How many people does a share feed?

The million dollar question? How many people a CSA produce share may feed varies because each household has different eating habits and different ways of using their CSA share. Most members get just one share regardless of their household composition and eating habits. If you live alone, one share may provide 4 to 6 meals, depending on your appetite. If you eat out frequently and plan to supplement your share with other foods, one share may be stretched among two to four people.

The type and amount of produce in a share varies weekly and seasonally. Typically, a share consists of about seven to eight different types of produce. If you’re considering joining our CSA, we strongly suggest that you drop by during pickup hours to check it out for yourself.
You can also check our online Harvests archive to get an idea of what produce shares include at different times of year.
To get a visual of produce shares, check out some of the photos on our Facebook page where we regularly post photos of produce shares.

Here are examples of produce shares for each season:
Spring: 2 red onions, 1 purple cabbage, 1 endive head, 2 kohlrabi, 1 bunch carrots, 1/2 lb peas, 2 grapefruit, 1 bunch radishes.
Summer: 4 ears sweet corn, 3/4 lb green beans, 3/4 lb tomatoes, 1 honeydew melon, 1 lb eggplant, 2 lb Armenian cucumber, 3/4 lb onions.
Fall: 2 lb Armenian cucumbers, 3 Asian pears, 1 bunch braising mix, 1 butternut squash, 3 green tomatoes, 1 bunch I’Itoi onions, 1 lb roasted green chiles.
Winter: 1 bunch arugula, 1 acorn squash, 1 bunch carrots, 1 bunch collard Greens, 1 bunch hakurei salad turnips, 1 bunch I’Itoi Onions, 3 baby purple bok choi, 1.5 lb red LaSoda potatoes.


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