A Farm Share is a 6-month subscription to sustainably-grown, local farm foods delivered to your site every other week. We have a Winter/ Spring season January-June, and a Summer/Fall Season June-November. Each season runs for 12 deliveries (every other week for 6 months). Right now, we offer five types of shares: (1) Fruit & Vegetable Share (2) Meat Share (3) Coffee share (4) Cheese Share (5) Egg Share (6) Sparkling Water Share
The short answer is no. Let us explain: Farm Share members play a key role in providing a predictable, secure outlet for our farmers' produce. Each season, our Procurement Team works with our farmers to plan exactly which items will be in your shares throughout the Farm Share season and what quantities we will need to serve our Members. We will email you the contents of each Share the Friday ahead of time so you can plan for it, and we provide recipe ideas and storage tips so you can make the most of your ingredients!
The Swap Box - at each Farm Share pick-up there will be a Swap Box containing extra produce items; that way, if you strongly dislike a certain fruit/vegetable, you can place it in the Swap Box and swap it for something else!
Our full season includes 12 bi-weekly deliveries. If you miss our initial deadline, you can join at existing an site(s) for a 10-delivery share or an 8-delivery share. Check our shares page for our most up-to-date sign up info!
We have a few payment options to choose from. On our website, you can choose to pay with one single payment upfront or 12 every-other-week payments. You will choose your preferred method of payment when you get to the billing page. If your site offers payroll deduction for Farm Share, please contact your Site Host to register; you do not pay online for this.
To help coordinate the deliveries of food every other week, we work with a Site Host at your Farm Share site - usually a good-food advocate and someone involved in workplace wellness or food service - who is our point of contact, and who is available to answer questions from participants throughout the season. The Site Host will identify the optimal times for delivery and employee pickup and be present during employee pickup. If allowed by the organization's gift policy, the Site Host can receive a free share for their help with coordination.
Because Farm Share is a commitment to our farmers (that they have a guaranteed place to sell their delicious produce) for 6 months, we are not able to pause shares during the season. With the exceptions of holidays, your pick-up day, time, and location will remain the same for the entire Farm Share season. We email you prior to your pick-up as a reminder that farm share is coming. The Common Market does not refund, replace, or give credit for missed shares.
We are very flexible if you want a friend or coworker to pick up the share on your behalf. No need to notify anyone, just have them come in your place!
It happens! And we have a solution. Each delivery, we have a “Swap Box” that contains 3 extra farm share items. Place the item you’d like to swap into the box and trade it for another item that seems more appealing to you! Remember to place the entire quantity of the item into the Swap Box and remove the full quantity of the item you’re taking. For example, if you’re trading cucumbers for kale, place all of your cucumbers into the swap box, and remove the entire bunch of kale.
Right now, The Common Market Farm Share delivers on Wednesdays or Thursdays, depending on your site. Pick-ups will always be on the same day once that is determined, e.g. every other Wednesday all season or every other Thursday all season. Site Hosts will indicate their preferred delivery day and time prior to the start of the Farm Share season. As a member, you will be notified of all relevant pickup information such as your full pickup schedule, time, location, Site Host contact information, etc. before your first Farm Share pick-up.
Anyone at a participating location! We have a number of pickup sites varying from workplaces, schools, and public sites from which anyone can pick up. If your workplace, school, etc. isn't participating and would like to start a site, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, you can. We require two-weeks' notice for cancellations, as we order many of our items from our farm partners far in advance so they have time to plan and harvest for you. We want people to sign up for Farm Share with the intentions to stick around all season, but we understand that things happen! Contact email@example.com with questions.
While we strive for pristine quality — all of our items are inspected and packed for delivery with care by our warehouse teams — we understand if an item gets damaged en route to your Site. If you are not satisfied with your items, please email us a photo and description to firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not send replacement items, but we will issue you a refund.