Farm Shares Explained

New 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.