Standard CSA Share

Agriberry Farm offers a fresh approach for Richmond-area fruit lovers!

Richmond’s only Fruit Farm Share program is offered by Agriberry Farm of Hanover, Virginia. Reserving a Weekly Share Box means your fridge will be stocked weekly with seasonal, fresh fruits, including lots of berries–the most delicious, nutritious food you can eat. Choosing this weekly Farm Share Box gives you an edge on healthy eating, boosting your nutrition intake and overall health.

Also known as a “CSA” or community supported agriculture program, your weekly Fruit Share is a way to pre-purchase a share of the upcoming harvest of fresh, seasonal fruit directly from the farm. The Richmond Fruit CSA directly supports Agriberry Farm’s mission of providing early work experience for area teens through the Young Worker Program.

No matter what the latest diet trend, fresh fruit is always on the menu!

Farm members receive weekly shares containing seasonally available fruit grown by Agriberry Farm or area Partner Farms. The fruit included in the Farm Share is determined each week, based on harvest conditions.

A Few Great Benefits of Becoming a Farm Member

  • Discounts on Additional Purchases-Members enjoy a Member Discount of up to 20% off of the purchase of additional fruit and other goodies from Agriberry Farm, from the time they join until December 31, 2020 (Note: Discount percentage may be reduced for special sale items)
  • First and Best of the Best-We try to ensure that our Fruit Share members receive first crack at the finest fruit we have available throughout the season.
  • Fast Track-Your shares will be ready and waiting for your pickup upon arrival, and we will hold your share for you until the end of the market.

Fall Fruit Share Membership

The cost for a Share of the Agriberry Farm Fall Fruit CSA is $140 for the 7-week program for a four-unit box of fruit. The Fall Shares begin the week of September 14 and run through the week of October 26.

Share Boxes are based on a four “unit” share. The size of the “unit” for each fruit will vary, depending on the type of fruit and the point in the harvest season. For example, red raspberries are typically harvested into 1/2-pint containers, cherries might be packed into pint containers, and units of apples, peaches and pears may be based on a specific number of fruit. But rest assured, the units will be clearly defined for you each week.

While the share units (items) are subject to change based on harvests, on most weeks you can look forward to receiving one or two containers of our beautiful Fall raspberries and blackberries–some of the most flavorful of the entire year, plus a unit–typically 4 or 5 pieces depending on size–of apples or other tree fruit, as well as a “Farmer’s Choice” item, which might be other varieties of apples, grapes, kiwis, plums, pears, fresh-pressed cider and whatever other tasty treats Anne may find from her friendly farm partners.

If a four-item share just won’t be enough for your crew, consider choosing one of our Double (8-item) or Triple (12-Item) Share options, which offer additional savings.

Farm Share Pickup Locations

Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays

  • Agriberry Farm, Tuesday-Thursday, 10-4pm, 6289 River Road, Hanover, VA 23069

Tuesdays

  • Birdhouse Farmer’s Market, Tuesday, 3-6:30pm, 1507 Grayland Ave. Richmond, VA 23220
  • Atlee Square Farm Stand, Tuesday, 3:30-6:30pm. 9159 Atlee Rd., Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Wednesdays

  • Lakeside Farmer’s Market, Wednesday, 9am-2PM, 6110 Lakeside Ave., Henrico, CA 23228
  • Caboose Market & Cafe Pickup Site, Wednesday, 3-6:30pm, 108 S. Railroad Ave., Ashland, VA 23005
  • Good Health Herbs Pickup Site, Wednesday, 3-5:45pm, 13601 Genito Road, Midlothian, VA 23112
  • Forest Hill Presbyterian Farm Stand, Wednesday, 3:30-6:30pm, 4401 Forest Hill Ave., Richmond, VA 23225
  • St. Stephen’s Episcopal Farm Stand, Wednesday, 3:30-6:30pm, 6000 Grove Ave., Richmond, VA 23226

Thursdays

  • Huguenot-Robious Farmers Market at Great Big Greenhouse, 10am-2pm, 2015 Huguenot Rd., Richmond, VA 23235
  • Strange’s Florist, 3:30-6:30pm, 12111 W. Broad St., Henrico, VA 23233
  • Mechanicsville/360, 3:30-6:30pm,

Customized Shares

Your share will be designed just for you each week, based on the item preference information you provide at the beginning of the season. You can enhance your member experience by taking advantage of the opportunity to customize your share, depending on what’s available from the farm during the 24-hour customization period at the start of each week.

Purchasing Additional Items

Want to order additional items to be included with your share at pickup?

With just a few clicks, you can add a credit or debit card (securely) on file in the Harvie system, which will allow you to pre-purchase extra items which will be reserved and ready for you along with your share each week, making your pickups fast and easy! That means you won’t need to worry about sell-out of your preferred items.

Payment Options

While the pre-season payments are a tremendous support for the farm during the non-harvest months, we understand that not everyone can pay in full in advance.

For the Fall Shares you can choose the Payment Plan option at checkout, and your card will be charged for 50% of your balance ($60 for a single share) when you sign up, then the remaining 50% will be charged each week ($8.57 for a single share for the full seven weeks), keeping it simple for you!

Vacation Holds and Location Changes

Have a vacation planned? Need to change your pick up location for the week? No problem. You can easily use HARVIE to re-schedule your box or change your pick-pick up location to accommodate your busy life. 

Recipe and Fruit Storage and Preservation Suggestions

Your Share Box will be filled with nature’s “fast food” each week, and almost everything can be eaten just as you receive it. But sometimes you may want recipe suggestions, cooking tips, storage, and food preservation resources and we will work with the Harvie folks to help ensure you have the information you need via weekly emails and information on Agriberry.com.

Favorite Summer Farm Share Items

These items have appeared in shares from previous seasons and are listed in order of appearance. Our ability to include them each year depends on prevailing harvest conditions:

Strawberries, Asparagus, Blueberries, Rhubarb, Raspberries, Cherries, Blackberries, Plums, Peaches, White Peaches, Nectarines, Pears, Asian Pears, Apples, Apple Cider and More!

Favorite Fall Farm Share Items

These items have appeared in shares from previous seasons and are listed in order of appearance. Our ability to include them each year depends on prevailing harvest conditions:

Raspberries, Blackberries, Pears, Asian Pears, Apples, Grapes, Kiwi Berries, Apple Cider, Raspberry Blush Applesauce and More!

Gifting a Farm Share Membership

Want to give a gift of healthy eating, maybe for a young family or college student? Most items in the share boxes need little to no additional preparation in order to be enjoyed. We are HAPPY to help you create a gift membership. Please contact us at csa@agriberry.com for assistance setting up this special gift.

Seeking a more affordable option? Agriberry Farm also offers Weekly Gift Shares, which can be redeemed for a single weekly share during our delivery season.  Agriberry Farm also offers a variety of Gift Cards, which can be used to shop at our markets, or even as a payment toward a Farm Share. Email us at csa@agriberry.com for more information.