THE FRUIT SHARE
We also offer a fruit share consisting of 20 weeks of fresh, local fruit. We organically grow a few varieties ourselves and arrange for additional fruit from very capable fruit farmers located near us. Please note that only the berries are grown organically; the other fruit is produced using IPM or low-spray practices. In the spring, a share might consist of two quarts of strawberries, or a pint of blueberries plus a pound of sweet cherries. In mid-summer it might be two pounds of purple plums and two to three pounds of fresh peaches. In the fall it might contain a half-gallon of cider and three pounds of Gala apples. This year, we will be adding melons grown at the Moses Farm to the list of items included in the fruit share. (We will be growing our own melons this year, but our hope is to make them available to everyone as a part of the vegetable share.) This season's fruit share will be $156 for 20 weeks.
THE FLOWER SHARE
NOTE: No Flower share in 2021. We anticipate the return of the Flower Share in 2022.
Our flower share consists of our own organically grown, fresh cut flowers. You'll receive your first flowers in the middle of June, about a week after your first vegetables arrive. Some weeks you'll receive arrangements made from a variety of flowers, other weeks you'll have large bunches of a single variety to choose from. We grow more than thirty varieties of cut flowers. We select varieties for their beautiful colors, fragrance, and long-lasting qualities. Your first bouquets might have spice-scented stock, campanula, a beautiful deep blue, bell-shaped flower, and Bells of Ireland, with its wonderful light green foliage. Next, you'll receive sweet peas, snapdragon spikes, godetia, sweet William, lavatera, larkspur and brightly colored Asiatic lilies. In the heat of the summer, you're distributions will include China asters, rose-like lisianthus, sunflowers, rudbeckia, dahlia-flowered zinnias, and celosia. We think you'll enjoy this year's selections. Your flowers will arrive in a bucket of water, nestled in a plastic sleeve so that they travel well. You'll need a vase with a 4-6" opening and tall enough for 18-30" stems. We offer one full share (10 weekly deliveries) for $136.
It has become a tradition for Windflower Farm to offer a winter share to its members. The share comprises a wide assortment of storage vegetables, fresh salad greens from our greenhouses, locally grown apples and freshly pressed cider. Shares are delivered once a month, on Saturday mornings, from December through March at the New Leaf Cafe distribution site. Members should expect to hear more about this share in the fall.