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Acorn survey shows high satisfaction with CSAs

ACORN - the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network put out a survey in 2013 for members of CSAs all over Atlantic Canada. The summary of the report is an interesting read. The thing that really comes out is that once people have signed up for a CSA, they really love it and keep coming back. You can read the summary here or view the full report.

Fridge full of veggies

If you aren't experienced with having your own garden, being a member of a CSA, or have a busy lifestyle, it can be challenging to figure out what to do with a regular supply of vegetables stuffing your fridge.

The first important thing to do is properly store your vegetables and greens so that they do not spoil. While we do our best to ensure that the produce and greens are clean, we recommend that you take a few minutes to rinse greens before putting them away. Soak greens in a bowl or the sink with a splash of vinegar, or a dash of salt, or nothing. Let any debris sink down or insect visitors float to the top. Remove your new friends then drain out the water and spin greens and lettuces in a salad spinner.

For beets, carrots, and other vegetables sometimes we will give them with the greens still attach. You can remove these and store separately to avoid moisture leaching from the root into the leaves. They can be eaten or used separately.

As we do not spray any fungicide or spr…