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Farm Share Information

2017 Farm Share Seasons 
Currently Available for Signups:

2nd Qtr (Spring: April 1-June 30)

 

New Member Signup
Returning Member Signup

What is Vesterbrook Farm's Co-Op/CSA?
Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a mutually beneficial partnership between a farm and community of supporters (members). Our CSA is a private group of like-minded individuals and families who desire to eat healthful and nutritious foods, reaping the benefits through generations. Members receive weekly totes of fresh and nutritious organic produce. This happens when members purchase a share of the season’s harvest. In doing so, they assume the costs, risks, and bounty of growing food, along with us, the farm. Sign up now!

What sets Vesterbrook Farm's CSA apart?

Vesterbrook Farm’s CSA is a unique partnership with you in that the crops we grow, eggs we deliver and livestock we raise are Certified Naturally Grown (CNG - a grass-roots certification which holds to stricter standards than the conventional organic certification). Buying local furthers our regional economy. In addition, when needed for a balanced diet, we include produce from other CNG/organic farms to supplement our crops, especially during the colder months.

Our CSA was begun by the owners, Mike & Carol Brabo, as part of their own attempts to combat cancer and other health issues. They and all of the farm staff are also CSA members and we eat what we grow and sell, testing recipes in our own kitchens to share with you how best to incorporate fresh, nutrient-dense foods into your diet. We provide a helpful newsletter each week that not only lists the items in your share, but also includes recipes for them, storage tips, as well as other pertinent information for the health-conscious consumer. This is a  farm that has been in the family for nearly a century, and the relationships that are built are rich and long-lasting as part of this heritage. We would love for you to join us as a CSA member and enjoy the benefits of this holistic, healthy enterprise!

What is the 2017 schedule?

To best serve our customers we operate year round with these four seasons:

  • Winter Season - 12 weeks--1/1 to 3/31
  • Spring Season - 13 weeks--4/1 to 6/30
  • Summer Season -13 weeks--7/1 to 9/30
  • Fall Season -12 weeks--10/1 to 12/21

 

 Sign Up for Farm Share 

Vegetable Share - $35/week + delivery & tax
This Vegetable Share consists of 9-12lb of produce and is best for 1-2 people or someone new to cooking fresh vegetables. Contents will vary week to week.

Example:

  • 1 Head Red Lettuce
  • 1 Bunch Gold Beets
  • 1 Bunch Broccoli
  • 16 oz Spinach
  • 2 lb Carrots
  • 2 Cucumbers
  • 1 Bunch Genovese Basil
  • 3lb Red Potatoes

Combo Share - $36/week + delivery & tax 
This combination Share of both vegetables and fruits consists of 9-12 lbs. of produce and is best for 1-2 people. Contents will vary week to week.

Example:

  • 1 Head Red Lettuce
  • 8 oz Spinach
  • 1lb Carrots
  • 2lb Red Potatoes
  • 1pt Grape Tomatoes
  • 1lb Heirloom Tomatoes
  • 1 Bunch Genovese Basil
  • 1.5lb Fuji Apples
  • 1lb Red Grapes
  • 2lb Navel Oranges

Juicing Share - $35/week + delivery & tax
This specialty Juicing Share consists of about 11-14 lbs of fresh vegetables and fruits for juicing. Contents will vary week to week.

Example:

  • 2 lb. Carrots
  • 2 lb. Beets
  • 1lb Spinach
  • 1 bunch Parsley
  • 2 bunch Kale
  • 2 lb Apples
  • 2 lb Oranges
  • 2 Lemons

Vegetable Double Share - $56/week +delivery & tax

This ALL Vegetable Share yielding 20-41 lbs of food is best for 3-5 people, 2 vegans or a person juicing large amounts of vegetables.  Contents will vary week to week.

Example:

  • 1 Head Red Lettuce
  • 2 Bunch Broccoli
  • 1 Bag Spinach
  • 3 lbs Carrots
  • 2 Bunch Rainbow Chard
  • 4 Cucumbers
  • 4 Green Peppers
  • 5 lbs Red Potatoes
  • 3 Zucchini
  • 1 pt Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 Bunch Genovese Basil
  • 1 Green Cabbage
  • 1 Celery

Combo Double Share - $59/week + delivery & tax
This Vegetable and Fruit Share yielding 20-38 lbs of food is best for 3-5 people, 2 vegans or a person juicing large amounts of fruits and vegetables. Contents will vary week to week.

Example:

  • 1 Head Red Lettuce
  • 1 Bunch Gold Beets
  • 1 Bunch Broccoli
  • 1 Bag Spinach
  • 1 Bunch Carrots
  • 2 Bunch Rainbow Chard
  • 4 Cucumbers
  • 2 Green Peppers
  • 3lb Red Potatoes
  • 1pt Grape Tomatoes
  • 2lb Heirloom Tomatoes
  • 1 Bunch Genovese Basil
  • 2 lb Gala Apples
  • 2 lbs Red Pears
  • 1.5lb Red Grapes
  • 6 Yellow Peaches

Fruit Share - $36/week + delivery & tax
This ALL FRUIT Share yielding 10-11 lbs of food is best for 1-3 people or for a family that wants to supplement their other Farm Shares.  Half  ($18/wk) and Double Fruit Shares ($54/wk) are also available.  Contents will vary week to week.

Example:

  • 3lb Fuji Apples
  • 2lb Yellow Peaches
  • 3lb Green D'Anjou Pears
  • 1.5lb Navel Oranges
  • 2lb Black Plums
  • 1 lb Granny Smith Apples 

 

BEST VALUE!  Large Family Share - $85/week + delivery & tax

This is a Vegetable Double Share plus a Fruit Share yielding 30-55 lbs of food, best for large families, office staff, or homes with several roommates. Contents will vary week to week. 

Example:

  • 1 Bunch Gold Beets
  • 1 Bunch Broccoli
  • 1 Bunch Kale
  • 1 Bunch Carrots
  • 2 Bunches Rainbow Chard
  • 2 Cucumbers
  • 3 Green Peppers
  • 3 lbs Heirloom Tomatoes
  • 2 Acorn Squash
  • 3 Zucchini
  • 1pt Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Red Cabbage
  • 1 Bunch French Breakfast Radishes
  • 1 Qt Strawberries
  • 6 Green D'Anjou Pears
  • 6 Navel Oranges
  • 1 Honeydew Melon
  • 3lb Fuji Apples

 

Pantry Share - Once per Month - $42/month + delivery & tax

The Pantry Share is a once per month Farm Share that contains 40-50lbs of staples. Since this is a budget share, discounts do not apply.

Example:

  • 20-25 lbs potatoes
  • 10 lbs carrots
  • 5 lbs onions
  • 3-5 winter squash
  • 2-4 cabbage 

Delivery is the first week of each season then the first week of each month.

 

Office Snack Share - $55/week + tax

This Office Snack Share is perfect for providing staff with healthy and handy refreshments that require no preparation.  Shares contain 22-25 lbs of organic fruit and vegetables.  Contents will vary week to week.

Example:

  • 2 lbs Large Fuji Apples
  • 2 lbs Mandarin Oranges
  • 2 lbs Red Seedless grapes
  • 3 lbs Green Bartlett Pears
  • 2 pints Grape Tomatoes
  • 2 lbs Navel Oranges
  • 2 lbs Concorde Pears
  • 1 lb Medjool Dates
  • 1 lb Green D'Anjou Pears
  • 1 lb Honeycrisp Apples

 

Egg Shares

Receive fresh, free-range eggs from hens that are out on grass and in the sunshine and fresh air. They're fed a vegetarian, non-GMO ration to supplement the grass, insects and other small critters they find. No extra delivery fee if a Farm Share is also ordered.

  • 1/2 Dozen    $3.95/week + tax  
  • 1 Dozen       $6.90/week + tax
  • 1 ½ Dozen $10.55/week + tax
  • 2 Dozen     $13.50/week + tax
  • 3 Dozen     $19.85/week + tax   

 

Pickup Options:  

Locations & Delivery Charges:

  • No charge for on-farm pickup
  • Delivery to pickup site: $4.50+ tax/week
  • Delivery to private home or business: $9.00+ tax/week

These locations are available when a minimum of 5 members sign up at each site:

  • Ballwin / Manchester
  • Benton Park / Soulard
  • Bowling Green
  • Chesterfield / Creve Coeur
  • Elsberry
  • Florissant
  • JMM Staff Only
  • Kirkwood
  • Louisiana
  • Maplewood 
  • South County--Crestwood
  • St Charles
  • St Peters--Family Vision
  • University City
  • Wentzville
  • On-Farm (Vesterbrook Farm)

Pickup Days and Times:

Pickup days and times will be given during signup and confirmed before the first delivery of the season.

Days and times of delivery are subject to change due to weather and other circumstances.

Membership Fee

To join Vesterbrook Farm's private CSA/Co-Op/Buying Club there is an automatic seasonal membership fee of $18 which helps to cover office, website and technology fees.  

Joining Mid-season & Prorating

If Farm Shares are still available, members may join during any season and pay a prorated amount for the remaining weeks.

Payment Options 

You may pay for your Farm Share by cash, check, money order, ACH/digital payment, or debit/credit card.  Contact us, 573-560-0871, if you would like to discuss other payment options.

When you order your Farm Share, you may either make a one-time payment in full OR a 33% down payment and scheduled monthly payments. 

SAVE MORE AT SIGNUP: See "Discounts Available," below.

After signup up you will receive an email with secure links to begin the payment process.  If paying by check, make payable to Vesterbrook Farm and mail to the farm address.

Cancellation 

Since seed, supplies, labor and equipment are purchased and used both before and during the season, we are unable to accept cancellations or provide refunds.  If you need to cancel, we encourage you to find another person/s to buy-out your Farm Share being grown for you.

Missed Pick-Up & Vacations

If you are unable to pick up your Farm Share due to vacation or other reasons, please make arrangements for friends or family to pick up and use your Farm Share.  You may also donate your Farm Share to a needy family; just let us know via email by Saturday midnight for the next week and we will take care of it.

Discounts Available

We offer discounts to: pickup site coordinators, senior citizens, veterans, single parents caring for children, families with disabilities, homeschooling families, clergy, university/seminary students and others, when you type in the appropriate discount code. Contact us via email: Discount Code Request.

Certain other discounts are only effective until April 1 (the last day to sign up for the full Spring season). In order to obtain these discounts, type in one of the following coupon codes at checkout, or email Carol by April 1. The discounts will not be automatically applied otherwise.*

    PIF2017—3%, for paying in full for the whole season by credit card       

    PayCheck2017—3%, for making all the season’s payments by check or ACH/bank transfer

    PIFbyCheck2017—6%, for paying in full AND paying by check or ACH.  

*Please note: our current CSA software will only permit one discount code per season.  However, you may also use the paid-in-full and/or the paid-by-check discounts even if you already have another discount; email us.

We accept donations to help single mothers, widows, and families who cannot afford the full cost of a share.

 

Meats and Groceries
When items are available, CSA members will be able to purchase organically produced meats and groceries. All our products are raised using Certified Naturally Grown or USDA Organic Standards.

  • 100% Grass-Fed/Finished Beef
  • Pasture-praised pork
  • 100% Grass-Fed/Finished Lamb, 
  • Pasture-raised, non-GMO fed Chicken
  • Pasture-raised, non-GMO fed Turkey
  • Local, raw honey
  • Maple Syrup
  • Olive & Other Oils
  • Jams & Jellies
  • Oats, Wheat, Rice & other Grains 
  • and other items as they become available

 

 

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Farm Share InformationApril 10th, 2017

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