CSAIn April 2016, Washington University’s Office of Sustainability and Human Resources Department announced a new Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program partnership with Local Farmer CSA. WashU staff, faculty, and students at the West, North, and Danforth campuses are invited to sign-up as a CSA member and receive a weekly or bi-weekly Crop Box filled with locally grown produce, meat, cheeses, and/or other artisan goods. CSA programs provide a convenient way for community members to eat fresh, seasonal foods and support local farmers. They also save time – rather than choose, bag, and pay for produce at the store, you can just grab your box and go.

David Smith of Local Farmer CSA offers a weekly pick-up site at West Campus every Wednesday. Members can stop by to pick-up their Crop Box from 4-6p.

Local Farmers Crop Box

Who: Local Farmer CSA program for WashU staff, faculty, and students (expansion of program at School of Medicine Campus)

What: Participants purchase a farm share when signing-up, and in return, receive a weekly or bi-weekly basket of locally grown items according to the type of Crop Box selected.* Options include:

  • Student Box – $20 per box. This box is exclusively for students!
  • Farm Share Box – $29.99 per box.
  • Build Your Own Box – $40+ per box. This box is fully customizable. All you have to do is spend a minimum of $40. You can add and drop items each week using the online farmers market.

*Please note: New participants will be charged a one-time $15 registration fee.

Learn more on these options. You can put your account on hold as needed.

When: Members can pick Crop Boxes up at WashU’s West Campus every Wednesday, 4-6p. David will be on-site to answer any questions and share tips on preparation.

Where: The pick-up location is the parking lot behind the 7509 Forsyth building in Clayton. The pick-up will move inside the parking garage in the case of inclement weather.

Sign-up and learn more

This is a pilot program for the 2016 growing season. We are looking to add additional pick-up locations at the Danforth and North campuses beginning this fall, depending on the level of interest.

Are you interested in joining the program but want to learn more before you commit? You can also visit with David’s team and partner farmers at the School of Medicine’s Farmers Market every Thursday, 10a to 2p, on the plaza of the BJC Institute of Health. No sign-up necessary!