The half share is our smaller, single-family sized pre-packed box. With a manageable 4-6 different items per week, you don't have to worry about veggies going to waste! This is a great option for couples, small families, or those who just want to try out the CSA for the first time. Like the full share, we pack this one primarily with "staple" veggies first, such as (but not limited to) lettuce, peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, potatoes, winter squash, and so on. In addition to the staples, you might see one specialty item in your share too, like fennel or kohlrabi, among others.
A share in late spring might look something like this: 2 lbs shelling peas, 1 lb green beans, 2 cucumbers, 1.5 lbs new potatoes, and a small cabbage or kohlrabi. A share later in the summer will be a little bigger, and may include something like 3 lbs tomatoes, 2 zucchini, 1 eggplant, 1 lb onions, 4 ears sweet corn, and fresh basil. Half shares, because they are smaller, may not always receive the variety that the larger shares get, but we do our best to keep each week varied and interesting. The images show actual shares that went out in 2017-2019.
These shares make sense for the regular farmers' market peruser -- at around $11/week, half shares are an excellent value that bring lots of veggie variety to the table, without breaking the bank.
Half shares run the whole season from May 21st through October 22nd (23 weeks) and are available at our Rio farm stand and Galesburg drop-off. Please review our Membership Agreement for full policy details.
Rio Farm Stand, 279 Knox Road 2550 N Rio, IL 61472
Pick up your share here during our shop hours (10am to 6pm) on Thursdays. All share types may be picked up here.
Bethel Baptist Church, 1196 N Academy St, Galesburg 61401
Pick up your full, half, or summer share here on Thursdays from 5-6:30 pm. Look for us at the back of the parking lot just off of Clark Street, near the church garages. We set up outdoors by the red fence line.