We joined a CSA for the first time this year and I am so excited about it! Monday was our first pick-up day and I was really pleased with the items we received - honey, rosemary, a baguette, tofu, tomatoes, salsa, eggs, and a free range organic chicken. Aside from the obvious benefits of eating fresh, local foods and supporting local farmers, I love the CSA because it gives me a starting point for meal planning each week. One task with which I really struggle is planning our menus and making our grocery lists. There are a bajillion possible meals we could eat - I don't know why it's so hard for me to come up with a few at the beginning of the week, then plan for them and still actually feel like making and eating them when the time comes. With the CSA, I can see what we get every week and then plan meals around those items - the most difficult part is eliminated!
My brother is moving to South Korea to teach English for at least the next year and his plane leaves tomorrow morning. Good luck, Andy!