SUMMER CSA 2017 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
WHAT IS COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA)?
Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a relationship of mutual support and commitment between farmers and members. In return for a seasonal membership fee to cover the production costs of the farm, CSA members receive a share of our farm's harvest. At City Roots, you choose which CSA program best fits you and your family’s needs. There is the traditional 8-week CSA share program, and a (new!) market-style CSA program.
City Roots is a USDA-Certified Organic farm.
Our products are grown as nature intended, without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, ensuring clean and healthy food for our members.
Taste the difference!
As a CSA member, freshness is guaranteed. We typically harvest within 24 hours of CSA packing and farmers markets.
Receive recipes, storage tips & meal plans from our farm staff directly to your inbox! We also provide in-depth news and photos from the farm so you can see exactly what is happening on the farm through the season.
Take a members-only farm tour at the start of the season and see how we grow your food.
Getting to the Root of the Seasons
There is nothing like unpacking your weekly CSA box to get in touch with the seasons – and the weather of each particular season – right in Columbia, SC. Joining our CSA is a great opportunity to try new produce you may not typically find in the grocery store.
Reduce your carbon footprint
Our produce is grown right here in Columbia, SC, and not shipped thousands of miles, which saves energy and keeps CO2 out of the atmosphere.
Take Part in Growing the Local Food Community
Does eating local matter to you? Your membership directly supports your local food system, keeping your dollars circulating in the local economy, reducing the agricultural impact on the environment, and building community through food. We employ locally, use local companies where we can and engage volunteers and civic leaders. Supporting us means that we can continue to engage and support our community.
SUMMER 2017 CSA OPTIONS
**GROWER'S CHOICE CSA: 4-WEEK AND 8-WEEK**
HOW IT WORKS:
Register for City Roots' Growers Choice CSA program, and reap a weekly reward of fresh, organic produce throughout the harvest season, while supporting your local food system! Individuals purchase a “share” of the season’s crops before we plant, which ensures a future portion of each week’s harvest at a 10-15% discount off regular retail pricing. Each week, you'll pick up your share in a reusable box. Pick-up is at the farm on Thursdays, 12 - 7pm, and Fridays, 9 am – 4 pm. Shareholders receive weekly emails with a detailed description of items included in the week's share, pick-up details and recipes!
Note that some weeks may be more bountiful than others; however, we track the dollar value of produce you receive each week to ensure that you get the appropriate amount for the season.
Just click on the PICTURE or the TITLE of a share TO PURCHASE BELOW!
NEW! Group Option: Interested in signing up for CSA as a group at your workplace, school or gym? We offer free delivery anywhere in the greater Columbia area if at least 15 individuals enroll as a group! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
**NEW! MARKET-STYLE CSA **
For the first time, we are offering a Market Style CSA program! Instead of a pre-boxed share that is picked up each week at the farm, a Market Style CSA provides you with the flexibility to choose the exact produce you want and the convenience to pick from our diverse spread at our farmers markets each week.
MARKET CSA OPTION 1
You Pay: $300
Your Debit Card Value: $345
(Enjoy 15% discount!)
MARKET CSA OPTION 2
You Pay: $200
Your Debit Card Value: $220
(Enjoy 10% discount!)
HOW IT WORKS:
Shareholders are provided with a debit style card loaded with the selected value at a 10% or 15% discount. Shop at either of our year round farmers markets each week using the card. The value never expires and you can shop as often or as little as you would like during the season. You can always “re-enroll” in the CSA by adding value to your card.
WHERE TO BUY:
City Roots Farmers Market
1005 Airport Blvd, Columbia, SC
Every Thursday, 4 – 7 pm
Soda City Market
1500 Block - Main Street, Columbia, SC
Every Saturday, 9 am – 1 p
Market CSAs must be purchased in person at the farm or at the farmers markets, where you'll be issued your pre-loaded debit card!