Is it a good deal?
Yes, because you buy in bulk plus, our produce is picked fresh for you, right out of the garden.
Do you sell elsewhere?
Yes. CSA shares cover 75% of farm expenses. To make up the rest, we plant extra crops for the College dining hall and the North Square Farmers Market. However, in the event of a shortage, CSA members come first.
What sort of produce will I get?
We like to focus on well-known vegetables, but also introduce members to unique culinary delights. Volume and variety vary with the season, but you can expect:
- Spring: Low volume - cool season greens, radish, spinach, spring onions.
- Late spring: Carrots, peas, berries, cabbage, beets.
- Summer: High volume - tomatoes, beans, melons, cucumbers, summer squash, garlic.
- Fall: Winter squash, potatoes, onions, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, greens.
We provide lettuce and salad items throughout the season (weather permitting). Produce is always fresh!
How does it work?
Members pick up produce at our barn weekly or biweekly. Your share is harvested and washed for you. Extra produce (berries, flowers, beans, tomatoes, herbs) is free for the picking in our Pick-Your-Own (PYO) garden seven days a week. Choose a share option and pickup day that works for you. Fill out the application, then send a deposit or pay in full.
We offer cooking classes, speakers, farm tours and more. We’d love to have members initiate and help organize community events on the farm. Bring us your ideas and we’ll work with you to make them happen.
May through mid-November (28 to 30 weeks)*
Standard Share: For two to four people who eat vegetables on a regular basis. (Friends are welcome to split the standard share on their own.)
Small Share: For one person or for couples who eat away from home frequently. Pick up standard share every other week. (Friends are also welcome to split the standard share on their own.)
Summer Shares, June through September (15 weeks)*
Standard Share: Same as standard share, above. Takes advantage of peak season volume.
Summer/Fall Shares, June through mid-November (25 weeks)*
Standard Share: Same as standard share, but starts in June.
*Exact starting and ending dates will be determined based on produce availability, which depends on weather and other growing conditions.
Paying in Installments
Members who cannot pay the full share price up front are welcome to pay in monthly installments. Contact FCSL Program Director Chris Mayer to learn more.