Vegetable Shares

2017

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What is a CSA?

CSA stands for community Supported Agriculture. A CSA is a partnership between a local farm and members of the surrounding community. CSA members purchase a share of the farm’s harvest in the winter. During the growing season the members receive their share of the Farm’s harvest. Members also take the risks of farming right along with the farmer. When a vegetable does not do well in a growing season members can expect a decreased yield from that particular crop. Not to worry because where one crop is struggling there is always another crop that is flourishing.

Why Purchase a CSA?

  • You help our farm with the upfront costs of growing your food. Such as potting soil, seeds, greenhouse supplies
  • Your farmers can determine how much to plant of each crop, which helps to reduce food waste.
  • Locally grown food is fresher, looks better and is of a higher quality than what you can buy in a grocery store.
  • Buying any goods locally stimulates your local economy which helps everyone in your community.
  • By becoming a member your CSA share will introduce your family to new vegetables you would have never thought to purchase.
  • Plus it’s nice to be able to know who grows your food!

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 What do you get from your CSA share?

Each week you will come to pick up your share and receive a bounty of fresh picked organic vegetables. We will put out a newsletter with recipes and ideas on how to use all of your vegetables. Also will host several “open farms” over the season where we invite members to come see the farm where their vegetables are grown.

This year we will be altering our original CSA platform to offer multiple seasons  which will include:

The Spring Share

6 weeks long and will include tender greens, radish, baby lettuce, pea tendrils, green garlic, scallions, salad turnips, green onions & asparagus.

The season starts the week of May 1, 2017 and ends the week of June 5, 2017. This will be a self service pick-up. Your share will be displayed in a basket inside our walk in cooler. You will take your share items home with your own bag, box or cooler. $90

Example Spring Share

Week 2: 1 bunch of radishes, 1 bag of pea tendrils, 1 lb of baby spinach, 1/2 lb of baby lettuce, 1/4 lb of baby arugula, 1 bunch of garlic scallions, 1 bunch of green onions.

Week 6: 1 bunch of radishes, 1 pint of snow or snap peas, 1/2 lb of baby spinach, 1 bunch of green onions, 1 bunch of garlic scapes, 1/4 lb of spicy salad mix, 2 heads of lettuce.


The Main Season Share

16 weeks long and will include some Spring vegetables, lots of Summer vegetables & the start of the Fall vegetables.

Vegetables to be included: greens, peas, cucumbers, cabbage, kale, turnip, radish, summer squash, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, beans, lettuce, beets and more.

The season starts the week of June 19, 2017 and ends the week of October 2, 2017.

The Main season will have two share sizes:
  • Mini Share: enough for 2 adults, a family of 1 adult with children or 1 veggie loving adult. Also great for a larger family looking to try a CSA out for the first time or a family that also has their own garden at home. $275
  • Full Share: enough to feed a family (two adults with children) or a vegetable loving family of two. $480
Example of Main Season Full size Share

Week 2: 1 bunch of garlic scapes, 1 napa cabbage, 2 heads of romaine lettuce, 1 lb of lettuce mix, 1 cucumber, 2 lbs of summer squash/zucchini, 1 bunch of parsley,   1/2 lb spicy salad mix, 1 pint of snap peas, 1 quart of snow peas

Week 8: 1 bunch of carrots, 3 cucumbers, 1 bunch of beets, 1 bunch of scallions, 8 hot peppers (banana & jalapeno), 1 lb of sweet peppers, 1 bunch of kale, 1/2 bunch of swiss chard, 2 lbs of heirloom tomatoes, 1 pint of mixed cherry tomatoes, 1 quart of sun gold cherry tomatoes, 3 lbs of yellow , red & orange tomatoes.

Week 16: 1 bunch of kale, 2 head of romanesco cauliflower, 2 lbs of yellow squash, 2 lb of zucchini, 1 lb of beans, 2 lbs of sweet peppers, 1 lb of eggplant, 8 ears of corn, 1 quart of mixed cherry tomatoes, 1 quart of snack peppers, 1 pint of husk cherries, 5 shallots, 1 winter squash, free choice of hot peppers.

Example of Main Season Mini Share

Week 2: 1 bunch of garlic scapes, 1 napa cabbage, 1 head of Romaine lettuce, 1 cucumber, 1 lb of summer squash/zucchini, 1 bunch of parsley, 1/2 lb spicy salad mix, 1 pint of snow or snap peas.

Week 8: 1 bunch if carrots or beets, 2 cucumbers, 1 bunch of scallions, 4 hot peppers (jalapeno & banana), 1/2 lb of sweet peppers, 1 bunch of kale, 1 lb of heirloom tomatoes, 1 quart of mixed cherry tomatoes, 1.5 lbs of yellow, red & orange tomatoes.

Week 16: 1 bunch of kale, 1 head of romanesco cauliflower, 1 lb of yellow squash, 1 lb of zucchini, 1/2 lb of beans, 1 lb of sweet peppers, 4 ears of corn, 1 pint of mixed cherry tomatoes, 1 pint of snack peppers, 1/2 pint of husk cherries, 2 shallots, 1 winter squash, free choice hot peppers


The Fall Share 

10 weeks long. Vegetables to be included the last of the Summer vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash, peppers, eggplant, beans), storage crops (potatoes, onions, carrots, beets, rutabaga, winter squash, garlic) & Fall hardy vegetables (brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, lettuce, greens, radish, turnips)

The season starts the week of October 16, 2017 and ends the week of December 18, 2017. This will be a self service pick-up. Your share will be displayed in a basket. You will take your share items home with your own bag, box or cooler. $250

Example Fall Share

Week 3: 1 cabbage, 2 stalks of brussel sprouts, 1 kohlrabi, 1 bunch of kale, 3 lbs of potatoes, 1/2 lb of onions, 1 butternut squash, 2 delicata squash, 1 head of garlic, 1/4 lb of baby arugula, 1 head of green leaf lettuce.

Week 8: 1 lb of baby spinach, 1/2 lb of onions, 1 head of garlic, 1/4 lb of baby arugula, 1 lb of carrots, 1 bunch of kale, 2 lbs of potatoes, 1 buttercup squash, 1 acorn squash.

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Share Pickup

Member shares will be picked up at our home, 72 Milford St in Medway (Except for Delivery Shares).

Pick-up days will be:
  • Monday from 4-8pm. This will be a self service pick-up for Spring & Fall shares. Your share will be displayed in a basket. You will take your share items home with your own bag, box or cooler. Main season Shares will be picked up market style. Members will choose their own vegetables from what has been harvested that day. It is important to bring a box, bag or cooler to transport your share home.
  • Wednesday from 4-8pm. This will be a self service pick-up. Your share will be displayed in a basket. You will take your share items home with your own bag, box or cooler.
  • Saturday from 10am-6pm. This will be a self service pick-up. Your share will be displayed in a basket. You will take your share items home with your own bag, box or cooler.
  • Delivery. Only available for Main Season Shares. Your share will be delivered to your home on your designated delivery day. There is an $80 fee for delivery.

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4 thoughts on “Vegetable Shares

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  2. hi, I was wondering if splitting shares was allowed. a friend and I are both new to CSAs and would be interested in trying out the spring share. please let us know, thank you!

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