Shared Harvest is an extended season Community Supported Agriculture program for late fall meals and winter storage. Shares are distributed once per month in October, November, December, January and February. You can choose to sign up for just one month or more, up to 5 months. Many people sign up for all 5 months!
Option to Buy Extras: Each month, members have the option to pre-order Extras from selected local producers including bulk organic garlic and other veggies, Win-gate Farm eggs, Warm colors Apiary honey, Chase Hill Cheese and Pasture raised meats, and much more. Anyone can pre-order Extras, in any month, even if they have not purchased a share. To be notified of this opportunity, folks can sign up for “Extras Only” via the online signup page. Most months, we also have Extras items available for sale the day-of on a walk-in basis at Wright-Locke Farm, much like a small curated pop-up farmers market.
Share Size: Shared Harvest is geared to people who cook for themselves most of the time, and is also great for people who eat (or juice or ferment) a lot of veggies. Each month you get enough produce to last for typically a month of meals for either a household of 4 moderate veggie eaters, or for 2 people who cook, juice, and/or ferment a lot of veggies. Many of our shareholders plan on eating their share contents well into the spring months, as our winter share features many storage-variety vegetables, including garlic, onions, sweet potatoes, turnips, carrots, potatoes, etc. which store for weeks and months in cool conditions (See our Storage Tips and Recipes menu for more info, plus with each month’s share, we advise you on what conditions are ideal or good for each of the share veggies.) We aren’t able to offer split or half shares, and encourage people to find others they know to split a share with, if desired. Again, many of the veggies store well, so we even have single people who like to cook getting a whole share on their own. That said, we can often help you find a share partner if you send us an email.
Share Contents: We include a nice variety of cold-season veggies (+apples!) in the share. Here’s a typical list for the season: apples, beets, broccoli, bok choi, Brussels sprouts, cabbage (green, red and napa varieties), cauliflower, carrots, celeriac, collard greens, dried beans, escarole, fennel, garlic, kale, lettuce, leeks, onions (red and yellow varieties), parsnips, pie pumpkins, peppers (green and red), potatoes, popcorn, radicchio, rutabagas, salad turnips, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, spinach, two kinds of winter radishes and butternut squash.
You can read about what has been in past Shared Harvest shares by looking through the blog archives for the months of October, November and December. Here’s a link to summaries of contents of the winter share from recent years.
For Pickup dates, location, times, and more info please see the CSA Program page.