CSA (community supported agriculture) is that fancy thing you keep hearing about where customers pay up front for a weekly subscription of farm produce. This helps the farmer get his/her money up front and guarantees you as the customer are getting the best selection of items each week. The idea is that you like veggies and are willing to get some odd ball items you've never tried. The CSA concept has been around since the 80's and has taken off in the past 10 years. But now you can get all kinds of things in a CSA, not just veggies.
Many CSAers are now getting the choice to add dairy products or value added items to their CSA shares. You can add eggs, fruit, jam, and even frozen items.
Not a vegetarian? Me neither. You can join a CSA that offers eggs, chicken, lamb, pork, and beef usually in a monthly subscription that you pick up frozen.
Need your sweets? Our area has a popsicle CSA. Once a month you pick up your box of frozen pops.
Rancho Gordo has the biggest one of these where you get a quarterly delivery of beans.
Not so much "local" in focus but each month you get a basket of goodies from a specific location. i.e. France, Italy...etc.
If you have the good fortune of finding a herdshare in your area you can get a weekly delivery of fresh milk. Pay the initiation fee and then once a month your membership fee and get your milk.
You read that right. You can be in a clothing CSA. Fill out the questionnaire online about your size and style preferences and then get a box of clothing delivered to your door each month. Keep what you like, send back what you don't, and pay for the items you keep.
Get a 10 pack of patterns and sizes sent to you or join the club where you automatically get the "underwear of the month."
Not into trying to decide about colors and brands? Get a box of samples sent to you each month so you can try out all the newest products.
For true nail afficianados only. New colors sent to you every month to ensure you're always wearing the newest "it" color.
Nothing is a as beautiful as a pair of shoes. And you can get ones sent straight to you every month.
Don't forget Fido! He can CSA his way to entertainment and snacky bliss by getting his own box.
If you don't have time to get to the craft store you can get the craft store delivered to you. All the supplies you need to feel like you're winning the Pinterest wars.
The hardest part of making dinner is deciding what to make. So let someone else decide. Get a box with ingredients and recipes sent your way.
I need to join one of these pronto. Pick reds, whites, or both to be delivered each month. And try not too feel too badly when there's more month left at the end of your wine.
Never get stuck with a dull blade again! Get regular deliveries of razor blades and shaving cream.
Looking for new titles or reading inspiration? Editors select the month's book, send it to you, and you can choose to join the online book club to discuss what you're read.
I don't go a day without a cup of coffee. A coffee club lets you try new flavors every month!
Paper towels, laundry soap, dish detergent, toilet paper, spray cleaner...and all of those items that are a pain to buy but you seem to be buying constantly. Just set up an installment delivery of all the things you regularly use and never go to (Target, Walmart, Drug Mart) ever again.
Get your beer delivered from myriad small breweries around the US.
What have I missed? Because I'm pretty sure this covers my entire life. And if I set up automatic bill pay I'll never have to leave my house to buy anything every again!