Our largest and most flexible option. Choose from any of our veggies at the farm stand (within a few restrictions depending on seasonal availibility, which will be clearly posted every Thursday during pick up). Generally, large flex shares include 8-12 items per week: this can be as diversified as you like, or if you want to get a lot of just a few items, you can do that, too! For example, in midsummer, you could potentially take home a couple pounds of green beans, 6-8 tomatoes, a half dozen ears of sweet corn, a few cucumbers and onions, and a couple zucchinis. Alternatively, during that same week, you'd have the option to just stock up on lots of tomatoes and zucchini if that suits you! The large flex is a great option for four or more people who enjoy cooking and/or canning and freezing. It's also excellent for splitting amongst several friends/family members to get the best value out of our farm stand.
We try to keep the flex shares as open as possible, to allow each member to get exactly what they want. That said, when certain products are just starting to produce (specifically, the very first cucumbers, tomatoes, and sweet corn), or if they aren't having a good season, there will be some limits on the quantities you can take to make sure everyone has access to them. Flex share members will generally have the first access to new veggies as they come into season before other types of shares.
Flex shares run from May 21st through October 22nd (23 weeks). Flex shares are available at the Rio Farm Stand pick up only. Please review our Membership Agreement for full policy details.
Large Flex Share
Flex shares are available at our farm stand: 279 Knox Road 2550 N, Rio IL 61472. It is just a short 10-12 minute drive from Galesburg -- just take highway 150 (Henderson Street) north for 7 miles from Lake Storey. Then, turn left on 2550 N, and you're there! The store is open from 10-6 on pick up day (Thursdays).