Sunday, April 4, 2010

Organic Produce Delivery

I don't know how I'm just learning about this, but everyone has really kept the request for post topics coming in and I can't tell you how much I'm learning.  Keep it up!

In San Diego we have different CSA programs (Community Supported Agriculture) wherein the consumer purchases shares of upcoming harvest from local organic farms. These farms know that the average person doesn't have time to drive out to them so they bring the fresh produce to you! Also if you're a business I know several local CSA's can take orders from all the employees and do bulk deliveries.

Be Wise Ranch- Escondido based organic farm that delivers weekly seasonal  produce boxes to pick up points around the county for it's CSA members. It's not only convenient but cost effective; a large share which provides a week supply of produce (10 tomatoes, 2 avocados, 5 oranges, 3 lemons, green beans, squash, beets and carrots) for a family of 3-4 is only $30.00 a week and a small share which provides produce for two adults and a child is $25.00 a week. Most of the member slots are full, but have no fear they open up membership again in June.

Garden of Eden Organics- Another Escondido organic farm, 7 pick-up locations, individual boxes that feed one are $108 a month, small family boxes that feed 2-3 are $139 a month and large family boxes that feed 4-5 are $164 a month. They also offer grass-finished beef, chicken and eggs.

Suzie's Organic Farm- They have several pick-up spots as well as being regulars at several farmer's markets around town. Each produce box contains 8-15 items for a mere $25.00. Their current list of produce looks delectable.


  1. I'm a huge fan of CSAs. We've belonged to one for some time, although we're finally getting our gardens installed, so hopefully we'll be growing most of our own produce soon. However, this is a wonderful way to support local farmers, and obtain wonderfully fresh, flavorful produce! Some of our CSAs even have fresh bread or eggs occasionally too!

  2. CSA's are awesome! Very cool and a great way to be lazy and not have to go to the grocery store! A win win for everyone! :)

    Love your blog name, too..... It makes me inspired to pour a martini and garden at the same time!

  3. I know, as much as I love the idea I'm hoping that we will be able to support our fruit and veggie needs with our summer harvest. Although if mine had fresh bread that might be a different story.

    Absolutely with a martini, the best time to garden!

  4. We love CSA's too. We belonged to one in Illinois last year. It was like christmas everytime we got our box. Oooo carrots!! Oooo more onions! :-) I love the commentary on martinis. Its the only sophisticated way to garden for sure. Have a great week!