CSA2015graphicSummer program late-May through September 2017

Summer vegetable and egg shares (full and half) are now available!  Reserve your share at www.WhiteViolet.CSAsignup.com!

We now have three options for our weekly shares–the Farmer’s Choice option (we fill your bag with a variety of items we have available that week) or the Member’s Choice Option (members log into their account to request which items they would like packed into their bags each week) and an Egg Share.

New in 2017!

New pick-up location near Rose-Hulman! (See details below)

New Member’s Choice option — YOU choose your vegetables each week! (Details below.)

Member Choice

The Member Choice option allows members to choose what they get. Each week, members log into the Member Choice Marketplace to see what’s available for distribution that week and use “credits” from their Member Balance to request which items they would like for their share.

Members have a set number of credits to use each week as they see fit. For example,  members may have 25 credits to use one week, with eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and collards available at 5 credits each.  A member may choose to get 1 unit of each vegetable to total 25 credits, or they could get 2 units of tomatoes, 2 units of peppers, and 1 unit of potatoes to total 25 credits if they don’t want eggplant or collards.

Forget to choose what goes in your share for a given week? No problem! We will fill your bag as if it were a Farmer Choice bag.

Farmer Choice

Farmer Choice Shareholders receive the best of our harvests for the week. All you do is show up and get your produce! What if you don’t want anymore radishes? No problem! Members can swap out an unwanted item for something from our Swap Box located at each pickup site.

What’s in the bag?

4colorsealJPGVegetable share members can expect a variety of clean, seasonal USDA Certified Organic vegetables and fruit. Also, jams, jellies, pickles and other goodies as they become available. A full share will feed a small family, or a couple of veggie-loving adults.

White Violet Center gardens are USDA Certified Organic. Our veggies proudly sport the green & white organic label!

We can’t predict what weather, pests, or disease will come our way, so keep in mind that these offerings may fluctuate. Our crop list is split into two groups: foundation crops — items we have in larger quantities for longer harvest periods, usually 4 weeks or more, and season-specific crops — items with a more limited harvest window and usually in lower quantities. These crops may make an appearance for 1-3 weeks at a time.

Crops planned for 2017:

Foundation crops: lettuce mix, head lettuce, kale, chard, beets, garlic, green beans, basil, dill, peppers, potatoes, summer squash, tomatoes, eggplant, and radishes.

Season-specific crops: peas, broccoli, onions, carrots, cucumber, sweet corn, spinach, arugula, cabbage, cilantro, parlsey, chives, Japanese turnips, winter squash, pumpkins, watermelon, and sweet potatoes.

Choose from these pick-up locations

Pick-up is every Wednesday (Thursday for new east side location) for 20 weeks beginning in late May and lasting through September):

  • White Violet Center at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Central Location at 113 S. 19th St. in Terre Haute: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Regional Hospital on South 7th St. in Terre Haute: 4-5:30 p.m.
  • East side location in Woodridge neighborhood: THURSDAYS noon-7 p.m.

Costs:

Full share — $500 before April 1 ($525 after)

Half share — $300 before April 1 ($325 after)

Egg share — full share is $80, half share is $40

Egg Share:

WVC is home to a flock of happy, healthy hens! We sell our eggs at retail for $4.50/dozen on a first come, first served basis. We also invite our customers to join our Egg Share. Each share is $80 for 20 week, which provides one dozen eggs per week guaranteed. You can also join as a half-share member for $40, and pick up one dozen eggs every other week. This is a discount of 50 cents per dozen from our retail/market price. Joining the egg share is a great way to have a guaranteed supply of eggs for your family, and never experience the disappointment of finding out we have sold out of eggs when you need them!

Egg shareholders can purchase as many shares of eggs as they wish (pending availability of shares). You do not need to be a CSA member to join the egg share. Additionally, the egg share runs continuously all year, and you are welcome to maintain your shares even once the CSA wraps up. Pick up is with the CSA at any of our pickup sites during CSA season (from late-May through November), and at White Violet Center during the off-season (December through mid-May).

Here's a photo of the full CSA share on June 10, 2015.

Here’s a photo of the full CSA share on June 10, 2015.

Reasons to support our Community Supported Agriculture program:

  • Locally-grown foods are fresher and taste better
  • Organic growing methods used in our garden are in the spirit of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, foundress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
  • Establish a vital link between your food, the people who grew it and the land that nourished it

All shareholders are asked to commit to this statement:

I understand that by becoming a shareholder of the Community Supported Agriculture initiative, I will share both the rewards and the risks of the growing season along with the other shareholders and the growers. I recognize that there is no guarantee of the exact amount I will receive each week. I agree to comply with all safety measures posted in the distribution area while on the property.

Reserve your share today:

After signing up for your share at www.WhiteViolet.CSAsignup.com, you can create a Member Login. Your Member Login will let you check your payment balance, make a payment, request a vacation hold for when you’ll be away, update your membership (For example, go from a half share to a full or vice versa), and even see what shares you’ve gotten and more.

Directions for setting up your account are in the confirmation email that you will get after signing up for the Fall 2016 vegetable share.

If you split your share with another person, you can now register that person as an additional user. Each online account can hold up to four users. This means that everyone will get the messages that we send to shareholders.

Check it out online and then if you still have questions, contact Candace Minster, garden manager and fiber projects coordinator, at cminster@spsmw.org or 812-535-2933.