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Best CSA for fruit w/ East Bay delivery?

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OakTownHound Aug 3, 2007 09:33 AM

My non-profit organization, in Oakland, has been getting a weekly fruit box from Planet Organics, and we've been really disappointed with the quality -- hard, green stone fruit that tastes like it came from Chile, etc.

Can anyone recommend a good weekly fruit-only CSA box for us to switch to? We're in Jack London Square, so there would need to be a nearby pickup location, or a delivery option.

Thanks!

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    teresalynne Aug 3, 2007 09:50 AM

    I have been using Terra Firma for the last few years and have really enjoyed the quality and variety of produce. There are 3 sizes to choose from (small, medium, and large), and they select the variety for you. Pick up is once a week - looks like the closest pick up location for you would be the Lakeshore/Grand Lake spot. Check out their website.

    http://www.terrafirmafarm.com/whereca...

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      teresalynne Aug 3, 2007 09:51 AM

      Sorry, this is not fruit only (although in the summer it certainly seems like it!).

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        OakTownHound Aug 3, 2007 09:55 AM

        Thanks for the tip, looks like a great box, but unfortunately, since our office has no kitchen, we're looking for fruit only.

    2. Robert Lauriston Aug 3, 2007 10:23 AM

      Not Full Belly, their fruit is mostly that way too. Their corn is usually bad, too, and the tomatoes are rarely as good as I can find at the farmers' market. We stop our box in the summer because so much was ending up in the compost.

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        vidyat Aug 3, 2007 10:58 AM

        Frog Hollow Farm offers a CSA box and it is only fruit.

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