Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program

Connect to Your Food Through Community Supported Agriculture!

 

If you have any questions about our CSA, please email baysideparkfarm@cityofarcata.org. We have begun enrollment for the 2013 season, space is limited. See "How do I join the Bayside Park Farm CSA?" at the bottom of the page, for more info.

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

Community Supported Agriculture is an alternative model of agriculture that is growing in popularity for consumers and farmers. CSA subscribers, or shareholders, pledge financial support to the farm in the spring understanding that they will be apart of the risk and rewards of the growing season. "Subscribing" to the farm buys you a season's worth (typically 20 weeks) of farm fresh food that is to be picked up weekly at the farm!

Why Support the Bayside Park Farm CSA?

Bridge the Gap Between Farmers and Consumers

Shareholders who pledge their support in the spring share in the bounty of the season. Buying directly from the farm provides financial stability and removes the uncertainity of food distribution. Furthermore, buying directly from the farmer tends to keep your dollars in our local economy.

Follow Your FoodShed

Like water flowing from mountains to the sea, following your food from seed to table, your foodshed, is an exciting journey. The Bayside Park Farm's CSA is a gateway to understanding how and where your food is grown. Visiting our farm and seeing your food grow completes the link to you and your food.

Savor the Flavor of Seasonal Fruits & Veggies

A perfectly ripened strawberry is the essence of a summer day. CSA's shorten the time it takes produce to go from the vine to your table. We harvest your produce the same day you pick it up, at the peak of ripeness, so you're sure to receive the freshest, healthiest food possible.

What do we offer?

Main Season Share:

June - November (21 weeks), $450

Our main season share is the culmination of months of planning, prepping, planting and harvesting. The variety is wide and ranges through the season.

We grow the following: Aruguala, Basil, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chard, Cucumbers, Collards, Fennel, Flowers, Garlic, Green Onions, Green Beans, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Peppers, Parsnips, Potatoes, Peas, Pumpkins, Radishes, Salad Greens, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Turnips, Winter Squash, Zucchini

Winter Share:

Please check back as more information about the Winter Share will be available soon!

How do I join the Bayside Park Farm CSA?

To join, please fill out an application by downloading it here or picking it up at the Recreation Department located within City Hall. Complete applications can be brought the Recreation Deptarment office or the farm. Payment plan options are available.

NEW! We are now able to enroll shareholders via online registration. At this time, online registration and payment is only available to those that can pay in full. If you wish to start a payment plan, you must bring an application and partial payment to the Recreation Department office or the farm. Please email baysideparkfarm@cityofarcat.org with any questions.

The Arcata Recreaction Division Office is located at City Hall, 736 F St, Arcata, CA 95521

Bayside Park Farm is located at 930 Old Arcata Road, Arcata, CA 95521. Click here for a map.