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
up, and pay in full, the less it costs. See price list
Each week, starting the week of June 17th, through the week of
October 28th (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, Drop Off and Home Delivery days and times
vary by the pickup option.
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: $410
Share is suitable for a couple eating a serving of vegetables
Many people have found that a CSA gives them "Too darn
much stuff. I can't eat it all."
This CSA is a nice selection of in season
items, suitable for one or two people.
Basic Price (before April 1)
Picked up at the farm: $235.00
These are only rough guides. For
example: we have plenty of couples who are very happy with the standard
"It's like having your own Garden...
just a whole lot
Pickup, Drop Off, Home Delivery
Pickup Sites (included in basic price)
Lewis Creek Farm, Starksboro -Wednesdays, 3-7PM
Burlington Farmers' Market- Saturdays 8:30am -2:00pm
Drop Off Sites (additional Drop Off charge)
Middlebury, Behind MNFC - Tuesdays, 3:30pm -8:00pm,
Home Delivery: (additional Home Delivery charge)
3-6pm ...Tuesdays or Wednesdays
Burlington (Old North End, Downtown, Hill Section, Southend)
Drop Off/Home Delivery Charge
We charge an additional $80 for Drop Off sites and an additional $100 forHome Delivery, to cover our cost of delivering the shares. However,
this 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
Home Delivery Details:
You need a spot, ideally sheltered from direct rain, shaded in the afternoon,
and visible from the street where your CSA bag can be placed.
For example, a corner of the porch or under the garage roof overhang.
We'll leave your CSA bag in that spot on either Tuesday or Wednesday between 3pm and 6pm. Once we get all the signups we'll figure out which day you are and it will stay that day for the whole season.
Is this CSA right for me?
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
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.
Standard Share, early summer:
1 Qt. strawberries , 1 hd
Green Leaf Lettuce
I lb Sugarsnap Peas, 1 Lb Spinach,
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
3 lbs winter squash, 2
2 lbs potatoes, 1 lb spinach
Plus pick-your-own and
SMALL CSA SHARES |
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
Here are some samples of Small Shares
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
1/2 lb Green Beans
3 ears Sweet Corn
bunch of Basil
1 Green Pepper
Mid October Small Share
1 small bunch Broccoli
1 lb of
2 lbs Winter Squash
1 bch Swiss Chard
1 lb Potatoes
1 Lb Beets
"This one is just
AgreementI understand that I am buying a share of
the harvest at Lewis Creek Farm for the 2020 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.
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.