Community Supported Agriculture Program at SSU

Sonoma State University Culinary Services and Shone Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) are partnering to provide a produce delivery program that brings the SRJC’s Shone Farm to you every week at SSU. Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to participate in this program and will enjoy the abundance of fall produce from tomatoes and basil to fresh lettuce and apples!

What exactly is a CSA?

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Basically, you pay the farm up front, which helps the farm purchase seeds, irrigation, and other needed equipment.  Then, the farm grows a variety of produce and delivers a uniquely different mix of fresh fruits and vegetables to you every week.

The Shone Farm CSA Box contains 7 – 9 different items per week and feeds a family of 2 – 3 people.  Shone Farms strive to grow a wide variety of crops including Purple Viking Potatoes, Atomic Red Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Sweet Corn, and Corno di Toro Peppers.

What if a CSA box is too much food... then a Scholar Bag is a good option with less food!

Think of it like a meal in a bag.  It’s basically a smaller version of the CSA and includes 3 – 4 items tailored for a meal, plus a recipe.  It costs less and is also just a 4 week subscription.  If you were thinking about not joining the CSA because the regular box is too much produce, this might be a good option to try! 

Why join a CSA?

As a member of our CSA you:

·  Receive a mix of fruits, veggies, and sometimes grains, beans, and other extras every week

·  Give SRJC agriculture students hands on training for growing & harvesting crops using organic and sustainable practices

·  Support our future farmers - know your farmer, know your food

·  Learn to eat seasonally and taste the difference of fresh and local produce

·  Receive a weekly newsletter and recipes

Want to participate? Sign Up Online for the Sonoma State delivery location.

Please sign up no later than September 13. The fall CSA program starts September 16 and goes through December 11. Delivery happens weekly on Wednesdays at the farm stand in Seawolf Plaza from 12:00-1:00pm.