The vegetable share includes enough vegetables for two large vegetarian meals per week or side dishes for the whole week. Vegetables include but are definitely not limited to heirloom tomatoes, mesclun salad mix, zucchini, baby corn, summer squash, cucumbers, lettuces, beets, carrots, pumpkins, gourds, and winter squash. You can view a harvest schedule on the Garden of Eve website to learn more about what types of vegetables are available during the season.
The season starts in June with strawberries, then follows with cherries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, peaches, apricots, plums and pears in July and August. September through November bring mainly pears and apples. Fruits are very fresh and flavorful, and though not certified organic, they are grown on the farm next door to Garden of Eve using similarly conscientious methods; lots of compost and low-spray techniques.
Members can choose to purchase a weekly egg share, which consists of a full dozen eggs each pickup. Eggs come from Garden of Eve's own pastured, free-range hens, which are fed no hormones or antibiotics.
Flowers & Sunflowers
The flower share runs from June to Halloween, for 20 weeks, and consists of a gorgeous bouquet or potted variety of organically-grown fresh flowers. Enjoy a different variety every week! Includes zinnias, snapdragons, sunflowers, gladiolas, black-eyed susans and much more. The sunflower share runs for 10 weeks (10 pickups for weekly shares, 5 for biweekly).
Sweet Pea CSA also offers shares of cheese and beer, as well as a one-time plant share pickup.
Types of Shares
CSA members can choose to purchase a full (weekly) share or a half (biweekly) share of vegetables, fruit, eggs and flowers. A variety of options and combinations are available to customize your share.
All members must purchase a share (weekly or biweekly) of vegetables in order to participate in the CSA (for example, you couldn't only choose a fruit share). If you choose a half share, you will be notified whether you are to pick up on "A" weeks or "B" weeks.
Cheese and beer shares are distributed monthly (6 distributions per season). Flowers and sunflowers have shorter weekly/bi-weekly seasons.