GARDEN SHARES

 

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Update 8/10/16

This fall all the favorites are back– Tuscan Kale, Tomatoes, Arugula, Beets, Turnips, Baby Eggplants and many more.  Past year subscribers begin sign ups  on August 24th and then on August 31st we open the gates for new subscribers!

We have 3 levels of Subscription– Full Shares, Half Shares and Greens Shares.  All our vegetables and fruit are grown on our Garden-Farm location in Pompano Beach using organic methods.  In addition to delicious veggies, your CSA subscription supports our vegetable & fruit donations to food pantries and soup kitchens as well as helps our GrowCity teens learn work and life skills!

 

 

Information From our Previous Season (2015-2016)

Buy/Give Garden Share Program

As a subscriber to our Buy-Give Garden Share Program, you’ll receive a weekly “share” of fresh, local vegetables and greens from The Fruitful Field, grown using organic methods. And when you Buy, you Give fresh, local vegetables and greens to a local family in need, an area food pantry, or a soup kitchen.

This year when you Buy a share, you also Give local youth first-job skills too! Our new paid-youth intern program “Grow City” provides valuable vocational and leadership skills to local teens working at The Fruitful Field. See the website for details on Grow City.

This program follows a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) system, in which subscriptions are purchased from a local farmer — in this case, TFF. All subscribers to the program share in the risks and the benefits of growing produce. This is a seasonal produce program, meaning that different fruits and vegetables will only be available at different points in the season. Part of the fun of this program is trying new vegetables and fruits, discovering new ways to cook them, and sharing in your triumphs and failures with your farmer and your fellow subscribers.

CSA Share Options

Full Garden Share

Full Garden Share subscribers receive a variety of seasonal greens, vegetables, herbs, and (very occasionally) fruits. This varies throughout the growing season, and will each week include several bunches of greens (as examples, arugula, kale, and bok choi) and several vegetables (for example sungold tomatoes, mixed peppers, carrots, and green beans) and a few small bunches of herbs (for example, basil, garlic chives, and parsley).

 

Greens Share

Greens Share subscribers receive five good-sized bundles of different greens weekly, one for each day of the week. Varieties will vary throughout the growing season. As an example, that might include arugula, mustard greens, swiss chard, dino kale, and collards.

 

Garden Share Sampler (a.k.a. Half Share)

This unique version of our popular Full Garden Share includes smaller quantities of our seasonal greens and vegetables, intended for one or two people to enjoy during the week. Vegetables, greens, and herbs will vary throughout the growing season, and will not be identical to the Full Garden Share. For example, a Share Sampler may include ‘Dino’ kale, arugula, Sungold cherry tomatoes, and carrots, with a basil bunch (two greens and three veggies or three greens and two veggies).

 

Questions?   Contact Tracy

Tracy Dillon / Garden Farm Manager

 

Other Details:

  • Alternating Shares:  If you are interested in an alternating share, please identify who you will alternate with and work out the details yourself. Both you and your alternate must keep the same pick-up day each week (i.e., always Wednesdays, or always Saturdays), as we need to keep harvest amounts consistent. You should arrange billing details between yourselves, and decide who will be billed for the share.
  • Forfeiting:  If your bag of produce is not picked up by the determined end of pick up time (6:30PM for Wednesdays or 11:30AM for Saturdays), it will be donated to a family in the community or to a local food pantry. We prefer to give your bag to you as the Subscriber. There are no refunds for donations already made to the program.
  • Stopping the Program:  The program can be ended by either the Subscriber or The Fruitful Field at any time. If you choose to stop, please coordinate it with the end of a billing cycle as we cannot provide refunds.
  • Tax-benefit: Payments are considered a donation; one-half of the amount is the value of goods received and not deductible. The other half, “the Give,” is tax-deductible. Check with your tax professional to properly use this.

 

Questions?   Contact Tracy

Tracy Dillon / Garden Farm Manager

 

 

The Fruitful Field CSA Program from Fruitful Field on Vimeo.

Note this Video is from 2014 with our original Garden Farm Manager Mari Carl Duffer