2017 CSA Share Options
2017 Share Options
The summer share runs for 22 weeks, from June 5 through November 3 with pick ups in Barre, Holden, and Worcester.
The late fall share runs for 4 weeks on Mondays only November 6, 13, 20, and 27.
Large Summer Produce Share: The large share costs $650. This comes to about $3/lb. with an average 10 lbs. of produce per week. The deposit is $250, with additional payments of $200 on April 15th and May 15th.
Medium Summer Produce Share. The medium share costs $425. This comes to $3.22/lb. with an average 6 lbs of produce per week; total 132 lbs. The deposit is $225 with the remaining $200 due on May 15th.
Summer CSA at a monthly glance – Though every year remains substantially different from the last, here is a good sketch of what you might find in your bag.
Crops in June can include beets, turnips, radishes, green onions, peas, head lettuce, rhubarb, chives, mint, cilantro, oregano, arugula, kohlrabi, dandelion greens Asian greens, and strawberries. June is the smallest month of the CSA.
July often brings– green onions, head lettuce, peas, a variety of herbs (basil), and also beans, broccoli, Swiss chard, collards, kale, summer squash, and cucumbers, raspberries, apples and plums.
August should include basil, beans, chard, cucumbers, kale, head lettuce, parsley, summer squash, turnips, raspberries, apples, and plums; new crops including tomatoes, carrots, garlic, potatoes and peaches.
In September look forward to apples, beans, carrots, chard, cucumbers, garlic, tomatoes, kale, lettuce, summer squash, and parsley. New or returning crops are beets, celery, leeks, onions, pears, peppers, soybeans, broccoli, spinach and apples. September is the largest month of the CSA.
October Shareholders will hopefully continue to receive apples, beets, carrots chard, kale, leeks, onions, head lettuce, parsley, pears, peppers, spinach, and broccoli. New and returning crops include arugula, bok choi, tatsoi, Chinese cabbage, and winter squash.
Fall Share at a Glance: This share was reinstituted in 2016 after a hiatus of a few years. It averaged 7 lbs. per week and over the four week season included: beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cilantro, Chinese cabbage, garlic endive, kale, leeks, onions, parsley, potatoes, winter squash, arugula, daikon and cabbage.
Creating a payment plan
If the above payment plan creates a hardship, please contact us to create an individualized plan, understanding that we cannot provide food that has not yet been paid for.
Paying with a Credit Card
This year we will accept credit cards, but since this is not a normal part of our operation, we will charge a convenience fee, if you choose this option which utilizes PayPal. Credit card prices are as follows: Summer Large: $670; Summer Medium: $440; Fall Share: $125.
Special Payments for the CSA can be made using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. We are part of a special program working with the Department of Transitional Assistance whereby you can not only set up your SNAP payments for automatic deduction once per month but additionally participate in the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) and get extra benefits to use for fruit and vegetable purchases. Please contact us.
Pick-up days in 2017 are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for summer shares and Monday only for late fall shares.
Pick-up Locations and Times
Besides offering pick up in Barre, we deliver shares to two locations in Holden and one in Worcester Learn more about these deliveries and pick-up locations here.
We can always use your donations of
- grocery-sized paper and plastic bags
- dozen-sized egg cartons
You can find the Many Hands 2017 CSA Order Form here.