McLaughlin Grows Urban Farm 2017 CSA Program

Due to high demand we only have Green and autumn shares left for 2017.

Get yours now whilst shares last!

What Will I Get?

2017 will include multiple types of shares. Read through the descriptions below to find the perfect sized share for you!

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Full Weekly Share

Each Full Weekly Share (equivalent to full grocery bag or more) consists of freshly harvested, superbly cleaned, organic vegetables. We have found that one Full Weekly Share is ideal for a family of three or four who expect to eat a lot of vegetables, or a larger family with an average amount of vegetables in their diet. If you are concerned about being able to consume a full share of vegetables each week, consider finding someone to split with: sharing is encouraged!

Possible seasonal vegetables offered will include a bounty of assorted mature and baby kale, lettuces, salad mixes, Swiss chard, mustard greens, spinach, heirloom tomatoes, root vegetables, summer and winter squashes, onions, leeks, cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, assorted beans, snap peas, bell and hot peppers, a variety of herbs and more!

Every-Other-Week Share

The same size as the Full Weekly Share, but picked up half as often….every-other week! This share was designed for smaller families or individuals who may not be able to utilize the full-sized share. The key to using this share affectively is to use the produce that will wilt or spoil quickest first (such as lettuce or spinach), saving hearty vegetables (such as potatoes or collards) for later use.

Possible seasonal vegetables offered will include a bounty of assorted mature and baby kale, lettuces, salad mixes, Swiss chard, mustard greens, spinach, heirloom tomatoes, root vegetables, summer and winter squashes, onions, leeks, cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, assorted beans, snap peas, bell and hot peppers, a variety of herbs and more!

Salad Share (Spring)

Available for four weeks in the spring, this share consists of enough assorted fresh greens to make several large salads for each week distributed!

Greens Share

Available for eight weeks in the late autumn, this share consists two or three heavier variety greens such as (but not limited to) kale, cabbage and collards, to cook and use for several hearty side or main dishes each week distributed!

Is What’s Listed What I Will Receive?

What grows on McLaughlin Grows Urban Farm is at the mercy of the weather and pests. While we can manage most pests, weather is another matter. The produce distributed will be determined by what grows on the farm and may differ somewhat from what is listed. Harvest and subsequently what is included in the shares is dependent upon what is available.

Share Delivery Service

For an additional fee, your share will be dropped off AT YOUR HOME on pick-up day! This service is available for Full Weekly Share ($50), Every-Other-Week Share ($25), and the Greens Share ($20). To preserve the freshness of the produce, delivery is not available for the salad shares and they MUST BE PICKED UP.

What Else is New This Year?

New “Market-Style” Pick Up Days!!! **

We are adopting a new format for the FULL SHARE and EVERY-OTHER-WEEK SHARE. When you come in to pick up your CSA share, the produce will be in baskets or bins. The “MENU”, or amounts available to each shareholder will be prominently displayed. Each shareholder will sign in, then proceed to fill their market bags with produce, according to the menu. For example, the menu may say “4 pounds of greens, 4 summer squash, 2 eggplant, and 6 onions”. With this you could take 4 pounds of all one type green or mix it up and combine several types to total the 4 pounds! Moving on to the summer squash, you see both zucchini and yellow crooked neck…take a total of any four you wish! Don’t worry…if this is a bit confusing we will walk you through the process each pick up day until you feel confident!

**Market-Style is not available for those choosing the delivery option. Those choosing to have their share delivered will have a variety of all produce being offered prepackaged and delivered to their door. 

“Leave One/Take One” Table

Don’t care for eggplant? There will be a special table to “leave one/take one”. You can leave that eggplant on the table and grab the onions someone else put there to replace it!