10/04/14/ We are very excited to offer you first access to our upcoming fall vegetable season through The Fruitful Field Garden Shares 2014-2015 program.
We have Sold Out of Full and Greens Shares. Email us if you wish to be on a waiting list for shares.
The Fruitful Field’s 2014-2015 Garden Share Program
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to get a bag of fresh, local produce every week? That’s what you get as a subscriber to our Buy-1, Give-1 Garden Share Program, a weekly “share” of fresh, local vegetables from The Fruitful Field grown only with organic fertilizers and pesticides. In turn, the same amount of produce goes to a local family in food need or a nearby food pantry. Not only do you get to increase your family’s vegetable and fruit consumption, but you get to be a part of providing local food pantries and families in need of better nutrition and produce options with fresh, high quality vegetables and fruits.
This program follows a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) system, in which subscriptions are purchased from a local grower. All subscribers to the program share in the risks and the benefits of growing produce. There may be weeks where you feel that you have more eggplant and radishes than you know what to do with or weeks where things look a little scarce. 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.
Growing Season Subscriptions:
This year our Garden Shares program will run for approximately 25 weeks of food production, from October 15 – April 18, give or take a week.
We are offering two great options this year:
|Greens Share||Full Garden Share|
|Produce||Average of 5 different greens||Greens, Vegetables, Fruit (Fruit as available)|
|Price||$100 per month over 7 months||$160 per month over 7 months|
|Donation to Reserve||$30||$50|
|Pickup||Weekly (except Christmas and New Year’s week- no pickups)||Weekly (except Christmas and New Year’s week- no pickups)|
|Times Available||Choice of Wednesday from 4:30-6:30PM or Saturday from 9:30-11:30AM (must pick one)||Choice of Wednesday from 4:30-6:30PM or Saturday from 9:30-11:30AM(must pick one)|
|Season Schedule||Oct 15 until April 18th (approximate)||Oct 15 until April 18th (approximate)|
This season we are encouraging you to enroll in our new automated payment system to make everyone’s life easier. If you choose not to enroll in the automated payment system, you will need to pay with check or cash for 2 months of produce at a time for convenience and efficiency.
- Alternating Shares: If you are interested in an alternating share, please identify who you alternate with and work out the details yourself. Both you and your alternate must keep the same pick-up day each week (ie always Wednesdays, or always Saturdays), as we need to keep harvest amounts consistent.
- 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 given to another family or local food pantry unless specific arrangements have been made. 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.
Questions? Please contact Maricarl@thefruitfulfield.org