Yesterday afternoon we received our first delivery of our CSA. One of the farmers himself showed up in a van and carried up boxes and boxes of vegetables to put on our front porch.
For our first delivery we got several beautiful bunches of lettuce, a big bag of fresh spinach, chives, garlic spears, green onions, some herbs, and two tomato plants.
CSA, for those who don't know, stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and has been gaining some popularity over the years. Basically, we pay money directly to a farm and they deliver their produce directly to us. Actually, everyone involved in this CSA takes turns driving up to the farm, picking produce, packing boxes, and then bringing the boxes back to the drop-site. We are only one of the drop-sites in Minneapolis for the Philadelphia Farm and there are many other CSAs supported here (nearly 30 I think).
At Local Harvest you can look up a CSA near you.
CSA info from the government.
And a little more reading material about CSAs.