Every year it is a joy to get to know our CSA members. Last year, we were privileged to meet Jessa V., and we asked her to share a bit about her CSA experience. Here are Jessa's words:
I stumbled upon BrynTeg Farm through my mom. I had been looking for a CSA share but nothing that I was finding was a good fit for me. I travel frequently for work in the summer, so getting a box every week seemed wasteful. My mom told me that she talked with BrynTeg at the Oconomowoc summer Farmer's market and that you could buy a share on a weekly basis. It was exactly what I was looking for. The first box I picked up was gorgeous. It was a reasonable price, had beautiful fresh produce and was convenient for me to pick up. I knew I had found a perfect match. I continued to purchase boxes on a weekly basis, when I was in town. Each time I received a box I was impressed by the quality of the produce and the friendliness of BrynTeg Farm members. I consider myself a "foodie", yet my boxes were containing items I had not eaten or cooked with previously, which I loved! Tomatillos are now one of my favorites! When fall rolled around, I knew I was going to be purchasing a lot of squash. I tried to grow it in my garden this year with no luck. I saw that BrynTeg offered 3 boxes throughout fall and was excited to sign up for the Fall share. Not only was there wonderful produce, but also value added items from other local businesses/farms. The Apple Cider was a favorite at our Thanksgiving celebration, as were the cranberries. I am so thankful to have found BrynTeg Farm. I love knowing where my produce comes from, creating a relationship with Farmer Caryl and family and experimenting in the kitchen with the beautiful products from the farm.
If you're curious about the Just-one Week: CSA, you can learn more about it here. We discovered that many farm friends love this option! In fact, several CSA members have already ordered for specific dates this coming season.
(Farmer Caryl's Daughter)
PS. Do you know the name of the beans pictured above? Check out the April 13 post on FaceBook for the answer.