How Much is in a Share?
With each delivery you can expect to receive a grocery store sized bag with 8-12 different items from the lists below. Full and bi-weekly half shares get a full bag. The weekly half shares get half a bag, either smaller bunches and smaller items, sometimes different or fewer items, but always at least half compared to the full shares.
- Full share = a full bag every week, suitable for 2-4 people
- Biweekly Half share = a full bag, every other week, suitable for 1-2 people
- Weekly Half share = half a bag every week, suitable for 1-2 people
Is it a Good Value?
In our 2016 survey, 61% of respondents said our CSA provided 75% to 99% of their vegetable purchases each week, and another 20% said it provided more than half their weekly vegetables. (Note: This is not adjusted for whether they purchased a full or half share. Usually if we get feedback on quantity, it’s that it is “too much,” not too little. However if your family is more than 4 people, or if you do a lot of juicing, you might need two full shares.)
We try not to overwhelm members with too much, but we frequently offer extras for those who want more.
In the same survey, no one thought our price was too high, 95% thought our price was about right, and 5% thought our price was too low for what was delivered. More than 95% were mostly or very satisfied with the amount delivered each week.
Customize Your Share
Each week we send you a list of what’s planned for that delivery, and you can opt-out of anything you don’t want and request a substitute item(s). We also sometimes have extras that you can request more of. So if you hate kale, you can opt-out and request something in its place!
Planned Varieties for 2017
We strive to offer some traditional favorites (such as tomatoes, green beans and cucumbers) plus items that you may not have tried before (such a salad turnips or garlic scapes). We plant multiple types of heirloom tomatoes (Cherokee purple and brandywine, for example) and kale (lacinato, green curly, and red winter). Our lettuce comes in a rainbow of varieties and makes a beautiful salad. Below is a list of what we plan to include in your shares this year, roughly by season. Depending on the weather, spring items might flow into summer, or summer items ripen early, and so on.
May, June, early July: Arugula, beet greens, beets, bok choi, broccoli, green cabbage, red cabbage, Napa (Chinese) cabbage, Swiss chard, cilantro, garlic scapes (buds),mixed baby greens, green curly kale, lacinato kale, Red Russian kale, head lettuce, baby lettuce mix, mint, snap peas, radishes, scallions, spinach, sunflower sprouts, strawberries, Tokyo bekana, sweet white turnips.
July, August, Early September: Basil, green beans, purple beans, beets, carrots, Swiss chard, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, cantaloupes, honeydew melons, watermelon, okra, 3 colors of onions, oregano, parsley, hot and sweet ripe peppers, three kinds of potatoes, sweet potatoes, scallions, patty pan squash, spaghetti squash, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes.
September, October, November: Arugula, amara/Ethiopian kale, beet greens, beets, bok choi, broccoli, green cabbage, red cabbage, Napa cabbage, carrots, Swiss chard, cilantro, eggplant – Asian & standard, garlic, ginger, mixed baby greens, 3 kinds of kale, kohlrabi, leeks, head lettuce, baby lettuce mix, mint, onions, oregano, parsley, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkins regular radishes, Daikon radishes, rutabaga, scallions, spinach, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, kabocha squash, delicata squash, acorn squash, sweet potatoes, Tatsoi, Tokyo bekana, sweet Hakurei turnips, traditional storage turnips. You may also see late peppers, melons and tomatoes in early fall.
December: Winter shares usually feature many of the fall items, such as arugula, scallions, sweet potatoes, parsnips, winter squashes, garlic, sweet and storage turnips, beets, often carrots, two kinds of radishes, kales, spinach, head and leaf lettuce, cabbage and Asian greens, plus our own canned and pickled items.