The Back-to-School share includes a wide variety of organically grown vegetables, berries, herbs, and flowers. Most of the produce is picked, washed and displayed in our pickup tent. Some of the crops— primarily berries and herbs—are Pick Your Own, which means that you have the opportunity to harvest your own food. Shares include a bouquet of flowers of your choice from our gorgeous flower garden.
We offer two weekly back-to-school share options: the Classic Harvest, for households of four or more people, and the Farmer’s Choice, for households with two adults or families with small children. The 10-week Back to School shares begin in August and include the most bountiful period of the harvest season.
Sharers are required to contribute a minimum number of 2 (Farmer’s Choice) or 3 (Classic Harvest) hours of field labor over the course of the growing season, half of which must be completed by mid-July. These hours can be paid for if working in the fields isn’t feasible for you. The full cost of the share plus the membership fee must be paid for before the pick-up season begins.
The weekly distributions are designed to feed one household as part of a balanced diet; the quantity and variety of crops in the shares varies per week, depending on the crops in season, the size of your share, and what is ready to harvest.
To learn more about the crops we plant and when they become available, please see our Harvest Chart.
Pickup days for the 2023 Back to School share will be Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 am – 7 pm. You choose your pickup day when you register and come to the farm on that day for the duration of the season.
*Sign Ups are now open to current Stearns sharers only. Sale opens to the General Public on Tuesday, November 1st.
2023 Back-to-School Share
- The same vegetables choices as full-season sharers receive during the last half of the harvest season
- Access to the Culinary Herb Garden and Penelope’s Garden
- PYO Raspberries
- PYO Flowers
Perfect for you if …
- You are often away during the summer but still want to enjoy the bounty of the season
- You cook more, or eat at home more, as the weather cools down
- When your kids go back to school, you want to have a variety of vegetables on hand for snacks and sides.
Back-to-School Classic Harvest Share $523 + $10 membership fee
Feeds 4+ per week as part of a balanced diet
3 work hours—can be paid out for $11/hr
Buy a Back-to-School Classic Harvest
Back-to-School Farmer’s Choice Share $330 + $10 membership fee
Feeds 2-4 per week as part of a balanced diet
2 work hours—can be paid out for $11/hr
Buy a Back-to-School Farmer’s Choice Share
Updated on September 18, 2022