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Posted on: May 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Community Opportunities at Bayside Park Farm

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Enroll in Bayside Park Farm's Summer Farm Share Program


Weekly pickups for Bayside Park Farm’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program will begin on Wednesday, June 2, and a limited number of farm shares are still available.


Bayside Park Farm is a three-acre vegetable farm located in the City of Arcata’s Bayside Park, which is dedicated to cultivating connections between the community and sustainable agriculture. The Bayside Park Farm share program was the first CSA program in Arcata and has provided the community with local, organic produce for 28 years. 


Farm shareholders will be able to take home a wide variety of organic fruits, vegetables and flowers throughout the summer season including artichokes, beets, broccoli, cabbage, calendula, carrots, cauliflower, cilantro, cucumber, dill, garlic, green beans, kale, lettuces, onions, hot and sweet peppers, spinach, sugar snap peas, tomatillos, tomatoes and more.

Bayside Park Farm is located at 930 Old Arcata Road, and full shares cost $500 for the growing season, which lasts 22 weeks from June to November, and available shares are limited.

For the health and safety of City staff and farm share participants, COVID-10 protocols must be followed when picking up weekly shares. Face coverings, physical distancing and other health and safety measures are required.

For more information, community members are encouraged to email rec@cityofarcata.org or call 707-822-7091. 

To learn more about Bayside Park Farm click here. For instructions how to enroll in the farm share program, please click here.


Participate in Bayside Park Farm's Volunteer Program

The Environmental Services Department is seeking community members with interest in small-scale organic farming to participate in Bayside Park Farm’s Volunteer Program.

Bayside Park Farm is a three-acre vegetable farm located in the City of Arcata’s Bayside Park, which is dedicated to cultivating connections between the community and sustainable agriculture. The Bayside Park Farm share program was the first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in Arcata and has provided the community with local, organic produce for 28 years.

In order to participate in Bayside Park Farm’s Volunteer Program, volunteers make a 2.5 month commitment for 6 hours a week in exchange for fresh vegetables and hands-on training in organic farming. 


In addition to general planting, pruning and harvesting skills, volunteers will learn other useful skills including sowing seeds in a propagation house, mending and preparing beds for planting, transplanting crops, growing crops from seed, growing and pruning tomato crops, and irrigation techniques.

For the health and safety of City staff, volunteers and farm share participants, COVID-19 protocols must be followed when visiting Bayside Park Farm. Face coverings, physical distancing and other health and safety measures are required. 

Volunteer applications for the program’s summer session are due Tuesday, June 15, and applications for the fall season are due Sunday, August 15. For more information on Bayside Park Farm’s Volunteer Program, click here, email eservices@cityofarcata.org or call 707-822-8184.


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