CSA: Community Supported Agriculture

Our CSA program gives you access to fresh, high-quality, local produce grown by MSU students in a dynamic and hands-on learning environment. By purchasing a CSA share, you directly support the farm and its students throughout the growing season.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a business model for small, diversified vegetable farms in which customers (members) pay for a season’s worth of produce, or a "share" of the farm, in advance and receive diverse, fresh, locally grown vegetables weekly for the season. Members share in both the harvest and the risk of planting, tending, and harvesting crops.

For customers, the benefits of this model are a diversified diet, fresher produce, seasonal eating, and a relationship with the farm and farmers who produce their food. For farmers, the benefits are a reliable and flexible market, up-front funds to pay for seeds, supplies, and labor, and a relationship with the end users of their product. The MSU Student Organic Farm CSA model assumes this structure.

We offer a 15-week summer session. Folks who want a taste of CSA during the height of summer can also purchase our 5-week 'Peak Season' share.

Each week you will receive 5 - 10 veggies in your share that reflect the seasonal abundance of the farm. We grow over 40 crops and 100 varieties, meaning each share will be diverse and delicious! We offer Full Share, Half Share, and Student Share options (current MSU Students only). A Half Share offers the same variety as a Full Share but with half the quantity! (i.e. If a Full Share gets 1 lb of kale, a Half Share gets a .5 lb.) The share you get depends on how many people you're trying to feed, your diet, your food preservation goals, etc, but our general recommendation is a Full Share for 2 - 5+ people, and a Half Share and Student Share for 1 - 3+ people. Student Organic Farm CSA members will also have u-pick opportunities.

Email msufarm@msu.edu with any questions regarding the CSA.

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SUMMER CSA - Registration will open in January 2024

May 23 - Sept 5, 2024 (15 weeks)

This share encompasses a fast-changing season that begins in spring and ends in high summer, bringing the most diverse array of vegetables of the year.

Full Share: $575

Half Share: $300

Student Share: $150

What to expect: greens and other springtime vegetables in May and June (e.g. salad, scallions, bok choi, chard, dill cilantro, radishes, salad turnips, garlic scapes, etc.), followed by early summer crops in July (e.g. cucumbers, summer squash, tomatoes, peppers, carrots) and then peak-season crops in August (eggplant, tomatillos, hot peppers, watermelon, cherry tomatoes, etc.)

PEAK CSA SHARE - Registration will open in July 2024

 August 8 - September 5, 2024 (5 weeks)

Registration will open on July 1st, 2024

Join our CSA for its most abundant summer month! These 5 weeks of premium produce are a great time to try out our CSA if you are thinking of becoming a regular member!

Full Share: $275

Half Share: $150

Student Share: $100

What to expect: ample amounts of cherry and slicing tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, cooking and salad greens, cucumbers, melons, summer squash, and herbs!