Fall/Winter Share 2017

**Now through February 8, 2018 **

Read more about our Fall/ Winter 2017 offerings, as shares have changed! It's not too late to sign up! Prices are pro-rated.

 

Sign up here for the Good Eats Fall/Winter Share

 

Our CSA Share Types 

Our Fall/Winter share is our most popular share of the year! This fall, we're rolling out a new line of CSA share options! We put lots of energy into making our Fall/Winter share as dynamic and diverse as can be, and this year we're doing that with a wider array of share sizes and types. Based on feedback from current and past members, we've revitalized our share offerings to better reflect the eating habits of many Vermonters in households of all sizes. We have four vegetable share options available: Everyday Standard, Everyday Large, Fancy, and Lean and Green. Read more about the different types of shares below.

Everyday Share: This share includes regular salad greens plus a variety of Pete’s Greens organic, seasonal veggies. It’ll include your everyday items like squash, carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic, and beets, as well as the best of the end of summer crops like broccoli, cauliflower, and peppers. And fresh greens and herbs including kale, chard, parsley, and cilantro. 

Who should get this share: The Everyday Standard is ideal for small households while the Everyday Large is built for families. This share highlights the veggies your household may be most likely to buy and use on a regular basis. 

The Everyday Standard includes 5 – 7 veggie varieties for $25/week.

The Everyday Large includes 6 - 9 varieties for $38/ week. In addition to more varieties of vegetables in the larger share, you can expect larger quantities (family size portions) of certain veggies like potatoes, carrots, onions etc.

Lean and Green: Regular salad greens and other fresh greens (spinach, kale, arugula) plus basic veggie offerings like radishes, carrots, beans, and peppers to top your salads, but no potatoes, parsnips, or beets. This share is offered October 11 – December 20, 2017.

Who should get this share: Salad lovers! This share is designed with salad eaters in mind. It includes a large portion of fresh and cooking greens plus salad toppings. High starch veggies not included. Price: $20/ week (11 weeks, $220)

Fancy Share: Weekly salad greens and a few of your standard cooking veggies, but also includes herbs regularly and less common veggies like fennel, specialty radishes, eggplant, radicchio, tomatillos, and specialty greens. You'll receive a generous portion of greens each week along with a wide variety of diverse veggies. The share includes 6 – 9 veggie varieties. 

Who should get this share: The epicurean home chef! This is our most diverse share, ideal for adventurous home cooks and small households. This share is $32/ week. 

Localvore Share: **NEW and improved!** This is the Fancy Share plus the Pantry Share! For Vermont foodies who want the whole range of common and specialty vegetables plus all diversity of the pantry share (see below). 

Who should get this share: The foodie who wants diversity in veggies and staple pantry items. This share is $50/ week. Each week you'll receive 6 - 9 veggie varieties plus 2 - 4 pantry items.

Pete’s Pantry Share: You’ll receive delicious local products and staple items like free-range eggs, local breads, fruit, and award-winning cheeses on a consistent basis. Flours, oils, dried beans, miso, sauces, and yogurt make stocking your pantry easy. You’ll also receive items from the Pete’s Greens kitchen.

Who should get this share: Anyone! If you love trying the best of regional northern Vermont and stocking your pantry with wholesome, organic, and local goods, this is for you. This share is $20/ week for approximately 3 -4 items each week. (Note: some weeks you may receive 2 higher value items, some weeks you may receive 5 items! This is an average.)

Meat Share: A monthly delivery of 3 – 4 locally raised, organic, and/or grass fed meats. Meats often include cuts of chicken, pork, and beef products as well as less common cuts and varieties.

Who should get this share: Meat lovers! This share is designed to give your household a variety of locally raised cuts of meat. The share is delivered every month. Each month you’ll receive a $50 share value ($200 for the season).

 

Vegetable Offerings

For the first half of the share period we are still harvesting produce from the fields! Expect plenty of greens like spinach, chard, and kale, and then moving into Brussels sprouts, winter squash and other green Fall crops. Remnants of summer such as greenhouse tomatoes and peppers may appear.  By mid-November the offerings will become very Fall-like with our root cellar overflowing with potatoes, cabbage, carrots, and beets, onions, shallots and garlic.  But fresh harvests of chard, kale and other leafy vegetables will continue right into December and beyond.  In addition, we provide fresh salad fixings every week throughout the share.

Through years of trial and error, we have learned how to best utilize our greenhouses for winter growing. Last year we are added more indoor growing space to provide you with more fresh food longer.  We will begin harvesting indoor baby greens in Fall and these harvests should continue into December - and beyond.  When the real cold weather sets in, we will add our soil grown shoots to our greens offerings, and with a mix of these two plan to provide members with salad fixings throughout the winter. The Lean and Green Share will always have fresh salad greens and fixings, but this share is limited through December 20, 2017. 

We also put much effort into preserving the summer harvest so you can eat organic, local veggies all winter.  We put away beans, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, corn, red peppers, zucchini, spinach and more. With the Fall crops mix, the frozen and preserved summer crops, the storage and roots crops, and weekly salad blend, this share will keep your household well fed.* 

Greens in JanuaryGreens in JanuaryThe Fall/Winter share is a bit heavier than other share periods in root crops and storage crops that taste great, are nutritious, and are excellent fuel for the body and soul. This is simply because of our Vermont climate that makes growing difficult when the ground is frozen. Our weekly newsletters will provide you with suggestions and recipe ideas for how to keep these crops exciting throughout the share season. And, when combined with the weekly salad and frozen summer goodness, the weekly shares will make for a nutritious, diverse, local, organic winter diet. However (disclaimer!) if you really don't care for potatoes, beets, carrots, turnips and other storage crops, you may want to go with the 11-week Lean & Green share.

Please check our yearly produce availability chart (pdf version) for more information.

*Note:  The veggies in our frozen items are indeed our own Pete's Greens organic veggies, but we have decided that the process of certifying our minimally processed veggies as certified organic places too great a burden on our organization. Thus, starting in the 2016/2017 season our frozen veggies are not certified organic (though they still contain our organic veggies).

 

Pantry Offerings

Each week we include 3-4 localvore items as part of the Pete's Pantry Share. 

Localvore Offerings
We work with dozens of localvore producers in the area to help your family enjoy a balanced local diet year round.  We are fortunate in Vermont to have such a talented group producing a great array of local goods.

This period’s offerings will include free range eggs from Tangletown Farm supplied (usually) every other week; bread from Slowfire, Patchwork, & Red Hen Bakeries; items from Pete's Greens on-farm kitchen (see below for more info); varieties of apples from Champlain Orchards; yogurt from Butterworks Farm; dried beans from Morningstar Farm; flours from Gleason Grains and Meunerie Milanaise; artisan cultured butter from Ploughgate Creamery; organic maple sugar; organic apple cider vinegar; Vermont Soy tofu; an array of  Vermont sheep, cow and goat cheeses; organic oyster and shiitake mushrooms; rolled oats, barley, tamari, and miso from several Quebec farms; cranberries, frozen berries, and local organic raw honey; and more. Many of these items are certified organic and all are locally produced by excellent farms and producers.  

Localvore perishable items such as apples, eggs, and cheese will be provided more often, while long storing staples such as flour and beans will be provided in greater quantity but less frequently.

Some weeks, you may receive only 2 higher value items while other weeks, you may receive 3, 4, or even 5 items. 

Pete’s Greens Kitchen Products
Our on-farm kitchen allows us to preserve the bounty of summer and increase the diversity of our winter diet. Our kitchen is busy making salsas and tomato sauces, pesto, chimichurri, pickles, and more. Each year we continue to refine our farm recipes and preservation techniques so that we can provide members with the most diverse winter share possible. In our kitchen products we only use our own vegetables plus local ingredients where at all possible.

 

Sign-up and Payment Info

Sign up for your share online here: http://petesgreens.com/shares-seasonal-descriptions/fall-winter-share-mid-oct-thru-mid-feb

We now offer credit card payments! Because credit card processing is expensive, we've added on a flat credit card processing fee to help us cover that cost. We still accept payment by check. We accept SNAP/EBT as a form of payment, too. Payment plans are only available when paying by check. Read on for more information about our payment plan options.

****You must send ALL payment checks together when using the payment plan***

The Everyday and Fancy Shares can be split into four equal payments, with checks deposited the first of every month.

The Lean & Green, Pantry, and Meat Shares can be split into two equal payments, with checks deposited the first of the month.

 

Make checks payable to: Pete's Greens

Mail to: Good Eats CSA

Pete's Greens

266 S. Craftsbury Rd

Craftsbury, VT 05826

 

 

Order online from our Bulk Order Web Store!

Visit our online store here for bulk sales of vegetables, grains, and meats. Place your order before 12 pm every Monday, and on Wednesday (or Thursday), your order will be delivered to one of our CSA pickup sites! Items updated depending on seasonal availability. If you don't see something,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and we'll check on availability. The minimum amount per order is $20. 

 

 

Holidays!

Thanksgiving week we will deliver one day early on Tuesday.

We will not be making a CSA delivery the week between Christmas and New Years.  Our one week off a year!

Though the share is actually 18 weeks in calendar length, we will make 17 weeks of deliveries (because we miss that holiday week).

 

For further information, please visit our FAQ page.