Sign-ups open for Community Supported Agriculture program

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Mature row crops are ready for harvest at the UCSC Farm.

Membership signups are now open for the UCSC Farm’s 2013 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program from the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems.

CSA members get an array of seasonal, freshly picked organic produce grown at the UCSC Farm while supporting the training of new organic farmers and gardeners in the Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture.            

A weekly share contains a diverse supply of freshly harvested organic fruits and vegetables (roughly 9-13 items per week). A share is designed to feed a household of two or three per week.

Members also receive a weekly CSA newsletter with recipes and farm updates, and a complimentary membership to the Friends of the Farm & Garden for the duration of the CSA season. CSA members can also harvest flowers and herbs from the CSA garden at the UCSC Farm.

The anticipated start date is June 4th, with the full CSA season (22 weeks) extending through November 1st, weather permitting. Cost of a share for the full 2013 season is $560. Payment plans and low-income shares are available. The CSA also accepts SNAP benefits. 

For more information or to receive a CSA brochure, call 831-459-3240 or email farmcsa@ucsc.edu. More information and downloadable CSA brochures and pledge forms are available at casfs.ucsc.edu/community-outreach/produce-sales/community-supported-agriculture


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