Community Supported Agriculture
Posted: 25 June 2008 11:08 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Has anyone tried any of these CSA produce box delivery/pick-ups?

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/24/FDPK11BCL3.DTL

I’m wondering how much produce $20-30 worth is in terms of eating.  And whether Asian people would know what to do with kale and beets. wink

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Posted: 26 June 2008 02:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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are there any asian CSAs that grow baby bok choy and pea sprouts instead?

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Posted: 26 June 2008 06:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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You know, I’m glad to see community supported agriculture reach this point.  In college we had it, but all we grew was weed.  Allegedly.

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Posted: 26 June 2008 10:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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my parents participate in something like this at their house. 

i also found this article cool.

you pay a company to grow some fruits and vegetables in your backyard and they take care of all the landscaping and you get food.  sounds like it could be a cool place to work.

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Posted: 26 June 2008 01:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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^ Oh cool.  I missed that article.  I was actually thinking that there should be something just like that.  That’s what a “gardener” really should be.  $20-$35 sounds pretty cheap to have someone come every week.  Sounds pretty neat- the bigger your backyard farm, the less you pay!  I wonder if I can turn my parents’ house into a farm....

^^ hahaha

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Posted: 26 June 2008 03:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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My sister wanted to sign up for some sort of farmers market service where you pay something like $200 a month to have whatever fresh produce is produced delivered to you.  I thought it was crazy, then the Wegmans opened up across the street and the idea disappeared from her mind.

I understand fresh from market produce, but sometimes it doesn’t make sense to get it.

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Posted: 26 June 2008 04:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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^ Sounds like family-sized.  I think I eat about $20 worth of fruits and vegetables per week from the grocery just by myself.

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Posted: 26 June 2008 08:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I love beets

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Posted: 02 February 2010 06:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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tenjay - 26 June 2008 10:11 AM

my parents participate in something like this at their house. 

i also found this article cool.

you pay a company to grow some fruits and vegetables in your backyard and they take care of all the landscaping and you get food.  sounds like it could be a cool place to work.

I’m so disappointed, MyFarm already flopped.  When I saw their empty Web site, I thought they hadn’t even started yet.

I still believe this idea of edible gardening instead of lawns in people’s homes has potential.  But I guess these folks just didn’t have business sense.

http://brynnevans.com/blog/2009/10/28/the-failure-of-myfarm-good-intentions-poor-execution/

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