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Plant It Forward Farms invites you to enjoy your own weekly box of our fresh, local produce through our Farm Share program which helps ensure our efforts to give newly arrived refugees access to the American dream. You, the socially and environmentally conscious consumer, will be supporting local refugee farmers and their families to earn a living wage by farming sustainably on urban farms in Houston. Learn more about our Farm Share Membership below.

Our next season begins October 6th! You may sign up at any time during the season.

Please click on the banner below to go to the registration page. 

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What’s coming up in the next seasons?

The fall-winter vegetables, until late April and into May, include kale, spinach, collards, radishes, beets, carrots, turnips, Swiss chard, French sorrel, arugula, salad mixes, bok choy, cabbage, celery, cilantro, dill, fennel, and green onions. Sugar peas will also be available in winter and early spring.

The spring vegetables, starting in late April to May, include tomatoes, peppers, radishes, beets, carrots, jalapenos, eggplant, summer squash, green beans, arugula, cucumbers, collards, kale, fennel, mint and other herbs.

The summer vegetables include winter squash (hard squashes), edamame, fresh black-eyed peas, eggplant, basil, peppers, okra, arugula, cucumbers, green onions, roselle, malabar spinach, water spinach, long beans, possibly cantaloupe if weather cooperates, and even watermelon if weather cooperates.

How much does it cost*?

$21/week , Petit Portion | $27/week , Grand Portion

  • You have the option to sign up for 4, 12, 24, or 52 deliveries.
    • 12 deliveries – 1.5% discount
    • 24 deliveries – 2.5% discount
    • 52 deliveries – 3.5% discount
  • If you are going on vacation, you can arrange to have your shares donated to Casa De Esperanza a safe place for children in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or HIV/AIDS.

Payment methods accepted:
By credit card through PayPal
By check through Check Commerce (online electronic check service, no fees, save a stamp!)

*You can email Randi at farmshareprogram@plant-it-forward.org with any questions you may have. 

 

Where will I pick up my weekly Farm Share?

We have pick-up locations all over Houston! Visit the registration link to view our current locations.

*Note: Additional pick-up locations can be created if a group of 15 people or more is established. If you would like to form a group please contact farmshareprogram@plant-it-forward.org for more information. 

 

 

What is a Farm Share Membership?

A Farm Share Membership is also known as Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). The Farm Share Membership creates a direct partnership between the customer and the farmer. You, the consumer, help the farmers guarantee the sale of their produce at the beginning of the season and you can count on weekly, local, and freshly harvested produce! Enrolling in a Farm Share Membership will help Plant It Forward Farmers to sell their produce and earn a living wage for themselves and their families.

What will my Farm Share Membership include?

The Farm Share Membership is a pre-paid subscription of weekly vegetables for a season. The Farm Share Memberships includes:

  • A weekly share of locally grown and freshly harvested produce straight from our Houston farms. One Grand Share will provide a household of 3-5 with produce for one week and a Petit Share will provide produce for a household of 1-2. Depending on the amount of vegetables you incorporate into your diet, the Grand Share may suffice for a smaller group of vegetarians. Shares include a variety of 6-8 different types of produce each week.
  • Invitations to farm events such as farm tours and volunteer days so that you can experience where your food comes from and meet the talented farmers who grow your food
  • A newsletter with updates from the farm and tips and recipes on preparing your vegetables
  • A reusable and insulated bag to keep your veggies fresh in the refrigerator all week

 

What will be in the weekly farm share?

There will be a variety of 6-8 vegetables and/or herbs in each share. Some examples of what a Spring and Summer share could include are: Heirloom tomatoes, okra, cucumbers, squash, green beans, long beans, bush beans, sylvetta arugula, peppers, sweet potatoes, and Malabar spinach. Some examples of what a Fall and Winter share could include are: lettuce mix or mesclun, fennel, carrots, many varieties of kale, collard greens, dill, beets, turnips, parsnips, Swiss chard, and French sorrel.

Does the produce always come from the farm where I pick up my share?

The produce you receive comes from one of three Plant It Forward Farms which are located in Montrose and Southwest Houston. We have six farmers growing produce on three properties. The farmers will often trade produce among themselves in order to provide you with the best variety possible.

Are there any chemical pesticides or synthetic fertilizers used?

NO! All of the produce is non-GMO and synthetic chemical free. All produce is grown sustainably, using ORGANIC principles.

What else do I need to know?

Please read the Farm Share Member Agreement. You will be asked to agree to these terms when you complete your registration:

Farm Share Member Agreement


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If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact us!

farmshareprogram@Plant-It-Forward.org