi there! I’m Sherri and this is my fourth summer as a Garden Treasures CSA member. My husband, one-year old daughter and I love to eat the produce grown at Garden Treasures. I look forward to CSA season each year as I tire of the same old offerings that fill the grocery store shelves week…

Market morning

When you arrive at the farmers market at 10 am, our tents are shading tables stacked with fresh veggies and we’re ready to greet you with a smile. But before that…. ….here’s what we do to get the veggies to you! For morning markets, we start at 6:30 a.m., packing harvest totes with ice for…

But my kids won’t eat kale!

It goes like this: you select all the best veggies on CSA pickup day. Driving home, the smell of tarragon whets your appetite as you anticipate the dinner to come. You get home, head to the kitchen, and roll up your sleeves. Thinly sliced beets and carrots hit the pan with a drizzle of oil…

Why fake CSAs are bad for farms

Some companies capitalize on the hard work of seasonal growers by adopting a similar model: delivering weekly produce. BUT they are not farmers! These guys pose a challenge to those of us trying to grow real, local agriculture. Here’s why. 1.   They are buying produce at wholesale, then reselling at retail price. 2.  The convenience of delivery…