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Raleigh CSAs?

meatn3 Aug 2, 2007 10:21 PM

Has anyone had a subscription to one this summer? What has your experience been like? Interested in the variety& quality. The surprise factor has some creative appeal! Thanks!

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  1. termite RE: meatn3 Aug 3, 2007 04:29 AM

    We've had a CSA from Brinkley Farms this summer. It's been great. The pork products especially were outstanding. Lots of good tomatoes, peas, squashes, greens etc too.

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      brokegradstudent RE: termite Aug 4, 2007 07:43 AM

      I had Brinkley this summer too and love it. I particularly like that you can request specific items or choose to be surprised. I'm also a huge fan of their pork and esp. of their eggs.

      This week up in Wisconsin I met a rancher who runs a meat only CSA over the winter. I wonder if Brinkley would be willing to do that?

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        termite RE: brokegradstudent Aug 4, 2007 09:08 AM

        oh man, that would be awesome.

    2. statolith RE: meatn3 Aug 3, 2007 05:54 AM

      We subscribed to Timberwood Organics this year. We're loving it--this week's box (we get a 1/2 share) had two baby watermelons, long beans, an eggplant, red peppers, and a bag of gorgeous tomatoes. Here's a photo of some of last week's cherry tomatoes: http://www.flickr.com/photos/l-dogg/9... And they deliver to our door.

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        Suzy Q RE: statolith Aug 4, 2007 01:52 PM

        I am SO doing a CSA next summer... :-)

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