LARGE Veggie Shares: ($649.75/23 week season) ($437/15 week Vacationer’s Share)
Typically include 10-14 different items each week, which is enough for a family of four, or a vegetarian couple. Note that each week, the Large Veggie shares receive an item or 2 that the small shares do not get.
SMALL Veggie Shares: ($437/23 week season) ($315/15 week Vacationer’s Share)
Typically include 8-11 different items and are more manageable for a one-or-two person households, or those who don’t eat at home much. Basically, the Small shares are @ 1/2 the size of our Large Shares. However, as stated above, each week the Large Shares do receive an item or 2 that the Small Shares do not get.
Another difference between the 2 sized shares is that the Small Shares are often offered a choice between 2 items while the Large shares receive both items. Say for example we are given both Arugula and Spinach bunches. If the bunches are large, we would give Large Shares one bunch of each and divide the remaining bunches in ½ so Small Shares would end up with ½ bunch of Arugula and ½ bunch of Spinach. However, if deem the bunches to small the split, then Small Shares would have to choose between a “whole” bunch of Arugula or a “whole” bunch of Spinach.
Know that no matter which Veggie size you opt in for, there is always an exchange bin set out at collection for all members to help further customize their shares. With the exchange bin, any member may place an unwanted item(s) inside the bin and exchange for something else (of equal value) that a previous member has left.
Between our Veggie Share size options, our Optional Share options, our distribution options and our scheduling options, we at Cream of the Crop offer you the most customized CSA experience you could find.
Our experience has proven that the Small Share members like the opportunity to better personalize their distribution while the Large Share members are happy too, because they go home with some of everything!
Sharing/splitting a Veggie Share with a partner:
You can always partner up with a friend to share/split either a Large or Small Share and set it up however you want, but you must work out the pick up and payment details between yourselves. Meaning, you can choose to come to the site together and divide the Veggie share, or you can alter weeks of picking up. You can even have one partner come early and collect the entire share, divide into 2 and then put aside the other 1/2 in a labeled box/bag for their partner to pick up later that evening. WHAT YOU CAN’T DO is come, collect 1/2 your share and expect that the other member can come and walk through to collect their 1/2. Unfortunately, we can’t accommodate that.
If you would like to split a share and don’t yet have a partner, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Chances are we have someone else looking for a compatible partner too.