farm share


: a portion of a farm's output available for sale through a community supported agriculture system and received in batches regularly throughout the growing season
Every spring, Asta Sinusas, a 39-year-old public relations professional in New York City, shares in the joys and disappointments of being a farmer. That is, Sinusas buys a farm share. This month, she will spend $540 and receive nothing—until mid-June when, every week until mid-November, she will go to a nearby community center and pick up fresh vegetables from Stoneledge Farm in Leeds, N.Y. … . Every farm share arrangement is different. Some farms specialize in offering a variety of produce. One week you may be looking at a box full of kale, summer squash and dandelion greens; the next week, bok choy, eggplant, tomatoes and green beans. You might find a farm that gives you more than vegetables—perhaps a couple dozen duck eggs and a weekly bouquet of wildflowers.Geoff Williams, U.S. News & World Report, 5 Mar. 2014
… figuring out what to do with all that bok choy from the weekly local farm shareJenna Fisher, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 May 2015
… pasta dishes are my single best outlet for an abundance of vegetables from my local farm share.Stefanie Angstadt, The Asbury Park (New Jersey) Press, 27 May 2015

Word History

First Known Use

1996, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of farm share was in 1996

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“Farm share.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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