Has anyone here ever joined a CSA? CSA = Community-Supported Agriculture. Most of them around here are single farms, you pay a share at the beginning of a season (usually a few hundred bucks) and all season long you get a weekly delivery (or some of them you have to go pick it up somewhere yourself) of whatever that farm grows. I've wanted to join a CSA before but I didn't like the idea of paying upfront and not knowing whether we'd like the food we got--visions of piles of Bok Choy, and no one wanting to eat it.
I just found one that delivers in my area, though, that links up a whole bunch of NC farms, and operates on a weekly subscription fee instead of a seasonal share fee. For the weekly fee you get a certain number of points that you can use to choose whatever you like from what's available that week. Plus you can get meat, milk, bread, and some specialty stuff like jams and honey. All local.
I've joined and I'm super excited about getting my first delivery next Saturday. If the first few weeks go well, I may up our subscription level and start automating our milk/meat/bread/produce purchasing. I just wondered if anyone else had used a CSA, what your experience was like, etc.