If you love fresh, locally grown foods but don't have the time to pick each item out at the farmers market (and are excited about trying a few new ingredients), this program is for you! Choose the full growing season or a half-season block. Pickup at the Armory Farmers Market.
This summer, Farm Fresh Rhode Island will offer Market Share CSAs at the Armory Farmers Market in Providence's West End (Parade Street at Hudson Street).
While a traditional CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) connects one farm to one household, the Market Share brings together produce and fresh foods from all of the vendors at the market. For customers who need to get back to work or to their family, a Market Share provides the convenience of a generous assortment of the market's fruits, vegetables, and artisan food in one box. It's ready to go when you arrive. So you can get your staples and have time to browse the market for some extra goodies. Each week, we'll send out a short preview email introducing you to the farmers who grow your food, giving recipes, and offering storage and preservation tips.
Customers pay upfront in the spring and then come weekly to the market during the summer/fall to pick up their produce. We will take good care collecting your produce from each farmer every week. All you need to do is be there! Besides the reusable tote bag that you'll receive your produce in, all of the money goes to local producers. Farm Fresh RI serves as the direct link between you and the local farms, taking care of logistics and adding to your convenience.
This summer, Market Shares will be $220 for the ten-week Summer season, $220 for the ten-week Fall season, or $440 for the full 20 weeks. We've broken the growing season into two parts to give you the flexibility to choose which dates work best for you. But there are only 20 Market Share spots! Go to our online 2013 registration form with which you can include payment and indicate contact information to receive information about your weekly Market Share during the season. We accept checks, credit/debit and SNAP / EBT.
Questions? Email Molly@farmfreshri.org.
Season Choice: Summer, Fall or Both
Thu 4:30 – 6:30pm
|June 13 - August 22 (no July 4th pickup)||August 29 - October 31|
|Sampler: Berries, Cauliflower, Corn, Greens, Peaches, Spinach, Summer Squash, Peas, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Eggs, Bread||Sampler: Apples, Cabbage, Corn, Eggplant, Garlic, Greens, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Peaches, Eggs, Bread|