2018 CSA Share Options
2018 Share Options
The summer share runs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for 22 weeks, from June 4 through November 2. The late fall share runs for 4 weeks on Mondays only November 5, 12, 19, and 26. Please print the CSA order form to purchase Summer Shares. For those joining the fall CSA, you may use PayPal or the printable form.
Large Summer Produce Share: The large share costs $650. This comes to around $3/lb. with an average 9-10 lbs. of produce per week. **Please see below for descending price if you join during the season. ** We welcome new shareholders anytime during the 22 week season, however with the weekly declining price, we no longer use PayPal for customers to pay for Summer Shares. Please print the form and mail in with your payment. Thank you!
Medium Summer Produce Share. The medium share costs $425. This comes to around $3.50/lb. with an average 5-6 lbs of produce per week. **Please see below for descending price if you join during the season.** We welcome new shareholders anytime during the 22 week season, however with the weekly declining price, we no longer use PayPal for customers to pay for Summer Shares. Please print the form and mail in with your payment. Thank you!
Descending Prices for Shares
Week 12, August 20
Large – $290 Medium – $205 Delivery – $20
Week 13, August 27
Large – $260 Medium – $185 Delivery – $18
Week 14, September 4
Large – $230 Medium – $165 Delivery – $16
Week 15, September 10
Large – $200 Medium – $145 Delivery – $14
Week 16, September 17
Large – $170 Medium – $125 Delivery – $12
Summer CSA at a monthly glance – Though every year turns out substantially different from the last, here is a good sketch of what you might find in your bag.
Crops in June might include beets, turnips, radishes, green onions, peas, head lettuce, Mesclun lettuce, rhubarb, chives, mint, cilantro, oregano, arugula, kohlrabi, dandelion greens, kale, Chinese cabbage, and strawberries.
June is the smallest month of the CSA.
July often brings green onions, head lettuce, peas, a variety of herbs, beans, beets, broccoli, garlic scapes, Swiss chard, collards, kale, summer squash, cucumbers, raspberries, and apples.
August should include basil, beans, chard, cucumbers, kale, head lettuce, parsley, summer squash, turnips, raspberries, and apples; new crops including tomatoes, carrots, garlic, potatoes, and peaches.
In September look forward to beans, beets, carrots, chard, cucumbers, garlic, tomatoes, kale, lettuce, summer squash, and parsley. New or returning crops are beets, celery, leeks, dandelions, onions, pears, peppers, peaches, potatoes, soybeans, broccoli, cilantro, spinach, and apples. September is the largest month of the CSA.
In October, shareholders will likely continue to receive apples, beets, carrots, tomatoes, turnips, chard, kale, leeks, onions, head lettuce, parsley, pears, peppers, potatoes, spinach, garlic, celery, collards, cilantro, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. New and returning crops might include arugula, bok choi, tatsoi, Chinese cabbage, and winter squash.
Fall Share at a Glance: These shares average around 9 lbs. per week and over the four week season include: beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cilantro, carrots, celery, garlic, chicory, kale, leeks, onions, parsley, potatoes, arugula, parsnip, head lettuce, Mesclun lettuce mix, chives, collards, dill, radishes/turnips and tomatoes.
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. 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 partners with HIP (Healthy Incentives Program), managed through the Department of Transitional Assistance. Program participants can pick up in Barre, Worcester, or Holden (St. Francis location on Wednesdays). HIP will partially match your CSA purchase with more dollars. Contact Julie: firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-355-2853 to sign up.
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 2018 CSA Order Form here.