WHEN CAN I BUY A CSA SHARE?
Ela CSA fruit shares are available for purchase in the spring from March through mid June. You can tell if a share is open for purchase by clicking to add a share to your cart on the 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.
Weekly Fruit Share Predicted Schedules
Early Season Fruit Share Longmont CSA – $75
Approximately 20 pounds of organic fruit over 3 weeks
July 11 – Sweet cherries
July 18 – Sweet cherries and peaches
July 25 – Sweet cherries and peaches
– includes our riskiest crop, cherries, which bloom in early spring. If the temperature drops too low while fruit trees are in bloom, the crop is reduced or lost…so Early season share sign up is tentative until we know the cherries’ fate. If we have a cherry crop, we open Early season share sign ups for a short time between June 2nd-June 15th. All current CSA members will receive a personal notification via email if we have an Early season share.
Peak Season Fruit Share Longmont CSA – $299
Over 100 pounds of organic fruit over 13 weeks
Aug. 1 – Bag of peaches
Aug. 8 – Two bags of fruit: peaches + plums
Aug. 15 – Ten pound flat of peaches
Aug. 22 – Two bags of fruit: peaches + (apples or plums)
Aug. 29 – Two bags of fruit: peaches + (apples or pears or plums)
Sept. 5 – Two bags of fruit: peaches + (apples or pears or plums)
Sept. 12 – Three bags of fruit: peaches + apples + (pears or plums )
Sept. 19 – Two bags of fruit: apples + (peaches or pears or plums)
Sept. 26 – Two bags of fruit: apples + (pears or plums)
Oct. 3 – Two items: apples + (pears or plums or ½ gallon apple cider)
Oct. 10 – Two items: (apples or pears or plums) + ½ gallon apple cider
Oct. 17 – Two items: apples + (pears or plums or ½ gallon apple cider)
Oct. 24 – Twenty-pound box of storage apples. When kept refrigerated, these apples will stay delicious for several weeks!
Canning Share Longmont CSA – $115
100lbs of imperfect organic fruit
Eat organic fruit for less than conventional prices!
Aug. 15 – Imperfect Peaches-20lbs.
Aug. 29 – Imperfect Peaches-20lbs.
Sept. 12 – Imperfect Bartlett pears-20lbs. (The pears could take a week or more to ripen)
Sept. 26 – Imperfect Apples-20lbs.
Oct. 24 – ImperfectApples-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.