Frequently Asked Questions

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Our Fruit and Vegetable Share comes in 2 sizes, small and large, with 1 dozen certified humane eggs optional. The Small share contains a seasonal variety of 5-6 produce items and the Large share contains a seasonal variety of 8-9 produce items. Each delivery, shares arrive in a pre-packed box ready for you to pick-up and take home. 
Sample Small Shares:
  • November: 4 Granny Smith Apples, 4 Bosc Pears, 1 Celery bunch, 4 Sweet Potatoes, 1 Romanesco, 1 bunch Kale, 1 bag carrots, 12 oz. Cranberries, 1 bunch herbs
  • December: 4 Pears, 4 Apples, 1lb bag Brussels Sprouts, 1 clamshell Lettuce Greens, 2 lbs Red Beets, 1 bunch Collards, 2 lbs Carrots
  • January: 4 Apples, 4 Pears, 1 clamshell Lettuce Mix, 2 lbs Parsnips, 16oz jar Pickled Green Beans, 3 Sweet Potatoes, 1 head Green Cabbage
  • February: 4 Apples, 1/2 gallon Apple Cider, 8 oz White Button Mushrooms, 3 lbs Rutabaga, 2 lbs Chioggia Beets, 1 clamshell Greens, 2 lbs Frozen Spinach, 2 lbs Yellow Grits
  • March: Apple Butter, 4 Apples, Hydroponic Basil, Lettuce Greens, 4 oz. Pea Shoots, 3 lbs Lehigh Potatoes, 2 lbs Parsnips
Sample Large Shares:
  • November: 4 Granny Smith Apples, 1 Celery bunch, 4 Sweet Potatoes, 1 bunch Kale,12 oz. Cranberries, 1 bunch herbs
  • December: 4 Pears, 1lb bag Brussels Sprouts, 1 clamshell Lettuce Greens, 1 bunch Collards, 2 lbs Carrots
  • January: 4 Apples, 4 Pears, 1 clamshell Lettuce Mix, 3 Sweet Potatoes, 1 head Green Cabbage
  • February: 1/2 gallon Apple Cider, 8 oz White Button Mushrooms, 2 lbs Chioggia Beets, 1 clamshell Greens, 2 lbs Frozen Spinach
  • March: 4 Apples, Hydroponic Basil, Lettuce Greens, 4 oz. Pea Shoots, 3 lbs Lehigh Potatoes

Our Poultry Share contains 3 lbs of antibiotic and hormone free, frozen chicken and turkey. Members that sign up for the poultry share receive an extra insulated tote bag from The Common Market so the poultry can be kept separate from other shares. The poultry will start to thaw once removed from the cooler at pickup, so we recommend placing your poultry in your refrigerator once you get home.

  • Sample Poultry Share 1: 1 lb Country Turkey Sausage, Chicken Drumsticks, 8 oz Organic Turkey Bacon 
  • Sample Poultry Share 2: 1 lb Turkey Fillets, Chicken Thighs, 1 lb Ground Turkey 
  • Sample Poultry Share 3: 4 Turkey Burgers, Bone-in Chicken Breast, Whole Chicken Wings

Our Full Meat Share contains different cuts and combinations of beef, pork, poultry and/or catfish. Each share has 2-4 items per delivery. Members that sign up for the Full Meat Share receive an extra insulated tote bag from The Common Market so the meat can be kept separate from other shares. The items in your Full Meat Share will start to thaw once removed from the cooler at pickup, so we recommend placing your Full Meat Share in your refrigerator once you get home.

  • Sample Full Meat Share 1: 1 lb Pork Bacon, 1 lb Beef Stew Cubes, Chicken Drumsticks
  • Sample Full Meat Share 2: 4 lb Pork Boston Butt, Chicken Whole Legs
  • Sample Full Meat Share 3: 1 lb Ground Beef, 4 Turkey Burgers, 3 lb Pork Chops

As a farm share member, you become an important part of our commitment to purchase from our farmers year-round and improve local farm viability. Each season, our Procurement Team collaborates with our farmers to plan exactly which items will be in your share and what quantities we will need to meet our demand. Through crop planning, we are able to ensure a market for our farmers best seasonal product at a fair price to our customers.


Our full Winter season has 12 bi-weekly deliveries from November- May. If you missed the deadline for the full season, we will have a 10-delivery option with prorated shares starting in December.


We have a few payment options to choose from. If your site offers payroll deduction for farm share, please contact your Site Host to register. Otherwise, we have 2 payment options: a single payment upfront or 12 bi-weekly payments. You will choose your preferred method of payment when you get to the billing page.


To help coordinate the deliveries of food every other week, we work with a Site Host at your farm share site - usually a good food advocate, someone involved in workplace wellness or food service - who is our point of contact, and available to answer questions from participants throughout the season. The Site Host will identify the optimal times for delivery and employee pickup and be present during employee pickup. If allowed by the organization's gift policy, the Site Host can receive a free share for their help in coordination.


With the exceptions of holidays, your pickup day, time and location will remain the same for the entire farm share season. We also email you every other week prior to your delivery as a reminder that farm share is coming! If you know you will be on vacation or out of town the day you have a pickup, you can have a friend come and pickup for you. The Common Market does not refund, replace, or give credit for missed shares.


It happens! And we have a solution. Each delivery, we send an extra farm share box to serve as the “Swap Box”. Place the item you’d like to swap into the box and trade it for another item that seems more appealing to you! Remember to place the entire quantity of the item into the Swap Box and remove the full quantity of the item you’re taking. For example, if you’re trading cucumbers for kale, place all of your cucumbers into the swap box, and remove the entire bunch of kale.


Right now, The Common Market Farm Share delivers on Wednesdays or  Thursdays to the Philadelphia metropolitan area and we deliver to the NYC and DC metropolitan areas on Wednesdays only. Site Hosts will indicate their delivery day and time preferences prior to the start of the farm share season. As a member, you will be notified of all relevant pickup information such as your full pickup schedule, time, location, Site Host contact information, etc. before your first farm share pickup.


Anyone at a participating location! We have a number of pickup sites varying between private offices and public sites, from New York City to Washington, DC. If you don’t see your workplace, residential building, or a public location near you and would like to start a site, contact info@cmfarmshare.org.


Get in touch!

The Common Market
428 East Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
(215)-275-3435 ext19
Email: info@cmfarmshare.org

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