This is the smaller, single-family sized version of the custom share. 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). Small flex shares include 4-6 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 the summer time, you'll be able to pick from green beans, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, cucumbers, onions, potatoes, and a lot of other things. You can take 5 or 6 completely different items, or just pick a couple and stock up! This share is an excellent way to get the super fresh, local produce you know you can use every week, and averaging only about $12.50/week, it is much more cost-effective than just buying from the stand or farmers' market.
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 shares run from May 23rd through October 31st (24 weeks). Flex shares are available at the Rio Farm Stand pick up only. Please review our Membership Agreement for full policy details.
Small 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).