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    $5 for a dozen eggs every week May through November?? That's a fantastic deal.

    Is it? I had been buying eggs from a co-worker for about $3.50 per dozen so that's my only frame of reference. I haven't bought them in a grocery store in ages so I'll have to recheck local prices. I can always add them if I decide to go that way!

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    Is it? I had been buying eggs from a co-worker for about $3.50 per dozen so that's my only frame of reference. I haven't bought them in a grocery store in ages so I'll have to recheck local prices. I can always add them if I decide to go that way!
    By my calculations it comes out to about 18 cents a dozen. Or do you mean you have to pay $35 every week? If that's it, then the whole thing's too darn expensive.

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    Hmmmmm ... with fresh vegetables and fruit as our primary food source, I don't think it's too expensive but that's relative as most things are. The projected bulk amounts will be more than sufficient for 2 people and hopefully there will be enough left over for freezing or canning. We'll see though and play it by ear!

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    But can you clarify for me? Is it one payment, or paying every week?

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    The payments are requested in quarterly installments.

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    The payments are requested in quarterly installments.
    I'm sorry I wasn't being clear. I searched some local CSAs in my area. They were asking for $300-$900 for memberships, but it breaks down to around $30 per week. There's only two of us, and I don't think we spend $30 a month on veggies ... and we eat a lot of veggies! Still, I think the idea is wonderful, and those with big families could probably make out well with it. Plus the added bonus of the feeling of community, bringing the kids closer to the earth, etc.

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    Re: Community Supported Agriculture

    What a great experience for you and your family! I hope it turns out to be all you'd hoped and that you might even reach the point of wanting to help shovel out the chicken coop for a price cut!

    We are going to sign up for this CSA in our area:

    Helsing Junction Farms - Community Supported Agriculture

    Some of the produce you would receive in your CSA box over the course of the season…

    pints of our ripe red strawberries!
    liberty apples
    our 2 varieties of Asian pears
    the most perfect tender green butter lettuce
    cucumbers (have you ever had them freshly harvested? It’s a must!)
    baby green beans
    a lavender posy
    Yukon gold potatoes
    striped Italian zucchini
    huge white pink freckled Oriental lilies, as well as deep red or pink throated!
    baby arugula
    fresh sweet onions
    our famous carrots!
    broccoli
    crispy snow and snap peas
    garlic, ours is huge and easy to peel
    all purple, yellow finn, russet and fingerling potatoes.
    sunflowers
    large leaf basil (and our farm’s pesto recipe!)
    10 varities of gourmet + heirloom lettuce

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    Oh nice, Cascadian! You can tell from some of the produce that we live on different coasts! I'll trade you my brussel sprouts for your lilies!

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    I think I saw something of that nature on telly. The farm was just outside one of the major American cities.

    I like what a bloke did when he bought his new home ...took down the tall front fence took out all the front lawn and planted only edible herbs spices and plants ....open to everyone to take when ever they want . his fruit trees are constantly pruned an harvested so he doesn't have to lift a finger. Now others int he street are doing it too. I think that's wonderful. they have like a community garden going on and not going out of their way to do it.

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    I think I saw something of that nature on telly. The farm was just outside one of the major American cities.

    I like what a bloke did when he bought his new home ...took down the tall front fence took out all the front lawn and planted only edible herbs spices and plants ....open to everyone to take when ever they want . his fruit trees are constantly pruned an harvested so he doesn't have to lift a finger. Now others int he street are doing it too. I think that's wonderful. they have like a community garden going on and not going out of their way to do it.
    That's a neat idea! That's why my HOA would object to it.

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