Market Share: Sign up & Policies

The 2020 Market Share is now full. Email marketshare@freshfarm.org to get updates for next year!

Share Details

Sign-ups are rolling, and you can join the Market Share at any point during the season (pending availability). Join anytime: you will only be charged for the weeks that you participate! There are no fees for starting late or cancelling early, if needed.

Share options differ depending on pickup location. Sign up for as many shares as you’d like.

Columbia Heights Market Share – FULL

  • Wednesdays, 4pm – 7pm
  • July 22 – October 14
  • Family Share: $40 per week
    • Contains 10-12 types of produce. We recommend a Family Share for 1-2 adults if they are BIG fruit and vegetable eaters, or for 2 adults + 2 young children / 1 older child.
  • Personal Share: $29 per week
    • Contains 8-10 types of produce. We recommend a Personal Share for 1-2 adults or 1 adult + 1 child.
  • Eligible for SNAP payment – if you are interested in signing up via SNAP benefits, please email marketshare@freshfarm.org for more information

Ballston Market Share – FULL

  • Thursdays, 4pm – 6pm
  • June 18 – November 19
  • $40 per week
  • One size, containing 10-12 types of produce. We recommend a weekly share for 1-2 adults if they are BIG fruit and vegetable eaters, or for 2 adults + 2 young children / 1 older child.

Home Delivery Market Share – FULL

  • Thursdays, 4pm – 7pm
  • June 18 – November 19
  • $40 per week + $10 delivery fee
  • Same size share as Ballston Market Share

How to Pay

You make week-to-week payments, so there are no large upfront payments with the Market Share. When you sign up, you’ll be prompted to enter a credit card for payment. This card will be charged once per week based on your participation. When you schedule a week off, what we call “SKIPS,” you will not be charged! If you are paying with Federal Benefits, like WIC or SNAP EBT, we will process your payment in-person.

Where to Pick Up

Your Share will be packed and ready for you to pick up at the location you choose when you sign up. Unfortunately, you cannot switch pick-up locations from week-to-week. (See list of location choices below.)

Policies

Market Share Bags
We have temporarily switched to paper and plastic bags for the season due to COVID-19 guidelines to avoid reusable bags at this time.

Late or Same-Day Skips or No-Shows
It is our general policy that late/same-day skips and no-shows will be charged full price. By then, your fruits and veggies are already purchased, packed, and ready for pick up.

Cancellation Policy
You may cancel your Market Share membership at any time during the season at no cost, provided you let us know no later than Friday of the week prior so that we do not order food for you for the coming week. In order to CANCEL your membership and ensure you are not charged the weekly Market Share price, please email marketshare@freshfarm.org by the previous FRIDAY with “CANCEL” and your name in the subject line (e.g. “CANCEL Jane Farmer).

Rain or Shine or 99
We operate the Market Share rain or shine (or “feels like 99°F”!). We do not close down due to weather conditions unless dangerous conditions are predicted. In that event, we will communicate in advance via email or text to Market Share members.

Skips
You are welcome to SKIP a week any time that you need; 4 free skips are included in your membership, and after that, each additional skip costs $5. In order to SKIP and ensure you are not charged the weekly Market Share price, please email marketshare@freshfarm.org by the previous FRIDAY with “SKIP” and your skip details in the subject line including 1) your name 2) your pick up location and the 3) skipped date(s) (e.g. “SKIP Jane Farmer, Columbia Heights, 7/4”). More advance notice is fine as well.

Proxy Pick Ups
If you cannot pick up your Market Share, it’s fine to send a colleague, friend, or family member to pick up on your behalf. Please email marketshare@freshfarm.org and copy your proxy on the email telling us you give permission for someone else to pick up. Last minute notice is OK, too. If we haven’t seen the email in advance, have the proxy show it to us at the market.

Locations

The Market Share is available at the following markets:

Columbia Heights (Wed) – FULL
Wednesdays, 4pm – 7pm
Civic Plaza
Park Rd NW & 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

Ballston – FULL
Thursdays, 4pm – 6pm
Welburn Square
901 N Taylor St
Arlington, VA 22203

Also available for home delivery in DC and Virginia within the I-495 Beltway, Thursdays 4pm – 7pm.
*Home delivery is now full.*