St. Joe’s Farm Share

2020 Farm Share is Open!

REGISTER for local seasonal farm fresh vegetables and fruits! (click here to register)

What is a Farm Share or CSA Program?

IMG_0241Like a veggie subscription service, members of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Program get produce straight from their local farmers for a predetermined amount of time.

Where does the food come from?

The St Joe’s Farm Share is a collaborative effort. We work with 10 local farmers to aggregate a wide variety of responsibly grown, local fruits and vegetables. Working together allows us to:

  1. Increase variety

  2. Increase our available number of shares

  3. Support local, sustainable agriculture

    • Our program will generate ~$130,000 in revenue this year for  farmers.

What will I get if I sign up?

You will pick up a box of fruits and vegetables from The Farm at St. Joes. The exact contents will change week-to-week and season-to-season.

Spring will feature a lot of greens (arugula, spinach, kale, etc).

Summer will include things like tomatoes, peaches, carrots, eggplant, and peppers.

Fall will have both greens as well as many of the storage crops such as potatoes, squash, and beets.

We offer whole and half shares

Whole shares: you pick up every week. This is designed for 2-3 adults or a family of 4.

Half shares: you pick up every other week. This is designed for 1-2 adults or people who are new to the program.

How will I get my veggies?

There are two pick up options: Here’s a tutorial video!

  1. Self-serve: Anytime between Wednesdays at 12pm-Sundays at 8pm. You can come anytime between Wednesdays at 12pm to Sundays at 8pm to pick up your share. That means you can come at night, early in the morning, and on the weekends. Shares will be pre-packed and stored in walk-in cooler at the Farm. Remember your produce will be fresher the sooner you pick it up.
  2. In-person: Wednesdays from 3:30-6 pm Come pick out your veggies and talk to the Farm staff and other CSA members! We will have demos, samples, and other fun activities. Plus, this is a chance for you to bring your own bag to reduce waste!

How will I know what I’m going to get?

You will receive an email every week letting you know what will be in the share. This will include recipes, nutrition information and more! If you want to see examples of past newsletters, click here

Register for fresh local seasonal vegetables and fruits!

Our registration process has changed a bit! Everyone can register through this link.

Payment

At the Wednesday Farmers Market in the main hospital lobby we can accept

  • Cash
  • Credit
  • Payroll deduct
  • Checks

Via mail we can accept checks made out to St Joseph Mercy Hospital. Send to The Farm at St Joe’s 5553 McAuley Dr Suite 1117 Ypsilanti MI