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College of Agriculture

2019 CSA Membership Offers Organic Produce Weekly

Announced on: Tuesday, Apr. 02, 2019

Welcoming in the spring weather and new seasonal crops, California State University, Chico’s Organic Vegetable Project (OVP) Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program has opened up membership for local consumers to receive a share of fresh seasonal vegetables, flowers and herbs each week from the University Farm. The goal of this model is to directly link consumers with the student farmers while benefitting the OVP, promoting education, and feeding the community.

The OVP began in 2009 as a grant-funded project operated by students and faculty at Chico State to foster a shared commitment between farmers and the community while sharing the bounties of the University Farm. By joining the CSA, members commit to supporting the OVP for the duration of the production season, from late April to late December. Weekly shares of produce contain 7–10 seasonal items including lettuce, spinach, potatoes, eggplant, corn, watermelon, onions, carrots, beets, and many others variable by season.

Shares are distributed each week at the University Farm greenhouse and can be delivered on campus for an additional charge.

2019 Membership agreements are now available and can be found by visiting the Organic Vegetable Project website. For more information contact project coordinator Colleen Wofchuck at organicvegetableproject@gmail.com.