Crop Talk, December 12, 2016  

Dear CSA Members,

   I wanted to share the results of our end-of-season CSA survey with all of you. While some of your comments were one-of-a-kind, many comments were repeated by several people, and I want to acknowledge those requests. Two hundred and twenty-nine people responded to the survey, so we have a large data sample to work with. Common requests included the following:

  • Always pack items in large enough quantity to make a dish for a family of 4 — several beets or turnips, for example, or at least four ears of corn. Better to pack larger quantities of four or five items than small quantities of seven or eight items. That’s important feedback, and it’s an easy problem to fix, so thanks for bringing it to our attention.

  • Reduce repetition of items from week to week, such as consecutive weeks of potatoes or peaches. Or consider consider including a different variety of potato or squash from one week to the next. Some crops do come through in great abundance, but we’ll try to avoid inundating you. Perhaps we’ll make some of that abundance available at bulk pricing in the market.

   There were several other important suggestions. Please see the full report on our blog. Thanks again to everyone who responded to the survey. Your feedback is our most important tool.

   Happy Holidays -- see you in the spring!

   Voting in the annual Best of Loudoun readers' poll is now open. Many of you have voted for us in the past, and your support has meant a lot to us. If you'd like to vote this year, you can reach the ballot through this link.

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