We will once again offer a fruit share for the 2017 season. Most of the fruit we distribute comes from an organic farm in the Hudson Valley, NY. While the farm grows their vegetable crops organically, the fruit is labeled "eco-grown." This means that they adhere as much as possible to organic methods but do spray when necessary with products not approved for organic production. These sprays are primarily early in the season when the fruit is just setting. The farm regularly tests the fruit to insure it is free of pesticide residues.
It is very difficult to produce certified organic fruit here in the Northeast. Most of the organic fruit in the US comes from California or Eastern Washington State where drier conditions prevail and there are not quite as many insect pests to battle.
The share will consist of 2 types of tree fruit each week with an average of 5-7 lbs. total weight. We will begin the season with blueberries, peaches, plums, and nectarines. During those weeks when we send blueberries and kiwi, the total weight will be less as these are high-priced items.
The fall fruit shares will be composed of different varieties of apples and pears each week and hopefully with some organic hardy kiwi from Pennsylvania at the end of September. The season will run for 15 weeks, beginning the week of July 9th and ending in October. We may skip a week or two during the course of the season, depending on availability of fruit.
The cost of the fruit share will be $16 per week, which equals $240 for the season.
To sign up, please use the registration form and pick "FRUIT share @ $240 for 15 weeks."