Elmwood will offer a new, customizable CSA share this year! First distribution starts the week of May 1st, and you are encouraged to signup now to secure your share. With a few (really awesome!) changes to Elmwood’s CSA in 2018, please read with fresh eyes Elmwood’s About CSA page.
To read about add-ons for your vegetable CSA share, read the specifics on each respective page.
Summer CSA Vegetable Share Options
Summer CSA Shares are offered weekly from May through September (22 distributions). Three sizes of vegetable shares are available: Mini, Regular and Robust. Variety and bounty of seasonal vegetable offerings vary throughout the 22-week season. View the Vegetable Availability Chart to see what’s in season.
A Mini Share is designed to feed single adults or couples who eat out often. We suggest this size to first-time CSA members, as it is a good introduction to a CSA farm-share program and to new-to-you vegetables. This smallest share will contain a variety each week but is never intended to overwhelm your refrigerator. The Mini Share will not have the diversity or amount of any one item that a Regular Share contains. It does offer the same great benefits as larger shares, including the weekly newsletter, on-farm events and delivery of shares to convenient, neighborhood pickup locations.
A Regular Share is designed to feed two adults or a small household most of their weekly vegetable needs. At the beginning of the spring, quantities tend to be smaller, with a focus on salad greens, strawberries and spring veggies. Toward the middle of the summer, quantities can be bountiful with summer favorites like potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, and summer squash. By fall, the range of vegetables has changed yet again to greens, fall squashes, sweet potatoes, and root vegetables. These are gourmet-quality vegetables harvested at the peak of ripeness to ensure top flavor and superb nutritional benefit.
A Robust Share is designed to feed a larger family or strictly vegetarian household most of their weekly vegetable needs. This size contains the same diversity as a Regular Share but in larger amounts each week.
Some members decide to split a CSA share with a friend. Although we are unable to prepackage CSA shares to be split, you can divide up your CSA share however you’d like at pickup. For some, members alternate weeks. For others, the members pick up the share together and divide up what’s in the share.
Summer 2018 Pricing
Mini Vegetable Share $440
Regular Vegetable Share $650
Robust Vegetable Share $880
Seasonal Vegetable Share Examples
Fall CSA Vegetable Share
Fall CSA Shares are offered biweekly from October through December. Two sizes of vegetable shares are available: Mini and Regular. Our Fall CSA Shares are designed to provide enough food for two weeks. CSA members can also choose from the same add-ons as offered in the Summer CSA Share, except all add-ons are delivered with vegetable shares biweekly in the fall. (Read below for add-on share information.)
Seasonal vegetable offerings include lettuces, heavy greens, broccoli, cabbage, potatoes, winter squashes, root crops and more. Early Fall CSA Shares may also receive summer vegetables, such as tomatoes and peppers, until the first frost damages the plants growing in the field.
Fall 2018 Pricing
Mini Vegetable Share $240
Regular Vegetable Share $330
Winter CSA Vegetable Share
Winter CSA Shares offer fresh, organic produce every two weeks from mid-January to mid-March (5 distributions). One size of share is available. CSA members can also choose from the same add-ons as offered in the Summer CSA Share, except all add-ons are delivered with vegetable shares biweekly.
Shares include storage items, such as sweet potatoes, potatoes, winter squashes, dried beans and root crops. These are harvested at the peak of ripeness and kept in storage for winter distribution. In addition, shares will contain fresh green items from our unheated high tunnel. Our intent is to offer at least one fresh green—such as kale, Swiss chard or arugula—with each distribution. Extreme cold conditions or a lack of sunlight may mean you’ll have more greens in March to make up for fewer in January.
View the Vegetable Availability Chart to see what’s in season.