Veggie SHARE

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produce basket
WHAT VEGGIES CAN YOU EXPECT?

We aren’t just a tomato and green bean garden–we LOVE variety and trying new things!

The average Veggie Share profile is 7-9 items each week, most items no more than twice.  The Extra’s Table at Thursday Pick Up will provide extra cucumbers, zucchini and summer squash, tomatoes, and peppers if available. I call the Extra’s Table the equalizer! Add in those items you would regularly have in your own garden or add more volume for those times you have company or special needs. We ask on the EXTRA’s that you don’t take more than a couple of items of each. (If you are canning tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, making sauerkraut, or freezing cauliflower or broccoli, pre-order a Canner’s Share of those items in May.)

This is a listing of what we have planted in the garden in the past for the Shares:

  • Cucumbers – four varieties during the season
  • Carrots- Early Nantes and the fall Cosmic Purple
  • Radishes, including Watermelon radishes and Daikons, Black Spanish
  • Salad Turnips–Hakurei, and the larger Scarlet Queen
  • Red Beets
  • Broccoli (full head and side production)
  • Cauliflower – 2 to 3 heads in spring or fall
  • Onions – four varieties
  • Summer Squash- Zucchini and Yellow, also Costa Romanesco and Zephyr (yellow with green tip)
  • Tomatoes- slicers, paste, cherries, and Heirloom
  • Specialty Peppers- hot and not-
  • Bell Peppers- green, yellow, and orange varieties
  • Snack Peppers- YUM YUM’s!
  • Cabbage- early green and red….last year a flat fall variety, too
  • Celery and Celeriac
  • Sweet Corn–if we can keep the deer out of it! (Purchased some last year from Anderson’s!)
  • Winter Squash- Spaghetti, Kabocha, Hubbard, Hidatsa-Native American, Butternut, Buttercup, and Acorns
  • Cantaloupes/melons (LOTS…The Farmer LOVES growing these!)
  • Watermelons – mini-seedless but some Heirloom varieties, too
  • Potatoes- three varieties, including fingerlings
  • Gift Pumpkin in the Fall   🙂

This is a listing of the items sold in The Store from our garden when available:

  • Salanova and other lettuce
  • Kale and Swiss Chard
  • Bok Choi- limited to early spring
  • Mini-Head Broccoli bundles (Broccolini- Sweet Galion X variety)
  • Romanesco (Green Geometric heads) or other Specialty Cauliflowers
  • Eggplant, including 1/2# of Mini-Eggplant mix
  • Artisan Cherry Tomato- in the clamshell
  • Possibly Yellow Cherry and Grape Tomato- in the clamshell
  • 2 Heirloom Mixes (Beefy and Saladette)- 5# box
  • Kohlrabi
  • Green Beans and Dragon’s Tongue
  • Scallions, maybe some Leeks….tried them last year to medium success
  • Cantaloupe, Honey Dew, and French Charantais
  • Mini-Watermelons (seedless) and Heirloom Sweet Crimson type

 

Remember:

The SHARE’s are lighter in the early summer and heavier as the season progresses. The weather and other factors can affect the yields and crop availability, and crop failure is never out of the question as a farmer. If the season should be a short one with a frost the second week in September, we assure you will still have plenty of veggies. 🙂

 

(updated 3/7/2018)

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jodi Bennett on March 14, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Hi guys!
    Just reading through everything and printing it so Marc will read it tonight. Was wondering, if we did the Half Share (there’s only three of us, Full share looks like overwhelming quantity for us) do we still get everything listed just in smaller quantity? And will the take and share still apply?
    Jodi Bennett

    Reply

    • Yes to same veggies, half quantity…HALF SHARE is $50 more because of additional handling. If by ‘take and share’ you mean can you share your share, the answer is YES!, it is your share and you can share and split it in any way you chose. That said–our agreement is with YOU–you would be the member (shareholder), the one promising to pay and pickup at the designated time, and the one “sharing the risk” and the rewards, too.

      Reply

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