How it Works

beans, okra, eggplant CSA pickupThank you for your interest in the Dickinson College Farm CSA – we are currently accepting applications for our 2018 CSA Season!

In addition to access to certified organic vegetables, pastured eggs, and grass-fed meats the College Farm works hard to cultivate community through its 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.

Quick Overview of 2018 CSA Options

Tuesday CSA at the College Farm:

2018 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:

Weekly for 30 weeks, May – December – $750
Weekly for 24 weeks, May – October – $625
Bi-Weekly for 15 weeks, May – December – $375
Bi-Weekly for 12 weeks, May – October – $315

Friday CSA on Campus

NEW this year, 2018 CSA pick-ups on Campus will be Customized, Pre-Boxed Shares offering a wide variety of fresh, organic produce in season. Personalize your CSA box based on your preferences. (Don’t like beets? You will never get them in your box.) After you sign up, we will provide you with a list of all the crops that we grow and you will rate each product from 0 (“I never want it in my box”) to 5 (“I love it!”). Boxes will be conveniently packed based on your preferences, the farm’s harvest and your share size. Shares will be offered:

Regular size, weekly for 30 weeks, May – December – $750
Regular size, weekly for 24 weeks, May – October – $625
Small size, weekly for 30 weeks, May – December – $375
Small size, weekly for 24 weeks, May – October – $315

For more detailed information please take a look at our 2018 CSA Information Packet.

Skip the paper: we’re going green! Fill out, e-sign and submit your application online then mail in your check. No printing to worry about!

Click here for our 2018 CSA Application

CSA HerbsEGG CSA SHARE OPTION:
To assure that our egg lovers get their eggs we are again offering an egg share this year. Shares are available in 12, 15, 24 or 30 week options.

Shares are limited and are filled on a first come, first served basis – don’t delay!

1 dozen every week (May – Dec) 30 weeks – $150
1 dozen every week (May – Oct) 24 weeks – $120
1 dozen every other week (May – Dec) 15 weeks – $75
1 dozen every other week (May – Oct) 12 weeks – $60

1/2 dozen every week (May – Dec) 30 weeks – $90
1/2 dozen every week (May – Oct) 24 weeks – $72

please note: 1/2 dozen shares only available for every week pick-up

NEW THIS SEASON : MEAT CLUB

Join the meat club by paying $100 in advance – this $100 is a credit towards meat purchases that you can “spend” without needing to carry cash. Being a member of the club entitles you to 10% off of retail pricing.

Other benefits of meat club membership:

• Pre-bagged orders – place an order by midnight Monday for pickup at Tuesday CSA, or midnight Thursday for pickup at Friday HUB stand. Pre-orders will be weighed, priced with your discount, and subtracted from your Meat Club account credit
• Meat Club discount also applies to cash and carry retail items purchased at the farm – a simple account register will be kept with the meat cooler.
• First Dibs on select cuts and limited items
• Opportunity to pre-order specialty cuts at butchering time, as well as fresh (not frozen) meats
• Seasonal on-farm barbeque for Meat Club members only – we supply the meat. Includes a personal tour of the livestock operation
• Email notification when your account balance falls below $20. Revive your Meat Club account via cash, check, or digital payment.

Our livestock operation is certified by Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) and animals are grazed on pasture year round. For more information on AWA, please go to https://animalwelfareapproved.us/.

AUTO-PAYMENT DEDUCTION FOR DICKINSON EMPLOYEES:

To make our CSA more convenient and pocketbook-friendly for Dickinson employees, Financial Operations and Human Resource Services have agreed to work with the farm to offer auto-payment deduction! Members who choose auto-payment deduction will need to include their Banner ID number on their application. The CSA fee will be divided evenly between 5 paychecks – deducted from the first paycheck of each month starting in May and ending in September.

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 2018 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!