Farmers & Artisans Offering Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Shares Through Local Farms | Health
Farmers & Artisans, a unique Williamsville store moving soon to Snyder, offers a delicious mix of local produce, bakery items, meats and farm market products. And, they are now offering sign-up for their popular vegetable, fruit and flower shares for a second consecutive growing season.
These shares are similar to traditional Community Supported Agriculture programs, with consumers subscribing to a weekly portion of fresh and local produce and flowers throughout the summer and fall seasons. It’s a great way to support Western New York farms, enjoy fresh and delicious produce, and save time and money. Customers may sign up for one, two or all three shares, and discounts are available when signing up for multiple shares.
The vegetable share, beginning in early June and running through October, offers a weekly assortment of fresh-picked local vegetables. Shares could include lettuce, onions, beans, beets, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, sweet corn, kale, carrots, summer and winter squash, potatoes and more, based on the local harvest. This share, which feeds three to four people, is $440 for 22 weeks ($20 per week).
Fruit shares, from mid June through October, will lead off with juicy strawberries and then progress to cherries, blueberries, raspberries, melons, peaches, plums, pears and apples from Niagara County and Eden Valley farms. The amount of fruit would be adequate for two to three people. A fruit share subscription is $225 for 18 weeks ($12.50 per week).
A flower share will brighten your home or office from June through October with a bountiful bouquet of freshly cut flowers grown in Western New York. The price is $180 for 18 weeks ($10 per week).
Share reservations are required and are expected to sell out quickly. Share pick-up day will be Thursday at Farmers & Artisans. The store is currently located at 78 East Spring St., Williamsville, but will be moving to a larger location at 4557 Main St. in Snyder in March.
For more information, please go to http://farmersandartisans.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/2013ProduceShare5.pdf, visit the store or call 633-2830. You can also follow Farmers & Artisans on Facebook at www.facebook.com/farmersandartisans?fref=ts for frequent updates.