Student Harvests is a hands-on, educational program that gives students the opportunity to operate a subscription-farming community-supported agriculture (CSA) program at the Student Farm throughout the year. Faculty, staff and students can subscribe to receive weekly produce baskets. Presently we have 75 members and waiting list.
Subscription farming is a method of direct marketing used by a growing number of farms in California and elsewhere. However, it is more than just a marketing strategy. It also is designed to build a cooperative relationship between the community of customers and the farmer. In subscription farming, the customers pay in advance for a weekly basket of a diverse mix of fresh produce.
Student Harvests baskets are filled with a diverse mix of seasonal, student-grown produce each week. Summer baskets may contain tomatoes, peppers, squash, sweet corn, melons, beans, cucumbers, basil, bulb onions, table grapes, and various tree fruits. A winter basket might contain lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, carrots, beets, leeks, turnips, cabbage, fresh herbs and citrus. The subscription fee is $21/week, paid in advance each quarter, with discounts for students and for early payment. Mondays and Thursdays are harvest days, and subscribers pick up their produce at the Student Farm.
For a detailed description of our CSA production schedule, press this link.
For subscription information, contact.
For information on interships and volunteer positions in this program, contact Raoul Adamchak ator (530) 304-1898.