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Fairview Gardens Produce

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Above is the produce that I picked up today at Fairview Gardens. This week we received a large head of lettuce, tomatoes, a cucumber, zucchini, green beans, basil, sage, plums, nectarines and lots of peaches. Everything is very freshly picked and ripe.

I'm not sure how all CSAs work, but at Fairview Gardens we pick up the produce at the farm itself and it's self serve. When you walk up you give your name and they check you off the list. You can sign up for either a full share or a half share. I have the half share and so far it has been just the right amount for me and my husband. All the produce is set up on long tables, and they put up a couple of boards with the produce and the amount you are to take. There are bags and scales. It's really pretty easy and everyone is friendly and helpful. If there is something that you don't want that week, you can put it on the free table. And if there's anything there that someone else left, you are welcome to take it.

I also like the fact that the regular produce stand is adjacent to the pickup area, so if you want to buy any additional produce, it's convenient (and 10% off for CSA members). This is my first year as a member of the Fairview Gardens CSA, and so far it has been a great experience.

Comments (1)

Nancy:

Hi Krista,
I wish we had a CSA closeby (Inland Empire, between San Bernardino and Palm Springs) because your produce looks delicious.

I looked at the CSA websites, and the closest one was in Temecula, about an hour away.

We do have a really nice Farmer's Market in Redlands, which is open all year. I haven't been for a few weeks because our own tomatoes are just starting to come in. Not as pretty as the heirloom tomatoes at the Farmer's Market, but they taste great. I guess you can tell that tomatoes are my favorite summer fruit!

Enjoy those great veggies!

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