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Powisset Farm - What is a Share?

T.Kates

What exactly is a share at Powisset Farm?

 A share of Powisset Farm is:

  • One produce pick-up each week for 19–20 weeks (June-October)
  • Enough food to feed a family of four or two people who do a good amount of cooking-(one to two grocery bags full of produce each week)
  • Pick-your-own crops for about 17 weeks of the season, including flowers, herbs and berries.
  • A weekly blog providing you information about that week's share, the fields, produce, farm crew, and your farm community.
  • Opportunities to volunteer on the farm, participate in farm events and workshops, and get to know the wonderful community of people that are connected to Powisset farm.
  • Access to a recipe blog to help you better use your share.
  • Access to value added products such as grass-fed beef, Powisset-raised pork, eggs, honey, jam and more.

How much food can I expect?
Here at Powisset Farm our CSA share is designed to feed a family of four, or two adults who cook frequently.  We provide anywhere from 8-15 items in the share each week up at the distribution barn, and another 3 – 6 vegetables out in the pick-your-own field.  We also offer herbs and flowers as part of your share, beginning in July. Members will often take home one bag of produce at the beginning of the season, and leave with four bags of produce in the height of the season, (August – October).

We try to provide you with a wide variety of produce each week, ranging from popular staples, like lettuce and carrots, to more obscure vegetables like Romanesco broccoli and kohlrabi.  We grow over 65 different vegetables, and over 200 varieties of those crops. 

Each week there is a detailed list of what is in each share up at the distribution barn.  There is also a member of the farm staff on hand to facilitate the pick-up process and talk with our members about their share.

Pick-Your-Own
Here at Powisset Farm we have CSA members participate in a pick-your-own component. Although most crops have been picked for you, many are only available in our pick-your-own fields. Cherry tomatoes, peas, beans, strawberries, flowers and herbs are all a part of our Pick-your-own crops. We encourage our members to get out into the fields and experience a bit of the harvest for themselves.  We provide signs and instructions for what to pick, how to pick, and how much to take each week.

Powisset Farm Crops
Arugula, Basil, Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Cilantro, Collards, Cucumbers, Dill, Eggplant, Fava beans, Fennel, Garlic, Greens, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Muskmelons, Onions, Parsley, Parsnips, Peas, Bell peppers, Hot peppers, Sweet Peppers, Potato, Sweet Potato, Radishes, Rutabaga, Scallions, Shallots, Spinach, Summer Squash, Winter Squash, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes (slicing, paste, and cherry), Tomatillo, Salad turnips, Turnips, Watermelon, Strawberries, Popcorn

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