The Farm offers Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares of fresh, local produce weekly throughout the growing season for the SOU community. Every week, pick up directly from The Farm a boxed array of fresh organic produce with recipe ideas and product descriptions included. CSAs are a great way to try new foods, eat healthy, show support for local agriculture, and help keep alive farms like the one at SOU! We provide half and full share options for all budgets. Size and price options include:
Half Share – serves 1-2 people – $15 per week (17 weeks)
Full Share – serves 3-4 people – $27 per week (17 weeks)
For the ultimate CSA experience, we are continuing into fall with the Fall CSA (for our first 25 customers who opt in). Fall shares are one generous size, priced at a flat rate of $20 per box for seven weeks, and offer unique vegetables characteristic of the season. The Fall CSA continues through November 15thand members receive two free weeks of CSA shares after summer. Pickup times in fall are Fridays (only) 2-5:30 PM
Duration: The Summer CSA runs for 17 weeks from May 24th to September 14th. The Fall CSA continues weekly through November 15th.
Pick-up: Shares are picked up at The Farm (155 Walker Avenue) at two convenient times: Fridays and Saturdays from 1-6 PM.
Sample produce throughout the season:
Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Kale, Lettuce, Snap Peas, Spinach, Carrots, Garlic, Eggplant, Green Beans, Melon, Peppers, Broccoli, Cantaloupe, Berries, Tree Fruits, Micro Greens, Pumpkins, Onions, Winter Squash, and more!
Question? Refer to our FAQs below and reach us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
It depends on a case-by-case basis. 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?
The cold storage barn is located next to the Thalden Pavilion. For the first several weeks of pickup, we will have Farm staff available to direct you. Later, we will have self-service pickup during operating hours and the entrance will be clearly labeled.
SOU Dining Services and The Farm
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.