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Jan 11, 2010 10:24 AM

CSAs - Delivering to the South Shore?

Hey all,

One of my New Year's resolutions was to cook more at home and eat more raw foods... and I'd love to get some fresh, local shhhtuff as we head into the Spring (yes, I'm a bit optimistic that this Winter will be very short!)

I live on the South Shore and would love to get hooked up with a CSA that does meats and veggies. I have two new twin girls, so putting in time helping picking beets isn't going to work (I just don't have enough hours in the day).

Anyone have any good recommendations for places that have openings (and a pickup close to the South Shore?) I did Heavens Harvest two years ago and it was lovely (but I was up to my eyeballs in kale). In their defense they did the best they could with all of the rain, but I'm looking for other options as well. Ciao!

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  1. Stillman's delivers to the Quincy Farmer's Market on Friday afternoons. As I said in an earlier post, I decided not to go with their CSA again this year, after doing it the past two seasons. Mostly, because it seemed to be a LOT of eggplant, corn, potatoes and lettuce, and I hate eggplant and I try to limit my intake of white starchy foods like potatoes.

    However, you may feel differently. They do have lovely kale and lettuce, and some berries as well. They do offer a meat CSA too, which also delivers to Quincy.

    1. If you google ma csa directory you'll find some good info:

      1. I don't pickup at Quincy, but Stillman's has been realy nice about letting ,me switch out items I don't feel like dealing with that week. I love the different eggplant, but sometimes I'd rather swap my corn for more tomatoes or something. So far they've been nice about it. I will say, if you can get the owner (Farmer Glen), or his son, and not a volunteer helping out at distribution, you can usually get whatever you like!!! I should also add that I don't have time to spend time at the farm either, and they don't require it, but they do invite members out to the farm to pick their own raspberries or apples adn I hope to do that someday ;)