Campus Supported Agriculture (CSA)

beans, okra, eggplant CSA pickup

In addition to access to certified organic vegetables, pastured eggs, and grass-fed meats the College Farm works hard to cultivate community through its Campus-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Members are invited to join in on the many social and educational events that take place year round or to wander the fields with family and friends. There is a lot to explore out at the farm – from pick-your-own fruits and veggies to cut flowers, picnics and more. We hope that you will considering joining us this year!

DCF CSA spots are filled on a first come, first served basis. The CSA is open to Dickinson College employees, alumni, retirees and students only.

Join the 2019 CSA:

Step 1: Sign up!

Sign up for the College Farm CSA!

New this year! The Dickinson College Farm CSA has gone digital! CSA Applications can be found online here or through the link above.

Some exciting new features of our new system include:

  • Weekly payment plans
  • Fully online system that will streamline communications between members and farmers
  • Fully customizable boxes for Friday CSA members. Choose exactly what you want, every week! Reduce food waste and ensure that your box meets your needs every week
  • Vacation holds

Have questions about our new Harvie system? Find answers to FAQs here.

Step 2: Choose the CSA plan that is right for you.

Tuesday CSA at the College Farm:

2019 CSA pick-ups at the College Farm will be “Free Choice” otherwise described as “Take What You Need For the Week”, encouraging members to pick freely from the list of available items, determining their own quantities and variety. Shares will be offered:

Farm Pickup Weekly for 30 weeks (Fall Extension), May – December – $780
Farm Pickup Weekly for 24 weeks, May – October – $624
Bi-Weekly for 15 weeks (Fall Extension), May – December – $390
Bi-Weekly for 12 weeks, May – October – $312

Friday CSA on Campus

NEW AND IMPROVED! 2019 Friday CSA on Campus will be fully customized, pre-boxed shares offering a wide variety of fresh, organic produce in season.

New for 2019: Choose each vegetable in your box, every week. In addition to a pre-season survey, Friday CSA members will be able to select each vegetable in their box throughout the season. Don’t like beets? You’ll never see them. Making a carrot cake this week? Add an extra bunch of farm fresh carrots to your box!

Shares will be offered:

Campus Weekly Regular for 30 weeks (Fall Extension), May – December – $810
Campus Weekly Regular for 24 weeks, May – October – $648
Campus Weekly Small for 30 weeks (Fall Extension), May – December – $420
Campus Weekly Small for 24 weeks, May – October – $336

Additional Share Options:

Egg CSA

To ensure that our egg lovers get their farm-fresh eggs, we are again offering egg shares this year! For pricing and options, click here. Sign up for the weekly egg add-on here.

Meat Club

For meat lovers: Join Meat Club at the beginning of the season by paying a $100 credit toward meat purchases that you can “spend” without carrying cash. Meat Club also entitles you to 10% off retail pricing, special updates on livestock, and a seasonal on-farm barbeque! Find more information here

Work Shares

The Dickinson College Farm offers limited work share options for CSA members. Similar to bartering, CSA members exchange labor for food! During the 2019 growing season, the DCF will offer exciting work opportunities for interested CSA members. Share members earn one share per 2.5 hours of work on the farm. For a Bi-Weekly Share, that comes to a total of 37.5 work hours over the thirty-week CSA season; for a Weekly Share, that comes to a total of 75 hours of work over the thirty-week CSA season. Please email farm@dickinson.edu if you are interested! 

Step 3: Pick up your box and get involved in the CSA community!

Enjoy our weekly newsletter, including Field Notes, updates on farm events, and recipe ideas. CSA members are encouraged to attend educational and recreational events on the farm, especially our annual CSA picnic. In addition to farm fresh foods, the DCF CSA offers an opportunity to meet other supporters of local agriculture and join a welcoming community of Dickinsonians!

Looking for more information? Check out our 2019 CSA Information Packet

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