Farm Shares ExplainedNew to the concept of a farm share? Learn more about our approach at Joy of Organics.
What’s in a Share?
Shares including vegetables contain approximately 9 different items in each of the following categories:
- A leafy green (e.g.: spinach, kale, collards)
- A lettuce (e.g.: butter lettuce, romaine, red leaf)
- A root vegetable (e.g.: potato, rutabaga, beet, carrot)
- An onion (e.g.: leek, scallions, red onion)
Shares including fruit contain approximately 5 different items in each of the following categories:
- A staple (e.g.: bananas)
- A berry (e.g.: blueberries)
- A melon (e.g.: watermelon, honeydew)
- A ‘stone fruit’ (e.g.: nectarines, peaches)
Want a sneak peek?
We select a balanced variety from the crops ready for harvest at our farms, posting a preliminary list for members a week prior to pickup.
Why do you call it a 'share'?
We must have enough volume to order direct from farms. So we choose the order for our community and “share” it among everyone.
How much is in it?
A full share weighs between 20 – 30 pounds and will fill your fridge! A half share is the same variety, just less quantity.
How many people will it feed?
We recommend a full share for a small family up to 4 people. A half share works well for a single person or a couple.
How long will it last?
Most items in the share will last the full two weeks since they were harvested within a week of you receiving them.
What if I don't like something?
If you don’t like something in the preliminary list, let us know and we’ll do our best to make a substitution.