Applications for 2017 are now closed.
The subsidized share program is a way to make fresh, organic, local produce available to those with limited incomes. Every year, we sell 18 vegetable shares at half price to those who qualify. Anyone can apply for a subsidized share; all applications are then reviewed anonymously by our board, which will award the 18 shares to the most qualified applicants. The enrollment period typically runs from January through March; the vegetable share itself runs June through November (one box each week for 26 weeks).
Este video explica nuestro programa de verduras organicas que ofrecemos a mitad de precio:
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Download the 2017 Application HERE!
Members with subsidized shares have the same benefits, responsibilities, and risks as the general CSA membership. Please read our CSA Details page and become familiar with what Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) is all about.
• The regular cost of a 2017 Summer Vegetable Share is $560, but if you qualify for a subsidized share, your cost is only $270 for a full share or $135 for a half share. The regular cost of a 2017 Summer Fruit Share is $122, but if you qualify for a subsidized share, you pay $60 for a full share or $30 for a half share.
• Subsidized shares do not have to be paid all at once. Installment plans are available.
• You will receive a weekly (full) or biweekly (half) share of produce for the entire CSA summer season. This is a box of organic, freshly picked vegetables delivered to our drop-off site every week between June and November. Each box carries an assortment of vegetables, according to the season. Fruit is a bag of minimally processed apples, pears, berries, and other fruits, and usually begins in July. Members can pick up their boxes at Sunnyside Community Services Thursdays between 5 and 8pm.
• You must fulfill the volunteer requirement. This usually means working 4 hours (two shifts) per season at our pickups. Without volunteers, our program cannot run. Email the volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for alternative ways to contribute: baking for our baked sales, organizing or volunteering at a fundraiser, etc.
• You assume the rewards and risks of the growing season. Some seasons produce more food, while other seasons are affected by erratic weather. Our farmers do the best job they can, and we support them no matter what happens.