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Food & Drink

Farm Shares That Go Beyond the Crisper Bin

From fish to floral

cape cod fish share!

There’s more to community-supported grazing than excess collards and baffling root veggies. (Kohlrabi. Explain.) Hit pause on the juicer and supplement your summer roughage with a forward-thinking weekly share.

Here’s the Catch
Get hooked on bluefish shark, striped bass, squid, and flounder with six weeks of sustainable hauls from Cape Cod Fish Share. Did we mention that some options net you four cull lobsters? Sign up for July 2 through August 11 at capecodfishshare.com, $139-$229.

Flowers, Child
Red Fire Farm floral grower Andrew Lacasse deftly arranges oversize organic bouquets of snapdragons, sunflowers, sweet peas, and gladiolas. Sign up for mid-July through mid-September at redfirefarm.org, $100.

No Rotten Tomatoes
If you live for the late-summer surge of heirlooms, cherries, and beefsteaks, Siena Farms sets you up with an all-lycopene fix. Up to fifteen weekly pounds come with sauce recipes and canning guidance. Sign up for August 13 through September 17 at sienafarms.com, $250.

Herbal Essences
Ibuprofen, begone. Northampton’s Goldthread Herbal Apothecary fills your medicine cabinet with holistic remedies derived from lavender, elderberry, garlic, and peppermint. Sign up for the late June/early July share at goldthreadapothecary.com, $150-$250; shipping option available.

Basket Case
Chef Christine Doherty of Farm & the Fork researches under-the-radar artisans from Maine to Rhode Island, then packs a basket with oysters, artisan cheeses, Turkish figs, and chorizo, plus farm info, a cookbook, and wine pairings. Islanders, rejoice: She also serves Nantucket. Sign up now at farmandthefork.com, $150-$425 per week.

Photo: Courtesy of Cape Cod Fish Share