BUF Shares 2023
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. The make-up of each week’s share changes as the season progresses. The table below gives a rough idea of when and what will be harvested.
Pickups may begin as early as the week of April 24th and may extend to as late as the week of October 2 – a total of 24 weeks. We may start later or end earlier, but you can expect at least 20 weeks of pickups.
We have a planting plan, but farming is challenging, the natural world can be unpredictable, and stuff happens. Community Supported Agriculture is an opportunity for you to partner with the Berea Urban Farm and share in both the bounty and the risk. Some crops may fail, but we should be able to compensate with others.
The price of a 2023 BUF Share is $400. A typical weekly share will include 5 to 7 items, a nice amount for a small household.
We enjoy adding little bonus treats when we can. In previous years these have included blueberries, honey, pawpaw fruits, and duck eggs (A note from Cleo the duck: I’m the only one laying, so don’t get your hopes too high). BUF Shares subscribers receive our weekly e-newsletter with descriptions of the varieties in the week’s share, recipes, and news of the urban farm. If health conditions allow, we will have at least one on-farm gathering to celebrate the harvest and our partnership with you.
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 number of shares available is limited, and we will close orders when the limit is reached.