How big is a typical EA produce share?
A typical share fills 1 paper grocery bag. Peruse our Past Share Contents to get a better idea of the produce per season. Contents vary per season- spring being a lighter share with many greens and young veggies, summer full of fruits & veggies with tops, fall of abundance, and winter a heavy share laden with root crops, squashes, and alliums.
What is going to be in my share?
The contents of the shares are never pre-determined. We finalize the contents the Thursday before pickup and email the final contents list out to the Google group. The actual contents of the share depend on the season, the availability of our farmers, the plant that grow in the Midwest climate-zone, the weather, and the number of shares pre-sold. The contents reflect midwest seasonality, but always have a good balance of staple foods (such as onions/chives/shallots, heavier vegetables (broccoli, potatoes, beets), greens (kale, spinach, lettuce, collards), fruit (apples, berries), and an herb (fresh basil, parsley, garlic, ginger).
Is there any fee to join the co-op?
No, there is no fee. Anyone may order. hooray!
I want to volunteer. How can you use my talents?
The easiest way to volunteer is to arrive at Eco the day of pick-up. Most of the volunteer magic happens from 10-1, though come and help until 6pm with cleaning and tidying. Visit our Volunteer page for more info.
What if I forget to pick up my share?
Sometimes arrangements can be made with the pick-up location for you, but you MUST contact us as soon as possible! on An unclaimed share must be paid for by the person who ordered it. Any unpaid-for shares cost the whole co-op resources- so please be responsible for your share and pick it up on time! Thanks.
Are your shares organic?
EA shares focus on locally and responsibly grown vegetables. All our farmers use organic methods, though may not be ‘certified organic’ by the FDA. We work closely with our growers to ensure good practices. Food from further away (such as in winter) is always certified organic, as we do not know our farmers with such distance.