We now offer FOUR different share options!
A regular share usually feeds a single vegetarian or a small family. The photo to the left represents a sample of what you might fit into a regular size bag plus one "out-of-the-bag" winter squash. The photo was taken during a late-September distribution. We typically have at least one out-of-the-bag item (meaning you don't have to fit that item in your bag) for much of season, depending on our vegetable supply.
A large share is suitable for larger families or those who eat a lot of vegetables and/or want to preserve a portion for the winter. The photo to the left represents a sample of what you might fit into a large bag plus one "out-of-the-bag" winter squash. We also offer low-income shares and payment by installments to try to keep our farm and produce accessible to all.
Flexible Half Shares
These intended for folks who are often away, but otherwise enjoy the amount of food they get per week in a Regular Share. This option allows you to come fill a regular share bag for any ten weeks of the season, and is a good option for anyone who might otherwise be looking to share a share with another family.
These are intended for folks who find that a regular share is just too much food for their needs, but still want to be a commited member of the farm. With the shopper share you would prepay for vegetables in $100 increments, then come on any CSA day, choose what you'd like, and bring that to the counter, where the retail value will be tallied and deducted from your account each time you come. This option gives you the most flexibility, but you pay our full retail price for each item.
You may also enjoy our you-pick crops, which include some perennial herbs right up near the CSA barn, plus peas, beans, cherry tomatoes, sunflowers, raspberries and blueberries down in the main field. You may pick these once a week when they are in season, and you can come to pick whenever it suits you.
Connection to the community
Each distribution offers a great opportunity for connecting with friends and neighbors. Many families come and stay for hours. Kids love to climb the pine tree near the distribution barn, splash in the shallows of the river, watch the horses at work, and race to the berry patch together. Our festivals and gatherings are joyful celebrations that are a delight for all ages.
Connection with the land
Our farm is truly a beautiful and blessed place. A wooden footbridge leads over the South River to the rolling pastures, lush fields, and the light-dappled forest beyond. The farm is a haven for wildlife, farm life, and human life as well. By becoming a shareholder you can help to preserve and enrich this treasured resource of our community.
We are blessed with the opportunity to cultivate some of the finest cropland in West County. On our rich bottomland we grow a plethora of delicious, nourishing vegetables. Tender salad greens, herbs, and spicy radishes whet our appetites in June for the bounty that soon follows, so that before long your bag will be heavy with beautiful, vital food for you and your family each week until well past the first autumn frost. Some crops make brief or periodic appearances during the season, and others are steady performers throughout. For our community we grow:
In JUNE: arugula, mesclun, head lettuce, spinach, bok choy, broccoli raab, kale, chard, chinese cabbage, happy rich (an asian green), dill, cilantro, parsley, garlic scapes, scallions, salad turnips, radishes, and daikon.
In JULY: arugula, mesclun, head lettuce, kale, chard, chinese cabbage, dill, cilantro, basil, parsley, scallions, salad turnips, daikon, beets, carrots, squash & zucchini, cucumbers, fennel, eggplant, and peppers.
In AUGUST: arugula, mesclun, head lettuce, kale, chard, dill, cilantro, basil, parsley, beets, carrots, squash & zucchini, cucumbers, fennel, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, watermelon, cabbage, broccoli, celery, garlic, and potatoes.
In SEPTEMBER: arugula, mesclun, head lettuce, bok choy, kale, collards, mustard greens, chard, dill, cilantro, pa rsley, (basil becomes you-pick until frost), beets, carrots, squash & zucchini, cucumbers, fennel, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, watermelon, cabbage, broccoli, garlic, potatoes, edamame, leeks, and the start of winter squash.
In OCTOBER: Until frost: squash & zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, & basil. And otherwise: arugula, mesclun, head lettuce, bok choy, tatsoi, kale, collards, mustard greens, chard, dill, cilantro, parsley, beets, carrots, fennel, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, garlic, potatoes, onions, leeks, turnips, parsnips, celeriac, and winter squash.