|Hi everyone, a "what would you do?" question.
||[Jul. 10th, 2009|11:33 pm]
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I've tried to be pretty patient with my CSA this year. They've had one thing after another go wrong, and they're a well-established program locally, so I don't think they're scammers or anything. But this week, they didn't send anything. Nothing. Nada. Not even a postcard, or a phone call telling me not to come pick up (and we have voicemail, so if they'd left a message, we'd have known). Instead, I drove to the pickup spot (which is in the next town over, it's not super close or anything) and only then did someone at the spot -- who wasn't even a CSA employee, she was an employee of the place where we pick stuff up from -- tell me that my CSA wasn't delivering this week.|
I'm patient about the boxes being very, very light. Farming's like that. I'd have even been okay with no box at all while they get stuff sorted out. What I'm irked about is the lack of communication, but I fully admit that could just be because I was hoping to have a little something from the CSA to menu plan around for the week, and because I made a special trip into town to do so.
So, CSA_chat folks -- what's your opinion? Am I being unreasonable? I'm totally willing to admit it if I am. I just can't believe they didn't call or send a postcard, especially since a whole lot of people (I was NOT among them, believe me, I know bad years happen!) were already threatening to ask for refunds due to having so little in their boxes (last week's was a very small bundle of sage, a few leaves of kale, and a few of swiss chard, plus a small baggie of amazing snow peas). It just doesn't seem like great PR to leave folks hanging.