University Farm launches first CSA program; two price levels available

The University Farm will launch its first CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program this year with a limited number of spaces available. Products will include fresh herbs and vegetables harvested that week from Case Western Reserve University Farm’s greenhouse and production fields at both Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms.

Food will be available for pickup on campus at Bon Appetit’s dining hall in Tomlinson on Wednesdays. There will be 10 shares available for a cost of $40/week and 10 shares available for $20/week.

As with all CSA’s, there is no guarantee as to what you will get each week—only that you can be assured of its freshness and value. Products will be dispensed by weight and will be priced at or below farm market prices.

The CSA will run for eight weeks beginning June 27, with the final pickup Aug. 15. Full payment for the eight weeks is due before collecting the first week’s share ($340 is due for the $40/week share and $180 for the $20/week share, which both include the cost of three reusable bags that will be used in rotation for the duration of the CSA and will be yours to keep upon the final pickups).

Participation is on a first come, first served basis, so sign up and get your payment in early. Send payment to:

Case Western Reserve University Farm
37125 Fairmount Blvd.
Hunting Valley, OH 44022
ATTN: Chris Bond.

Make your check out to CWRU and in the memo section, write “Farm Food Program CSA.” or make your payment by credit card by calling Patty Gregory in the farm office at 368.0274.

Questions? Contact Farm Horticulturist Chris Bond at