I live (insert place), and our nearest drop is miles away.  How many neighbors do I need to get signed up to get a drop in my neighborhood?

If you live close to the highway route between Ogden and Sandy… around 10.  Farther away from that path… around 15 or 20.  Gasoline and time spent driving are big expenses for the farm.

 How does pickup work?

David will have the food delivered to the drop locations by 3:00 on delivery days.  That’s for the farthest away locations — places closer to the farm will be delivered before that.  However, 3:00 is the guarantee, so barring accidents and incidents, that is when the food will be ready for pickup.  Please bring bags to take your produce home, or remember to return your box the following week.  Several boxes are kept in rotation with your name on them, but it makes it difficult for the staff to label boxes each week instead of just packing them with tasty veggies.  It also cuts down on farm costs to return bags and containers that are in good shape.

 Paypal is giving me fits.  Can I pay another way?

Certainly.  You can pay by check or money order, made payable to Zoe’s Natural Garden, mailed to 1700 North Fort Lane, Layton, UT  84041.  It will need to be an up front payment, but we’ll waive the credit card processing fees included in the membership costs (roughly 2.5%).

How big is a small? medium? large?

How far a share goes in your kitchen depends on your cooking habits.  A small will feed two vegetarians with very little grocery shopping or a small family of omnivores with small trips to the grocery.  A medium will feed a small family that cooks nightly (3-4 if the children are small) with small trips to the grocery.  A large feeds my family of five (includes two teenage boys) with almost no extra grocery shopping, but if I don’t cook from scratch almost every night, I will probably feed some things to the backyard chickens.

What do you grow?

In the 2011 season, shares received varying amounts of the following items.  The large shares received all of them at least once (some of them over 20 times), while the small shares received over half of the varieties.

apples, amaranth greens, apricots, Armenian cucumber, arugula, Asian pear, asparagus, baby bok choy, baby leeks, baby spinach, baby swiss chard, baby yu choi, basil, beets, bitter melon, blackberries, bok choy, broccoli, broccoli rabe (Rapini), cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cherries, Chinese broccoli, Chinese green beans, Chinese snow broccoli, Chocolate Mint, Corn, cucumber, lemon cucumber, edible flowers, eggplant, endive, English peas, fava beans, garlic, garlic chives, garlic scape, goji berry greens, green beans, honey, blue kale, red Russian kale, kohlrabi, leeks, buttercrunch lettuce, Chinese butter lettuce, deer tongue lettuce, great lake lettuce, iceberg lettuce, red romaine lettuce, red sail lettuce, romaine lettuce, long bean, microgreens (several varieties), mizuna, mustard greens, napa cabbage, nectarines, okra, onion chives, onion scape, oregano, parsnip, peaches, doughnut peaches, regina peaches, white peaches, bartlett pear, red pear, peas, sugarsnap peas, yellow snap peas, green bell pepper, marisol pepper, plums, purslane, radishes, raspberries, golden raspberries, rhubarb, salad mix, shallot scape, shungiku, sorrel, spearmint, spinach, spring onion, bean sprouts, squash (babies, crookneck, Italian striped, Italian zucchini, finger, flying saucer, mediterranean, straight neck, sunburst, white pattypan, yellow, yellow pattypan, young spaghetti, zephyr), strawberries, sunchokes, swiss chard, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, Old German tomatoes, roma tomatoes, san marzano tomatoes, turnip greens, watercress, watermelon, wheat grass, Wild Garden Kale, young garlic, yu choi, zucchini

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