The Summer Vegetable Share
How Long is the Summer Season?
The summer season starts on June 24th and lasts for 15 weeks.
What Kinds of Vegetables do Members Receive?Over the course of the season you will receive all of the “classic” summer vegetables plus a few new ones that you are sure to enjoy. The list includes basil, beans, beets, broccoli,cabbage, carrots, celery, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, garlic, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, melons, onions, parsley, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, scallions, spinach, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, winter squash, and zucchini.
Can Members Choose their Vegetables?
The average amount of produce received each week is slightly more than half a bushel. This is equivalent to a standard grocery bag. A typical summer share would include the following:
- 1 bunch of carrots
- 3 medium zucchini
- 2 cucumbers
- 1 garlic bulb
- 1 head lettuce
- 1 bunch swiss chard
- 1 bunch basil
- 1 pound green beans
- 3 tomatoes
How Often is Produce Delivered?
On average, produce grown by us at our Grayslake and Brodhead farms makes up at least ninty percent of the produce in the weekly box. We collaborate with several other local organic farmers in order to help protect our members from crop failure and to create a box that is as varied as possible from week to week.