This week’s CSA box contained quite a few surprises.
We received an email on Tuesday reminding us of our pickup the following day, and suggesting that we could expect the following:
What we ended up getting was
- Table onions okay, we did get green onions, but they were insanely large
But then we also got
- 3 large tomatoes (almost 2 # total)
- 3 medium fennel bulbs with fronds
- a 2.5 # zucchini plus 1# 6oz yellow squash (3) and 1 # 6 oz zucchini (2)
- 2 small heads of broccoli
Hence the surprises. We really shouldn’t complain. But now you see the problem with this new CSA: it’s not that the product is faulty, lacking or otherwise bad. It’s that no one has a freaking clue what’s going on. But they tell you things anyway. And they say it in such a knowing tone that we believe them. And then they turn out to be wrong, which leads to confusion and frustration. But they haven’t disappointed, actually, so it’s even harder because we *want* to be mad but there’s not really anything to be mad about, other than general discombobulation. Argh.
I’m trying very hard not to be biased. The food is darn good and that’s the whole point of the thing, right?
For reference, last year’s box (6/25) included:
- bag of noodles
- 6 green onions
- head lettuce
- head cabbage
- large zucchini
- 18 eggs
- pint of cherry tomatoes