Market Share vs. Full Share
What is a Market Share?
Through our Market Share program, shareholders pay $375 for $400 worth of produce over the course of the 20 week Market season. Receiving these funds in winter and early spring allows us, your farmers, to make the necessary investments in seeds, infrastructure, equipment, and field prep for the upcoming season. It also allows you, our shareholders, to take on a small share of the weather-related and pest-related risk of farming by offering your support to us before we've put seedlings in the ground. In return, our customers get a year's supply of fresh, delicious vegetables at a great value.
Your veggie credit will be stored on a “Crow Card,” which you can use at any of the farmers’ markets we attend in Plattsburgh, CVPH, Keeseville, Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, & Keene Valley. You can check your card balance anytime online with the link found on the back of your card, or ask us at market when you check out. Additional credit can be added to your card at any point in the season at a discounted rate.
The joy of this program is that you can spend your credit in whatever increments you find most beneficial. So if you are only in the Adirondacks for 3 months during the summer, you can spend $25/week for 12 weeks, or if you want to spend all your credit on heirloom tomatoes in early August, go for it! Please be aware that if your credit is not used up by the end of the season, the remainder cannot be carried over or refunded.
What is a Full Share?
A Full Share is the same premise as the Market Share, except that you do not have a Crow Card with a finite value of veggie credit. Instead, you can shop at any of our farmers’ market stands and take home all of the produce that your family needs every week. This “free choice” model is based on an honors system that you are only bringing home the produce that your family will eat, without trying to feed your whole neighborhood. The added convenience of this share is that you don’t have to wait in line or check out at the register. You can just grab your produce and go!
Shop where you want and when you want for as much or as little as you want! Great option for previous half share members, seasonal residents, and more. All Market share members get $400 in veggie credit on their Crow Card.
Oct. 2018– May 2019 $375
After May 2019 $400
The full share is "FREE CHOICE," which means you are able to shop from our stand for what your family will eat each week. Many members prefer full shares because they get more food and almost no restrictions. The earlier you join, the better the deal:
Oct. – Dec. 2018 $850
Jan. – May 2019 $900
After May 1, 2019 $950