Some clarification on our veggie shares:
We offer three weekly share sizes for the summer season – a $20, $30 or $40 box (aka mini, small, and large!) – one for every kind of eater! For the season (22 weeks of pickups), this comes out to $440, $660 or $880 total. We say the mini share feeds one or two eaters, the small 1-3, and the large 2-4 – though of course this fluctuates based on your eating habits (i.e. how often you actually eat at home, and what you cook!), whether you’re feeding adults or children, what you choose to make up your weekly box, and more – and if you choose a share that’s too big or too small for you no worries – we’ll let you switch!
All 3 boxes include a $20 core share – this is the part where we tell you what to take, and it’s generally made up of 7-10 in-season fruits and veggies, harvested that morning from one of our growers here in the Kawarthas. This year we’ve added a gas fee of $1/week to help with rising transportation costs – so there’s an additional $22 on each of the above prices. New members also pay a $25 setup fee, which is one time only – returning members never pay this again!
Box contents are seasonal, made up of whatever’s ready to harvest in a given week. So spring = things like greens, peas, strawberries, rhubarb, garlic scapes, etc., summer = zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, raspberries etc., fall = squashes, potatoes, garlic, kale, peppers, etc.
The mini share ($20 box) is core only, but the small and large shares ($30 and $40 boxes) include weekly choice credits – so you get your core list, then you customize the rest of your share, using your credits to take more veg, meats, eggs, preserves – whatever you would eat! We feel that this choice portion makes for less waste, as you build your box based on what you would eat, while the core allows us to move what needs to be harvested and makes it so you have to try some things you might not pick out on your own. We’ve had great feedback on this system from both members and growers, and feel it’s the most beneficial for everyone involved! We set it all up market style so you’re choosing all your own produce, core and extras – so make sure you bring your bags!
And if you haven’t already noticed, this year we’re also teaming up with some other small producers to offer meat and egg shares, cracker and cookie shares, bread shares, mushroom shares and granola shares!