CSA – Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way for citizens to directly support farming and farmers in their communities.  Members purchase a share of a farm’s produce for the growing season.  These shareholders pay their money upfront and in return typically receive a weekly delivery of what is in season at their local farm.  The benefits of reduced transportation costs, having a varied local diet, and a direct positive impact on communities are some of the benefits of participating in this process.  Visit CSAUtah.org for more information.

 

East Farms (West Point, UT)

Jeremy & Shay East

801-525-2219

www.EastFarmsCSA.com

Season:     June – September

Type:     Single farm

Since:     2003

# of Shares:     300

Full Share:     $400

½ Share:     $225

Work Required:     No

Pick Up Points:     Centerville, Draper, Eden, Murray, Park City, Salt Lake City, West Jordan, Woods Cross

 

Borski Farms (Kaysville, UT)

John Borski

801-941-9620

www.borskifarms.org

Borski Farms’ CSA runs for a 15 week season (holidays included).  Shares include a variety of heirloom salad greens, cooking greens, peas, beans, garlic, squash, potatoes, corn, tomatoes, and other fruits, vegetables, and herbs.  Fruits come from the Utah State University Extension Service in Kaysville.

Season:     June – October

Type:     Multiple farm

Since:     1999

# of shares:     400

Full Share:     $200 for 15/week season

Work Required:     No

Pick Up Points:     Salt Lake City, Kaysville, Ogden

 

Zoe’s Garden (Layton, UT)

David Chen

801-721-8238

www.zoegarden.com

We have the largest quantity and variety of naturally grown, pesticide-free produce offered to CSA members in Utah.

Season:     June – November

Type:     Single farm

Since:     2006

# of Shares:     200

Full Share:      Small = $35/week; Medium = $55/week; Large = $105/week

Pick Up Points:     Layton, Salt Lake City, Sugar House, Sandy, Lindon, Park City, Heber City, Ogden, and Provo

 

Bell Organic Gardens

Jill Bell

801-571-7288

www.bellorganic.com

Products include: beans, beets, broccoli raab, cabbage, carrots, celery, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, arugula, Asian greens, mustard greens, kale, kohlrabi, garlic, shallots, onions, heirloom tomatoes, lettuce, melons, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, spinach, fresh herbs, summer squash, winter squash, Swiss chard,…  You will receive 5-7 different items each week bunched and bagged as you would see them in the grocery store.  Items such as tomatoes, summer squash, peppers, eggplant, and cucumber will start with one or two per portion and as the season progresses and production increases you will see the amount of these items go up quite a bit.  A four person share is double this.  We also offer local cheese shares, local fruit shares, local free range egg shares (1 dozen a week), and local certified organic grass feed beef shares available for pick up with your veggies.

Season:     May – November

Type:     Single farm

Since:     1998

# of Shares:     500

Cost:     Early Spring – $150; Summer – $450; Fall – $150

Pick Up Points:  Draper, South Jordan, Millcreek, Park City, Salt Lake, Sandy

A new Centerville Pick Up Point is starting.  If you are interested in a Centerville location, please call Kathy at (801) 292-7574. 

 

Christiansen Family Farm (Vernon, UT)

www.ChristiansenFarm.com

We are pleased to offer our gourmet meats in a CSA share! One Saturday per month we meet at our designated meeting points and deliver 30 lbs of Pasture Raised Berkshire Pork, Grass Fed Murray Grey/Black Angus Beef, or a combination of the two.

We offer a variety of shares to suit your needs. You can order 30 lbs of ground beef ($150), 30 lbs of standard beef cuts which includes steaks, roasts, ground beef etc…($190), 30 lbs of Berkshire pork ($160), or our most popular combo share which includes 15 lbs of Berkshire Pork and 15 lbs of standard beef cuts ($175).

If pork is included in the share you select, you can choose whether or not you would like your ham and bacon cured. Each share will include cuts in proportion to the yield of each animal. Each share requires roughly 1 cubic foot of freezer space which will easily fit in a standard fridge/freezer. Meat is delivered “freezer ready” and packaged in portions small enough for two people. We harvest animals and deliver every month of the year. To sign up, visit our website ChristiansenFarm.com.

If you already have a deep freeze, then check out our CSA Family Package. A Family Package includes a half of a pork and a quarter of a beef.

 

Black Island Farms (Syracuse, UT)

What do we offer? Carrots Cabbage Summer Squashes Cucumbers Sweet Corn Cantaloupe Watermelon Peaches Apples Mustard Greens Turnip Greens Parsnips Turnips Eggplant Daikon Radish Green Beans Beets Potatoes Potted Flowers Ornamental red peppers, Dwarf Sun Flowers, Zinnias Potted Herbs Tomatoes And a opportunity to purchase additional tomatoes for canning. Chili Peppers Green Peppers Roasted Chili Peppers Fall Squashes 25# Bag Storage Carrots 25# Bag Storage Onions 25# Bag Storage Potatoes Weekly Newsletter Fall Decoration Package: Mini straw bale, corn stalks, Indian corn assorted pumpkins and gourds. Family Pass To Black Island Farms Harvest Festival for up to 6 people. Opportunity to purchase tickets for Nightmare Acres. Monthly Special Events

 

Backyard Urban Gard (B.U.G.) Farms (Salt Lake City, UT)

www.backyardurbangardens.com

Season Length: About 25 weeks from the 2nd or 3rd week of May until the last week of October, depending on the weather.

Method of Distribution: We will deliver your veggies to your home/office if it is within our delivery range, to see a map of our current delivery range click here. We are open to adding new delivery areas as long as there is enough customers in that area, so please contact us if you are currently out of range, we can see if there is enough interest in your area to make it a delivery route. Otherwise there will be a couple of pick up locations for those out of range.

Distribution Day/Frequency: CSA Full Shares will be delivered weekly and Half Shares delivered bi-weekly on Thursdays, and most pick-ups will be available Thursdays, unless you pick up at a Farmers Market, which will be available when that market is happening at our booth. Full Shares are distributed once a week during the season,

Quantity of Produce: Full Shares will include about 9 different veggie/herb/greens items. All veggies will feature non-GMO, often open-pollinated and heirloom varieties that you wont see in the grocery store. We have carefully selected varieties for their great taste, hardiness to our growing climate, interesting history to our area, and good looks

Share Price: We want to encourage folks to sign up early for their CSA Share so that we can have the start-up capital we need to get the farm operation up and rolling. Members who sign up and pay in full BEFORE MARCH 15, 2011 will receive a Price Break, making the Full Share only $500 and Half Share only $300. For those signing up and paying after the cutoff date, the Full Share will be $600 and Half Share $350.

 

Copper Moose Farm (Park City, UT)

Daisy Fair

435-604-0497

We provide a wide variety of in season vegetables such as salad mix, root crops, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, melons, herbs and much more. We are a tight knit community that has fun sharing recipes and information on pick up days at the farm.

 

Sadees Pride (West Valley City, UT)

Alex

801-554-0553

Now available for purchase are CSA shares from Sadees Pride natural foods. We are an organic startup farm located in Sandy and West Valley City. We expect to have our first greens and radishes by mid march or sooner! Last year we had tomatoes starting May 10. Our specialty is organically grown heirloom tomatoes, but I have well over 175 foods that I grow. Our primary goal for CSA shares is diversity of product. We have a limited number of spring shares that run April 1 till June 1 for $250 or $500 for a double, summer shares will run June 15-oct7 At a rate of $375/share or $700/double share. Shares are intended for 2 people, doubles are good for 4 folks. early purchase qualifies for discounts or bonus packages of grains or sprouts. Limited number of grain shares, canning shares, and fall harvest/storage shares are available as well.

Currently we have pickups at the field in West Valley City, Blue Star Coffee on 2600 e and I-80, town of Alta, and the Park city farmers market. More drop/pickups points will be added as they develop.

You can find us at several farmers markets including Salt Lake down town (Sat and Tues), Sugarhouse Mkt, Park City Weds, and Park Silly Sundays. We plan on being available at the South Jordan Market, Murray Market and hopefully some of the Utah Valley Markets as well.