If you live in or near north Wilmington (Delaware), I highly recommend signing up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share at Highland Orchards. Their spring share begins this Saturday April 4th 2009 and will go through June (3 months). They offer 1/2 shares for $165 and full shares for $265. The share includes farm fresh locally grown fruits & vegetables. As I mentioned in a previous post, Highland Orchards is not certified organic as it costs too much however they follow all organic practices. Here is what they wrote on their site: At Highland Orchards, we are committed to taking care of Mother Earth. We follow the USDA regulations for organic farming, although we are not officially certified.
If you aren’t sure you’ll use everything from the share each week consider splitting a share with a friend / family member. We split a 1/2 share last year with my mother-in-law and found that was just enough. We would pick up our share and get additional fruits and vegetables as needed.
Click the link to the right for directions to Highland Orchards.