Meredith's post at Like Merchant Ships about using up their box of CSA produce reminded me that I've been meaning to look into CSAs myself.
"CSA" stands for "Community Supported Agriculture." In essence, it's a way of buying produce directly from farmers. You pay a set amount, and receive a box of fresh produce in return. LocalHarvest.org has a more detailed explanation.
They also have the best CSA locator that I could find. (It's right on their homepage.) There are a fair number of choices for the LA area, but they all require that you pick up your delivery at a farmer's market. I've found one that might work for me, so I'm thinking about it. It would be $25 per week, and all of the produce is certified organic. I'm going to visit the delivery site and if I like what I see, I'll probably sign up. I like the idea of supporting a local farm, getting super fresh produce, and having the chance to try new fruit and vegetables.
If you're a CSA member, what's your experience been?