I have canceled my CSA account for now. Though Farm Fresh To You permits customization and uses a very clear labeling system -- it's in English and the packing room does not really read the labels very well. You'd think that they could print them in English/Spanish but this has resulted in a lot of management on my side. In addition, the box often comes late -- which wouldn't be a problem if everything wasn't quite so ripe. I have had a lot of very overripe stuff in my boxes -- put strawberries in the fridge on Friday and on Sunday they are moldy and mushy. That's not good.
Today I got basil -- which I thought was on my "do not send" list -- which was dry and crunchy on the bottom with black tips on the leaves. It looks nothing like the gorgeous basil I picked in my garden last night. I'm going to start going to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market on Tuesdays or the Temescal market on Sundays -- I hate the crowds but I'm going to have to go do my own shopping now. Bah!