Farm Shares Membership
Farm Shares *See below for info on half-season shares
In 2018, Winslow’s Farm is offering Farm Shares! We are excited to offer this Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) membership as it offers you a direct connection with your food, your farmers and your community.
The share includes 22 weeks of fresh, responsibly-grown produce picked at the peak of the season. Pick-up is market-style, which increases member choice, meaning you never ever have to take a bunch of beets if you don’t like them, or you can get a whole lot of tomatoes if you want to preserve them.
Members have the option to pick up their share on the farm or at our partner restaurant, Winslow’s Home. Members may choose either location each week; you don't have to commit to one or the other for the whole season. The on-farm pickup option gives members a chance to see the changing fields throughout the season, pick a few extra crops, see the animals, talk with the farmers and spend time under a big sky with no cell service.
One share is for one family unit for pick-up; if you plan on sharing the share with somebody else, it's up to you to administer the dividing and scheduling, and we ask that one party take the lead on communication with us. The share is a good fit for a couple that likes to cook or a family with kids. If you’re a distance runner eating Paleo (or a farmer!), you could eat the entire share yourself.
Members will also be invited to a pre-season potluck and mock pick-up in April on the farm to get to know each other, ask questions and see how the farm works.
How does pick-up work?
Each week, we will set out the harvest on tables with a board that lists that week's 'items' and how many you can take. For example, an 'item' might be 1lb of kale. A spring pick-up may have the options of: head lettuce(2), arugula(1/2lb--limit 2 units), scallion bunch, green garlic(2), radish bunch, carrots(1lb), bok choi, kale(1lb), strawberries(1 pint--limit 2 units), pea shoots, and eggs, with the option to take 8 items.
This week, you could choose to take: head lettuce(2), 2 lbs of carrots, eggs, 2 lbs of kale, a bunch of scallions, and a bunch of radishes.
Or, your share could look like: 2 units of arugula (1lb), 2 bunches of radishes, a bok choi, 1lb carrots, and 2 pints of strawberries.
Both of these add up to 8 items.
In the early summer a week might look like: cucumbers(3), zucchini(2), cherry tomatoes(1 pint), kale(1lb), red onion(1lb), green peppers(2), garlic(2), Chinese cabbage, carrots(1lb), fresh basil bunch, cantaloupe or green melon, sunflower shoots, and eggs, and that may be a Pick 11.
Full season Share Price
Member shares are $800 for the season. Each share is held with a non-refundable deposit of $150 that is due in full by 5/9. (We have moved the date back, but we may fill up before that date!)
All Winslow’s Farm shares come with a workshare opportunity. Our price includes a $50 discount in exchange for 4 hours of work on the farm during the growing season. This arrangements provides members first-hand experience on the farm and gives us a chance to meet and connect with you while working side by side.
Work days are Sundays from 8am-12pm and one Tuesday evening a month. There will also be some special project days announced as they come along, such as garlic harvesting, compost spreading and perennial weeding and mulching.
Members may choose to opt out of the work component and pay the extra $50. However, we would really like to work with you and are excited to offer this unique members-only opportunity!
new half-season share
We are excited to be adding more shares for the last half of the season! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in 11 weeks of produce for $400. This would mean you would start picking up July 29/30 depending on if you pick up on-farm (Sunday the 29th) or at Winslow's Home (Monday the 30th). We will give you more information about how to join from there. All the rest of the information above applies.