So I posted about these eggs I found that were from New Zealand. I bought them because their package stated that they didn’t trim beaks. A few people complained to me for buying eggs from so far away. Yes I know, that’s why I made a mention of it in my post.
I want to buy local eggs. When I lived in Kailua I usually bought my eggs at my local farmer’s market or traded bread for eggs with my friends who owned laying hens. Trust me, local eggs is my ultimate goal. But I also believe in voting with my wallet, so if a company is going to not trim beaks, they have earned my support. So I bought their eggs.
Where I live now there is a farmers market. But I have not made it yet. It’s on Sunday mornings. And so far I haven’t woken up and remembered it. It’s a new habit I have to get into.
But I also wanted to try a CSA. I had heard about www.farmfreshtoyou.com from a friend of a friend. So I gave them a try. I went with delivery every other week to start.
Yesterday I got my first delivery. I came home and a box was waiting for me by my door. This is what I got:Pretty sweet huh.
Now I’m not saying it’s perfect. There are CSAs that come from closer farms.
But FFTY is very convenient by the fact that they deliver to my door.
Most local CSAs have pick up locations, in fact one even uses the farmers market as a pickup location. But as I’ve admitted I have yet to make it there on a regular basis. My schedule is a bit irregular so I might not always have the opportunity to make my pick up. However I will always go home at the end of the day. And waiting there will by my box.
Also they are customizable. You can request to just get fruit or just vegetables. You can ask to not get a specific type of food.
Personally my only complaint was that my tomatoes were cold. I assume everything rides together in the refrigeration truck. So tomatoes may suffer a loss of flavor from being too cold. But because I can customize, I can just that request no tomatoes be in my box. And get my tomatoes from my local farmers market or my backyard.