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Winter Share (November & December)
Information about the 2016 Winter Share. Please read through the whole page to learn about the share details. Sign up is during September & October
As the main season bounty winds down the farm still has a wonderful bounty available into the winter months. This is where seasonal gets real - the focus of the share is on storage crops. With a small amount of greens that are protected in the greenhouse or in the field in row cover. This is how your farmers eat all winter. Stored crops plus anything we have frozen or canned. We find that this is not a limiting way to eat. After months of summer vegetables, discovering and enjoying the winter fruits of our labor is delicious and wonderful. Please make sure to read through the entire page for all the details!
This is an Every Other Week share. For a total of 4 weeks spread over the months of November and December.
- November: 3rd & 17th
- December: 1st & 15th
We have set these dates so that you will receive your vegetables before any holiday travel or holiday meal planning.
Share Size: The Winter Share will come in the large share box or 3/4 bushel brown wax box. This gives us room to pack the more bulky winter crops. Click here to see picture of the winter share box (on the left) vs. the main season small share box.
What to expect. This gives you a quick run down of what you will see in the boxes over the course of the two months. Expect to get larger quantities of items than you received over the summer. This is meant to last two weeks.
- Yellow Storage Onions
- Potatoes (we have 3 varieties)
- Winter Squash
- Brussels Sprouts
- Beets - (3 varieties)
- Sweet Potatoes
Pick Up Sites: For winter time driving precautions, we have decreased the number of sites that we will deliver to. Some pick up sites we are still confirming for this winter. These are the sites we have confirmed:
- Two Prudential Plaza, 20 S. Clark St., Glencoe, IL., Local Goods (Edgebrook), Oak Park
- Keyes Ave, & Stalzy's Deli on Atwood Ave (Madison), Lands End Dodgeville, & Seven27 @ The Yards
Fresh Wisconsin Cranberries. We are partnering with James Lake Farms, certified organic. You're not going to get fresher or more delicious than these cranberries that are the perfect ingredient for your cranberry sauce and much more.
- The delivery of this add-on is expected to be delivered November 3rd.
- The cost of the cranberries are $5.50 per 1 pound.
Honey - Kings Hill Farm Honey! New this year! Friends of the farm care for several hives that help to pollinate our crops. This is a limited run offering since its the first year they were able to collect honey from the hives. Cost per 12oz jar is $10
The great thing about storage crops is that they are meant for storage. So you will receive more potatoes than you would normally buy at the store. And that doesn't mean you have to eat potatoes for every day for the next month. It means you have potatoes and other crops on hand stored that you can use as you want. With all things vegetable - storage crops do take some monitoring. Its going to be worth it to check on your vegetables and sort through and use up anything that isn't storing as well. We do this on the farm, regularly to make sure that our stored winter crops are continuing to be peak freshness. Your share will also be coming with information and ideas on how to best store your different items.
2015's Winter Shares