CSA – Community Supported Agriculture

2016 CSA Season is now complete. Stay tuned for 2017 CSA information coming in March!

CSA Members consists of a community members who pledge support to the Youth Garden Project and share in the risks and rewards of growing food.  Farming has inherent risks of poor harvests due to unfavorable weather and pests, but offers valued rewards of bountiful produce. Members purchase a “share” at the beginning of the growing season to receive weekly allotment of fresh, in season, locally grown organic produce from the garden! If you would like more fresh, locally grown produce in your life consider a CSA Share with YGP!


Is a CSA right for me? Being a part of a CSA is great way to get connected to local foods and your grower, but sometimes it’s not for everyone. Please take a look below and ask yourself if a CSA is right for you.Then, check back in early Spring to register. Payment is due at time of registration. If you have any questions, please contact Kate at kate@youthgardenproject.org.             

2016 Membership Share Prices:
$300.00 for one share designed for 1-2 people
$575.00 for two shares designed for 3-4 people
 
CSA Details:
CSA runs from late-May for approximately 20 weeks through mid-October (dependent on first frost).
Pick-up weekly on Tuesdays from 3pm-8pm.
Produce harvested same-day as pick-up.
Please Bring a Tote Bag to Pick-up your produce!
Members are always welcome to volunteer to have an increased connection to growing their food.  To find out the best times to volunteer, call the garden at 259-2326.
 
You are probably a great CSA candidate if…
  • You or your family have the time to cook, enjoy cooking, and like to incorporate lots of fresh produce into your food choices.
  • In your cooking you are willing to experiment with ingredients you have never used before or don’t use often.
  • You are okay with getting something in your weekly share you don’t love from time to time.
  • You are willing to eat seasonally and understand that this is what being part of a CSA means (a CSA will not provide the same selection a grocery store does). For example, tomatoes won’t be ready in early June, and it will be too hot for an abundance of lettuce mix and spinach in July.
  • You understand that what is provided in the weekly share is based on the garden’s production.
  • You are able to make the scheduled weekly pick-up time (Tuesdays from 3-8pm at the Youth Garden Project)

You are probably not the best CSA candidate if…

  • There are two or more common vegetables you don’t like.
  • You want to know exactly what will be in your share each week.
  • You would prefer to stick to what you know and not experiment with new vegetables or fruits.
  • You expect to love everything included in every share or expect certain quantities of the produce you do like.
  • Your schedule does not permit you to prepare foods using garden fresh ingredients.
  • You know in advance that you cannot make the scheduled weekly pick-up time.

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We are now hiring interns for the 2017 season! Below are the position descriptions along with information on how to apply:

Spring / Summer Program Instructor Internship

Full Season Garden Internship

Spring / Summer Garden Internship

Stay tuned for Summer/Fall Internships which will be posted early March.

 

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