Community Supported Agriculture
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a great way to support the farm and get a share of the coming season's harvest. You receive a good value for fresh, local vegetables and in turn, the farm receives income in the winter months when the seed, plant and supply bills are piling up and other farm income is minimal or non-existent.
What is a CSA Share?
Vegetable CSA: One share is at least one half-bushel of Allandale Farm grown produce per week for 20 weeks beginning in mid June. Your share will typically include 10-12 different vegetables each week. We recommend one share for families/groups with 2-4 people. In your box, you will find a full representation of the crops we are harvesting at that point in the season.
When and where do I pick up my CSA Share?
Shares are picked up at the farm on Tuesdays or Wednesdays - your choice - between 2PM-7PM.
Are there other benefits to being a CSA member?
Yes! Our cashiers will have your name on file so that you can receive 10% off all in-store purchases on your weekly pick-up day. You will also receive a weekly CSA newsletter with crop and farm information, recipes and more. Join our email list to receive notification of CSA and other farm news.
What will I receive in my share?
Each week, you'll receive a diverse array of fresh vegetables representative of what we are harvesting from our fields. Your share might include seasonal combinations of...
Arugula, beans, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, garlic and garlic scapes, greens, herbs, leeks, lettuce, new potatoes, onions, sweet and hot peppers, radishes, scallions, spinach, spring lettuce mix, summer squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon, winter squash, and zucchini.
See something you can't stand? This season, we'll have a Swap Box so you can drop it and swap it! Leave behind those veggies you've had enough of, and grab something extra that you absolutely love.
What is a CSA Work Share Volunteer?
Our work share volunteers will commit to 10 5.5-hour shifts throughout the CSA season and in exchange will receive one CSA share (20 weeks of produce June-October). Volunteer CSA representatives are the face of the CSA, providing a welcoming and friendly visitor experience. Volunteers will greet shareholders, help them navigate their pick-ups, pass along important information, relay feedback to farmers, and answer questions. They are also responsible for restocking and maintaining CSA displays. If you’re interested in exchanging your time for a share of our CSA, please email Chelsea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Farm Bucks registration is now open!
In addition to our CSA program, we have decided to offer this alternative way to purchase vegetables at a discount. Like a CSA, the Farm Bucks program allows you to help support our farm in the early part of the season by paying in advance for Farm Bucks to be used in the store during our long harvest season. Plus, they are worth more than the dollars you spend on them!
We are excited to introduce….
Farm Bucks Community Coupons!
Our Farm Bucks members now receive an exclusive discount to neighboring restaurants! This season we have teamed up with some of our favorite wholesale partners, fantastic neighboring restaurants who share our passion for local, sustainable agriculture.
May • RIFRULLO CAFE
June • MEI MEI
July • SYCAMORE
August • CASA VERDE
September • TRES GATOS
October • LITTLE DIPPER
Each month from May - October, our Farm Bucks members will receive a one-time 10% discount to a different restaurant. They'll be able to deepen their connection to our community and experience the wondrous creations that these fabulous restaurants make with our veggies.
Terms: Coupons exclude alcohol, tax, gratuity, and special events. Coupons may be used one time only during the assigned month, and must be presented to the server at the start of the meal. Coupons are exclusive to Farm Bucks members only (excludes CSA members).