Veggie Shares (formerly known as Small Veggie Shares): ($480/24 week season) ($330/15 week Vacationer’s Share)
Typically include 8-11 different items and are suited for a one-or-two person households, or those who don’t eat at home much. The majority of our members choose this share as it allows participation without being overwhelmed. Please note that each week the Large Shares receive an item or 2 that these shares do not. Other than that, this share is 1/2 the size of our Large Veggie Shares.
LARGE Veggie Shares: ($720/24 week season) ($465/15 week Vacationer’s Share)
Fantastic deal as it’s over twice the size of our regular shares. Large Veggie shares typically include 10-14 different items each week, which is enough for a family of four, or a vegetarian couple. Members who choose this share do so because of the additional items included weekly and/or and because the amounts of each veggie distributed, are larger. We even have some couples/families partner with another couple/family to get the most bang for their buck.
The "skinny" between veggie sizes?
So with the Large Share, you will receive everything the farm sends and in larger amounts. If you opt for our regular/smaller Veggie share, each week you will receive 1/2 the amount of most weighed produce and then offered choices between 2 items. Say for example the farmer sends both Arugula and Spinach bunches. If the bunches are large, we may divide both and give you 1/2 of each. But if the bunches are smaller, we may offer you a choice between the “whole” bunch of Arugula or the “whole” bunch of Spinach. If you are new to our CSA, the best way to decide is to peruse our Weekly Produce Photo page and see for yourself the differences in size and quantity.
Know that no matter which Veggie size you opt in for, there is always an exchange bin set out at collection for all members to help further customize their shares. With the exchange bin, any member may place an unwanted item(s) inside the bin and exchange for something else (of equal value) that a previous member has left.
Between our Veggie Share size options, our Optional Share options, our distribution options and our scheduling options, we at Cream of the Crop offer you the most customized CSA experience you could find.
Our experience has proven that the Small Share members like the opportunity to better personalize their distribution while the Large Share members are happy too, because they go home with some of everything!
Sharing/splitting a Veggie Share with a partner:
You can always partner up with a friend to share/split either a Large or Small Share and set it up however you want, but you must work out the pick up and payment details between yourselves. Meaning, you can choose to come to the site together and divide the Veggie share, or you can alter weeks of picking up. You can even have one partner come early and collect the entire share, divide into 2 and then put aside the other 1/2 in a labeled box/bag for their partner to pick up later that evening. WHAT YOU CAN’T DO is come, collect 1/2 your share and expect that the other member can come and walk through to collect their 1/2. Unfortunately, we can’t accommodate that.
If you would like to split a share and don’t yet have a partner, contact email@example.com. Chances are we have someone else looking for a compatible partner too.