Vegetable Box FAQ

How much does each box cost?

$30 each box. You will receive $25 worth of produce in each box and we will donate $5 worth of produce for each box to All People’s Fresh Market.

What is in a box?

You can expect 8-10 different varieties of vegetables and herbs in each of your boxes. The quantities will vary with each vegetable and with each part of the season.

We strive and plan for consistency, but given the unknowns of weather we need you to be flexible with your expectations. Most vegetables will come in bunches big enough to serve one dish for 4 people or one dish for 2 people if you are heavy vegetable eaters. Here is an example box to give you a bit more of a concrete idea:

  • Carrots 1 bunch (6-8 in a bunch)
  • Kale 1 bunch (8-12 in a bunch)
  • Cucumbers (2)
  • Salad mix (1/2 pound)
  • Parsley 1 bunch (bunch size of a quarter at the stems)
  • Sweet peppers (3-6)
  • Fennel (1-2 bulbs)
  • Cherry Tomatoes (1 pint)

When do We receive the boxes?

  • You can pick-up your box at a desired location Wednesdays between 4-7p
  • The Vegetable Box is a 16 week program that starts in mid-July and ends late October
  • Thanksgiving Box is available the Tuesday before Thanksgiving

Do I need to pay all at once?

No. You can make as many payments as you would like leading up to June. We will need $50 to hold your spot and the share needs to be fully paid by July 1.

What if I go on vacation?

If you go on vacation let us know! You can either give your box to a friend/neighbor/family member or donate the vegetables and eggs from your box to the All People’s Fresh Market or Bread of Life Food Pantry.

Do I get to pick what I want in the box each week?

No. We spend the winter making the growing schedule. We have a very clear idea of what you will receive weekly. We have spent a lot of time collecting surveys and reviewing national trends which help us to come up with a box mix that has both vegetables you know and love with a sprinkling of specialty vegetables. If you get something you do not like you can always give it to a friend!

Will I know what is in my box prior to receiving it?

You will receive an email the Tuesday before your Wednesday box.  You will also receive a few recipes, some storage information and news about what is going down on the farms.

What if I forgot to pick up my box? Can I still get it?

Get in contact with us at freshtownfarm@gmail.com as soon as you realize you forgot and hopefully we can work something out!

What are the risks of joining the Vegetable Box Program?

As a subscriber, you share in the abundance of our harvest, as well as in the risks that comes with farming. We have learned how to work around most problems, but it is likely that in any given year we may lose a crop to drought, flooding, disease, bugs, hail, or other acts of nature. This may mean that you will not receive that particular affected crop for that season.

Refund Policy

If you are for any reason dissatisfied with your membership and wish to cancel, we offer a money-back guarantee for your remaining boxes. If you have to move out of the area and cannot continue your share, please communicate this as early as you can.  We will arrange a refund on a pro-rated basis.