Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a farming model that builds a mutually beneficial partnership between farmers and eaters. CSA members becomestakeholders in our farm, committing to share in the harvest's unpredictability and seasonality. Members receive a weekly share of quality, sustainably-grown produce harvested hours before delivery. Farmers and members have the opportunity to know and trust the person on the other end of the food chain.
Members can feel confident that their food dollars are supporting good land stewardship and hands-on education in sustainable agriculture. As Duke Campus Farmers, we are committed to growing the best possible fresh produce and helping a new generation of young people to catalyze positive change in the food system. CSA membership provides us with a steady market independent of yearly seasonal fluctuations.
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER
Our summer CSA runs May-August and fall CSA runs September-mid-November. Sign-ups go live on our website and social media in mid-March and mid-August, respectively.
CSA Membership Details
We offer a single summer CSA option that is 18 weeks long and runs from the first week in May through the last week in August. Our share size feeds 2-4 people. If you’re a solo-dweller, nervous about consuming a whole box of veggies each week, or interested but likely to be out of town often, consider buddying up with a neighbor or co-worker who might like to share the full summer’s harvest with you. There's no limit on the number of folks who share one CSA membership. Additionally, you may send anyone in your stead (spouse, child, friend, etc.) to pick up your box any given week.
One 18-week share costs $450. In the summer, pick-up is on Tuesdays from 4-6pm in the Sarah P. Duke Gardens Parking Lot or Fridays after 12pm at the Duke Campus Farm. Fall pick-up is Fridays on-farm only. You may indicate below which day you'd like to pick up. Each pick-up day is capped @35 members to ensure even harvest for optimal plant health and productivity.
We grow and harvest with our members in mind, week by week, so we’re not able to “make up” shares at a later date. If you cannot pick up your share any given week, please send someone in your stead who likes vegetables!
WHAT’S IN A BOX?
We grow a mix of old favorites and harder-to-come by heirloom vegetables. Every week, you will receive a newsletter on Monday afternoon detailing the contents of your box and recipe ideas. Expect 5-8 crops per box. You can expect some combination of:
May - kale, chard, snap peas, lettuce, carrots, salad mix, beets, radishes, salad turnips, broccoli, herbs
June - squash, cucumbers, beets, carrots, potatoes, salad mix, rainbow chard, kale, green beans, radishes, lettuce, potatoes, salad turnips, onions, garlic, herbs
July - cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, squash, eggplant, leeks, green beans, onions, garlic, basil, rainbow chard
August - tomatoes, okra, eggplants, peppers, garlic, green beans, squash, watermelon and herbs
September - peppers, eggplant, okra, carrots, kale, lettuce, chard, radishes, turnips, and herbs
October and November - peppers, salad mix, beets, kale, sweet potatoes, carrots, swiss chard, collards, turnips, salad mix, radishes, fennel, cabbage, herbs