Our Vegetable CSA Farm Shares are very flexible.
June through October, members pick up Tuesday afternoons, 3 to 6 in our pack shed near the farmstand at 3071 Route 9, Peru. When you can’t make it on Tuesday, you can pick out a share later in the farmstand. Cost for the 20 weeks is $320) per share. Depending on what you choose each week, you should get $18 to $20 value each week.
Each “share” consists of five “items”. An “item” is a bunch of carrots or beets, a bag of salad mix, a large head of lettuce (or two smaller heads), a quart of tomatoes, four squash, etc. You may mix and match veggies in a quart. Each week we try to offer some crunchies (carrots, beets, radishes, etc), some aromatics for flavoring (onions, garlic, leeks, fennel), salad veggies (lettuce, salad mix, tomatoes, etc), and veggies that are frequently cooked (snap beans, broccoli, squash, kale or chard, potatoes). I took the cell phone and snapped photos of most things a couple of Tuesdays so you can get an idea of the variety we offer: July and August.
A deposit of $100 or more will secure your membership, with full payment due before the season starts, preferably by mid-May for the summer CSA because we get extremely busy after that and things like checks can “fall through the cracks”. We do not pretend to have an early deadline, but buy our seeds and supply in the winter and seed many summer crops in March, so the earlier you let us know, the easier it is for us to plan a great selection for you.
Just complete a membership form and mail it with your check to us, or email the form to us and send a bank payment, or send us (518-572-0922) money from your cell phone using Venmo or Zellew or use your credit card in our online store. Please make your check payable to “Rehoboth Homestead” (66 Jabez Allen Road, Peru, 12972, 572-0922). There is a small fee to cover our costs if you use a credit card. We chose this rather than increasing everyone’s price to cover credit card processing.
More questions? Check our F.A.Q.
The fine print: CSA members share our risk. We have tile-drained our field to reduce the risk of wet weather. We have added a second well to reduce the risk of drought. Each year we add equipment so we can do things in a timely manner. We cannot guarantee to have any particular crop on the table at any particular time. In ten years of offering a CSA, we have always had plenty of food to offer. It was not always the variety we wanted, but there was an ample amount.