What people are saying…

20130215-230245.jpgJoining the Millsap Farm CSA was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I love knowing exactly where my produce comes from, who grows it, and how it was grown. The fact that most of it was harvested the same day that I receive it is so cool, and it tastes a thousand times better than produce from a grocery store. The work day at the farm is very fun and a great learning experience. I highly recommend joining. –Amanda

Our experience began several years ago having no idea what CSA was?  We love the idea that we are directly supporting local farmer’s and eating local grown vegetables and fruit.  Our first year was a massive learning experience.  We had no idea there were so many different types of vegetables and didn’t know how we would ever distinguish them much less incorporate them into a recipe.  However, we quickly became really good at it.  Curtis is always super helpful and willing to answer all of the questions that we have.  There are also books and websites with all sorts of ideas and information.

It was really fun to see and smell all the different kinds of colorful fruits and veggies at the pick up each week. Working on the farm with our kids has helped them to better realize where their food actually comes from.  It has given our family a greater appreciation for healthy foods and taking care of the world and the bodies that God has given us.

There are always so many innovative projects going on at the farm and Curtis strives to create a better and better CSA experience each year.  The shares are a great value and everything tastes so much better having been picked fresh on the farm and not shipped across the country. –Aaron and his family have been share holders for multiple summers

The heirloom tomatoes are fabulous –Melody 20130215-232154.jpg

Having a CSA this winter meant that I got to share a treasure trove of delicious vegetables with my friends and fellow students every two weeks! As the president of Drury University’s Think Green group, our shared CSA allowed us to come together, make dinners, and enjoy the luxury of having organic, fresh vegetables despite our “broke college student” status. It really has meant a lot to me, and the other members of the organization to have such a privilege this year. — Amy

Great produce, great people. Such a rewarding place to be a part of. –Whitney

Having the opportunity to be an intern on Millsap Farm has been an amazing and educational experience. The farm is a very open and friendly place. Everyday provides an opportunity for another great conversation, learning another technique for growing healthy organic vegetables, or losing one’s self in the many rows and fields of vegetables. Curtis is a great teacher and openly shares his knowledge of farming and farm life, usually while out in the field working with you. –An Intern on the Farm

There is a good balance of hard work and laid back work. There are opportunities to learn about several different aspects of farm work, such as row crops, no-till, high tunnels and greenhouses, fruit trees, cover crops, soil blocking, farm construction, community living, running a 90+ member CSA, and all sorts of other subjects. Curtis is an innovator and he’s always trying some new method or approach to farming in order to increase the abundance and quality of his farm. It’s a wonderful place to live, learn, grow, and make new connections. —

 

I had always wanted to try a CSA but never quite understood exactly how to go about it. The Millsaps answered all my questions and made joining easy. The fresh vegetables were not only delicious but an amazing feast for the eyes. I couldn’t wait to pick up my weekly share and delighted in planning my meals. I enjoyed working on the farm, it was relaxing and physically fulfilling. I enjoyed my conversations with the Millsap family and their interns. It felt like I was family. —

Jessey Harrison had this to say on National CSA Sign-up Day 2015, and even put together these pictures

When I moved to Springfield after college, I had many fears: Would I be able to make friends? Would I be able to afford eating good food? How would I stand being so far from family?
Finding Millsap’s CSA put all those fears to rest. Over the last 3 years, I’ve been nothing but blessed by these wonderful people. They’ve been my family-away-from-family, my friends, and my teachers. I can’t imagine where I’d be if I hadn’t joined that first fall, and for that I will forever be thankful. smile emoticon ‪#‎nationalcsaday‬‪#‎millsapfarm‬ ‪#‎thankful‬ ‪#‎eatlocal‬

— with Adam Kunzler and 2 others at Millsap Farm.

'When I moved to Springfield after college, I had many fears: Would I be able to make friends? Would I be able to afford eating good food? How would I stand being so far from family?
Finding Millsap's CSA put all those fears to rest. Over the last 3 years, I've been nothing but blessed by these wonderful people. They've been my family-away-from-family, my friends, and my teachers. I can't imagine where I'd be if I hadn't joined that first fall, and for that I will forever be thankful. :) #nationalcsaday #millsapfarm #thankful #eatlocal'

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2 Responses to What people are saying…

  1. Gary says:

    We had the 1/2 share last summer. I enjoyed the adventure/surprise of getting fresh vegetables and fruits, many of which I had never tried or even heard of. However we will not be renewing our membership because the portions were impractical for meal planning. We would get a nice variety of produce but the amount of each type was usually not enough to use in a dish. We would have to eat most of the items by themselves or they would go to waste sometimes because we would wait to see if we got more in the next delivery to have enough for a recipe. You guys did a great job and I don’t regret at all doing business with your farm. The CSA just won’t work for our needs.

    Gary

    • Myrlene Flaharty says:

      maybe Curtis will consider offering a Premium membership, which a member can select from a list of whats available that week, could be done on line or by phone , could be done on a different day to better utilize the labor, it would give Curtis immediate feedback on what we want, Ambrose family farms does it in Charleston SC. it would also make it one step closer to the grocery store shopping experience

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