Grow On! CSA

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What is Community Supported Agriculture?

Community Supported Agriculture is an opportunity to make an investment in your local farmer and food system. As a CSA member you purchase a weekly share of the farm's seasonal harvest. You, the local food lover, buy your CSA farm share at the beginning of the growing season, which provides your farmer with the necessary resources for a successful growing season.

Why choose a Grow On! CSA?

By purchasing a weekly share from the Grow On! Garden Markets, you are supporting a new generation of urban agriculture entrepreneurs. Your support helps us cultivate applicable skills for our youth in teamwork, leadership, financial literacy, and critical problem-solving while reinforcing academic concepts and promoting student empowerment through our school-based gardens and weekly student-run farm stand. You are also ensuring that we can continue to provide our students, their families, and the local community with access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food in their own neighborhood! By purchasing a Grow On! CSA share, you help us fund the many youth and community development programs that we offer year-round and help us continue to offer low-cost access to food insecure communities around the region. Our CSA members also get seasonal perks including an additional 10% off of market purchases (including our value-added products such as jams, pickles, and hot sauce), exclusive workshop invitations, and reduced ticket prices to our annual community harvest dinner.

How does our CSA work?

You have the option of purchasing a full, 20 week share for $500 (June - Oct) or a 10 week ½ share for $300 (June - Aug). Each share will have one “flex week” that may be added at the end of your membership period just in case you miss a week due to vacation, emergency, etc. If you are unable to pick up your share and have already claimed your “flex week”, that week’s share will be donated to a local family in need.

Each weekly share will include a variety of 8-12 different items with a guaranteed minimum market value of $25. Too much produce for your household?? SPLIT A SHARE with family, friends, or colleagues!! This year, you will pick up your weekly share from a central Richmond location and you have the option of selecting your produce on-site OR we can select it for you!

*All share purchases are non-refundable and shares must be paid in full by May 31st, 2016. *Returning CSA members will receive a 5% discount on total share price if purchased by May 1st, 2016.

Each week our team of Grow On! youth garden market interns will harvest a bounty of fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, and cut flowers that they have grown naturally in our school market garden, without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. We also grow a great selection of heirloom and unique produce varieties such as Garden Peach Tomatoes, Mexican Gherkins, Patty Pan Squash, and Chinese 5-color Peppers!

The selection may vary weekly based on the growing season and availability. Here’s a sample of some items you can expect to receive throughout the 2016 growing season:

Spring (May-June)- carrots, kale, beets, a variety of lettuces, arugula, salad mix, peas, turnips, Asian greens, Swiss chard, radishes, baby squash, parsley, thyme, dill, assorted cut flowers (seasonal), other produce as available

Summer (July-August)- collards, kale, a variety of lettuces, carrots, a variety of tomatoes, yellow squash, a variety of sweet and hot peppers, cucumbers, okra, basil, onions, beans, sunflowers, chives, eggplant, dill, cilantro, sun gold cherry tomatoes, zucchini, zinnias, assorted cut flowers (seasonal), other produce as available

Fall (September-October)--variety of sweet and hot peppers, okra, kale, collards, eggplant, peas, Swiss chard, butternut squash, parsley, thyme, onions, lettuce, mixed greens, other produce as available

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