With Community Supported Agriculture, commonly called a CSA, consumers sign up to directly support farmers by receiving a box of good country produce that is dropped off in the city on a regular basis. That way, farmers receive payment and quantity information in advance, which allows them to manage their finances and plan their planting more efficiently. Among the happy side effects of this model is that farmers are freed up to experiment with different crops, as their customer base is assured, and CSA recipients are compelled to eat local/seasonal/organic.
Each Wednesday, we serve as a pick up site for Eatwell Farm's produce and fresh laid eggs. Eatwell Farm is a 65-acre organic farm in the Sacramento Valley. Nigel Walker has been farming the certified organic land since 1993 and was able to purchase it in 1998. They grow hundreds of different crops and run a major CSA operation in addition to a regular stall at the Ferry Building farmer's market.
To sign up for your own weekly CSA box, please contact the farm directly.