CSA Share Sizes
We currently offer six different size shares. You will find descriptions and prices below followed by a list of delivery locations and payment options.
If you are interested in seeing the kinds of vegetables you receive each month, just keep on scrolling to see sample box photos.
Weekly Full Share ($625): This share is best described as a paper grocery bag full of vegetables and herbs delivered weekly for the 20 week season. This “bag” of groceries is definitely enough for a family of four who loves to cook. Members can expect large quantities of 7-12 items in their box throughout the season.
Flex Full Share ($515): The same amount of produce as the full share listed above, but delivered just 15 times throughout the season. This share is ideal for people who love to cook but know they will be traveling for 4-5 weeks of summer. Flex Share members will be contacted in May to select their 15 delivery dates.
Every-Other-Week Full Share ($350): The same amount of produce as the full share listed above, but delivered every other week throughout the season. Members will receive 10 total boxes of produce. This is especially great for people who deal well with bulk produce and enjoy cooking (but not consistently) as well as folks who travel a lot throughout the summer.
Weekly Half Share ($395): This share receives a little over half as much produce as the full share. In other words, a half grocery bag of vegetables and herbs delivered weekly for the 20 week season. It still includes great variety (7-10 items in the box each week) but members won't receive quite as many items as full share members. This box is designed for one or two individual-households who love to cook most nights of the week. It's also great for families who enjoy cooking but find themselves eating away from home a few nights each week.
Flex Half Share ($335): The same amount of produce as the half share listed above, but delivered just 15 times throughout the season. This share is ideal for people who enjoy cooking but know they will be traveling for 4-5 weeks of summer. Flex Share members will be contacted in May to select their 15 delivery dates.
Every-Other-Week Half Share ($235): This is our smallest share. The box contains the same amount of produce as the half share listed above, but is delivered every other week throughout the season. Members will receive 10 total boxes of produce. This is good for people who are brand new to CSA and nervous about getting overwhelmed, or those who enjoy also visiting the farmer's market regularly.
Pay in full by credit card through our online store (3% transaction fee added to price)
Pay by check in full
Pay by check in two installments: Send two checks; one dated for deposit on January 31, 2018 and one for August 1, 2018. Write each check for one half of the total due. We will hold checks until their deposit date.
Pay by check in four installments: Send four checks; one dated for deposit on January 31, 2018, one for March 1, 2018, one for June 1, 2018, and one for August 1, 2018. Write each check for one quarter of the total due. We will hold checks until their deposit date.
Contact us for reduced cost shares subsidized by our Community Fund
Contact FairShare CSA Coalition about paying by Quest through their Partner Shares Program
All CSA Shares are delivered on Wednesday afternoons. Pick ups open around 4 p.m.
Downtown Madison (Proudfit St)
Eastside Madison (Orton Ct)
Middleton (Windfield Way)
Fitchburg (Woods Edge Court)
Verona (Sabertooth Trail)
Stoughton (Patterson St)
Evansville (Second St)
New Glarus (First St)
Is CSA Right For Me?
At Raleigh's Hillside Farm, we believe in the power of the CSA model to improve local communities and build better relationships between growers and eaters. But that does not mean it is the only thing enhancing our local food system, and that does not mean it works for everyone's lifestyle.
Before you sign up for a CSA share, it's good to think about your answer to the following questions:
Do you like vegetables?
Do you enjoy cooking 3-5 meals per week?
Do you enjoy the mystery and excitement that comes with CSA (a.k.a. a lack of control over what and how much of a certain product you will receive)?
Do you like to learn about and try new vegetables and (sometimes strange) new varieties?
Do you travel modestly throughout the summer?
Do you value the opportunity to have a real, lasting relationship with the farmer that produces your food?
If you answered yes to most of these questions, then CSA is definitely a good option for you!
If you answered no to most of these questions, do not despair. You can still enjoy fresh, locally produced vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Farmer’s markets and food cooperatives exist all over the state! These markets may better fit your needs and desires.