Tanaka Farms of Irvine offers one of the three CSA programs available in Orange County. Tanaka Farms delivers their CSA boxes weekly, with a suggested 8 week commitment. The offer one mixed fruit and veggie produce box for $30 a week, which is expected to feed a family of three or four.
What’s unique about Tanaka Farms? They are the largest farm with a CSA program in Orange County, meaning that there is almost certainly a drop-off point near your home and work. At $30 a box, it is also the least expensive way to try CSA and they offer the most flexible terms with no 12 week pre-payment. The downsides? While Tanaka claims to follow organic growing practices, they are not certified organic so you are not 100% certain how your produce is grown. Also, as a larger commercial farm, they do not offer the same boutique variety as some other CSA programs. Their program appears to be particularly lean on the variety of fruits offered.
For more information or to join Tanaka Farms CSA, please visit www.tanakafarms.com.