Culinarium - CSA Programs
I found out about the Culinarium CSA programs too late in the year last year. I guess they've just started up again and I was thinking of trying it.
It looks like they've switched veggie producers from Kawartha Co-Op to a Mennonite group of farmers. They now also offer an artisan foodshare program that provides a box mixed with Ontario grown/produced veggies, cheese, meat, pantry items etc., every week. Sounds interesting.
I know the program just got going a couple of weeks ago - has anyone tried it yet? Curious as to quality and quantities. Thanks.
Hi, we are also subscribing to the Culinarium/Triple Cord Mennonite CSA this year. We've been very pleased with the quality and selection of produce. In the second week, Culinarium arranged a "Meet the Farmer" on the morning of our share pick-up. I don't know how many subscribers took part, but the opportunity to meet Farmer Mervin was illuminating for me. I have been blogging about it if you'd like to get a sense of our experience at http://harvestingsunlight.wordpress.com. Another share member, Alexa, is also blogging about her CSA experience.
I participated last year in the KEG program and this year in the Mennonite program. We've received three weeks of produce so far and I have to say I'm impressed! The quality and quantity has been excellent.
Since it's spring we have been getting a lot of greens, asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, etc. We even got pork sausage the first week because the farmers felt the boxes weren't full enough. I haven't been displeased with an item so far.
Totally worth it!