Patchwork Green Farm

Bags are packed each week with 7-14 different fresh vegetables and herbs, cured storage vegetables and occasional cut flowers.  Your bag will include items that should be eaten within a few days (lettuce, peas, Brussels sprouts), some that will keep well for a week (tomatoes, basil, peppers), and some that will be good well into a second week (carrots, sweet potatoes, cabbage).  Both electronic and print versions of the Patchwork Green Farm Newsletter are available at each delivery, including recipes, farm happenings and descriptions of each item. 

What’s in the bag?

Here is a rough idea of the varieties and quantities for delivery this year.  Things will certainly change as the season progresses, but we always have interesting substitutions!

  1. BulletMay 21:  1 lb. asparagus, baby boc choi, 1 bunch green garlic, 4 small heads lettuce, 20 radishes, 2 lbs. rhubarb, ½ lb. spinach, mint

  2. BulletJune 25:  2 bunches beets, 2 heads broccoli, large bunch Swiss chard, 4 kohlrabi, 4 heads lettuce, 1 bunch parsley, 1 bunch scallions, 1 lb. peas, basil

  3. BulletJuly 9:  ¼ lb. basil, 2 lbs. green beans, 2 heads broccoli, salad mix, 1 lb. peas, 2 lbs. new potatoes, 2 lbs. summer squash, 1 head fresh garlic, 2 cucumbers, fresh flowers

  4. BulletJuly 23:  1 lb. yellow beans, 2 lbs. carrots, 2 fresh garlic, 2 lettuce heads, 3 white onions, 2 lbs. new potatoes, 2 lbs. summer squash, 2 green peppers, 2 eggplant, cilantro

  5. BulletAugust 6:  basil, 2 lbs. green beans, 2 lbs. cucumbers, 2 lbs. eggplant, 2 heads garlic, 2 heads lettuce, 4 mixed onions, 4 mixed peppers, pint cherry tomatoes, 1 cabbage, 2 melons, 2 fennel bulbs

  6. BulletAugust 20:  2 lbs. carrots, salad mix, 1 bunch cilantro, 3 lbs. pickling cucumbers, 2 garlic, 2 melons, 2 red onions, 4 mixed peppers, 5 lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes, 4 lbs. heirloom tomatoes

  7. BulletSeptember 3: basil bunch, 1 bunch beets, 2 garlic, 2 lettuce heads, 1 bunch parsley, 4 mixed peppers, 2 lbs. summer squash, 4 lbs. slicer tomatoes, 1 lb. shallots, sunflower bouquet

  8. BulletSeptember 17:  2 cabbage, 2 lbs. carrots, 2 garlic, 1 large bunch kale, 6 leeks, 2 lettuce heads, 4 yellow onions, 5 lbs. red potatoes, 4 lbs. mixed small winter squash, pac choi, 2 sweet peppers

  9. BulletOctober 1:  2 lbs. beets, 2 broccoli, 2 garlic, 2 lettuce heads, 4 lbs. sweet potatoes, 4 lbs. mixed winter squash, 1 bunch parsley, ½ lb. fall greens, 4 Mexican hot peppers, 2 kohlrabi

  10. BulletOctober 15:  salad mix, 2 storage cabbage, boc choi, 4 garlic, 1 large bunch kale, 6 leeks, 5 lbs. yellow storage onions, 5 lbs. Kennebec potatoes, 2 large winter squash, 1 lb. Brussels sprouts

  11. BulletOctober 29:  5 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes, 2 winter squash, 2 heads broccoli, 2 lettuce heads, 2 garlic, 2 onions, 2 lbs. carrots, parsley, scallions, mixed fall greens, cauliflower

Can I Split a Share?

If the quantity of vegetables per week is daunting, we encourage you to split the share with a friend.  Partnering with a friend or neighbor can make the question of what to do with the produce when you are on summer vacation easier; you can regularly split the bounty so that you have the perfect quantity all season long; and you can trade peppers for eggplant to make your favorite casserole!  

When are deliveries?

Traditional Delivery Shares are available this year in Decorah on Saturdays from 7:30 - 11:30 AM.  There will be a May 23 delivery, and bi-weekly deliveries June 20 to October 24.  We can pro-rate the cost if you will be gone for two or more deliveries in a row.  We will send a confirmation letter and a list of the delivery dates once we receive your payment. 


Patchwork Green Farm
Erik Sessions and Sara Peterson
3031 Middle Hesper Road
Decorah, IA  52101
(563) 387-0837