June 10, 2011

Friday Farm Share: How Does Farm Share Pick-up Work?

Picking up a weekly farm share is easy. But if you're having a week like I am? You accidentally leave your farm approved share bag (for measuring your veggies) at home and slap your forehead mightily in the car whilst saying: "D'OH!" Then you remember the farm usually has a few extra bags around and feel kind of silly for slapping yourself.
When you get to the farm, check the u-pick board and gauge how much you will sweat while picking.  Weigh the 'sweat quotient' against the 'yummy/pretty quotient', and decide what you will pick.
NOTE: unless strawberries or raspberries are on the u-pick board; you pick those no matter how sweaty you get.

Then you go inside and see what's on the share board and pick up your veggies!
On the way home, you have a little tradition of stopping for iced coffee. Because that's how you roll.


  1. AnonymousJune 10, 2011

    So, so jealous! I love how they're so organized!

  2. Those strawberries would get eaten so fast at my house! Yum!

  3. It's strawberry picking around here too...or you hit an Amish farm and buy theirs. I'm so hoping my raspberries are a bumper crop this year. I'll be making jam with them and the strawberries for sure. Looks like Summer is really and finally (after such a bad winter and spring) come to Holyoke! Enjoy your finds!

  4. erinfontaineJune 11, 2011

    we joined the same farm... thought that board said NOT to pick the strawberries!

  5. Hi Erin! Your attention to detail is amazing! Even though I post on Fridays, our pick up day is Wednesday, which is when we picked strawberries. The board on Wednesday gave us the go ahead. When I wrote this post, I didn't have enough good pictures, so I went back on Friday to wander around the farm and try to get some better shots. By Friday - apparently - the strawberries had been picked clean for the week.

  6. By the way, I got my Pizza D'Action Spanakopita!! :-)



  7. AnonymousJune 13, 2011

    i picked strawberries this weekend too, so delicious! i noticed radishes and kohlrabi on your board . . . what i wouldn't give for some of those!


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