At SweetRoot Farm we work to grow delicious and healthy food in ways that enhance the quality of the soil, water, air, and support the human and ecological communities to which we belong. We believe that sustainably grown local food should be available and accessible to everyone in the community, so we actively seek creative ways to market farm products and build stronger connections between growers and eaters.
Vegetable Subscription members pick up a box at the farm every Tuesday. The quantity and items vary according to what is abundant at the farm, but subscription members are the first to get exciting new veggies as they come available; the very first ripe tomatoes and berries go to this program, before coming to market. We plan our growing and harvests to include at least one item in these key categories each week: a raw snack (carrots, snap peas, strawberries, cherry tomatoes), a fresh green for salads, a cooking green, and an allium (onions, leeks, garlic, chives). We round out the selection with some familiar favorites (potatoes, tomatoes, cabbage, zucchini) and a few things that might be less common (fennel, kohlrabi, salad turnips). Members top up their box from a “free choice” table of additional items to ensure they have enough food for their household that week. We describe the share contents for you in a weekly newsletter and provide recipes and serving suggestions to make sure all the vegetables go to good use.
We split our vegetable subscription into seasons to allow flexibility in your level of commitment and timing. Seasons are described below. Members who chose all three seasons from the start receive a $25 discount on the full farm package. To reserve your space, please fill out the form. A $20 deposit is required, payable early in the new year. Other payments can be split throughout the season.
Spring Greens Subscription. 5 weeks, May 1-29th. Our early spring subscription is all about the greens, and that’s why we have separated that period out from the main season. We know not everyone is excited for greens topped with more greens. But if you are, you will start your spring eating the more tender and vibrant new growth of the season.Expect things like: salad mixes ,arugula, kale, chard, spinach, chives, radishes, lettuce, salad turnips, snap peas, and more. Cost: $100. Value: $120-$150
Peak Season Subscription. 20 weeks, June 5 to October 17th. This is our core vegetable program, and spans the full season’s worth of produce, from baby spinach and snap peas to zuchini, tomatoes, onions, and winter squash. Watch the progression of a growing season on the farm and enjoy five full months of peak farm production as you eat the freshest and tastiest seasonal produce available. Cost: $500. Value: $600-$800
Deep Fall Subscription: 4 weeks, Oct 24-Nov 14th. This should-season subscription includes fresh greens as long as possible, but also digs down into the comforting root crops of fall and winter eating. Expect winter squash, potatoes, onions, leeks, carrots, beets, turnips, kale, chard, and hardy greens. Cost $100. Value: $120-$150
Note: we require a $20 deposit for both the large and small feedbag. We can split the balance into 4 payments throughout the season.
Remaining: Market pickup feed bags have sold out!
NEW: Farmstore-pickup feed bags, small SOLD OUT ($250) and 1 large ($500) available!
Feed Bag members include people who love the Saturday morning farmers market, and those who like to have firm control over what their household eats every week. In this program members purchase a specially designed bag at the start of the season. They fill the bag weekly with the fruits and vegetables of their choice either at market or at the farmstore for the 26 weeks of May through October. This lets you come to shop without needing to remember cash or checks, and we get to just visit with you without tallying up purchases or making change. With our self-serve farmstore this year, feed bag members will no longer be tied to Saturday morning farmers-market hours, but can fill their bag at their convenience. Note that feedbags are for produce only; coffee and eggs throw off the value/ volume ratio, so are available for purchase, separately.
NEW: The feedbags, particularly the small size, have been in such demand, we have expanded their availability. The initial limit on feedbags was set to ensure we don't over-commit on Saturday mornings at market (we hate to disappoint members by running out of their favorite veggie before they arrive). But we have veggies ripening on days other than Saturday, and we can keep the farm store stocked through the week for feed bag members to come pick up produce. If you would like to fill your feedbag at the farm any day throughout the week, just chose the "Farmstore Feedbag" option in large or small size.
Small Feed Bag - Market Feedbags SOLD OUT FOR 2017. Farmstore Feedbags Still available.
Fits $10-13+ of produce
Cost: $250. value: $300-400
Large Feed Bag
Fits $20-$25+ of produce
Cost: $500. value: $600-800
Ten-Fill Feed Bag: SOLD OUT FOR 2017
Note: prices have increased from 2016 for two reasons: 1) The Hamilton Farmers Market season has extended by three more weeks, going through the end of October in 2017. 2) The farmstore will now allow for easy fill-ups each week even if you are out of town. 2016 prices assumed everyone was likely to miss 2-3 weeks; 2017 prices assume just one missed week. If you do manage to fill up every week, consider it your perfect attendance bonus!
*any memberships over $200 can be split into 4 billable payments, spread May through September. $20 reserves your share for 2017!
Just like a scholarship helps cover the costs of attending school or college, an eatership helps a household access healthy local food in an affordable way. We know many families in our community are eager to eat well and support local farms, but lack the financial means to purchase local produce in the quantities they need. A key part of our farm’s mission is to make healthy local food accessible to more people in our community, so in 2017 we will be raising funds to offer financial assistance in the form of “eaterships” to community members who could use a little help.
You can donate with the button below, or apply for eatership assistance here.
4 weeks, Oct 24-Nov 14th
This shoulder-season subscription includes fresh greens as long as possible, but also digs down into the comforting root crops of fall and winter. Expect winter squash, potatoes, onions, garlic, carrots, beets, turnips, kale, chard, and hardy greens. Cost $100. Value: $120-$150. Fee pro-rated for members joining mid-term.
Starts Tuesday, October 24th!