choosing your share
Our share options are designed to offer members a range of choices based on how much produce you will use each week and the best way for you to pick up your share. We offer two share sizes but they are all picked up weekly and last for 20 weeks, from mid-June to late October. We offer two main options for share pick ups as well - the market-based Free Choice CSA and the convenient Box Drop CSA, delivered to multiple locations. Read through the “Options” section below for the details on each. To see the details of each size option, and to sign up for your share, simply click the buttons below. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions!
option 1: Free Choice CSA At the Brighton Market
Our Market CSA pick up is designed to allow for as much choice as possible. We deeply value the commitment our members make to support Deep Root and our goal is to create the best possible experience for each individual. Instead of a more traditional pre-packed box, each week we set up a market stand at the Brighton Farmers’ Market with bins of vegetables and each member selects which produce items they want to fill their share with. For example, don't like chard? Leave it and grab two bunches of carrots, instead. Of course, sometimes choice will be limited as the season dictates, but our goal is to provide members with at least 8 -12 different items to choose from each week. We are always happy to help members choose their shares if you prefer a more guided process each week. The Market CSA happens on Sundays from 9AM-1PM at the Brighton Farmers' Market. Our goal is to supply you with all the produce you will need for your home-cooked meals that week. The Standard Share is meant for families (or couples that are serious cooks/veggie lovers) and the Small Share for couples (or individuals that are serious cooks/veggie lovers). Since this option takes place at the farmers’ market we have a limited number of CSA shares available here so that we still have the ability to serve the other market goers as well.
option 2: THe BOX Drop at Long Acre Farms and local offices
The Box Drop CSA is designed to offer you the ultimate convenience. For local community members in the Gananda, Fairport, Penfield and surrounding areas we deliver thoughtfully curated, pre-packed boxes of fresh seasonal veggies at Long Acre Farms every week. Long Acres offers a convenient location to grab your veggies while giving you the chance to do some additional shopping at their farm store, grab some ice cream with the kids, or even enjoy happy hour at their winery. We also partner with Rochester area offices and deliver our boxes directly from farm to desk. All you need to do is grab the box on your way out the door and produce shopping is done before the commute has even started. We understand that many people love the idea of sourcing the best fresh, local and organic produce they can - but the added trips to the markets don’t fit into your weekly schedule. Since we grow a huge diversity of vegetables the boxes are sure to strike a balance of variety and consistency. After years of seeing what people want more consistently, you can always expect some type of head lettuce, salad mix or other mild greens. We also make sure you are getting plenty of carrots, tomatoes, garlic, kale and other staples while ensuring you get the chance to try more uncommon asian and italian greens, kohlrabi, fennel and much more. Refer to the “What to Expect” guide below to get a better idea of our production. The Box Drop CSA deliveries take place on Wednesdays, with the Long Acre Farms pick up between 3PM-7PM and Office Drops between 3PM-5PM. There is a minimum of of 10 shares in order to qualify as a drop site for office locations. (There are possible exceptions to the share requirement depending on location and exact needs) If you are a business interested in being added as a drop site we’d be happy to discuss details and field any questions you may have. Don’t hesitate to reach out via our Contact page!
What to expect in your share
Each season brings with it a flood of unexpected challenges relating to weather, managing pests, controlling weeds and everything in-between. However, every season also brings new victories, experimentation with tasty new varieties and the pure joy and deep satisfaction of laboring with the soil to help grow beautiful plants that nourish and provide for us. Although all of these variables always mean that nothing goes exactly as planned, our commitment is to offer consistent diversity week after week along with providing a steady supply of the favorites that you love to eat all season long. Below is a (general) breakdown of what to expect in your weekly shares. This is meant to function as a guide, not an exact projection, and there are sure to be additional varieties offered that are not listed below.
Consistent plantings and the use of season extension practices allow us to offer these as often as possible. Items like lettuce or salad mix will be available in every share. Others, like onions and garlic are harvested all at once and then made available each week.
Multiple plantings allow for an abundance of these items as well, although they are slightly more seasonal. For example, things like broccoli and spinach will be around in the spring and fall, whereas beets and swiss chard should be available through most of season with a few breaks.
Plantings are less frequent due to seasonality and popularity. Hot peppers and tomatillos take a long time to grow and ripen but are then prolific. Kohlrabi, fennel and chicory are delicious and fun to try, but most people don't want them every week.