23 weeks from June – November. Weekly distributions ran for 20 weeks and after the 20th week the shares switched to a bi-weekly distribution with the last share arriving on the Monday before Thanksgiving. Fresh produce the week of Thanksgiving?!? Yes, please!
The nonprofit that I work for puts a lot of effort into promoting an amazing office culture and one of the main (non-puppy related) perks is that our HR department sets aside a portion of their ‘wellness budget’ to help employees afford CSA shares. In 2015 we ordered 6 shares, 2 full and 4 half, and eight people participated. Our employer contribution covered roughly 25% of the total cost of each share; full shares went from $800 to $600 and half shares went from $450 to $325. If you and a few coworkers are interested in getting shares next year it doesn’t hurt to touch base with someone in your HR (or the appropriate) department to see if your organization would be interested in supporting their local community in this way. It can’t hurt to ask!
With my employer contribution the weekly price of shares came to $14.13 (half) or $26.09 (full) per week.
The farm we worked with is 63rd Street Farm. Amanda and the entire crew have been a pleasure to work with and we will continue to work with them in upcoming seasons. If you’re in the Boulder area and looking for a reasonably priced, all-inclusive (veggies, eggs, poultry, pork, lamb, beef, wine, milk, coffee) CSA, I highly recommend checking out 63rd Street Farm!
Below is a compilation of what a half-share looked like over the course of the 2015 season (minus weeks 10 & 16 when I was out of town).
Lettuce, Braising Mix, Radishes, Baby Carrots, Sage, Basil Plant
Salad Mix, Sugar Snap Peas, Garlic Scapes, Beets
Salad mix, Swiss chard, Baby beets, Radishes, Sugar snap peas, and Garlic scapes.
Head Lettuce, Sugar Snap Peas, Mint, Swiss Chard, Garlic Scapes
Rainbow Chard, Head Lettuce, Turnips, Beets, Cilantro, Basil, Fava Beans, and Sugar Snap Peas
Arugula, Rainbow Chard, Turnips, Dill, Fava Beans and Scallions
Beets, Summer Squash, Cilantro, Arugula, Rainbow Chard, Potatoes, Garlic & Basil
Eggplant, Carrots, Tri-Colored Beans, Cilantro, Bok Choy, , Head Lettuce, Turnips, Summer Squash, Jalapeño, Basil
Beets, Tri-Colored Beans, Head Lettuce, Potatoes, Eggplant, Basil
Jalapeno, Leeks, Basil, Beets (x2), Rainbow Chard, Tomatoes, Garlic, Eggplant
Parsley, Tomatoes, Swiss Chard, more Tomatoes, Beets, assorted Peppers, Zucchini, Eggplant
Tomatoes, Arugula, Leek, Lettuce, Parsley, Carrots, assorted Peppers, Garlic, Yardlong Beans.
Beets, Tomatoes, Bok Choy, Lettuce, assorted Peppers, Eggplant, Yardlong Beans.
Arugula, Nappa Cabbage, Tomatoes, Beets, Eggplant, assorted Peppers, Parsley, Green Beans.
Leeks, Swiss Chard, Head Lettuce, Parsley, Braising Mix, Tomatoes, Carrots, Green Beans, Sweet Peppers, Cucumber.
I couldn’t resist making a veggie rainbow! Tomatoes, assorted Peppers, Carrots, Head Lettuce, Lettuce Mix, Parsley, Eggplant, Radishes.
Assorted Peppers, Green Tomatoes, Turnips, Radishes, Parsley. Not pictured: 1/2 Head Nappa Cabbage, Lettuce Mix.
Green onion tops, Carrots, Chard, Braising Mix, Delicata Squash, Tomato, Piquillo Peppers (i think?), Jalapeños, Radishes
Celery, Kale, Turnips, Garlic, Onions, Potatoes, Parsnips
Kale, Spinach, Butternut Squash, Rutabaga, Brussels Sprouts, Turnips, Garlic.
Carrots, Garlic, Butternut Squash, Onions, Cabbage, Lettuce Mix, Beets, Turnips, Potatoes