What can you expect in a
Shares contain the freshest produce available. With multiple farms in the KY Farm Share Coalition and because there is no way to precisely predict growing conditions during a season, farmers only know the actual content of a share once it is time for the weekly harvest.
The average weekly share will offer a seasonal variety of items (7-10 in a large/regular share and 4-7 in a small/mini share). An "item" is often a bunch, bundle, or bag amount, not just a singular vegetable. Typically, a large share provides for a family of four while a small share provides for a family of two that cooks and eats at home often.
CSA shares provided through this program primarily consist of vegetables, and some farms include an occasional seasonal fruit. All produce is USDA Certified Organic and 100% grown by the farm you select.
Some KY Farm Share Coalition farms offer online share customization software, where you can easily indicate preference for some items over others, swap out items for others or pause a share while on vacation.
Based on a typical growing season in Kentucky, you may find a selection of these items in your weekly share:
May: lettuce, radish, arugula, spinach, kale, kohlrabi, strawberries
June: beet, broccoli, carrot, cauliflower, cucumber, lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, cabbage, green onion, tomato, squash/zucchini, radish, turnip, dill, cilantro , garlic scapes
July: basil, beet, corn, carrot, tomato, greens, melon, onion, garlic, eggplant, bell pepper, sweet pepper, yellow squash, zucchini, green bean, leek
August: basil, carrot, corn, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, green bean, melon, onion, pepper, potato, tomato, yellow squash, zucchini
September: basil, beet, celery, chard, corn, garlic, green bean, kale, lettuce, onion, potato, tomato, turnip, winter squash, zucchini
October: arugula, beet, broccoli, brussels sprout, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, chard, garlic, kale, lettuce, onion, potato, radish, sweet potato, spinach, winter squash, turnip