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Quine Sep 30, 2010 06:54 PM

Hi!

Anyone with experiences or who is a member of this Co-op?

http://purpledragon.com/

Thanks!

  1. Quine Oct 6, 2010 01:45 PM

    Thank you everyone. It looked like a share would be too much produce for me, but I was willing to explore it a bit

    Again, ty for sharing.

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      missybean Oct 6, 2010 01:36 PM

      I was a member for a number of years. Then their delivery schedule changed as did my work schedule and we were no longer compatible.

      I was mainly happy with Purple Dragon. I loved picking up my box and being surprised by what was in it and then using some creativity to use it up.

      Since I was never an organic fanatic, it did sort of bother me that much of the produce was shipped halfway across the world. For the past 2 seasons, I've been a member of a local CSA. Everything is homegrown within 20 miles of my house. I am enjoying this even more.

      Missy

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        scarletfan Oct 6, 2010 10:56 AM

        We shared the share with another couple in summer 2009 and decided not to continue after the 3x trial period because it didn't seem worth it.

        Pros
        Fun to get different vegetables and try them out
        The fruit was great

        Cons
        The produce isn't local so there are a lot of food miles (an issue for me)
        It went bad very quickly - we picked up on Thursday and by Sunday we were throwing things away

        1. Quine Oct 5, 2010 05:12 PM

          Bueller? Bueller?

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            MichelleM131 Oct 6, 2010 05:05 AM

            I looked into this too. I was turned off by the large amounts of greens (kale, collards, etc.) that seem to come with every drop off. I know a girl who does it, though, I will try to get some more specifics for you.

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