Community Supported Agriculture at SCU
What is CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way for the food buying public to create a relationship with a local farm and to receive a weekly box of produce. It is a way of supporting local farms and eating locally and seasonally. By making a financial commitment to a farm, people become "members" (or "subscribers") to the CSA. Most CSA farmers prefer that members pay for the season up-front, but some farmers will accept weekly or quarterly payments. The Office of Sustainability supports CSA for members of the SCU community and its surrounding neighbors through its collaboration with the Catalán Family Farm.
Sign up now for the Community Supported Agriculture program.
Frequently Asked Questions about Community Supported Agriculture.
Catalán Family Farm
The Catalán Family Farm is a small family-run farm dedicated to sustainable agriculture and organic farming. María Inés Catalán, founder of the farm, is a former farm worker and single mother who manages the farm together with her daughter, her three sons, and their families. She regularly responds to requests from the community to share her expertise and is one of the only Latina women in the US who runs her own farm and CSA program. She was recently recognized by the USDA for her work assisting other small farmers who are making the transition to organic farming.
How CSA works
CSA boxes are delivered every other Tuesday to Varsi Hall. Each box includes a selection of seasonal vegetables that feeds approximately four adults. You can subscribe to receive a box every-other-week or try it only once any time during the quarter.
To register, complete the online form above. Orders must be received no later than noon on the Monday prior to delivery. If you have questions please contact the Office of Sustainability at firstname.lastname@example.org. For delivery dates and prices, see the subscription form.
What’s in the box?
- Selection of seasonal vegetables (e.g., artichokes, beans, beets, broccoli, celery, corn, kale, herbs, peppers, peas, squash, tomatoes).
- Fruits, homemade salsas and soups may be included.
- Full list of products.
How many people does it feed?
- Approximately four adults per week.
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