2018 U-Pick CSA Shares
How U Pick: For 12 weeks at only $17/week you’ll enjoy harvesting your very own share of the freshest possible vegetables while getting outside, getting dirty, and getting involved in our community. We’ll grow a selection of tried-and-true summer favorites like squash, cucumbers, carrots, lettuce, and tomatoes, and you’ll also pick unique varieties of veggies like peppers, eggplants, and tomatillos. Each share will include fresh herbs and flowers.
Each week you'll receive an email newsletter, letting you know what you can expect to pick along with helpful tips and recipes to help you plan your shopping and cooking.
This is not intended to be a full-sized CSA share that would replace your food shopping completely, however our members usually find that they get plenty of vegetable goodness at a very affordable price. There's no obligation to pick everything on the list and when you harvest for yourself--you never end up with veggies you don't want! Worried about missing out on weeks when you’re out of town? Just let us know ahead of time, and send a friend to pick up your share.
But those aren't the only benefits of being a U-Pick Member. Most of us truly treasure our time at the farm each week. It’s a time to get outside, enjoy the farm that we’re so lucky to have available to us, and connect with our food and each other.
In case you’re still on the fence, here are some comments left on our annual survey about what our UPickers enjoyed most in 2017!
'engaging with the farm, other UPickers, my own kids - the community feeling it created' 'being in the gardens, excitement about what was grown and ready to harvest''learning about how different veggies grow and being able to pick just the right amount of food for what I could consume in a week's time' 'the smell of picking the cherry tomatoes' 'welcoming, knowledgable staff' 'everything- I loved it!'
Dates: U-Pick will run for 12 weeks this summer from June 20th to September 8th. You may choose to harvest your share on Wednesday afternoons from 3-6pm or on Saturdaymornings from 9am-12pm.
Cost: $210/share, payable either on our online storefront or by mailing a check to PO Box 148, Beacon NY 12508. We DO accept SNAP/EBT on a monthly OR weekly payment plan - just email email@example.com!
New this year: Work Share Option! Help out on the farm 3 hours per week in exchange for your share. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to fill out a work share application.