How It Works

We are a Sunnyside and Woodside-based Community Supported Agriculture program. Golden Earthworm Organic Farm provides us with fresh, local, organic produce during the harvest season. We take our community as seriously as the agriculture.

Every CSA has a different set of rules and methods. We offer several different food plans throughout the year- some which have a limited amount of space, and some which are open to everyone, all year round. All of the food is delivered to (and picked-up by members at) Sunnyside Community Services. Members commit to picking up their food between specific hours, and any food not picked up that week is donated to the Senior Program at SCS, so nothing goes to waste! Members also agree to volunteer in some capacity throughout the year, either by taking a couple of shifts during the pick-ups, helping out with events that come up during the year, or by joining our Core Group. We also offer a small number of shares at a reduced rate (for folks who may not be able to afford the regular cost) through our Subsidized Share Program.

If you are ready to join us, follow this link:
http://sunnysidecsa.com/csa-details/how-to-join-the-sunnyside-csa

If you are interested in selling your share, click here:
http://sunnysidecsa.com/csa-details/selling-your-share

What is a CSA?

A CSA is a group of people in a given community who partner with a local farm that provides them with fresh produce every week during the harvest season- quite literally, Community Supported Agriculture. CSA members pay for a “share” of the farmer’s produce at the beginning of the season, which gives the farm a fixed income for the year. Usually, farmers are at the mercy of volatile market prices, bad weather, and consumer trends, which makes budgeting difficult. With a CSA, a farmer can invest in their farm’s expenses upfront, and worry less about an uncertain future. The community, in turn, receives local, organic produce often harvested the previous day at reasonable prices.

For the summer/fall shares, our primary offering, payment is collected late winter – early spring, and the farmer delivers the vegetables straight from the farm to a central pick-up point every week beginning in the Summer.  The community’s members come to the pick-up point to collect their “share” of the produce- typically 6-10 different kinds of seasonal vegetables every week. Obviously, the produce consists of whatever kind of vegetables are fit for that particular region and climate, and everyone gets the same variety and amount. The produce is local, so resources aren’t wasted in transporting it from all over the world, and there is no middle-man, so the farmer earns a fair amount for his efforts.  Because our members are drawn from the community geographically, CSA membership cuts across all other common barriers like race, language, national origin, and so on, and true community is developed at weekly pickups and other CSA events.

Our CSA also has winter root and frozen vegetable shares, monthly fish, beer, kombucha and soap shares, and year-round groceries via The Lewis Waite Farm Network.

Check out this page to see all of the different items our CSA offers:
http://sunnysidecsa.com/food-we-offer

How a CSA Works

Every CSA has a different set of rules and methods. We offer several different food plans throughout the year, some which have a limited amount of space, and some which are open to everyone, all year round.

All of the food is delivered to (and picked-up by members at) Sunnyside Community Services. Members commit to picking up their food between 5-8pm on Thursdays, for the most part, and any food not picked up that week is donated to the Senior Program at SCS, so nothing goes to waste!

Members also agree to volunteer in some capacity throughout the year, either by taking a couple of shifts during the pickups, helping out with events that come up during the year, by joining our Core Group, or by making a special arrangement with the volunteer coordinator.

We offer a small number of shares at a reduced rate (for folks who may not be able to afford the regular cost) through our Subsidized Share Program.


If you’re curious or need more info, check out our FAQ here:
http://sunnysidecsa.com/csa-details/frequently-asked-questions

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