I cannot imagine an easier way to plan meals than being a part of a CSA. This was a huge incentive towards simplify our lives.
For us, we get an email two days before the pick up of the items of the week. This gives me time to shop for groceries, check out new recipes and plan the weeks meals. This makes my life easier as it takes the guess work out of what’s for dinner and as an added bonus gives us plenty to take for lunch and snacks.
I am able to plan the week based on the CSA items and sales / specials from the local grocery store. This is a big money saver for us.
No more, saying what’s for dinner and ordering take out. This not only helps our budget, but it’s a time saver too. For most people, food (groceries, eating out, take out, beverages, etc.) is the biggest part of your budget. Meal planning helps us to plug the holes in the budget easily.