Shine Farm Share / CSA

What is it?

Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a wonderful system for creating a mutually beneficial relationship between the producer, us, and the consumer, you! By investing in your local farmer at the beginning of the season with the purchase of a CSA share you allow us access to the capital we need to ensure the production of ethically grown, nutritional produce throughout the year.

In return for your investment in Shine you not only receive weekly fresh fruits and veggies, but you become a part of our farming family. Choosing a CSA with Shine is bolstering your community, supporting your farmer, and aiding the planet.

how do i get my stuff?

Shine Farms has setup convenient Richmond City pickup locations
and will reach out to our members and partners with the latest locales.

Member benefits.

15% discount on all other produce, flowers and products 

50% off all workshops and events during the year

2 seasonal events especially for you!

First pick of the produce!

experimental + specialty crops

 

i get it, sign me up!

What are we growing?

here’s an idea of what we will be growing this year available seasonally.

Greens!

Shine Salad Mix
Spinach
Mizuna
Baby Kale
Nasturtium
Arugula
Red leaf Amaranth
Claytonia
Mustard Greens
Baby Swiss Chard
Tatsoi
Kale
Collards
Celery
Head Lettuce
Select Micro greens

Roots!

Carrots
Radishes
Turnips
Beets
Green Onion
Sweet Potatoes
Leeks

Fruits!

Cherry Tomatoes
Heirloom Tomatoes
Slicing Tomaotes
Eggplant
Cukes
Summer Squash
Butternut Squash
Spaghetti Squash

Herbs!

Cilantro
Parsley
Basil
Rosemary
Lavender
Lemon Balm
Tarragon
Salad Burnet

What are my options?

FARMER'S SELECT
full - or - half

Want the best of the best picked by the best? Get your meals curated by your farmer each week! This share is our traditional CSA box offering, with each box containing 6-8 of that week’s best and freshest products. We will include recipe suggestions to help with meal planning and make sure none of your share goes to waste!

We understand not every veggie is going to be your cup o’ tea! At sign up you will have the opportunity to let us know one veggie that is on your no-fly list and we will guarantee you’ll never see it in your box!

People's choice
Full - or - half

 

Know exactly what fruits and veggies you like, but still want all the benefits of a CSA share? Our People's Choice option is for you! Each week come enjoy one of our markets and choose your own selection of veggies.

On our CSA table we will have the best of that week’s harvest set aside for you to choose from along with some guidance on how many of each to take so you can be sure to take home a healthy assortment of produce.

paying upfront vs. breaking it up
FuNDING YOUR FARMER

Upfront payment is ideal for the farmer as it provides us with the seed needed to plan and fund our growing season. We have priced our shares to incentivize this path while encouraging everyone to participate at whatever level they feel comfortable. 

We understand that many people both new to CSAs or not have to budget differently for their groceries; in the interest of being as inclusive as possible we are happy to offer the option to break the payment up in 2 month increments.

The more members we have, the easier it will be for us to provide new payment options for our Farm Share. Check out the details below and remember to consider how much you currently spend per week at your favorite market, the results may surprise you.

 

Full Shares

farmer’s

Full Share

$26.5 Value/Wk MAY-NOV + Two Skip Weeks

- pay upfront -

$740

 

- break it up -

3 payments of $260

People's

Full Share

$25 Value/Wk MAY-NOV + Two Skip Weeks

- pay upfront -

$700

 

- break it up -

3 payments of $245

Half Shares

Farmer's

Half Share

$16.5 Value/Wk MAY-NOV + Two Skip Weeks

- pay upfront -

$460

 

- break it up -

3 payments of $160

People's

Half Share

$15 Value/Wk MAY-NOV + Two Skip Weeks

- pay upfront -

$420

 

- break it up -

3 payments of $145

Token Tip

4 Quarters in a hat 😉 and a pat on the back.