As part of our overall goal of making as direct a connection as possible between you, the community, and where your food comes from, nearly all the vegetables and fruits available for our Shares are grown in our Farm’s fields and orchards, which are organically and sustainably farmed by us, your farmers (certified organic by Global Culture). We will also source produce from our local organic farm network to offer greater variety and items we are not able to grow in our area.
Customizable Choice Share
Our Choice Share offers the flexibility of editing pre-selected contents (typically 8-11 items with an average value of $25) to receive more of the items from our seasonal availability that you want and less of the ones you don’t. Minimum value a Share can be is $25. If you do not make changes to your Share or place it on hold, you will receive the pre-selected contents.
Extra Fruit Option (May into Oct)
This Option adds an average of 4 additional fruit items ($15) to the pre-selected contents of your Share for 20 weeks during our peak fruit season. What you receive depends on what’s ripe when and, of course, crop yield. The types of fruit include strawberries, plums, apricots, blackberries, and cherry tomatoes through the spring and summer. In the fall it’s apples (4-5 different varieties), delicious concord grapes, Meyer lemons and pineapple guavas.
Get a loaf, or two, of fresh-baked artisan sourdough bread from Companion Bakeshop in Santa Cruz in your Share. Using Companion’s own “Santa Cruz” sourdough starter, the loaves are a hand-shaped, rustic European style simply made from organic wheat flour, water, salt, and whatever seeds are used. Loaves can be added to your Share while making changes. Limited quantity available.
Eggs from pastured hens are available on a week-by-week basis. We’ve partnered with SOL Seeker Farm and Pajaro Pastures to offer eggs from their pastured flocks. The eggs can be added to your Share as part of the editing process.
To add a greater variety of non-produce items for our Members to select from, we partner with other local producers like Happy Girl Kitchen to co-pack our summer abundance into preserves; Pie Ranch for Pasta made from the wheat they grow; and Rivas Bees and Carmel Honey Co. for honey.
- Spring Apricot Trees