At Fresh Earth Farms we strive to provide a flexible approach to CSA. As such, we provide two different CSA programs. Our On-farm pick-up program provides you the ability to choose your produce. With drop-site pick-up you have a convenient place to receive your produce. With either program you get the same delicious, locally-grown taste.
Our drop-site program utilizes a 15”x14”x13” reusable plastic crate for FamilyShares or a 5/9ths bushel box for CoupleShares. The FamilyShare contains three shares of produce and can feed three to four people. The CoupleShare contains two shares and is good for a couple or family with small children. To understand how much food this is please refer to the on-farm pick-up section below.
With on-farm pick-up there are no boxes. You choose the produce you take home with you. As with the delivery shares, our on-farm shares come in two sizes: CoupleShare and FamilyShare. For single people we have a solution. Please call the farm for details.
Each week you will have a variety of produce to choose from. Generally there will be between 6 and 20 different items in four to eight categories. A CoupleShare would choose two items from each category. A FamilyShare would choose three items from each category.
Here are two examples to illustrate how this works:
Example 1: July 7th, 2008
This week’s choices are:
|1 head Lettuce|
|1 Kohlrabi or 2 Summer Squash or 1 bunch Kale|
|1 bunch Radishes or 1 head Bok Choi|
|1 bunch Green Onions or 1 bunch Garlic Scapes|
|0.5 lbs Sugar Snap Peas or 0.25 lbs Snow Peas|
With a CoupleShare you could choose: 2 heads lettuce, 2 summer squash, 1 kohlrabi, 2 heads broccoli, 1 bunch Radishes, 1 head Bok Choi, 1 bunch green onions, 1 bunch Garlic Scapes and 1 lbs snap peas.
A FamilyShare could choose: 3 heads of lettuce, 1 kohlrabi, 4 summer squash, 3 heads of broccoli, 2 bunches radishes, 1 head bok choi, 2 bunches green onions, 1 bunch garlic scapes, 0.5 lbs snap peas and 0.5 lb snow peas.
Example 2: August 13, 2008
This week’s choices are:
|1 lb Tomatoes or 0.5 lbs Cherry Tomatoes|
|1 Cauliflower or 1 Cabbage or 2 Kohlrabi or 1 Broccoli|
|1 bulb Fennel or 1 bunch Basil or 1 bunch Kale|
|1 lb Potatoes or 0.5 lbs Beans or 1 Bell Pepper or 3 Ears Sweet Corn|
|1 large Onion|
With CoupleShare you could choose: 2 lbs tomatoes, 1 cabbage, 1 cauliflower, 1 bulb fennel, 1 bunch kale, 0.5 lbs beans, 1 lb potatoes and 2 onions.
With FamileShare you could choose: 2 lbs tomatoes, 0.5 lbs cherry tomatoes, 1 cauliflower, 1 cabbage, 2 kohlrabi, 1 bulb fennel, 1 bunch basil, 1 bunch kale, 1 lb potatoes, 6 ears corn and 3 onions.
To understand how much of each item you will typically receive when in season please refer to the following table of vegetables:
|Beans – Green||0.5||lb|
|Beans – Wax||0.5||lb|
|Beets – baby||6||each|
|Beets – medium||3||each|
|Beets – large||1||each|
|Corn – Sweet||3||ears|
|Eggplant – small||3||each|
|Eggplant – large||1||each|
|Onions – large||1||each|
|Onions – small/green||3||each|
|Onions – Scallions||1||bunch|
|Pac Choi – baby||2||head|
|Pac Choi – large||1||head|
|Peas – Snap||0.5||lb|
|Peas – Snow||0.25||lb|
|Peppers – large||1||each|
|Peppers – small||2||each|
|Pumpkins – Baking||1||each|
|Squash – Summer||2-3||each|
|Squash – Winter||1||each|
|Tomatoes – Cherry||0.5||lb|
|Tomatoes – Grape||0.5||lb|
|Tomatoes – Italian||1||lb|
|Tomatoes – Pear||0.5||lb|
|Turnips – large||1||each|
|Turnips – baby||3||each|