We're looking to switch to a new CSA this year, after a few years of using Nash's Organic Produce. Looking for recommendations, and reviews of a few specific ones that we're interested in. Snowflakes inside!
There are just two of us in the house, but we eat a fair amount of vegetables and would like to eat more. I'm cautiously optimistic about my ability to preserve what we don't get a chance to eat.
1 - Pick-up spot in Ballard, Greenwood, Broadview, or Phinney Ridge. We'd really like to pick it up somewhere that isn't the Ballard Farmer's Market, because trying to park there for 20 Sundays in a row is a sanity-inducing exercise in frustration, but if a CSA is awesome and that's their only close pick-up spot, we'll definitely look at it!
2 - 18 or more weeks.
3 - A share that provides 8-12 vegetables every week.
Things that are awesome but not a definite requirement:
1 - Interesting add-ons. For example, some that we've looked at allowed you to add on mushrooms every week, or cheese, pasta, flowers, etc.
2 - An optional winter share.
I'm not too fussed about the price, and most of what we've looked at have been in the $20-30/week range, which is perfectly acceptable to me.
Also looking for reviews specifically on these four that we're interested in:
Helsing Junction Farm
Boistford Valley Farm