The Case Western Reserve University Farm will extend its first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program into the fall. There will be up to 20 spaces available, with produce ready for pickup on campus. The exact times and dates of pickup will be announced at a later date, but the farmer’s markets at the Biomedical Research Building likely will continue into the fall and the pickup would be there during those hours.
Shares will be available for either $15 or $30 per week. The CSA will run for 10 weeks, Aug. 27–Oct. 29.
Full payment for the 10 weeks is due before collecting the first week’s share:
- $320 for a $30/week share (which includes the cost of three reusable bags to be used in rotation for the duration of the CSA and yours to keep upon final pickups)
- $170 for a $15/week share (which includes the cost of three reusable bags to be used in rotation for the duration of the CSA and yours to keep upon final pickups)
Those individuals who already have the three bags from the summer CSA can deduct $20 from the total cost.
Products will include fresh herbs and vegetables harvested that week from CWRU Farm’s greenhouse and production fields at both Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms. As with all CSA programs, there is no guarantee as to what vegetables and herbs participants will get each week, but participants can be assured of the produce’s freshness and value. Products will be dispensed by weight and will be priced at or below farm market prices.
No synthetic pesticides are used in any food production at the University Farm.
Participation is on a first come, first served basis, so sign up and get your payment in early.
Send payment to:
Case Western Reserve University Farm
37125 Fairmount Blvd.
Hunting Valley, OH 44022
ATTN: Chris Bond
Make your check out to CWRU and in the memo section, write “Farm Food Program CSA.” Payments also can be made by credit card, by calling Patty Gregory in the farm office at 368.0274.
Receipt of payment is a contract.