Fresh, Affordable, and Farm-Friendly: JHU Fall CSA

IMG_3194 Click here to sign up – see details below!

What is a CSA?

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It’s like a produce subscription service. Members sign up for a share and then get weekly deliveries of fresh, delicious produce at a designated pickup site. This CSA includes about 8 items/week of seasonal, local produce which is chosen by the farm. One share will typically feed a 3-4 person household every week. Click here for FAQ.

The Farm

Our CSA partners with One Straw Farm, the largest organic farm in Maryland. Drew and Joan Norman have lovingly tended One Straw since 1983. They aim to provide their CSA members with the highest quality Food Alliance Certifiedproduce. One Straw is located in White Hall, MD about 40 miles North of Baltimore City.

Joan and Drew Norman http://www.onestrawfarm.com/about-us/

Why Join?

By joining this CSA you will be: supporting local farmers and the local economy, protecting the environment, improving your health and expanding your diet. With a pickup site at the Homewood campus this CSA is an affordable, convenient way to buy directly from a farm. Buying through a CSA ensures freshness and diversity as produce is harvested at its seasonal peak.

DETAILS

Where: Weekly Pickups will be at Charles St. Market (corner of N. Charles Street and 34th Street)

When: Mondays 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Duration: September 12th to November 14th

Price: $270 for 10 weeks of produce (that’s $27/week!) [Note: the price online may differ from $270; In this case you will receive a refund after you sign up. The official price is $270.]

Our CSA accepts rolling signups; new members can sign-up anytime and begin collecting vegetables the following Monday.

*FALL SEMESTER ONLY OPTION* Sign up between September 5th and September  10th to receive fresh vegetables deliveries for 10 weeks during the fall semester. The total cost of this option is $270. Email realfoodhopkins@gmail.com with any questions.

*SPLITTING SHARES* Share-splitting is meant to reduce the cost of CSA ($270 for 10 weeks of produce) and to encourage the consumption of all items in a share (which can feed up to 4 people in a household). Please see this spreadsheet to add your information and look for other potential members.

Check out this video to see a CSA in action at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

SIGNUP HERE

  • Select “Full Share 2016” for membership type
  • Select “JHU Homewood” for Pickup Location
  • Complete the rest of the membership signup
  • Enjoy your first delivery of fresh produce on September 12 th (or the Monday after you sign up)!

Still have questions? Email realfoodhopkins@gmail.com

 

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