Los Angeles Area Community Supported Agriculture
My duty as a pf blogger is to help you find the best value for your money in various areas in your life. (What, you though I just was a haphazard blogger who had no sense of duty? Ok, busted. But still.)
I’ve recently become interested in Community Supported Agriculture programs (CSAs), so I decided to take a methodological approach and share my results with you. This will most benefit those living in the L.A. area, but it is possible my results will lead you to try (or not try!) a CSA in your own area.
I do not plan to try all of these on the list — just the ones that I would consider using on a regular basis. If I don’t try one, I’ll still gather some information and let you know why I decided not to do it. For the ones I try, I’ll let you know what I think of the value of the produce and the CSA itself.
Let me know if you are aware of other L.A. area CSAs!
- My local farmers market (not specifying which one for privacy reasons)
- Farm Fresh To You
- Local Harvest
- South Central Farmers Food Co-op
- Abundant Harvest
Why am I doing this anyway? I don’t have a solid reason. I’ve been known to buy the cheapest tomatoes at the store, even though I know the more expensive ones taste better. I rarely buy organic unless it is the same price, and I’m not convinced it is really so much better.
However, I do believe in eating local, in supporting local farms, and in getting fresh produce. And I just like experiments! I think it will be fun to see what is coming in the boxes and find ways to eat it all! I predict that I’ll end up decided my farmers market + grocery store is the best buy for me, but we’ll see!