Summer 2018 Registration Information
Stop by the Meal Plan office to register for eight weeks of fresh, Georgia grown produce for only $20 per week. Our summer CSA will feature some of the best seasonal produce Georgia has to offer, sustainably sourced by Forerunner Foods.
The CSA will run from May 30 to July 25 (no pick up July 4) on the Kennesaw Campus only. Members can pick up their produce every Wednesday from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM inside The Commons.
Credit/debit/KCash/Dining Dollars CSA Membership registration is available through July 20. Payroll deduction registration for CSA Membership will be available until May 25. Visit the Meal Plan office to register today.
Kennesaw Campus Meal Plan Office:
The Commons, to the right of the ATM outside | 470-578-2902
CSA Membership Documents
- CSA Membership Prices and Payroll Deductions
- CSA Payroll Deduction Authorization Form
- CSA Terms and Conditions
What is a Community-Supported Agriculture “CSA” Membership?
Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a food production and distribution system that directly connects farmers to consumers. In short, people buy "shares" of a farm's harvest in advance and then receive a portion of the crops as they are harvested.
University Dining’s CSA includes 100% local produce, delivered directly to campus to save you a trip to the store and the farm. We’ve partnered with Forerunner Foods, a local produce distributor located in Woodstock, GA, to provide an eight-week subscription program featuring ten weeks of locally grown produce. All CSA produce is grown and harvested exclusively in the state of Georgia.
Q. How much does it cost?
A. Memberships are $160 for eight weeks ($20 a week).
Q. What's included?
A. Weekly shares of seasonal Georgia-grown produce, an insulated CSA bag and weekly recipes. Eating habits vary by individual, so each share will feed an individual or family based on how much produce you eat at each meal.
Q. Is it cheaper than going to the farmer's market?A. Yes! On average, boxes will be filled with local produce with a a farmer’s market retail value of $22-27.
Q. How do I sign up?A. Open registration is available in the Meal Plan office at The Commons from May 2 – July 20.
Q. What kind of payment is accepted?A. We accept credit, debit, Dining Dollars and KCash.
Payroll deductions are available for KSU faculty and regular staff. Payroll deductions are not available for occasional, temporary or student workers. All payroll deductions will occur within the CSA season, between June-July. For monthly employees, each deduction will be $80, and for bi-weekly employees, each deduction will be $40.
Q. Where do I pick up my produce?A. Every Wednesday from May 30 - July 25 (excluding July 4), between 10 AM and 2 PM inside The Commons entrance.
Q. Can I try it first?A. Yes! We will have à la carte shares for sale each week on a first-come, first-served basis using KCash and Dining Dollars.
Q. Do you have an example list of what a weekly share might contain?
A. Yes, though every box will vary in variety and quantity, an example share could contain:
- 2 heads of lettuce
- 3 cucumbers
- 2 bunch of green onions
- 1 lb. of carrots
- 1 cabbage head or 2 heads of broccoli
- 1 bunch of kale
- 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
- 4 - 5 sweet potatoes
About Forerunner Foods:
Fore-run-ner: a person or thing that precedes the coming or development of someone or something else.
“Forerunner Foods is a distributor of local fresh produce and food service supplies, focusing on small local farms, seasonal freshness, and unique products. Established in Woodstock, GA, we are able to service the Metro Atlanta area with a hands-on, small business approach. Come taste for yourself and see why farm fresh is better!”