Sign up for Fruit Shares!
We will once again offer a fruit share for the 2015 season!
The share will consist of 2 types of tree fruit each week with an average of 5-7 lbs. total weight. We will begin the season with blueberries, peaches, plums, and nectarines. During those weeks when we send blueberries and kiwi the total weight will be less as these are high priced items.
The fall fruit shares will be comprised of different varieties of apples and pears each week and hopefully some organic hardy kiwi from PA at the end of September. The season will run for 14 weeks beginning the week of July 19 and ending in October. We may skip one week at the end of August.
The cost of the fruit share will be $15 per week which equals $210 for the season.
Most of the fruit we distribute comes from an organic farm in the Hudson Valley, NY. While the farm grows their vegetable crops organically, the fruit is labeled Eco-grown. This means that they adhere as much as possible to organic methods but do spray when necessary with products not approved for organic production. These sprays are primarily early in the season when the fruit is just setting. The farm regularly tests the fruit to ensure it is free of pesticide residues.
It is very difficult to produce certified organic fruit here in the Northeast. Most of the organic fruit in the US comes from California or Eastern Washington State where drier conditions prevail and there are not quite as many insect pests to battle. We offer this service to provide access to high quality locally grown fruit. The NY farm has consistently provided us with great tasting tree fruit for the past several years, with their nectarines being some of the most delicious I have ever had.
If interested, please bring payment in the form of cash or check (made out to John Krueger) to this week’s pick up. We need to know if you are purchasing a fruit share by Saturday July 18.