Shares of the harvest

The basis of share membership is simple: you pay a monthly amount and receive a share of the harvest each week in your chosen share size (small, medium or large – see Prices for more information) on your chosen collection day.

We aim to provide organic produce shares for our members 52 weeks a year, using only the vegetables and fruits we grow at Canalside Community Food near Leamington Spa.  The growers harvest what is available using their carefully developed harvesting plan, and each member receives a share of this, according to the size of their produce share.

Examples of weekly shares in the different sizes throughout the year are below (please note that these are not definitive lists, but give you an idea of what you might expect based on our produce share records from 2017). The three share sizes generally consist of the same produce, just in different quantities.

Because we only provide you with produce that we can grow here on the farm, you may notice a difference in the quantity of produce in your weekly share throughout the year.  For example, a produce share in August or September is going to be both larger and more diverse than a share in, say, May.  This is simply because there are times of the year where produce is more abundant due to the point in the growing season. In terms of the value of your produce, however, this should balance out over the year – where a share in May may well be worth less than the weekly share price, in August or September it could be worth almost double this.

Example shares from 2019:

Example 1 – January
Item Large share Medium share Small share
Potatoes 1.5kg 1kg 650g
Onions 450g 300g 200g
Carrots 600g 400g 270g
Beetroot 600g 400g 270g
Purple sprouting broccoli 250g 170g 110g
Cabbage 1 large 1 medium 1 small
Pak choi 220g 150g 100g
Parsley 45g 30g 20g
Apples 750g 500g 330g
Example 2 – March
Item Large share Medium share Small share
Potatoes 1.5kg 1kg 650g
Carrots 600g 400g 270g
Cauliflower 1 large 1 medium 1 small
Leeks 450g 300g 200g
Kale 180g 120g 80g
Salad 180g 120g 80g
Example 3 – May – harvesting gap!
Item Large share Medium share Small share
Carrots 450g 300g 200g
Onions (green) 5 3 1
Squash 900g 600g 400g
Chard 300g 200g 125g
Spinach 450g 300g 200g
Rocket 150g 100g 65g
Salad 300g 200g 125g
Example 4 – July
Item Large share Medium share Small share
Potatoes 1.5kg 1kg 650g
Carrots 750g 500g 330g
Spring onions 600g 400g 270g
Fennel 3 2 1
Cabbage 3 2 1
French beans 300g 200g 140g
Broad beans 1.15kg 750g 500g
Courgette 9 6 4
Lettuce 300g 200g 140g
Cucumber 1 1 1
Aubergine 2 1 0
Example 5 – September
Item Large share Medium share Small share
Potatoes 2.25kg 1.5kg 1kg
Onions 600g 400g 270g
Carrots 600g 400g 270g
Tomatoes 1.15kg 750g 500g
Runner beans 300g 200g 140g
Calabrese broccoli 600g 400g 270g
Chard 300g 200g 140g
Aubergines 3 2 1
Peppers 3 2 1
French beans 300g 200g 140g
Coriander 90g 60g 40g
Parsley 60g 40g 25g
Apples 900g 600g 400g
Example 6 – November
Item Large share Medium share Small share
Potatoes 1.8kg 1.2kg 800g
Onions (red) 600g 400g 270g
Carrots 600g 400g 270g
Beetroot 750g 500g 350g
Celeriac 3 2 1
Pak choi 180g 120g 80g
Salad 180g 120g 80g
Brussels sprout tops 240g 160g 100g
Garlic 150g 100g 65g
Parsley 45g 30g 20g

Mixed salad could include: lettuce, rocket, mizuna, mustard leaf, tatsoi, winter purslane (claytonia), parsley, lambs lettuce (corn salad), endive, radicchio, cress, baby chard, baby spinach (as and when each are available and in season)

See what our share members say if you want a different perspective!

Sign up for a 1-month trial share – a great way to find out which size of produce share would suit your household best!

Updated 7th February 2020


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