option 1: The Brighton Market CSA = Free Choice
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 business Drop = complete convenience
The Business Drop CSA is designed to offer you the ultimate convenience. We will literally deliver your curated, pre-packed box of fresh veggies directly to your office. All you need to do is grab the box on your way out the door and produce shopping is done. We understand that many people love the idea of sourcing the best, most fresh, 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 kale, carrots, tomatoes, garlic, and others 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 Business Drop CSA deliveries take place on Wednesdays between 2PM-5PM and there is a minimum of of 10 shares in order to qualify as a drop site. There are possible exceptions to the share requirement. 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. Feel free to reach out via our Contact page!
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. Shares vary in size but all of them last for 20 weeks, from mid-June to late October. Check out the Summer 2019 offerings below and select the best fit for you, simply click on the share options below to see the details of each choice. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions!
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.