CSA member feature: Courtney and Kaila

Why did you join the Owl's Nest Farm CSA? We decided to join Owl's Nest Farm because of the location of the Petworth Community Market and the flexibility of the market share over a traditional CSA box. We loved knowing that our weekends would start off together, visiting familiar faces, and loading up on tasty, healthy veggies for the rest of our week.

What did you like about the Market CSA model? The market model was ideal for being able to have a CSA without having to worry about missing some weeks. It was also nice knowing we'd have the flexibility of selecting the items we took home. We still had the opportunity to try new vegetables from the farm, but could also avoid the things we used less.

What was your favorite fruit, veggie, and/or herb from the market stand this year? Spicy salad mix and all the tomatoes! We eat a lot of big salads and the variety of all the greens for salads was great to change things up a bit.

Tell us about any new veggies you tried in 2016. Pea shoots and ground cherries - nicknamed the "sultry tomato".

What tips do you have for folks who might be trying a CSA for the first time? The full-share was probably too large for the two of us, but we used the excess to load up on things we could prep and freeze for later. We had cubed butternuts, tomatoes sauces, and pre-made soups in the freezer and some strawberry, blackberry, and peach jam in the pantry.