Community Supported Agriculture

 

GOLDEN HILL -  POINT LOMA - GROSSMONT CENTER - UTC

  

Open for Registration!

 

YOUR FIRST PICK UP WILL BE READY ON

THE FIRST MARKET DAY AFTER YOU SIGN UP

 

Did you sign up on the same day as the market?

Just print your online confirmation receipt and bring

it with you to the market!

 

 

SPECIAL PROMOTION! 

   

Enroll in the Grossmont Center Farmers' Market CSA Program

during the month of May 2015 

 And we will waive your $35 enrollment fee!

Details: When you enroll in the CSA program online, you will be required to pay the $35 enrollment fee.

Your second billing cycle amount will be lowered by $35 to reflect this promotion

 

The Options

We are offering two sizes of boxes:

The large box  ($25 per week) - will generally feed a household of 3-4* for one week. 

The small box ($15 per week)- is about the right size for a household of 1-2* for one week.

 *(Every household is different and the above is only an estimate. We make no guarantees of the length of time it will last or amount of people each box can feed.)

An initial set-up fee of $35 will be charged on your first week. This fee helps offset the cost of labor, materials, and website costs.

A portion ($5) of the set-up fee goes directly to an Emergency Fund for Farmers in need. If any of our farmers who have committed to contributing to the weekly CSA program find themselves in a "loss of crop" situation due to uncontrollable circumstances,  (flooding, extreme weather, fire, and/or other majors causes) this money will go to them to help them get back on their feet and start growing again.

 

Your Commitment

There is a 12 week commitment. During that 12 weeks you will be able to change the size of your box every billing period (4 weeks) if you realize the size is not fitting for your needs. You will also be allowed one "skip a week" pass (24 hour notice required) .  View Contract Agreement 

If you want to share your CSA membership with a friend, that is not a problem,  just make sure your friend knows your full name and the order number when they come to pick up the box on their week.

 

Skip Weeks

CSA customer MUST give at least 24 hour notice by emailing bfmcsa@gmail.com, if you will not be able to pickup your CSA, otherwise you will not receive credit for the missed pickup. If we recieve your skip week request in time, a credit will be given to the account on the next billing cycle after the skip week.

 A credit will also be given if we close a market for a holiday. You do not have to give notice if the market has announced it will be closing or is closed for unforeseen circumstances.

You may also pick up your basket at one of our other CSA locations if you cannot pickup at your usual location. Please email bfmcsa@gmail.com to request this and please give at least 2 days notice.

 

Drop Off and Pick Up

We are very lucky to say that all of our markets have been strategically placed in locations that are centrally located.  Be sure to bring your order number and ID for the first few times until we get to know you. Your order number and reciepts will be sent to you by email.

Please arrive an hour after the market starts or later to pick up your CSA, as we take that first hour to prepare the baskets.

 

B.Y.O.B.   Bring Your Own Bag! 

In an effort to cut down on costs as well as trying to help the environment, CSA members must bring your own resuable bag to carry your produce home.

 

Returning CSA Members

If you need to cancel your CSA, but will return within 3 months, we will refund the $35 set-up fee. After that 3 month period, the fee will be required to re-join the CSA.

 

What's in the box?

We have a wide variety of pesticide free grown produce that will keep you happy and healthy each week!  Remember the unique thing about our CSA is that we fill your boxes with produce from a variety of farms, giving you larger selection of produce grown in California. Contents of the boxes will vary. However, because we are a Farmers' Market CSA... our farmers are there, at the market and are more than willing to trade out items that you may be allergic to, or have too much at home already, or simply would prefer something else. Our goal is for you to bring home a share of produce that you will be happy with and eat all of its contents.

 

Trying New Things

Part of the fun and excitement of being a member of a local farmers market CSA is that you will see some new and sometimes odd vegetables and fruits in your box!  Our hope is that you try new things and experiment a little.  Have you ever tried Kholrabi, Cherimoya, Dandelion Greens, Fresh Guava, Dried Watermelon, fresh pulled garlic, Chayote Squash, Kumquat? The list goes on and on!  Get ready to expand you taste buds! 

 

Here is an example of some of the items that our farmers grow throughout the year... 

Seasonal Chart for San Deigo: 

Source: San Diego Farm Bureau

All Year

Plants, flowers, mushrooms, eggs, fruit, nuts, lettuce, greens, honey

January

Navel oranges, lemons, avocados, kumquats, strawberries, cauliflower, asparagus, artichokes, rhubarb, tangerines, tangelos, carrots, celery, cabbage, peas, beets, cherimoyas, guavas

February

Navel oranges, lemons, avocados, kumquats, strawberries, cauliflower, asparagus, artichokes, rhubarb, tangerines, tangelos, carrots, celery, cabbage, peas, beets, cherimoyas, guavas

March

Navel oranges, lemons, strawberries, squash, rhubarb, asparagus, carrots, peas, artichokes, tangelos, grapefruit, avocados, cherimoyas, guavas

April

Navel and Valencia oranges, grapefruit, lemons, avocados, strawberries, squash, snap peas, beans, carrots, beets, turnips, radishes, cherimoyas

May

Valencia oranges, grapefruit, lemons, strawberries, avocados, sweet corn, peas, beans, squash, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, sweet onions, cucumbers, cherimoyas

June

Valencia oranges, grapefruit, lemons, peaches, plums apricots, avocados, eggplant, corn, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, raspberries, boysenberries, blackberries, sweet onions, cherimoyas

July

Sweet corn, melons, Valencia oranges, grapefruit, avocados, tomatoes, beans, raspberries, potatoes, onions, peppers, figs

August

Sweet corn, melons, Valencia oranges, grapefruit, peaches, plums, apricots, avocados, tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, carrots, squash raspberries, potatoes, boysenberries, blackberries, apples, figs

September

Sweet corn, melons, Valencia oranges, grapefruit, peaches, plums, avocados, tomatoes, grapes, squash, cucumbers, beans, carrots, raspberries, potatoes, apples, onions, peppers, figs

October

Sweet corn, melons, Valencia oranges, grapefruit peaches, avocados, tomatoes, grapes, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, beans, carrots, potatoes, apples, onions, peppers, figs, Asian pears, pears

November

Melons, Valencia oranges, grapefruit, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, beans, carrots, raspberries, potatoes, apples, onions, peppers, Asian pears, pears, pumpkins, persimmons, macadamia nuts, kiwis, cherimoyas, guavas

December

Tangerines, grapefruit, macadamia nuts, avocados, cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli, apples, kiwis, carrots, beets, lemons, cherimoyas, guavas