Farm Share Frequently Asked Questions
What is a share?
A share is a portion of our produce. Each week we will harvest fresh produce for your share. Each weekly harvest will depend on harvest availability. We have two share options:
-Family Share- $24.95 per week when paid in advance A half share is great for families of 3-6 people. You will get around 8-13 varieties of produce each week. The half share is great for people who want to try out a CSA. Here are a few samples of shares
Spring: 1 asparagus, 2 greenhouse tomatoes, 1 romaine lettuce, 1 bunch beets, 1 potted herb, 1 radish, 1 swiss chard, 1 kale, 1 mint, 1 parsley, 1 endive, 1 qt strawberries, 1 bok choy
Summer: 1 lettuce, 2 beefsteak tomatoes, 1 head of broccoli, 1 qt string beans, 2 bell peppers, 1 kale, 1 pint blueberries, 1 qt potatoes, 1 cantaloupe or sugar baby, 5 peaches or nectarines, 6 ears of corn, 2 cucumbers, 1 12 oz. jar of jelly
Fall: 5 apples, 2 zucchini, 1 acorn/spaghetti/butternut squash, 1 broccoli, 1 purple kale, 1 bunch fresh carrots, 2 sweet potatoes, 1 half gallon Melick's apple cider, 5 pears, 1 pint Brussels sprouts
-Single Share: The personal share is great for couples or individuals. You will get 5-8 varieties of produce weekly. Here are a few seasonal examples of 2014 shares:
Spring: 1 asparagus, 1 greenhouse tomato, 1 romaine lettuce, 1 bunch beets, 1 radish, 1 parsley, 1 pint strawberries, 1 12 oz. jar of local honey
Summer: 1 lettuce, 2 beefsteak tomatoes, 1 broccoli, 2 bell peppers, 1 kale, 3 corn, 5 peaches or nectarines, 1 12 oz jar of jelly
Fall: 5 apples, 1 acorn/spaghetti/butternut squash, 1 cauliflower, 2 sweet potatoes, 1 half gallon cider, 1 bunch fresh carrots,
How long is the season?
The season is 18 weeks long, from June 21-October 17.
What happens if I miss a pick up day?
Each member will have the opportunity to take store credit for one vacation week. After using one week, If a pick up is missed you can offer to have a friend pick up your share, or pick up the following day.
Can I choose what I get?
Each week’s share will depend on what is in season and ready for harvest, you will receive an email at the start of each week telling you what is in your share for the week.
You will arrive at the farm stand on pick up day and bring your box and get a copy of the weekly list, you will pick your products out to fill your box. If there are items in the share you don't want, you can substitute, using our sharing table. The sharing table allows you to put 1 item in exchange for another item, it must be traded on a 1:1 ratio, of products of equal value.
One of our farmstand associates will check your box for accuracy before you leave.
When and where do I pick up my share?
Pick up is Wednesdays at the Lindeken Farmstand on Route 15 and Berkshire Valley Road from 2-6:30 PM.
How do I join?
How do I pay?
There are TWO payment options for you to choose:
1.Pay in full upon enrollment. --- you will be able to pay online via credit card, send us a check, or visit the stand when we open in May to make a cash payment.
2. Two Part Payment System: You will pay the first half when you sign up and pay the second half on June 1st.
Additional Bonus Benefits for Members:
Each member will get a weekly newsletter with updates on what is happening on the farm including updates on produce harvest schedule. The newsletter will include nutritional information and recipes for you to use and enjoy your produce.
A 10% discount is available to CSA members on any additional purchases made during pick up day (excluding meat and dairy).