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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Urban Roots’ 2016 CSA will run from April 2nd through July 16th!  UPDATE: The season has started, but there are still spots! We will prorate the cost to the week you begin.

Please call 512-750-8019 or email emily@urbanrootsatx.org to register and pay for your share.

By becoming a CSA member, you will: 

  • Receive weekly or bi-weekly bags of produce from our farm
  • Support Urban Roots’ youth programming 
  • Eliminate the steps from farm to your table
  • Receive a weekly members only e-newsletter with recipes, tips and more 

How does it work?
Each week (or every other week for Half Shares) you will pick up your bag of produce from your designated market. You must commit to one pick-up site for the entire season. To evenly distribute the produce throughout the week, we will accommodate 10-15 shares at each location listed below:

  • SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Republic Square Park: 4th and Guadalupe. Saturdays – 9 am – 1 pm.
  • Urban Roots Farm (Saturday), 7651 Delwau Lane (near 183 & Bolm). Saturdays – 10 am – 2 pm.
  • Wheatsville Food Co-op, 3101 Guadalupe. Wednesdays 3pm – 6pm

Your share will consist of a variety of vegetables and herbs grown on the Urban Roots farm and will change on a weekly basis. One share will supply a family of 2-4 fresh produce for a week, depending on your eating habits. The produce includes a variety of basil, beet, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, cilantro, cucumber, dill, eggplant, fig, garlic, green bean, leek, onion, parsley, pepper, potato, radish, sage, sorrel, squash, thyme, tomato, turnip and an assortment of leafy greens.

Each week you will receive your produce in an Urban Roots cloth bag at the pick up location of your choice. To reduce the number of bags needed, we ask that you return your bag the following week when you receive the next week’s bag of produce.

How much does it cost?

UPDATE: The season has started, but there are still spots! We will prorate the cost to the week you begin. Please call 512-750-8019 or email emily@urbanrootsatx.org to register and pay for your share.

We have 40 shares available for the 2016 season, which will be on a first come, first served basis. Your share will last 16 weeks starting in early April and ending in July. Each share costs $720 ($45 per week) for the entire season, which you can either pay up front or in installments of two or four payments. Half Shares can be purchased for $360, which can be paid either up front or in two installments.

Our share cost is slightly higher than other local CSAs to ensure that we do not take away business from other local farmers and to help support the Urban Roots youth program. Urban Roots is supported by grants and the generosity of many foundations, corporations, and individuals. We hope to attract CSA members who want to support Urban Roots and the youth that we serve. Your generous support helps to empower youth and serve the community. Youth that work with Urban Roots over the 25 week spring and summer season receive a paid stipend for their work.

Because you will receive a service, you will not be able to deduct your entire CSA membership as a tax-deductible donation. But you will receive a receipt stating that  $10 of each weekly/bi-weekly delivery is tax deductible.  

What are the payment options?

  • Full Share Option 1: Pay in full at time of Sign-Up ($720)
  • Full Share Option 2: Pay 1st half at sign-up, and 2nd half by May 1st (two installments of $360)
  • Full Share Option 3: Pay 1st payment at sign-up, and the rest in three monthly payments (four installments of $180)
  • Half Share Option 1: Pay in full at time of sign-up ($360)
  • Half Share Option 2: Pay 1st half at sign-up, and 2nd half by May 1st (two installments of $180)

There’s still time to sign up! Please call 512-750-8019 or email emily@urbanrootsatx.org to register and pay for your share.

What happens if I can’t pick up my share?

Any leftover shares will be donated to one of our local hunger relief partners. We donate 40% of the produce that we grow to local soup kitchens and food pantries. If you know that you will be unable to pick-up your share from your designated location, let us know and we can donate your share to someone in need. You can also have a family member or friend pick up your share that week. In order for us to spend less time scheduling share pick-ups and more time working with the youth to grow beautiful vegetables, we are unable to change your pick-up date or location throughout the CSA season.

There’s still time to sign up! Please call 512-750-8019 or email emily@urbanrootsatx.org to register and pay for your share.

*Please note that by paying for a share of the CSA you are agreeing to the Terms of Agreement*

For additional questions, please contact our Farm Assistant, Julia, at csa@urbanrootsatx.org.