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Fall Grande 2016

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 new season begins October 8th! You may sign up at any time for a pro-rated amount.

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, collards, 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, eggplant, basil, peppers, okra, arugula, basil, cucumbers, green onions, roselle, malabar spinach, possibly cantaloupe if weather cooperates, and even watermelon if weather cooperates.

How much does it cost*?

20-week season, Petit Portion $420 | Grand Portion $540 (Pick-up weekly)

52-week season, $1352 (Pick-up weekly)

  • 2.23% credit card fee
  • additional delivery fee applies at some locations
  • $10 new member registration fee
  • $10 returning member discount
  • Shares prorated for late sign-ups
  • 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. You may also purchase an extra share at check out to continue providing produce to Casa De Esperanza throughout the season.

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

*Note: We no longer accept paper checks through the mail and you will not be able to complete your registration for your share without choosing one of the payment methods above. 

 

Where will I pick up my weekly Farm Share?

Farm Share Pick-up Locations- each location requires a minimum of 15 people.

A. Brays Oaks: Plant It Forward Farm at the corner of Fondren and Willowbend Blvd. in Southwest Houston, Wednesdays 3:30pm–6:30pm, Saturdays 9:00am-2:00pm, Sundays 10:00am-2:00pm 
B. Southwest Houston: Plant It Forward Warehouse, 4030 Willowbend Blvd., Houston, 77025, Tuesdays 3:30pm-7:30pm 
C. Galleria: Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1900 Bering Dr, Houston, TX 77057, Sundays 10:00am-1:00pm
D. Bellaire: Nature Discovery Center, 7112 Newcastle St, Bellaire, TX 77401, Mondays 4:00pm-7:30pm
E. Sugar Land: Farmers Market At Imperial, 198 Kempner St, Sugar Land, Saturdays 9:00am-1:00pm
F. Katy: Farmers Market on Grand Parkway,  1225 West Grand Parkway South, Katy, TX 77494, Saturdays 8:00am-12:00pm
G. Memorial: Memorial Villages Farmers Market at First Congregational Church, in Hunters Creek Village, 10840 Beinhorn, Saturdays 9:00am-1:00pm
H. Westbury: Westbury Community Garden,  12581 Dunlap St, Houston, TX 77035,  Saturdays 9:00am-12:00pm, Sundays 11:00am-3:00pm 
I. Greenway/Upper Kirby: Urban Harvest Eastside Farmer’s Market at 3000 Richmond Ave., Houston, 77098, Saturdays 8:00am–12:00pm
J. Montrose: Plant It Forward Farm on the University of St. Thomas Campus at the corner of Sul Ross and Yupon, just south of West Alabama Ave., Tuesdays 4:30pm-6:30pm and Wednesdays 3:30pm-6:30pm, Saturdays 9:00am-12:00pm
K. Rice Village: Local Foods Rice Village, 2424 Dunstan Rd, Houston, TX 77005, Tuesdays 3:30pm-6:30pm
L. Heights: Dr. Allison Blazek’s Office, 2310 Rutland, Houston, TX 77008, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3:30pm-7:30pm
M. Pearland: Pearland Elite Training, Tuesdays 2:00pm-7:30pm (Delivery fee applies.)
N. Sharpstown: Plant It Forward Farm at St. Paul Presbyterian Church, Mondays 3:00pm-6:00pm
O. West University: Avenu Fitness, 6211 Edloe St, Houston, TX 77005, Mondays 4:00pm-6:30pm
P. The Woodlands: The Woodlands Yoga Studio, 25126 Grogans Park Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380, Thursdays 5:30pm-8:30pm

Click on the map below for more information about each pick-up location.

*Note: Additional pick-up locations can be added if a group of 15 people is established. If you would like to form a group please contact farmshareprogram@plant-it-forward.org for more information. Membership will depend on space availability and the start date must coincide with the current Farm Share program.

 

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 see where your food comes from and meet the talented farmers who grow your food.
  • A weekly 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 four Plant It Forward Farms which are located in Montrose and Southwest Houston. We have nine farmers growing produce on four 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