I really need to look into the CSA, myself.
My dream is to someday grow my own organic vegetables. If I ever get my act
together and did the type of gardening that I have read about that produces
a lot per square foot and can even be done almost year-round, I have enough
land for a half acre garden that could probably produce enough to support my
family with plenty to spare. So something to think about in the future, for
those who like gardening, would be a cooperative garden. (I live 10-15
minutes away from where the new temple is being built).
I will get the Truth Hill Farms price lists.
Rehoboth sells cage free eggs, too. But I have started buying cage free
eggs at the store. Looking at the yolks, they are just as yellow-orange as
the farm raised eggs. I get mine at Super Target or Market Street in
From: Jennifer Park
Date: 01/24/09 22:11:42
Subject: [sn] Re: OFF TOPIC: CSA and other stuff
I go to Sprouts too--I think their produce is much better than in most
stores (Kroger etc) and also cheaper. Some of it is local but not much... I
haven't seen Natural Grocers before--I might check them out.
Here is a link for a CSA that Mike sent to me: http://texasranchdreams.com/
Mom, I don't know that it really is that pricey--it's about $100 a month,
and I probably spend that much on vegetables anyway.
I really like Rehoboth--the people, the farm--but I think their prices are
too high for us. So I'm trying to find alternatives...
I can't find anything online about Truth Hill Farms (besides the page at
localharvest). Debra, can you give us more information on them?
I found the chicken farm I was talking about--it's Fran's Fryers (http://www
fransfryers.com/). They have cage-free chicken, not free-range, which isn't
optimal, but is definitely a step in the right direction. (The pictures look
good, but of course they would!) And they are much more affordable--$1.89/lb
for a chicken! They deliver to coops, so perhaps we could arrange something.
I also checked Burgundy Beef's website (burgundypasturebeef.com). They are
also considerably cheaper than Rehoboth, and fully grass-fed. And they
deliver for a minimum order of 10 lbs, with only a $5 charge. Again, we
could form a coop!
We buy our eggs from Central Market--I don't know how we'll get them once
the church moves! : ) Again, they're cage-free, not free-range, but the
free-range ones are just too expensive for us.
So, let's talk! : )
Jelena Tehlirian wrote:
Hi Jenny good evening everyone,
I was looking into CSA a while ago, but there was a long waiting list for
the ones close to us (Rockwall and Rowlett). So I gave up and found Sprouts
store and store called Natural Grocers in Richardson (on Campbell and Coit
Rd). Their produce is ok priced, but I do not like to see "produce of
California" or "produce of Mexico". I also think their produce stays fresh a
little bit too long for not treated produce. I would like to find a CSA and
support it, and get fresh, local and seasonal fruits and vegetables. I
remember that some of them even offered the option of you coming there and
learning and helping to grow food.
I am interested in all the things you mentioned Jenny, and I love buying
healthy and good stuff in bulk. Splitting it would be great for us now,
because we do not have the chest freezer. Some people from our church
actually found a farm where they go ocasionally and buy a cow, pig or lamb.
Mostly those people have big freezers and they have no problems storing the
CSA web site is
Please, count me in for future "adventures" :)
On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 1:47 PM, Jennifer Park <par...@verizon.net> wrote:
Does anyone here use a CSA? (Community Supported Agriculture--basically
you get a box of vegetables from a local farm every week during summer)
I looked into them when we still lived in Lewisville, but decided to
wait till we moved. I thought I'd see if anyone's already done the
research. : )
Also, do any of you know of a natural foods-type store in
McK/Plano/Richardson that sells cage-free or free-range chicken? Of
course there's Rehoboth, but in Lewisville there was another store that
had chicken from another local supplier, whose name of course I can't
remember! And has anyone had any experience with Burgandy Beef (I think
that's the name)? From what I remember, they're cheaper than Rehoboth.
And finally, is anyone interested in buying meat (from somewhere like
Rehoboth) in bulk and splitting it up, to get the cheaper price?
Thanks! : )