Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a mutually beneficial way for community members to support local farmers by investing in a share of crops for the season at a reduced price. Investing upfront ensures that farmers will be able to cover operating costs and grow the right amount of crops, knowing already where the produce will go. This also benefits community members as they are able to get high-quality, local, and pesticide-free produce at a highly discounted rate. CSA members also tell us that they appreciate the added benefit of learning to eat in season and try new things!
Full Share CSA – $499.00
Will feed 3-4 and be a total of $32.50 of produce on a weekly basis. That is $650.00 worth of produce for $499.00!
Half Share CSA – $299.00
Will feed 1-2 and be a total of $16.25 of produce on a weekly basis.
The Farm’s produce is a part of dining experiences on SOU campus. During the growing seasons, The Farm sells its produce to SOU A’viands dining services. The Farm’s produce is served at the Hawk, Elmo’s and as part of A’viands catering services. Mini Farm snacks can also be purchased at The Landing, the shop next to the Hawk dining hall.
Come enjoy our fresh produce at our weekly Thursday afternoon farm stand throughout the growing season.
Will I know what produce I am receiving each week ahead of time?
Unlike the grocery store, produce from The Farm differs slightly week to week and reflects the natural changes of the growing season.
Midweek, we will send out a list of expected produce and on the day of pickup, we will include information for produce which may be unfamiliar (e.g., bok choy, mustard greens) and tasty recipes for how to prepare them!
What happens if I miss a CSA share pickup?
You are welcome to have a family member, friend, neighbor, etc. pick up your share for you if you are unavailable. We typically do not allow share pickups outside of our scheduled times, as we are a very small operation with labor constraints. We apologize for any inconvenience this creates. When possible, shares that are not picked up are donated in the Ashland community.
May I participate in the CSA if I am a non-SOU community member?
Contact us by email at email@example.com for more information.
Is the produce from The Farm organic?
The produce from The Farm is cultivated using all-organic methods. We use no toxic pesticides or herbicides; however, we are not USDA Certified Organic.
Where specifically on The Farm do I pickup my share?
All pick ups will be at the Farm for the 2022 Season. Please go to 155 Walker Ave, Ashland, OR. Should you not be able to pick up your items at the designated time, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org