farm share


Definition of 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 share— Jenna 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

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1996, in the meaning defined above

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“Farm share.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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