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Receive a weekly basket of Certified Organic produce grown by our trainees, volunteers, and staff at the Homeless Garden Project's Natural Bridges Farm. The 2023 CSA harvest season runs 23-weeks from May 19th through October 20th, with an optional 4-week extension form October 27th through November 17th.
Your membership in Homeless Garden Project's CSA supports our job training, transitional employment and support services for people experiencing homelessness.
What is a CSA Share?
Homeless Garden Project’s CSA was the first in Santa Cruz county! CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and is an economical way to source local, organic vegetables. It serves as a means for community members to become more invested in where and how your food is grown and establish a closer, direct connection with the farmer and the farm that produces their food.
With your share, you’ll receive: A more intimate involvement in the Homeless Garden Project Community • Weekly box of fresh, certified Organic produce, strawberries, herbs and bouquet of flowers • A weekly newsletter with recipes and suggestions for using the produce • Farm and program updates • Promotions on produce, surplus, and value-added products
Members can sign up for an optional 4-week extension from October 27th through November 18th for $120. All extension shares will be pick-up, not U-Pick, on Fridays between 2:30PM - 6:00PM.
Back by popular demand, we are excited to continue our value-added offering! Participating members will receive one of HGP's delicious, organic food products or delightful bath and body products every other week during the regular season, including herbal teas, salves, and baking mixes -- 12 products in total for $120. Check out the types of products that will be included HERE.
Ensuring Organic Produce is Accessible to All
Making sure our fresh, organic produce is accessible to everyone in our community is a priority. Accordingly, we offer alternative payment plans for our CSA Shares. We are excited to now be accepting payment by EBT, as well as offer a 3-installment payment plan.
CSA Scholarship Fund: Feed 2 Birds
Contribute to HGP's Feed 2 Birds Initiative that distributes shares to agencies working with people who may not have access to locally grown, organic produce and can most benefit from it.