Much like an assembly line, conventional grocery stores demand that produce be uniform in size, shape, and color, skewing our expectations for how produce should look. Disadvantages of this conventional system include excessive waste and unnatural farm practices focused on appearance instead of flavor.
At the CSA, vegetables and fruit come in all shapes in sizes. Carrots aren’t always straight, but their flavor is amazing.
The CSA Benefit:
You are getting a true, organic experience, in the sense that it is simple, local, healthful and close to nature.
Tips for Success:
- Enjoy the opportunity to see produce the way it really is.
- Congratulate yourself for participating in a food system that honors taste over appearance.
- Food is fun! Take a photo of your funniest vegetable. We could have a contest.