A guide to understanding the market garden:
Attempting to nurture a relationship between farmer and consumer, the market garden perhaps most clearly demonstrates such an endeavor. In return for fruits and vegetables that are locally and organically grown by the farmer, the consumer offers to take on some of the risk of the artisan craft of raising a garden. The consumer is asked to buy a share of the produce grown in the market garden at a set price, prior to the start of the season.
What does a share entail?
There are various ways to become involved in the market garden.
1) Purchase a whole season share which means you will receive a basket—averaging around
6+ items-- per week from approximately early June to early October (five months).
2) Purchase a half season share(first half or second half of season) which means you will receive a
basket-averaging around 6+ items—per week for half the season; approximately 2 1/2 months.
3) Purchase a bi-weekly share which means you will receive a basket averaging around 6+ items
every other week for the duration of the season.
Because of the nature of the market garden, Spring produce will differ in substance and size from Summer and Autumn produce.
Each share is enough to supply three to four people with produce.
Our 2010 garden will contain approximately the following:
3) Beet-- Bull’s Blood and Detroit Dark Red Beet
4) Bok Choy
5) Broccoli-- De Cicco Broccoli and Waltham Broccoli
6) Broccoli Rob
7) Cabbage – Green and Red
9) Carrot -- Little Finger Carrot
12) Chinese Cabbage
14) Cucumber -- Suyo Long Cucumber and Mideast Prolific Cucumber
17) Eggplant --Casper Eggplant, Ping Tung Long Eggplant and Rossa Bianca Eggplant
20) Lettuce – Boston and Romaine
21) Melon -- Charantais Melon, Eden’s Gem Melon, Noir des Carmes Melon and Prescott Fond
22) Onion --– Borettana, Yellow Onion, Yellow Onion of Parma and Red Wethersfield onion
25) Peppers – Bell and Jimmy Nardello Sweet frying
26) Potatoes –baby and storage
27) Radish -- Philadelphia White Box Radish
31) Squash — Golden Zucchini Squash, Butternut and Acorn
32) Swiss Chard
33) Tomato -- Black from Tula Tomato, Red Calabash Slicing Tomato and Brandywine Tomato
36) Watermelon —Blacktail Mountain Watermelon, Moon & Stars Watermelon and
Sweet Siberian Watermelon
Pricing: Picked up at farm
A full share is $475
A half season share is $240
A bi-weekly share is $240
Shares will be available for pickup at the farm every Saturday afternoon of the season, or at one of the Farmers Markets.
All fruits and vegetables are grown organically. All plants and seeds are non-GMO organic. The soil is enriched with vegetable and animal compost as well as mineral rock assuring a highly nutritious food.