Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship between our farm and you as our customer. By becoming a member you are not simply purchasing food, you are directly investing in the success of our student-run farm program and joining our community! In return you will receive a portion of our harvest and bring some of the freshest local produce right from our campus to your dinner table every week!
Summer: 16 Weeks, June 13th – Sept 26th: NOW OPEN FOR SIGN-UPS!
Box Size: One size- will feed a family of four or two heavy veggie eaters. Box contents will vary week to week, but each box will contain an average of 8-12 different items chosen by our students based on what is fresh from the farm that week.
Cost for Summer CSA Membership:
Faculty/Staff: $500 (or two installments of $250)
Students only: $480 (or two installments of $240)
When: Pick-ups begin June 13th and will continue every weds through Sept 26th.
Where: You can pick up your box on our farm at CUH or at the UW Club on main campus, your choice!
Here are some of the veggies that you may find in your box over the course of the season: basil, beets, bok choi, carrots, celeriac, celery, chard, cherry tomatoes, chicory/radicchio, cilantro, collard greens, cucumber, dill, eggplant, fava beans, fennel, garlic, green beans, heirloom tomatoes, hot peppers, kale, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, melon, napa cabbage, onion, oregano, parsley, parsley root, parsnips, peas, potatoes, radicchio, radish, rosemary, sage, salad mix, salad turnips, scallions, shallots, spinach, summer squash, sweet peppers, thyme, tomatillo, winter squash.
EARLY BIRD Bonus:
Full payment by the end of February 2018 entitles you to your choice of two mixed farm bouquets or a 5lb flat of tomatoes during Peak Season, We will contact you by email when the earlybird bonuses are available for pick-up.
*Any boxes remaining out at the sites at 7:30am on Thursday will be removed. If you are not able to pick-up your box while you are out of town, please let us know ahead of time so that we can keep the produce from going to waste!
PLEASE NOTE: You will not be added to our official membership or packing list until we have received a signed form and check. Membership slots are finalized on a first-come first-serve basis as we receive payments.
Q: I need financial assistance, are there any options for me?
A: Please contact us at email@example.com about need-based discounts. You may also pay in installments, but full payment for the whole season is due by the first pick-up on June 13th.
Q: What happens If I go on vacation or miss a pick-up?
A: Due to health and safety regulations, any produce remaining at the sites at 7:30am Thursday will need to be composted. If you are not able to pick-up your box while you are out of town, have a friend pick it up or let us know ahead of time so we can keep the produce from going to waste. We have many students who would gladly eat this delicious produce rather than seeing it get tossed!
Q: What would be an example of a typical box?
A: Take a look at these box photos from our 2017 season!
“The benefits I experienced as a CSA member included a much greater variety of locally produced, organic vegetables and herbs than I had made a part of my diet in the past. It also provided an opportunity to share the bounty with family and neighbors. I became good friends with my neighbors and shared meals! The variety of vegetables led naturally to my cooking a greater variety of meals….and when tomatoes were plentiful, I learned to can them!”
“The UW Farm CSA was an incredible way to connect with the seasons and support urban farming! This is by far the best CSA we have ever participated in, and each box was like unwrapping a gift. There was a huge variety of delicious vegetables each week- we loved experimenting with new produce and recipes thanks to this CSA. We’re glad we could support the UW Farm, and look forward to the next season.”