farm delivery boxes? Around Town, posted by Emily, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Nov 21, 2006 at 10:08 am
Hi! We're moving to the area soon and very excited. I have heard about CSA's in California that offer delivery of fresh local produce from cooperative farms. Does anyone have any suggestions as to good ones that deliver/have pickup in the Palo Alto area? We are looking forward to some great California food.
Also, how is the quality of produce from the Whole Foods there? We live in NYC now and our Whole Foods is terrible - things go bad very quickly and we have heard rumors about substandard storage conditions. Does anyone have recommendations as to where to get great produce in the winter months before the farmer's market opens again?
Posted by S. Thompson, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Nov 21, 2006 at 11:07 am
Hidden Villa, a non-profit farm and environmental education center in Los Altos Hills has a CSA program that you can subscribe to and pick up a weekly basket of organic vegetables at a Palo Alto drop-off location. But it just operates between spring and late fall.
Posted by csa fan, a resident of the Charleston Meadows neighborhood, on Nov 21, 2006 at 2:13 pm
I'm very fond of Two Small Farms, which operates out of Watsonville and has several drop-off locations in Palo Alto. Again, they deliver from March through November, so I rely on the Milk Pail Market on San Antonio Rd for wintertime veggies and treats.
Posted by Matthew Barker, a resident of the South of Midtown neighborhood, on Nov 22, 2006 at 8:48 pm
There's a company called Farm Fresh to You. I found them on the web and they were delivering *great* seasonal produce from their farm. I had broccoli from them that I couldn't use fast enough. After 4 weeks, I thought it would have gone bad. When I checked it, the flowers had *bloomed*! It was still just fine to eat too.
Anyway, I never had a disappointing box from them. I just ran out of time to cook.