Collective Supported Agriculture

2021 CSA Shares Are Available Now!

What's a CSA?

Our Collective Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is a subscription that allows members to receive weekly shares of fresh, local produce grown by Urban Growers Collective and our partners. Shares are stocked with vegetables and culinary herbs from UGC, fruit from Seedling Farm, micro greens from Urban Eden, and occasionally supplemented with vegetables grown by our Incubator Farmers. As a member of our CSA, you are helping us build a more equitable local food system that directly supports BIPOC farmers and ranchers.

How Does It Work?

Members pick up weekly boxes of fresh, seasonal produce at designated partner sites around the City. Shares are sold in four-week increments. Our 2021 share schedule is:

  • June 2nd – June 26th
  • June 30th – July 24th
  • July 28th – August 21st
  • August 25th – September 18th
  • September 22nd – October 16th
  • October 20th – November 13th

Members also have the option to purchase a Full Season Share, which runs from June 2nd through November 13th.

Membership Types

Full 4-Week Share – Supporter: $200/share
4 weekly boxes that include 10-12 seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs (15+ August through September). Each box will include: 2 bunches leafy greens, 2 small bags salad greens, 3-4 seasonal vegetables, 2-3 herbs, 1 seasonal fruit, and something special.

 

Full Season Discount: $750/6 shares (24 weeks)
6 Full 4-Week Shares (24 boxes total) distributed weekly from June 2nd – November 13th. Each box will include: 2 bunches leafy greens, 2 small bags salad greens, 3-4 seasonal vegetables, 2-3 herbs, 1 seasonal fruit, and something special.

 

Full 4-Week Share – Contributor: $300/share
4 weekly boxes that include 10-12 seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs (15+ August through September) plus a $25/week donation ($100 tax-deductible gift) to provide a mutual aid Half Share for a community member in need. Each box will include: 2 bunches leafy greens, 2 small bags salad greens, 3-4 seasonal vegetables, 2-3 herbs, 1 seasonal fruit, and something special.

 

Half 4-Week Share – Supporter: $100/share
4 weekly boxes that include 5-6 seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Each box will include: 1 bunch leafy greens, 1-2 small bags salad greens, 1-2 seasonal vegetables, 1-2 herbs, and 1 fruit.

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What Do You Grow?

The best part of a CSA is that you’ll receive a wide variety of produce throughout the season. This means the contents of your share will change from week to week, and the produce will always be perfectly fresh and ripe. Some of the fruits and vegetables in your share might be new to you, and that’s great! We love to grow and to eat fun and exciting produce. We’ll send you a newsletter each week with labeled pictures to let you know what everything is, cooking tips for some of the less common produce, and a some great recipe ideas!

Early Season

Mint

Beets

Basil

Parsley

Carrots

Cabbage

Purslane

Kohlrabi

Onions

Amaranth

Tulsi

Swiss chard

Squash blossoms

Mid Season

Bell peppers

Hot peppers

Mustard greens

Eggplant

Cucumbers

Tomatoes

Blueberries

Celery

Nasturtiums

Summer squash

Pole beans

Okra

Pears

Lovage

Fennel

Rosemary

Turnips

Plums

Shiso

Late Season

Pumpkins

Pawpaws

Lettuce

Green tomatoes

Spinach

Collard greens

Marigolds

Butternut squash

Apples

Cardoons

Beet greens

Ground cherries

Kale

All of our crops are grown in compost that is either produced from food waste on our farm or purchased from a mushroom composter outside of the city. We are not certified organic, but we adhere to strict organic standards that protect both people and planet. We believe in taking good care of the communities we grow for, the land we grow on, and our native pollinator populations.

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Questions?

Reach out at info@urbangrowerscollective.org or (773) 376-8882.