The UCSC Farm & Alan Chadwick Garden are operated by staff and students of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems at UC Santa Cruz. The Farm & Garden serve as training sites for students in the six-month Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture, who raise a wide variety of vegetable, fruit, and flower crops as part of their hands-on training. Fresh organic produce is sold twice a week both through a 130-member CSA and at the Market Cart, located at the base of campus. CSA pick ups take place at the CASFS Hay Barn on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12 noon - 6:30 pm. Shares can also be picked up at the Westside Farm and Feed (817 Swift Street, Santa Cruz, 95060) on Tuesdays from 2:30-5:15 pm.
The UCSC Farm & Garden CSA is now accepting 2016 CSA membership sign ups. Contact us for information on the 2016 CSA season at (831) 459-3240, send an email, or visit our web site. Sign up before April 1 to receive a 5% discount on your share price.
Season: June through November
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 130
Full Share: $560/22-week season (low-income shares also available; SNAP EBT credit accepted). $280 "peak season" shares available (peak season starts August 16). 5% discount if you join by April 1.
Work Req? No
Tuesdays and Friday, 12 noon to 6:00 pm
at the base of the UCSC campus (corner of Bay & High Sts., Santa Cruz)
Not worth going. Tiny selection, overpriced, rude.
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Wonderful CSA where you pick up at the historical and beautiful UCSC farm and garden. The farm apprentice notes and recipes are a joy to read. The CSA garden is full of beautiful flowers and herbs to pick next to the historic barn (The laughter barn). Fun people and fabulous food.