CSA: Community Supported Agriculture

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Our CSA program gives you access to fresh, high-quality, local produce grown by MSU students in a dynamic and hands-on learning environment. By purchasing a CSA share you directly support the farm and its students throughout the growing season.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a business model for small, diversified vegetable farms in which customers (members) pay for a season’s worth of produce, or a "share" of the farm, in advance and receive diverse, fresh, locally grown vegetables weekly for the season. Members share in both the harvest and the risk of planting, tending, and harvesting crops.

For customers, the benefits of this model are a diversified diet, fresher produce, seasonal eating and a relationship with the farm and farmers who produce their food. For farmers, the benefits are a reliable and flexible market, up-front funds to pay for seeds, supplies and labor and a relationship with the end users of their product. The MSU Student Organic Farm CSA model assumes this structure.

New in 2022: Weekly Regular and Small Shares

Now you can choose between a weekly share of a regular or smaller size, suitable for households of 1-2.

 

Eat with the Seasons

Summer Peak Fall Winter   

Our year-round CSA is broken down into 16 week sessions for summer and fall, and a 10 week session for winter. Folks who want a taste of CSA during the height of summer can also purchase our 5 week 'Peak Season' share. In November, we also offer a stand-alone 'Thanksgiving Share.'

Student Organic Farm CSA members will have u-pick opportunities in the summer and fall.

Find more information about pick-up locations and further instructions here.

 

 

A sample summer CSA share includes cucumbers, tomatoes, watermelon, greens, and so much more.

Summer Veggie Share

May 12 - August 25, 2022 (16 weeks)

Full payment due April 28

This share encompasses as fast-changing season that begins in spring and ends in high summer, bringing the most diverse array of vegetables of the year.

Regular Share: $576

Small Share: $320

Greens and other springtime vegetables in May and June (e.g. salad, scallions, bok choi, chard, dill cilantro, radishes, salad turnips, garlic scapes, etc.), followed by early summer crops in July (e.g. cucumbers, summer squash, tomatoes, peppers, carrots) and then peak-season crops in August (eggplant, tomatillos, hot peppers, watermelon, cherry tomatoes, etc.)

 

Peak Shares take advantage of the best of summer crops

Peak CSA Share

July 28 - August 25, 2022 (5 weeks)
Full payment due July 21

Join our CSA for it's most abundant summer month! These 5 weeks of premium produce are a great time to try out our CSA if you are thinking of becoming a regular member!

Peak Share $200

What to expect: ample amounts of cherry and slicing tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, cooking and salad greens, cucumbers, melons, summer squash, and herbs!

 
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Fall is a time of transition and abundance!

Fall Veggie Share

September 8 - December 19, 2021 (16 weeks)
This share is always abundant and includes the Thanksgiving share!

Regular Share: $576

Small Share: $320

What to expect: the end of our abundant summer fruit (think: tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelon, peppers, etc.), all of the vegetables associated with the end-of-year harvest season (includes: parsnips, garlic, beets, cabbage winter squash, onions, leeks, carrots, celery, etc.), and fresh greens and roots from our hoophouses once the cold sets in (includes: spinach, salad, Asian greens, head lettuce, radishes, etc.)

 

Winter CSA includes lots of fresh greens and storage crops
Winter CSA members enjoy fresh greens and hearty storage crops even in the darkest days of the year.

 

Winter Veggie Share

January 13 - March 17, 2022 (10 Weeks)
Full payment due January 6

This share offers fresh local winter produce, a rarity during cold Michigan winters! Our storage items and winter greens are our most valuable produce and make this session our most exclusive.

Full Share: $360
Half Share: $212.50 (bi-weekly pick up)

What to expect: 8-10 items compiled of fresh greens and roots from our hoophouses and storage crops harvested in the fall. This includes spinach, salad, kale, bok choi, tatsoi, head lettuce, salad turnips, radishes, winter squash, onions, garlic, carrots, cabbage, rutabaga, beets, and parsnips.

Available for pick up at our Farm location only. We will resume on-campus pick-ups in the summer.