WHEN CAN I BUY A CSA SHARE?
Ela CSA fruit shares are available to purchase in the spring from March through mid June. You can tell if a share is open if you are able to add a share to your cart on our website. If it works, the share is available!
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.
Predicted Fruit Share Schedules
Peak Season fruit share Golden CSA – $299
Approximately 100 pounds of organic fruit over 12 weeks, skipping a week on July 25th
July 11- Sweet cherries (If no cherry crop, these will be replaced with an equal value in Jams, Applesauces, or Dried Fruit)
July 18- Sweet cherries and 10 lb flat of peaches (cherries same caveat as above)
July 25 –No Market! Buffalo Bill Days
Aug. 1- Two items: peaches + (jar of peach jam or peach butter)
Aug. 8- Two bags of fruit: peaches + (plums or heirloom tomatoes)
Aug. 15- Two fruits: Ten pound flat of peaches + (plums or heirloom tomatoes)
Aug. 22- Two bags of fruit: peaches + (apples or plums or heirloom tomatoes)
Aug. 29- Three items: peaches + (plums or heirloom tomatoes) + (apples or jar of peach jam or peach butter)
Sept. 5- Three bags or fruit: peaches + (apples or pears) + (plums or heirloom tomatoes)
Sept. 12- Three bags of fruit: peaches + apples + (pears or plums or heirloom tomatoes)
Sept. 19- Three bags of fruit: apples + (peaches or pears) + (plums or heirloom tomatoes)
Sept. 26- Two bags of fruit: apples + (pears or plums or peaches)
Oct. 3- Three items: large bag of Honeycrisp apples + (pears or plums) + ½ gallon apple cider
Canning Fruit Share Golden CSA – $145
120 lbs of imperfect organic fruit
Eat organic for less than conventional prices!
Aug. 8 – Imperfect Peaches-20 lbs.
Aug. 15 – Imperfect Heirloom Tomatoes-20 lbs.
Aug. 29 – Imperfect Peaches-20 lbs.
Sept. 12 – Imperfect Bartlett pears-20 lbs. (The pears may take over a week to ripen)
Sept. 26 – Imperfect Apples-20 lbs.
Oct. 3 – Imperfect Apples-20 lbs.
WHAT IF I MISS A WEEK?
You will love the flexibility of our CSA share. If you miss a week, we’ll make fruit up to you the week before or the next week. Easy! Sorry, we do not offer switching between pick up sites.