We got some nice exposure in an article in the Guardian as a result of a workshop happening with the PEI Food Security Network which we will be present at. Other CSA farmers, interested parties, and former sharers will also be present.
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.
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.