Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Spring 2019 Registration Information
Join our spring CSA to receive fresh, Georgia grown produce for just $20 per week. The CSA will run from February 27 to May 1 on the Kennesaw Campus. Members can pick up their produce every Wednesday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM inside The Commons dining hall, and then at the KSU Farmers Market starting March 27. Our spring CSA features some of the best seasonal produce Georgia has to offer, all sustainably sourced by Forerunner Foods.
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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 ten-week subscription program featuring locally grown produce. All CSA produce is grown and harvested exclusively in the state of Georgia.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. How much does it cost?
A. Memberships are $200 for ten 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 Farmers Market?A. Yes! On average, boxes will be filled with local produce with a a farmer’s market retail value of $30-35.
Q. How do I sign up?A. You can sign up online!
Q. What kind of payment is accepted?
A. We accept credit, debit, Dining Dollars and KCash. Payroll deductions are available for KSU faculty/regular staff. Payroll deductions are not available for occasional, temporary or student workers. All payroll deductions will occur within the CSA season, between April and May. For monthly employees, each deduction will be $100 and for bi-weekly employees each deduction will be $50. Please note that payroll registration is not available through marketplace. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org directly to sign up for payroll deductions.
Q. Where do I pick up my produce?
A. Wednesdays starting February 27 through May 1, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM inside The Commons. Pickups will be relocated to the Farmers Market, located on the grassy area between The Commons and Prillaman Hall, starting March 27. In the case of inclement weather, pickups will be moved inside The Commons.
Q. What if I am at the Marietta Campus?A. Please email us at email@example.com.
Q. What if I can't pick up my bag one week?A. We suggest having your two alternates filled out ahead of time and they can pick up on your behalf with no questions asked! If you do not have any alternates listed, your bag will be donated on your behalf to one of our local community partners in an effort to reduce food insecurity in the local community.
Q. What if I forgot my insulated bag?A. We will have extras available for purchase on site for $5 via KCash payment.
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:
- Watermelon Radishes
- Pearson Farms Pecans
- Green Garlic
- Vidalia Onions
- Green Cabbage
- Collard Sprouts
- Aquaponic Bib Lettuce
Q. Do you offer half shares? I don't know if I can eat all the produce.A. All of our shares are full shares; however, we recommend utilizing our “alternates” program to go half and half (or even thirds) with a friend or office partner! This way you can split the produce each week or alternate weekly pickups to fit your produce needs.
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!”