CSAs around Burlington, VT?
A good friend is moving to Burlington this spring. One thing she's going to miss is the CSA we belong to, which offers a great selection of local organic produce on a weekly basis. She's like to join a CSA in Burlington, and it's important to her that it be organic if possible.
localharvest.org lists these CSAs in the area. Any comments on these, or suggestions for others she should look at?
Full Moon Farm (Burlington,VT)
Intervale Community Farm (Burlington,VT)
Goose Creek Farms (St. George,VT)
Ten Stones Garden Project (Charlotte,VT)
Bingham Brook Farm (Charlotte,VT)
I was waiting to see if anyone had any info...
If your friend is moving to Burlington I would suggest one of the two Burlington CSA's. I'm in a CSA outside of Burlington (Jericho--I live in Waterbury) and it sucks to drive 30 mins to pick up my farm-fresh veggies. I know the intervale farm is really big (but I think both of the Burlington farms you listed are in the intervale) and has a bunch of pickups around the city. She could go to the farmers market in early spring and talk to the farmers and decide that way. There are also a bunch of other farms doing CSAs that are not listed on that site so it might be good for her to get the lay of the land, so to speak, before signing up. On the other hand, many of these CSAs sell out early. Might be time to pick up the phone and make some calls?
Sorry I can't be more helpful...
It turns out that the pickup points for Full Moon are very close to her new house, so she's planning on doing that one unless anyone has any major objections. I think she'd be worried about it selling out and not getting in (that happens with our CSA) so I think she wants to make a decision soon.
Re: Open Heart Farm
I think they are not in Burlington, and pretty far away...Bolton?
and they do offer delivery but at a charge of around $100 for the season?
this is all a vague memory...they were at my local farmers market this summer, nice kids, expecting a baby, I was worried that they might not realize how much time and energy a baby takes up! and this would be their first summer with a CSA.
might want to stick to a local CSA for your friend this summer 'round.