Campus Supported Agriculture (CSA)

beans, okra, eggplant CSA pickup

In addition to access to certified organic vegetables 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!

In 2021 we will once again offer a wide variety of fresh, organic produce in season. Due to COVID-19 and our desire to ensure the safety and well-being of our members and farm staff, all shares will be fully customized by the member and carefully pre-bagged by the farm staff.  Distribution on both Tuesdays and Fridays will be curbside style pick up.

Join the 2021 CSA:

The Sign up!

Sign up for the College Farm CSA!

The Dickinson College Farm CSA Applications can be found online here or through the link above.  Share distribution begins May 18th!

Some exciting benefits of our Harvie system include:

  • Full Customization of weekly shares.  Choose exactly what you want, every week!  Reduce food waste and ensure that your share meets your needs every week.
  • Fully online system that streamlines communications between members and farmers through the Happenings newsletter and Harvie support team. 
  • Weekly payment plans.
  • Vacation holds.

Have questions about the Harvie system? Connect to the Harvie site here.

Choose the CSA plan that is right for you!

Tuesday CSA Pick up at the Farm or Friday CSA Pick up on Campus at Project SHARE

Choose each vegetable in your box, every week. In addition to a pre-season preferences survey,  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! 

Choose the 30 week or the 24 week season and then modify by choosing weekly and every other week frequency.  

Share Options:

  Large $27/week Small  $14/week
30 weeks   May – Dec $810 $420
24 weeks  May – Oct $648 $336
15 weeks   May – Dec $405 $210
12 weeks  May – Oct $324 $168
 

To learn more about Campus pick up, rescheduling and navigating Harvie: FAQs for Campus Pick up

To learn more about Farm pick up, rescheduling and navigating Harvie:  FAQs for Farm Pick up

The “Extras”

Beef and Lamb

For meat lovers, we offer a variety of beef and lamb cuts as “extras” each week through Harvie so that you can compliment your veggies with a great source of protein.  Your frozen meat order will be kept in a cooler and distributed with your CSA share.  All meat orders go through the Harvie system.

The farm also offers a variety of our popular canned goods, frozen soups and other tasty surprises throughout the year.  Look for them as “Extras” on the Happenings newsletter that comes each week.  

Finally, when crops are plentiful and canning season rolls around, there are usually options for buying larger quantities at a reduced rate.  Stay tuned.  Everything communicated in our weekly Harvie Happenings.  

Work Share Option

The Dickinson College Farm offers limited work share options for CSA members. Similar to bartering, CSA members exchange labor for food! During the 2021 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 an every other week 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 Will Nelson at nelsonw@dickinson.edu  if you are interested! 

Pick up your share, enjoy 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 2021 CSA Information Packet!

CSA Herbs