What’s in a Share?

Shareholders receive 8-12 vegetables every week.  Of course, one of the most common questions people ask is, “What can I expect to see in a share?”  It’s difficult to give a straight answer to this question because it changes on a weekly basis.  CSA farms have built up a reputation for giving out lots of weird vegetables that are hard for people to deal with, but we work hard to address this potential problem.  We know that some vegetables people either love or hate, and that there are some vegetables that everyone cannot get enough of.  First and foremost, we value choice, and we want to create a share that fits your needs.

The chart below shows what vegetables can be expected in each season and shows how we like to think about vegetable priority.  The main section of vegetables we call “staples.”  These are the most well-known items that most people love and know how to use.  We grow a lot of these vegetables and most of the share will be composed of this group.  The “choosers” are vegetables that tend to be a little more love or hate.  We will only offer these as a choice with other options.  We grow the “exotic,” for something new and exciting.  As with the “choosers”, we grow less of the vegetables in this group and they will not be offered except as part of a choice.

 

Here is a snapshot or our pickups at different points during the season

Sample Early July Pickup

Sample Mid October Pickup

 

Carrots

Beets/Kohlrabi

Summer Squash/Cucumbers

Broccoli/Eggplant

Lettuce Mix

Beans/Tomatoes

Spring Onions/Fennel/Radish

Kale/Swiss Chard/Collard Greens

Parsley and Basil

 

Full Share          Half Share*

1 lbs.                   1/2 lbs.

1 lbs.                   1/2 lbs.

Choose 4            Choose 2

Choose 2            Choose 1

1 lbs.                   1/2 lbs.

2 Pints                1 Pint

Choose 2            Choose 1

Choose 2            Choose 1

As much as you will use

 

 

Sweet Potatoes/Carrots/Beets

Broccoli/Cabbage

Celery/Leeks/Kale

Peppers/Eggplant

Onions

Garlic

Green Tomatoes/Roma Tomatoes

Lettuce Mix

Arugula/Baby Kale

Tomatoes

Hot Peppers

Full Share          Half Share*

4 lbs.                   2 lbs.

Choose 2            Choose 1

Choose 2            Choose 1

Choose 6            Choose 3

Choose 8            Choose 4

Choose 4            Choose 2

2 Pints                1 Pint

1 lbs.                   1/2 lbs.

1/2 lbs.               1/4 lbs.

Choose 4            Choose 2

As much as you will use

*Quarter Shares take from the Half Share column every other week