Sign-ups now open for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program

Apprentices in the Ecological Horticulture Program at the UCSC Farm harvest broccoli for members of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
Are you interested in buying fresh, organic produce grown right here on campus? Memberships in the CASFS/UCSC Farm’s 2012 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program are now available. CSA members get an array of seasonal, fresh-picked organic produce grown at the UCSC Farm, while supporting the training of new organic farmers and gardeners through the Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture (a program of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems).           

A share of produce 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, or a larger family that doesn’t cook every day but still wants fresh, organic, locally grown produce.

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 to complement their shares from the CSA garden at the UCSC Farm.

Our planned start date is June 5th, with the full CSA season (22 weeks) extending through October 30th, weather permitting. Cost of a share for the full 2012 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 You can also find out more information and download a CSA brochure and pledge form at