Summer CSA Shares...
Here's how it works.
We have a true CSA here with all of the produce in the share coming from our own fields. You can look at this interesting infographic to better understand what a real CSA program is.
Summer CSA shareholders pay for their vegetable "share" upfront and receive a portion of the farm's harvest weekly for 20 weeks, from early June through the third week of October. Members receive the freshest, highest quality, certified organic produce and berries (strawberries, blueberries and raspberries) available.
At Green Meadows Farm, we offer a "market-style" CSA (as opposed to the typical boxed share) where members choose between a variety of greens and then receive a mix-and-match poundage of items like eggplant, peppers, carrots, leeks, onions, kohlrabi, fennel, broccoli, summer squash, beets, cabbage, etc. We do have to limit some items due to availability.
Large Shares usually receive between 2-4 bunches of greens or heads of lettuce along with 4-6 lbs of weighed items. Small Shares will usually receive 1-3 bunches of greens or heads of lettuce and 3-4 lbs of weighed items. The poundage is an assemblage of whatever the member wants that week, which you choose when you come.
We have flexible pick-up options. When signing up for the CSA, you will choose either the "early-week" (Tues-Wed-Thurs) or "late-week" (Fri-Sat-Sun) pick up. You can come on any of those three days without notifying us. We are also conveniently open 8 am - 6 pm, Tuesday through Sunday.
The CSA Member Agreement provides an in-depth explanation of how this model works at Green Meadows Farm.