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Summer CSA

  • 20 weekly pickups from Mid June through the end of October.
  • Two Share sizes: Standard or Small.
  • Pickup at the Farm in Starksboro or in Burlington or Middlebury.
  • Sweet Corn

    Economical
    Our standard share is only $370 picked up at the farm, and we have a small share for only $210 That's one of the best CSA values around. It amounts to a 10-20% discount over retail prices.
    Nutritious
    Eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables is key to good health. Most CSA members find they eat more vegetables because they have a CSA.
    Convenient
    Our off-farm pickup sites allow you to pick up your CSA share closer to home or work, for only an
    additional $50. And it's still a great value!
    Delicious
    We grow over 50 different vegetables, and you'll enjoy most of them in your CSA. Among the favorites: Sweet corn, tomatoes, strawberries and watermelon.
    Local
    Buying locally helps keep farmland open, and is an integral part of Vermont's resilient economy.

    How it works:

    Sign up and pay
    In the spring, you sign up and pay for, a full season of fresh vegetables. The sooner you
    sign up, and pay in full, the less it costs. See price list below.

    Weekly vegetable pickup
    Each week, starting the week of June 14th, through the week of October 25th (20 weeks), you get a share of the harvest. We will provide you with a selection from the over 50 varieties of vegetables that we grow, including strawberries in June and melons in August. Pickup days and times vary by pickup site.

    Two Share sizes
    To accommodate different family sizes and eating habits, we offer two share sizes.

    The Standard Share is suitable for a family of four eating a serving of vegetables every night.
    Basic Price (before April 1) Picked up at the farm: $370.00

    The Small Share is suitable for a couple eating a serving of vegetables every night.
    Many people have found that a CSA gives them "Too darn much stuff. I can't eat it all."
    This is a nice selection of in season items, suitable for one or two people.
    Basic Price (before April 1) Picked up at the farm: $210.00

    These are only rough guides. For example: we have plenty of couples who are very happy with the standard share.

    Cauiflower

    "It's like having your own Garden...
    just a whole lot easier."

    Squash and Beans

    Share Prices and Sign up Dates

    Pay before April 1st for the best price. 

    Off Farm Pickup

    Pickup at

    Middlebury

    Lewis Creek Farm

    Burlington

    South Burlington

    Groennfell Meadery

    Paid in Full by:

    Standard

    Small

    Standard

    Small

    Share

    Share

    Share

    Share

    Before April 1st

    $370

    $210

    $420

    $260

    April 1st - April 30th

    $380

    $215

    $430

    $265

    May 1st - May 31st

    $390

    $220

    $440

    $270

    After May 31st

    $400

    $225

    $450

    $275

    Watermelon

     


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    Convenient Pickup Sites

    Starksboro -Wednesdays, at the farm 3-7PM
    Middlebury*- Tuesdays behind MNFC After 3:30 PM

    S. Burlington Farmers' Market*- Sundays at University Mall, 10AM-2PM

    Burlington* - Saturdays at the Burlington Farmers' Market 8:30AM-2:00pm

    Colchester* - Fridays, Drop-off, 4:30pm, Goennfell Meadery, 856 Hercules Dr,



    *We charge an additional $50 for off-farm pickup sites, to cover our cost of trucking the shares to the sites. However, $2.50 per pickup
    is less than it would cost you to drive to the farm. Even with this added cost, you'll find it is still one of the best CSA values around.

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    Is this CSA right for me?

    The Lewis Creek Farm CSA is designed to be a comfortable quantity of fresh produce every week. A quantity that you can reasonably get through in 1 week's time.

    Each week you'll get what is in season.  We try to give 5 or 6 different vegetables, a nice mix: some salad vegetables, some vegetables for cooking, some leafy vegetables, some herbs, some vegetable fruits(e.g. Tomatoes and Squashes) and in season, Strawberries (June) and Watermelon (Late August.)

     Some CSAs give you large quantities of any vegetable that is at peak. So much that you really ought to can or freeze it. This is a feature that we are expressly trying to avoid. You will get Sweet Corn and Tomatoes many weeks in a row, but never a single massive load of either.

    If however, you would like to can or freeze something, Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Basil for Pesto, etc.  we can add on a bushel or a peck at wholesale prices, and you can pick it up with your CSA.
    Spinach
    Broccoli and Cauliflower
    Sample Shares

    Sample Standard Share, early summer:
    1 Qt. strawberries , 1 hd Green Leaf Lettuce
    I lb Sugarsnap Peas, 1 Lb Spinach,
    1 hd Red Leaf Lettuce

    Sample Standard Share, late summer: 
    1 lb tomatoes, 6 ears sweet corn 
    3 cucumbers, 2 Green Peppers
    1 lb Green Beans, 1 bch,. Basil

    Sample Standard Share, fall:
    1 hd broccoli, 1 bch Swiss Chard
    3 lbs winter squash,  2 lbs carrots
    2 lbs potatoes, 1 lb spinach

    Plus pick-your-own and canning specials
     
    Cherry Tomatoes
    SMALL CSA SHARES
    AT LEWIS CREEK FARM

    Many people find that a CSA gives them "Too darn much stuff. I can't eat it all." Our Small Share is an attempt to address this problem. It's a nice selection of in season items suitable for one or two people.

    Here are some samples of Small Shares

    Sample Early Summer Small Share
    1 pint Strawberries
    1 hd Green Leaf Lettuce
    1/2 lb of Spinach
    1/2 lb Sugar Snap Peas
    Sample Late Summer Small Share
    1pt CherryTomatoes
    1/2 lb Green Beans
    3 ears Sweet Corn
    1 bunch of Basil
    1 Green Pepper
    1 Cucumber

    Sample Mid October Small Share
    1 small bunch Broccoli
    1 lb of Carrots
    2 lbs Winter Squash
    1 bch Swiss Chard
    1 lb Potatoes
    1 Lb Beets
    "This one is just right"
    Goldilocks
    Farm Share Agreement
    I understand that I am buying a share of the harvest at Lewis Creek Farm for the 2017 growing season, subject to availability and weather conditions. I understand that I am sharing the risks inherent to agriculture which include but are not limited to drought, flooding, hail and frost. In a normal year participants in the program will receive 20 weekly installments of vegetables. The vegetables available will be chosen by Lewis Creek Farm and not all vegetables listed or grown on the farm will necessarily be available through this program. I understand that each weeks share is seasonal and perishable and that it has no value that can be credited towards a future date should I miss a week for any reason.
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    What is a CSA?
    CSA stands for Community Suppported Agriculture, and it is an arrangement whereby consumers become a member of a farm for one season. The consumer becomes a member of the farm by paying the farm up front for a whole season's worth of vegetables (or other farm products). Then as the season progresses, that member gets part of the harvest in the form of a weekly share pickup. It's a great way to get in touch with seasonal eating and form a bond with a particular farm. Most CSA members find they eat more vegetables as a result of having a CSA share.
    Strawberries Contact Information

    Telephone: (802) 453-4591
    Email: lcfarm@gmavt.net

    Postal Address:
    Lewis Creek Farm
    PO Box 123
    Starksboro VT 05487