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CSA's in RI

I am thinking of buying a share in one this summer. Anyone have any experiences with particular farms they would care to share?

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  1. I am pretty sure that Manic Organic, in Portsmouth, is the only one in the state:

    http://www.manicorganic.biz/pages/700...

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    1. There are a great number of CSA's in RI please go visit www.farmfreshri.org there you will find a list of 20 or so farms. There will also be addresses, contact numbers and even links to farm websites. Manic Organic is great but they are not the only one. You can even get fresh organic meats and many if not all of them are selling in various farmer's markets across the state.

      1. Simon's Farm is great. Check out FarmFreshRI.org for info!

        1. I have a CSA share with Ledge End's Produce; I pick up our stuff at a location in Providence each week, and you can also pick up at the farm in East Greenwich. Everything is wonderful, tons of it, and you can get corn, fruit and flower shares too.

          http://ledgeendsproduce.com/index.html

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          1. re: jsd

            I did a share w/ Ledge End's last year, and wasn't really thrilled. The food was good and plentiful, but I found it difficult to communicate with them when I needed to. I was going to shop around for another one for this season, and was considering Four Friends. I have purchased from both Manic Organic and Simmons Farm at farmers markets, and the quality has always been wonderful, but I wanted something closer to me.

            1. re: dagwood

              I also did a share with Ledge End Farm. This was our second year. I was a little dissapointed in the quantity of the produce we received this year. What we got was delicious and of excellent but it semed much le than the previous year. I also foud commnication difficult. We are also looking for another CSA this year.

          2. If you're looking for one with pickup in Providence, I strongly recommend Scratch Farm. They're terrific farmers and the CSA is abundant and well-run. Twey have a website at www.scratchfarm.com, and you can find information on them at farmfresh.org.