2019 CSA Share Options
2019 CSA Share Options
The Summer Share runs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for 22 weeks, from June 3 through November 1. The Fall Share runs for 4 weeks on Mondays only November 4, 11, 18, and 25. To purchase Summer and Fall Shares, 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. In 2018, the weekly average was 12.30 lbs. Payments can be made in installments: $250 deposit; $200 due April 15, $200 due May 15.
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. In 2018, the weekly average was 7.43 lbs. Payments can be made in installments: $225 deposit; $200 due May 15.
Fall Share: The Fall share costs $120 for 4 weeks of produce. Weekly averages are between 8-11 lbs. depending on the season.
Pick-up days in 2019 are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for Summer Shares and Monday only for 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.
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 beans, beets, broccoli, green onions, head lettuce, peas, a variety of herbs, garlic scapes, Swiss chard, collards, kale, summer squash, cucumbers, raspberries, and apples.
August might 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, parsley, and other herbs. New or returning crops are celery, leeks, dandelions, onions, pears, peppers, peaches, potatoes, soybeans, broccoli, and cilantro.
September is the largest month of the CSA.
In October, shareholders will likely continue to receive beets, carrots, tomatoes, turnips, chard, kale, leeks, onions, head lettuce, parsley, pears, peppers, potatoes, garlic, celery, collards, cilantro, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. New and returning crops might include arugula, bok choi, tatsoi, kohlabi, Chinese cabbage, and winter squash.
Fall Share at a Glance: Over the four week season these shares might include: beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cilantro, carrots, celery, garlic, chicory, kale, leeks, onions, parsley, potatoes, arugula, parsnip, head lettuce, mesclun lettuce mix, kohlrabi, collards, dill, radishes, and turnips.
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
We 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.
With Delivery to Holden or Worcester: Summer Large: $714; Summer Medium: $484; Fall Share: $133.
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.
We can always use your donations of
- grocery-sized paper and plastic bags
- dozen-sized egg cartons, cardboard only
You can find the Many Hands 2019 CSA Order Form here.