How to Choose the Right CSA Share

Size: Regular CSA shares are sized for a small family.  The box is 3/4 bushels which is the size of a full paper grocery bag. We have couples who use a regular share as well as larger families who find this to be the right amount so individual consumption varies a lot. If you eat vegetable rich meals or eat most meals at home,  a couple can use a regular share. If you have a large family (over 5 individuals) we can offer you a discount for subscribing for 2 CSA shares or can help direct you to other food businesses to use to supplement additional produce when needed.

Every Other Week (EOW) shares for individuals, couples or families who want to explore other shopping venues, try CSA, OR who eat out regularly. We assign EOW share members a “CSA buddy” with whom you alternate weeks. This works better than a calendar since you can contact this person directly if you need to miss a week or can arrange to split boxes weekly if that works better. You are also welcome to split a share with another family but you arrange the pick up and split the produce yourself.

Seasons: We would love to be your CSA for the whole year but welcome members of other CSAs who want to get choice spring vegetables or want to support a set of different businesses throughout the season. We purposefully arrange CSA calendars to compliment other area CSAs so you can do just that. Spring CSA shares are limited to 20 members for 2018; Summer to 80 members for 2018; and fall shares to 50 for 2018.

Regular CSA Season Shares are designed for people with no prior CSA experience and are focused on “regular” vegetables plus a few additions, where spring and fall shares feature seasonal items which can be more outside the normal popular grocery items.