BUF Shares 2021
Community Supported Agriculture on the BUF
Vegetable production at the Berea Urban Farm serves as the foundation of our educational and outreach programs. By purchasing a BUF Share, you not only receive great food, but enable us to help households throughout Berea to grow some of their own food.
BUF Shares subscribers come to the urban farm once a week (Tuesday or Friday) to pick up a share of that week’s harvest. Pickups begin in late April 2021 and end in September.
The make-up of each week’s share changes as the season progresses. The table below gives a rough idea of when and how much you will receive. Your full share of any particular vegetable will usually be distributed to you over more than one week. For example, tomatoes are available for five or six weeks – you will not receive 15 pounds of tomatoes at one time.
While the table presents our plan for BUF Shares, final dates, amounts and even varieties may differ. Farming is challenging, the natural world can be unpredictable, and stuff happens. Community Supported Agriculture is an opportunity for the consumer to partner with the farmer and share in both the bounty and the risk. Should a crop fail, we will try to compensate with an alternative, but cannot guarantee it.
We enjoy adding little bonus treats when we can. In previous years these have included blueberries, honey, and duck eggs (A note from Cleo the duck: I’m the only one laying, so don’t get your hopes too high).
We offer only the one size of share. If this is more food than you need, you might consider going in on a share with a friend or neighbor.
Our protocols for food handling, packaging and distribution are designed to keep you and us safe during the continuing pandemic. You will receive instructions before your first pickup, and we will review our procedures as conditions change.
The price of a BUF Share is $275.
Approximate amount per share