250 shares are available for 2019. We started slow with under 50 members in our first year, and grew to about 170 in our second season. Every year we’re making our CSA better and better!
You can see packlists from previous years, and photo comparisons of share sizes here. A half share is generally enough produce for 2-3 people, while a full share is usually enough for 4-5 people. How quickly you go through your share depends a lot on how much you cook at home. One of the benefits of a CSA share is the motivation it gives you to eat more fruits and veggies, make more of your own food, and just be healthier. Spring shares will be lighter with crops like peas, strawberries, and spinach. Later in the season, shares will be much heavier (up to ten pounds heavier!!) with apples, peaches, squashes, corn, cabbage, etc.
<< These photos illustrate the difference between a half and full share packed in November. Click for a larger image. The full share received twice as many apples and broccoli in addition to winter squash and cauliflower.
Throughout the growing season, we include a variety of crops each week (4-6 different seasonal fruits and vegetables weekly). One or two staple items like corn, squash, tomatoes, apples and peppers, will be included in weekly pick-ups, while some crops may only be included once or twice. Please click here to see examples.
Our main pickup location is Kirby’s Farm Market. When filling out your membership application, you may chose either Tuesdays or Saturdays, and your share will be available at that time throughout the season. Pickup times are 1pm – 7pm both days.
We use a sturdy, collapsible, plastic, container that is sterilized and reused each week.
Email is the best way for us to communicate with members. Please make sure we always have a current email address for you. If you have any problems or questions during the season, you can always contact us at – firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (585) 637-2600. Resolving issues and keeping you informed is on the top of our priority list.
No, but we do invite our CSA members for special events at the market, like the garlic or pumpkin harvest.
Currently we offer a 23 week season that goes from mid June until mid November.
We do not offer “split shares”. However we do offer HALF Shares – good for a household of 2-3, and Quarter Shares, ideal for a household of 1 or 2. Several of our members split their shares with friends or family (whether half or full shares), but it’s up to you to make those arrangements. Our Full Share is the best value.
Each week the share contains items that are pre-determined by the farmer. Some of them might be new to you and we hope you’ll see this as an opportunity to enjoy something new! If there is an item you won’t eat, please consider donating it or giving it to a friend. If you know you can’t find a home for it, our market pickup location has a swap table of whatever produce is most plentiful at that time. It’s probably in your box, but this way you can leave the eggplant behind and take more sweet peppers, if eggplant is banned from your kitchen. Some of our pickup locations have the opportunity to swap as well.