Our On-Farm Senior Share
all the details For Senior shareHolders who pick up at the farm
What's in a Senior Share?
Throughout the season, your weekly share is made up of the freshest vegetables available from the farm. The variety and amount in the share depend on the season and the weather.
Your share will include between 4 and 11 lbs. (7 lbs. avg.) of produce each week - from the first week of June 'til Thanksgiving. (Your share will be half the size of our regular share).
The majority of your share is freshly harvested by our crew. For the most part, we will distribute with a "mix and match” system, so you can choose what is in your share.
The remaining 10% of your share is Pick Your Own. These crops will be well marked, easy to find, plentiful, and enjoyable to pick with your family. PYO crops include berries, peas, beans, herbs, cherry tomatoes, and flowers. Senior shareholders may drive closer to the crops down our dirt "farm roads" on either side of the PYO fields on Sundays.
We think this will be sufficient produce for 1 senior (cooking often), or 2 seniors (cooking sometimes).
We understand that seniors needs vary! You may choose to take your share when it's convenient for you. This may look like a half share each week, or a full share on some weeks, and not to come on others. We'll be glad to see you in the shop whenever works for you!
Your share also includes
The senior share also includes a "parking pass" for the easy-access parking spot by the barn, and any help you need getting your share to your vehicle.
The opportunity to purchase our own bulk produce, when available, at wholesale prices. Great for feeding a crowd, or for canning and freezing.
The opportunity to purchase Brookfield Farm raised beef and pork, when available.
A weekly newsletter during harvest season with recipes, farm news, and other good stuff!
Access to Brookfield Farm's 50 acres of land for recreational use
The opportunity for your family to participate inin seasonal events and educational programs.
The Farm Shop
Local shareholders come to the farm to pickup their shares. We set the Farm Shop up "market-style" in order to offer you a great deal of choice. We also sell staple foods and treats from other local producers.
FARM SHOP HOURS
Tuesday & Thursday 2pm - 7pm
Saturday 8am - 1pm
Each week you can choose to come on whichever day is most convenient for you. You can Pick Your Own any time it's light outside!
On-Farm CSA Senior Shares are $330 for the 2019 season
(24 weeks, from June - Nov)
Here's what you can expect from your share: The season begins with an abundance of greens, as well as spicy radishes, scallions and sweet hakurei turnips. We also often distribute our own popcorn in spring. These early greens-heavy shares soon give way to the fruits of summer, when the cucumbers and summer squash begin to ripen. Next comes carrots, cabbages, beets, fennel, and scallions. Then the tomatoes! And the sweet corn!! And the eggplant, sweet peppers and hot peppers, melons, and fresh onions, to round out your summer. Then the fall harvest really sets in with broccoli and cauliflower, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and of course, winter squash.
SAMPLE OF "TYPICAL" SHARES
1 bu hakurei turnip
1 heads of lettuce
1 bu arugula
1 quarts strawberries
1 bu collards
1 lb snap peas (PYO)
3 ears sweet corn
1 spaghetti squash
4 lbs tomatoes
1 lb cucumbers
1 lb sweet onions
1 sweet peppers
1 bunch of arugula
1/2 lb toscano kale
How do I know what is the right amount of produce for me?
Since, for most people, this is a new way of buying food, it is sometimes difficult to determine how it all will work in real life! We feel confident that our recommendations are accurate. Of course, if you are still not sure, please call us and we will have you speak with a current shareholder.
have a question?
Feel free to send us an e-mail or call 413-253-7991 if you have any specific questions about whether this share is right for you.