CSA (subsidized)

** UPDATE **

Our program is currently at capacity, but we are always recruiting for our wait list. Please learn more and apply for a spot on the wait list below.

Do you need help eating healthier?

Join the Farm at St Joe’s Subsidized Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program (Fall 2018)

What: Join our program and get a FREE bag of organic vegetables grown by local farmers every week for 12 weeks.

What is a CSA? Like a veggie subscription service, members of a CSA get produce straight from their local farmers for a pre-determined amount of time.

When: September 26, 2018 – December 12, 2018

How: Pick up your bag from The Farm at St. Joe’s (5557 McAuley Dr, right on the hospital campus!) weekly. Map

How much: This program is grant funded through the Michigan Health Endowment Fund and free to qualifying families.

Qualifications: 

  1. You need help affording more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. Examples:
    • You have had to choose between buying produce and other necessities within the last month.
    • You already participate in food assistance programs such as SNAP or WIC
  2. You have 1+ children in the household or you are pregnant
  3. You can commit to picking up your CSA share at The Farm each week from September 26 to December 12, 2018.
  4. You can commit to attending an orientation at The Farm [to be scheduled upon acceptance to program] and filling out a pre and post participation survey.

Interested in the program, but don’t qualify? Check out our member-pay CSA. Learn more here

Application

Please fill out this Google Form. You will be notified if you have been added to the wait list via email or phone.

Why participate?

  1. People love it! Previous members reported:
    • Eating more fruits and veggies
    • Trying new fruits and veggies
    • Feeling healthier
    • Losing weight
    • Having fun trying new foods with their children
  2. Support local farmers!

What Will I Get?

There will be different vegetables and some fruit throughout the season. Examples:

September: apples, beets, garlic

October: winter squash, onions, radishes

November: sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cabbage

December: spinach, carrots, kale

How will I get it? 

Pick up happens at The Farm at St. Joe’s each week.

Option A: Traditional Pick-up Wednesdays 3:30-6pm

Come meet your farmers, try samples, learn new cooking skills and more!

Option B: Self-serve pick-up

Come any time each week between Wednesdays at 12:30pm and Mondays at 5pm and pick up your bag from the walk-in cooler.

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