At their most fundamental level, CSAs are a relationship of mutual support and commitment between farmers and community members. Farms provide a weekly delivery of sustainably grown produce to consumers during the growing season and those consumers, in turn, pay a membership fee. By paying for your produce up front, you help farmers insure a market for their crops, which is one of the most difficult and risky aspects of farming.
Sizes & Values
After the first two weeks, if you decide that your share is either too big or too small, we are happy to let you switch to a size that matches you and your family's eating patterns better.
Full Share - Will include 8-10 varietals of produce each week. This option is designed to feed a family of 4 or a couple with an appetite heavy on veggies.
From $420/$35 per week
Medium Share - Will include 5-7 varietals of produce each week. This option is designed to feed a household of two. Members will receive a smaller portion of produce than the Full Share, but over the entire season, will receive most or all of the available produce during the season.
From $300/$25 per week
A Typical Share
Full Share (8-10 varietals) - 8 apples, 4 nectarines, 1 pint strawberries, 1 pint cherry tomatoes, 1.5 lbs of green beans, 1 spaghetti squash, 5 tomatillos, 4 zucchini, 5 cucumbers, 3 yellow squash, 3 heirloom tomatoes, 1 watermelon
Medium Share (5-7 varietals) - 4 apples, 2 nectarines, 1 pint cherry tomatoes, 1 lbs of green beans, 1 spaghetti squash, 5 tomatillos, 2 zucchini, 3 cucumbers, 1 yellow squash, 1 heirloom tomato
Picking Up Your Share
At Market - Come pick your share up from your chosen market during the predetermined pick-up hours (Thirty minutes after market opens till thirty minutes before market closes)
If you know you will be out of town, you can send a friend, neighbor, co-worker or other acquaintance to claim your share for the week. All shares that are not picked up will be donated to a local food bank at the end of market.
All add-on items are sold upfront - like our CSA shares - and will be included every week with your CSA share. Please call us if you wish to add more than one add-on to your share
Bread - Add a loaf of freshly baked bread to your CSA pick-up each week. Breads will vary from sourdough baguettes and whole wheat loaves to jalapeno cheddar boule and Irish soda bread.
Rotational Market Treat - Sign up to have a treat from market added to your share each week. Treats are thoughtfully picked out by Market Managers and may include honey, jam, cider, pickles, pasta sauce, cheese, flowers, etc.
Eggs - Add a dozen farm-fresh eggs to your weekly pick up. Add-on eggs will be sourced from farmers at market.
Milk - A quart of whole milk may be added to your share each week for those participating in the Penn Quarter CSA program only. The milk is produced at Clear Springs Creamery and is made from hormone-free pasture-raised cows.
Newsletter - Each week you can expect to pick up a newsletter full of information about your farmers, produce, share, or other relevant information. Newsletter will be archived on this webpage if you want to access them upon a later date.
Recipes - Each week you can look forward to new recipes that are tailored for the produce in your share. You can check this webpage after 7:00 pm two days before your share pick-up date to find out what will be included in your upcoming share.