Sample Shares Summer 2012:
June: 1 piece LeRaysville cheddar or pepperjack cheese • Choice of 1 dairy item • 2 lb. Red Potatoes • 2 zucchini or yellow squash • 1 pint blueberries • 6 fancy pickling cucumbers • 1 bunch collard greens • 1 quart sour cherries • 1 bag Asian salad blend • 1 bunch dill
July: 1 tub of shellbark chevre (soft goat cheese) • Choice of 1 dairy item • 4 ears sweet corn • 1 cantaloupe • 2 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes • 2 green bell peppers • 1 lb. candy onions • 4 peaches • 1 lb. Methley plums • 4 zucchini • 1 bunch basil
August: 1 piece of Birchrun Blue cheese (A National award winner!) • Choice of 1 dairy item • 1 half pint no-spray raspberries • 2 lbs. heirloom tomatoes • 2 lbs. Yellow peaches • 1 black eggplant • 1 box organic spring mix • 2 lbs. red or yellow onions • 1.5 lbs potatoes • 1 bunch parsley
September: 1 tub Shellbark Hollow Farm chevre spread • Choice of 1 dairy item • seeded watermelon • 1 winter squash • 2 lbs. Smokehouse apples • 1 bunch gold or Chioggia beets • 2 red OR green peppers • 1 eggplant • 1 lb. green beans • 1 head butterhead lettuce
October: 1 piece of Valley Shepherd Creamery Tewksbury cheese • Choice of 1 dairy item • 1 butternut or spaghetti squash • 2 heads baby cauliflower • 2 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes • 5 Braeburn apples • 1 lb. Hosui Asian pears • 1 bag pole lima beans • 1 head organic Chinese cabbage • 1 head red leaf lettuce
November: 1 cheese of your choice • Choice of 1 dairy item • 22 oz bottle of Harvest from the Hood local Beer OR apple cider half gallon • 2 lbs potatoes: Kennebec, Red Norland, or Eva • 2 lbs apples: Mutsu, Braeburn, or Nittany • 1 bunch carrots • 3 heads baby bok choy • 8 oz crimini mushrooms • 1 head of lettuce • 1 head escarole • 1 bunch rosemary
What Has Changed Since Last Year?
• We have an online management portal making it easier to pay with a credit card, track your balance, and select your preferences and vacation weeks.
• Cheese will not be included in every single share, it will be in 1/3 of the shares this year. Cheese prices, as with so many products, have increased. We’d rather have the flexibility to provide more veggies and fruit, and better portions, adding cheese when we find good value or a particularly fabulous selection. We want to focus our attention on sourcing the best variety of sustainably produced fruits and vegetables, as these items are truly a reflection of eating locally. When cheese is included in the share, the vegan shares and lactose-free members will have tofu, hummus and seitan options as alternatives. Fear not, cheese lovers: we will often offer featured cheeses to CSA members at special prices during pickups.
• We are not using Greensgrow Bucks this year. We felt funny about forcing people to stand in line to buy something, and with our satellite pickups growing, it’s not fair to folks who live far away from the farm. An extra produce item will replace Greensgrow Bucks in value in the share.
This year our low income CSA, the SNAP Box program, recruited 75 households to use their food stamp payments for subsidized weekly produce baskets. Each week SNAP members received information on how to make the most of their share, including recipes, nutrition, preparation and storage tips. Your commitment to our annual appeal will allow us to continue to grow this program with proper educational materials, knowledgeable staff and quality local produce. Consider the impact your giving dollars can have.