After its first year offering Community Supported Agriculture shares, Pinckney's Produce in Holly Hill is reporting a very high happy customer rate. According to their 2009 survey, 96 percent of their shareholders were satisfied or very satisfied with their experience. They also reported a strong demand for more tomatoes, squash, corn, and lettuce and less greens, peanuts, and (funny enough) squash.
Farmer Jody Thompson says they'll be planting broccoli, cauliflower, and lettuce next week and hoping for drier weather.
If you still haven't tried out a CSA, Pinckney's Produce might be a good option. They offer four different share sizes that range from small boxes of fresh produce for $170 to extra large boxes for $395 per season. The next season begins April 26 and runs until July 16.
The farm has several drop-offs in the Charleston area, including Whole Foods and I'On in Mt. Pleasant and the Glass Onion in West Ashley.
Sign up now, and you can be enjoying fresh beets, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuces, radishes, strawberries, and turnips come April.Visit Lowcountry Local First's website for info on other CSAs in the area.