CSA

Sign up now for our Fall CSA program.

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Farmer Amanda planting peppers

Fall Share: Get the best of the end of summer produce (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and stock up on fall specialties (winter squash, potatoes, beets, carrots). Duration: 12 weeks; starts September 26. Cost $264 (full share) or $132 (half share). Sign up now: Full; Half

Medical Residents, please use this form.

New to CSAs? Learn more about our program below

What is a CSA Program?

Like a veggie subscription service, members of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Program get produce straight from their local farmers for a pre-determined amount of time.

What is a collaborative CSA?

Our program works with 10 local farmers to aggregate a wide variety of responsibly grown, local fruits and vegetables. Working together allows us to:

  1. Increase variety
  2. Increase our available number of shares
  3. Support local, sustainable agriculture
    • Our program will generate ~$100,000 in revenue this year that will go back to the farmers.

What will I get if I sign up?

You will pick up a bag of fruits and vegetables from The Farm at St. Joes. The exact contents will change week-to-week and season-to-season. Spring will feature a lot of greens (arugula, spinach, kale, etc). Summer will include things like tomatoes, peaches, carrots, eggplant, and peppers. Fall will have both greens as well as many of the storage crops such as potatoes, squash, and beets.

We offer whole and half shares

Whole shares: you pick up every week. This is designed for 2-3 adults or a family of 4.

Half shares: you pick up every other week. This is designed for 1-2 adults or people who are new to the program.

How will I get my veggies?

There are two pick up options: Here’s a tutorial video!

  1. Self-serve: Anytime between Wednesdays at 2pm-Mondays at 5pmYou can come anytime between Wednesdays at 2pm to Mondays 5pm to pick up your share. That means you can come at night, early in the morning, and on the weekends. Shares will be pre-packed and stored in walk-in cooler at the Farm. Remember your produce will be fresher the sooner you pick it up.
  2. In-person: Wednesdays from 3:30-6 pm Come pick out your veggies and talk to the Farm staff and other CSA members! We will have demos, samples, and other fun activities. Plus, this is a chance for you to bring your own bag to reduce waste!

How will I know what I’m going to get?

You will receive an email every week letting you know what will be in the share. This will include recipes, nutrition information and more! If you want to see the other emails, they get posted online (www.stjoesfarm.wordpress.com/csa). 

 

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An example of an early fall share

Testimonial: 

“Dear Amanda,

I have to share my personal story to the group. I have lost 20lbs since I started to receive these wonderful vegetables each week. I grew up in a catering business and love to cook. I have been so overjoyed by the fresh vegetables we receive each week. Thank you for the wonderful health benefits I have received and the variety of fresh vegetables my family and friends are enjoying.

~St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor staff.”

Newsletters–we send out a weekly newsletter to our members. We try to archive them here.

2018

2018 Spring Week 1

2018 Spring Week 2

2018 Spring Week 3

2018 Spring Week 4

2018 Spring Week 5

2018 Spring Week 6

2018 Spring Week 7

2018 Spring Week 8

2017

2017 Summer Week 1

2017 Summer Week 2

2017 Summer Week 3

2017 Summer Week 5

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