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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.

Species

Varieties

When Available

Approximate amount per share

Radish

Rover
Schwarzer Runder
Daikon

Mid-April to mid-May

½ lb

Spinach

Regiment
Abundant Bloomsdale

Late April

1 lb

Cabbage

Farao, Tiaro

Late April

2 lb

Turnip

Hakurei
Purple top white globe

Early May

1 lb

Chard

Rainbow blend

Mid-May

1 lb

Kohlrabi

Terek

May

2 lb

Fava beans

Vroma

Late May

2 lb

Carrots

Sugarsnax54, White Satin, Atlas

Late May

2 lb

Bunching onions

Parade
Deep Purple

Late May

1 lb

Kale

White Russian
Red Russian

Late May

1 lb

Lettuce

Encore
Salanova

Late May

1 lb leaf
1-2 heads

Shelling pea

PLS 595
Karina
PLS 14

Late May

2 lbs

Beet

Touchstone Gold
Detroit Dark Red

Early June

1 lb

Nasturtium

Jewel mix
Orchid cream

Mid-June

2 small bags

Basil

Prospera
Rutgers Devotion

Late June – early July

4 bunches

Irish potato

Yukon Gold
Adirondack Red

Early July

10 lbs

Onion

Talon
Expression
Cabernet

Early July

8 lbs

Summer squash

Ronde de Nice
Desert
Goldmine

July

10 lbs

Cucumber

Corinto
H19
Dragon’s Egg

July

5 lbs

Tomato

Mt. Fresh plus
Mt. Magic
Patio choice
Principe Borghese
Green Drs. cherry

July, August

15 lbs

Appalachian pole beans

Goose bean
Barnes Mt.
Griffith Family
McMaine Greasy
NT half-runner
Stripped Hull Greasy Cut-short

Mid-July to mid- August

5 lbs

Butterbeans

Minnie
Bill Leach
Alabama blackeyed

Mid-July to mid-August

2 lbs

Climbing beans

Black coat runner
Urizun Japanese winged

Mid-July to mid-August

1 lb

Flowers

Zinnia
Ageratum
Celosia
Marigold
Gomphrena

Mid-July, August

2 bunches

Sweet peppers

Cubanelle
Flavorburst
California Wonder

Mid-July to end Sept

5 lbs

Mexican herbs

Papalo
Picicha

Mid-July to frost

4 bunches

Bush beans

Dragon’s Tongue

Late July

3 lbs

Melon

Hannah’s Choice

Late July

1 melon

Soybean

Midori Giant (edamame)

Late July

3 lbs

Okra

Clemson spineless
Heavy hitter

Late July – early Aug

1 lb

Peppers with some heat

Hatch chile
Poblano
Jalapeno

Late July -early Aug

3 lbs

Very hot peppers

Apocalypse scorpion

Early August

2-3 peppers

Garlic

Duganski, German Red, Music

Mid-Aug

5 bulbs

Herbs

Catnip
Rosemary
Oregano
Marjoram

August

4 pkts

Ground cherry

Goldie

August

½ lb

Tomatillo

Rio Grande Verde

August

1 lb

Winter squash

Candy Roaster
Long Island Cheese pumpkin

Late August

1-2 squash

Sweet potato

Vardaman

Late Sept

5 lbs

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Berea, KY 40403

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