Summer CSA pickup at ICF
Summer CSA pickup at ICF

Intervale Community Farm offers three sizes of summer CSA shares:  small, medium, and large.

What Size Share is Right for You?

While your particular diet, household size, and budget are the primary factors that should guide your choice of CSA share, here are a few things to consider in choosing a share.

  • A Large Share is about twice the volume of a Small Share, with the Medium about 1.5 times a Small Share.
  • About 70% of our CSA members opt for a Small Share
  • Very early and late in the season produce volume is lower than the remainder of the season.
  • You can shift larger or smaller to a different share size during the season and we can pro-rate your share accordingly.
  • Some crops are available as pick-your-own; you can opt not to harvest them if you don’t want the food.

 

Some Typical Weekly Share Examples:

 
Peas

Small Share, Late June

One head of lettuce, 1/2 lb mixed salad greens, 1.5 lbs of cooking greens (choice of broccoli, chard, collards, kale, raab, spinach), 2 zucchini or summer squash, 1 bunch of pearl onions.  Pick-your-own crops:  1 quart strawberries, 1 bunch of cilantro, scallions, and dill, 1 quart of snap peas, 10 stems of cut flowers.

Small Share, Early AugustRed flower

1/2 lb of mixed salad greens, 4 slicing tomatoes, 4 ears of sweet corn, 1 cantaloupe or watermelon, 4 lbs. of mixed root vegetables (carrots, potatoes, onions, beets), 1 lb of cooking greens (cabbage, chard, collards, kale, raab), 4 zucchini, summer squash and/or cucumbers.  Pick-your-own crops:  1 quart of cherry tomatoes, 30 stems of cut flowers, unlimited green beans, unlimited basil, 1 bunch of cilantro, dill, scallions, and parsley, 3 hot peppers.

Small Share, Early October

Turnip1/2 lb mixed salad greens, 1 head of lettuce, 1 slicing tomato, 2 lbs. cooking greens (choice of broccoli, cabbage, chard, collards, kale, raab, spinach), 5 lbs. mixed root vegetables (carrots, potatoes, onions, beets, celeriac, rutabaga, turnips, daikon), 1 winter squash (delicata, acorn, butternut).  Pick-your-own crops: 1/2 pint raspberries, 1 bunch cilantro, dill, parsley, scallions, 6 cut flowers.

While no year is quite like the other, these are reasonable approximations of what our CSA shares provide.  Medium share and Large shares are proportionately larger.

Questions?  Email our Member Services Coordinator Kathie Sullivan at kathie@intervalecommunityfarm.com or call at 802.658.2919 x1.

Ready to join?  Head to our Signup Forms.