How it Works

Click here to sign up for the Garden Share.

So, you’ve decided to plant a garden this year?  Ready to become more self-sufficient, eat local, eat healthy and know where your food comes from?  Ready to spend more time outside in the fresh air? It’s time to be more productive and invest energy into something that gives back.  It’s time to grow a garden!

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When you become a member of our Garden Share Program, you’ll save yourself the trouble (and oftentimes, mess), of starting your own seedlings in your sunny window. You won’t have to invest in numerous seed packets, that leave you with too many 1/2 full seed envelopes at the end of the growing season.

This share is for everyone who wants to grow their own food!  For lifetime growers, we offer unique, rare heirloom varieties and provide you with a complete garden package – no need to sort through the same fare at retail stores, or settle for standard varieties.  For newbies, we distribute your plants and seeds when you should plant them.  Just till, plant, cultivate and enjoy!  For the economically comfortable, we offer sponsorship opportunities to donate shares to local community gardens and organizations.  And for those still amassing their fortunes, we offer a CSA plus share’s worth of food (a $900 value) for $150.  Grow your own CSA share!  A savings of over 80%!

This isn’t a 20 week sampler, this is a commitment to grow food, harvest and prepare it, preserve it and enjoy delicious varieties all year round.  We begin distribution when you join (limited shares will be available until mid-June) and it will continue through october when garlic is planted for the following season.  We (the farmers) are available at pickup sites and via computer to answer questions and help keep you on track!  Twice a month, you’ll receive your allotment of seeds and seedlings.  You’ll be following the planting schedule of our farm – when it’s time to plant peas – you’ll know, because you received them in your Garden Share that week.  Hurry up and get them into the ground!  We’ll let you know the spacing, seed depth, and watering requirements for each different variety of plant that we give you. You may need to take notes, because we grow many many varieties!

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Pickup locations in the city (at the Phipps Farmers Market, Wed – 2:30 – 6:30pm) and country (at our farm, Wed 11am – 7 pm) allow you a choice of locations and times to meet us, get your seeds and seedlings and to meet other members!  The gardens get planted by you in your own yard.  Our farm is open for working visitors to see how the same plants grow on a larger scale.  We recommend Garden Share members spend at least two workdays with us on the farm to learn from our crew and volunteers some cultivation and production tips and tricks!

We’ll supply you with exactly what you’ll need to grow a 100’ square foot garden.  That’s six 4’x4’ beds.  We recommend the tried and true gardening method established by Mel Bartholomew – The Square Foot Gardener.

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Monthly Breakdown of Garden Share delivery:

March: Peas, Spinach, Lettuce

April: Parsley, Radishes, Spinach, Scallions, Leeks, Turnips, Haukeri Turnips, Fava Beans, Kale, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chard, Onions, Lettuce

May: Beets, Radishes, Spinach, Scallions, Corn, Lettuce, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Tomatillos, Basil, Dill and Cilantro

June: Beets, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplants, Muskmelons, Lettuce, Onions, Peppers, Radishes, Summer Squash, Winter Squash, Scallions, Green Beans, Pole Beans, Hot Peppers, Sweet Peppers, Dill and Cilantro

July: Carrots, Cauliflower, Chard, Corn, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Summer Squash, Scallions, Leeks, Green Beans, Broccoli, Kale, Kohlrabi, Dill and Cilantro

August: Beets, Cabbage, Corn, Parsley, Lettuce, Peas, Spinach, Summer Squash, Scallions, Purple Top Turnips, Haukeri Turnips, Rutabaga, Daikon, Green Beans, Basil, Mustard, Dill and Cilantro

September: Beets, Lettuce, Radishes, Spinach, Scallions, Spicy Greens, Arugula, Tatsoi, Mizuna, Dill and Cilantro

October: Spinach, Spicy Greens, Arugula, Tatsoi, Garlic

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