WHY BUY A CSA SHARE?
We often sell out of prized fruit at our farmers markets. Therefore a CSA membership is a great way to ensure your share of our fruit crop. Because ripening dates are dynamic, flexibility is required of our members. If we are short of one fruit, we will substitute the full retail value with another fruit or artisan fruit product. After all, taking the twists and turns and bumps in the road with your farmer is part of the agricultural adventure! We guarantee that our fruit will be delicious and that our members receive the full retail value of their share.
WHAT IS A CSA SHARE?
Ela Family Farms’ weekly Delaney Farm CSA fruit share offers over 130 pounds of organic fruit over 17 weeks. The share suits a family of 2-4 people and averages approximately 8 lbs. of fruit per week. Members receive the best of our cherries, peaches, pears, plums, and apples plus fresh apple cider in the fall. Because we grow over 20 varieties of apples, each apple week is unique. The last fruit share pick-up is a twenty-pound box of storage apples that you can enjoy into the New Year.
Weekly CSA Fruit Share Predicted Schedule
Aug. 13 – Peaches
Aug. 20 – Peaches
Aug. 27 – Peaches
Sept. 3 – Peaches
Sept.10- Two bags of fruit: Peaches and apples, plums or pears
Sept.17- Two bags of fruit: Peaches or apples and plums or pears
Sept.24- Two bags of fruit: Apples and plums, peaches or pears
Oct. 1 – Two bags of fruit: Apples and pears
Oct. 8- Apples and ½ gallon organic cider
Oct. 15- Apples or pears and ½ gallon organic cider
Oct. 22- 20 pound box of storage apples. When kept cold, these apples will stay crisp and delicious for weeks!