Friday, March 11, 2011

CSA Time!

We finally signed up for our 2011 CSA. This year we'll be sharing with one of SP's co-workers. We again joined the Penns Corner CSA.

We've enjoyed the past 2 years as members of Penns Corner CSA. There are a lot of goodies in each week's box, so we've always split a share with someone because it's too much for us on our own. Sometimes we have a hard time even using half a share! Every week we look forward to unpacking our box and seeing what is inside - it's like opening a gift!

I know there are other CSA options, but we really enjoy Penns Corner. If you're interested in a CSA, give them a look. They have a regular share option and a vegan share option. Googer did the vegan share last year and got a lot of vegetables/fruits in place of the cheese/pasta/bread that the regular option sometimes has. Sometimes we were jealous of his extra vegetables/fruits!

If you want to see what's in a Penns Corner CSA box, you can click on my blog's CSA label since for the past 2 years, I've posted photos every week of what we received.

The spring share starts April 12 - that's just a bit over a month away!

There are 3 options (from their site):

"The 8-week Cabin Fever Share runs from mid-April until mid-June. This option is perfect for folks who plan to be gone for the summer or who have large summer gardens of their own. You can expect lots of fresh greens, lettuces, and other non-veggie farm products like cheese & apple cider. *Please note that Cabin Fever Shares must be paid in full at the time of sign up.

The Harvest Share runs 24 weeks, from mid-June to mid-November). This share features the full bounty of the summer growing season – sweet corn, heirloom tomatoes, peaches, melons, and much more.

The 32-week Farmer’s Friend Share (our longest share) combines the Harvest and Cabin Fever shares and supplies you with high-quality, local produce from Easter through just before Thanksgiving. It’s three seasons of the best farm food our region has to offer, and our best value!"

There are a lot of pick up locations. For more information and/or to sign up , click here.

Before we moved to Robinson, SP was a member of Kretschmann's CSA and really enjoyed it. Details here sign up here. Their CSA starts May 31 and runs to mid-November and this year they've changed their share sizes (now offering the former small, medium, and half share sizes, see here for more details on that and other new 2011 information).

I am so excited for fresh, local vegetables and for the new CSA season to begin!

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