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How much produce comes in a share?
A full share should provide a family of four with plenty of vegetables for the week (for 20 weeks). A half share should be adequate for a family of two (for 20 weeks). Families of two who like to freeze, dehydrate, and store extra produce for the winter months might consider investing in a full share.
What vegetables and fruits can I expect?
Each week, you’ll get a newsletter telling you what produce to expect at this week’s pick up. Here is a list of produce that is usually available. This list is never set in stone, since one growing season can often be very different from the next.
Salad greens, kale, collards, arugula, Swiss chard, radishes, strawberries, spring onions, herbs. And, when we’re lucky enough to start in time, asparagus.
Cabbage, broccoli, blueberries, and sugar snap peas, in addition to much of the produce listed in May. Depending on the year, we may also have beets, carrots, and cauliflower.
Green beans, sweet corn, cucumbers, basil, summer squash, zucchini, potatoes, eggplant, cherry tomatoes, lima beans, bell peppers, banana peppers, watermelons, and canteloupe.
Similar to July, except the corn is even sweeter, the tomatoes are bigger (this is slicer season, in addition to the cherry tomatoes) and we usually can add peaches to the mix.
September & October
Apples, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, winter squash (especially butternut and acorn), salad greens, kale, collards, arugula, radishes.
How do I get my vegetables each week?
Each Tuesday between 4pm and 6pm, stop by First Christian Church at 512 W Main St (NE corner of Main St. and Vine). The church has graciously let us use their space to reduce our overhead costs. We’ll have a bag pre-packed with produce and ready for you to pick up.
How do I pay?
Unless you sign up for a payment plan, you pay up front for the entire growing season. Since you’ve paid up front, you won’t have to bring any money when you pick up your share each week.
A full share costs $550.
A half share costs $350.
Returning members take $20 off the regular price!
Checks should be made out to Madison Area Growers and mailed to:
Madison Area Growers
PO Box 604
Madison, IN 47250
Do I get to pick which vegetables I get?
Nope! Each week, your bag is pre-packed to ensure that everybody gets their fair share of the produce. However, be sure to communicate with the growers. If there is a vegetable you’d like them to try out, suggest it. If there’s something you’re absolutely sick of, let us know! While much of the offerings are up to nature (what we can and can’t grow in this zone), the growers are always interested in trying new things.
What if I am not in town one week to pick up my share? Or if I just forget?
If you’re going to be out of town, you can have a friend pick up your share. Please email us to let us know ahead of time. Be sure to include your proxy’s name so we can make sure we give your share to the right person!
If you forget to pick up your share on Tuesday by 6 or didn’t find a proxy to pick it up for you, we’ll donate your share to the House of Hope food pantry.
What do I do with all these delicious vegetables?
Check the recipes page for a growing list of tasty recipes, or visit our seasonal boards on Pinterest. Or invent your own recipes and submit them to the group! Soon we hope to have links to good resources about freezing, drying, and canning, too. Enjoy!