LEAP Farm Share Details: What is in each Farm Share?

Green beans! Full Circle Farm, Floyd, VA

Green beans! Full Circle Farm, Floyd, VA

Veggie Share:

  • 40+ varieties of vegetables and herbs throughout the season.
  • Majority of share is staple crops with a sprinkling of specialty crops.
  • Over 95% of the vegetables are certified organic or biologically-grown. All produce is grown by local farmers trained in food safety practices.
  • Shares available from the week of April 30 until the week of October 22. You purchase 24 shares out of 26 delivery dates (you choose 2 vacation days). Cost of Veggie Share value is $470 for 24 weeks (average $19.50/week).
  • Designed to supplement two moderate vegetable eaters.
  • A typical weekly share might include the following:
    Spring: 1 bunch kale, 1 bulb fennel, 1 lb. asparagus, 1 bunch bok choy, ½ lb. garlic scapes
    Summer: ½ lb. lettuce mix, 1 lb. onions, 3 lbs. potatoes, 1 lb. tomatoes, 1 lb. green beans, 1 bulb garlic
    Fall: 1 bunch kale, 1 head broccoli, 1 lb. half runner beans, 3 lb. sweet potato, 1 lb. parsnips

 

Fruit Share:

Berrier Family is so happy about their loaded fruit trees at Berrier Orchards in Cana, VA

Berrier Family is so happy about their loaded fruit trees at Berrier Orchards in Cana, VA

  • Features fresh strawberries, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, pears, plums, apples, melons and more. A spring and/or autumn bonus of jams or other preserved fruits.
  • Biologically grown and low-spray fruit sources preferred whenever possible. All produce is grown by local farmers trained in food safety practices.
  • Shares available from the week of May 14th until the week of October 22.  You purchase 22 shares out of 24 delivery dates (you choose 2 vacation days). Cost of Fruit Share value is $345 (average value of $14/week).
  • Designed to satisfy 2-4 people who want the ability to can/preserve throughout the season.
  • A typical weekly share might include:
    Spring: 3 pints blueberries
    Summer: 1 pint blackberries, 2 lbs. nectarines, 2 lbs. peaches
    Fall: 3.5 lbs. apples, 3 lbs. Asian pears

 

Medley Share:

Local farmer at Floyd EcoVillage showcasing the summer bounty

Heirloom tomatoes! Floyd EcoVillage, Floyd, VA

  • This mixed produce box features seasonal staples, averaging 60-40% blend of veggies to fruits.
  • Biologically grown and low-spray fruit sources preferred whenever possible. All produce is grown by local farmers trained in food safety practices.
  • Shares available from the week of April 30 until the week of October 22.  You purchase 24 shares out of 26 delivery dates (you choose 2 vacation days). Cost of a Medley Share is $605 (/24 weeks averages $25/week).
  • Designed to supplement fruit and veggie consumption for 2 people with a couple opportunities to can/preserve.
  • Typical share might include:
    Spring: 1 bunch kale, 1 bulb fennel, 1 lb. asparagus, 2 pints blueberries
    Summer: 1 lb. beets, 1 leek, 4 ears sweet corn, 1 pint cherry tomatoes, ¼ lb. shiitake mushrooms, 1 lb. nectarines, 1 pint blackberries
    Fall: 1 bunch kale, 1 cucumber, 1 lb. Italian beans, 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 2.5 lbs. apples, 2 lbs. Asian pears

 

Egg Share:

Collecting eggs from Weathertop Farm's Pasture-raised Chickens

Collecting eggs from Weathertop Farm’s pasture-raised chickens, Check, VA

  • Weathertop Farm’s Extra Large Brown Eggs from free-ranging pastured poultry. Free of antibiotics and hormones.
  • Shares available from the week of April 30 until the week of October 22.  You purchase 24 shares out of 26 delivery dates (you choose 2 vacation days). Share cost is $140 for 24 weeks.
  • Egg Sharers must also be registered for another main season share.

 

Winter Share:

  • A local spread of goods that includes weekly eggs (10% of weekly share), fruits and veggies (60% of weekly share), and a sampling throughout the season of value-added goods, meat, cheese, butter, and baked goods (30% of weekly share). Vegetarian/gluten free options available.
  • Shares available from the week of October 29 – December  17. You purchase 7 shares out of 8 delivery dates (you choose 1 vacation day).
  • Cost of Winter Share is $285 (averages $40/week).
  • A typical share might include: Eggs, 1 lb. Ground Beef, ½ lb. cheese, ½ lb. spinach, 1 lb. beets, 3 lbs. potato, 1 bunch parsley, 1 lb. onion, 3 lbs. apples

 

Questions? 
Contact the Farm Share Coordinator– farmshare@leapforlocalfood.org or 540.492.5311

Ready to sign up?
Visit the Farm Share Registration page.