You are invited to participate in South Central Farmers' Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA). The Farm is located in Buttonwillow, CA and serves most of Los Angeles and Kern County. This organization and CSA, however, is based out of Los Angeles.
It is organized and operated by the South Central Farmers' Cooperative, a grassroots economic development of the South Central Farmers' Health and Education Fund 501c(3) organization. This program was designed by those who once grew produce on the 14 acres, known as the South Central Farm (which was bulldozed in 2006), to meet the need to provide fresh, healthy grown produce to its community members.
The South Central Farmers' CSA program has expanded beyond the 14 acre piece of property located at 41st and Alameda by linking locally grown produce to all members of Los Angeles, regardless of race, ethnicity, background, and economic status. This CSA believes that all residents are entitled to fresh, healthy food choices. Its mission to educate, grow and harvest produce, thus improving the current status of food sovereignty within Los Angeles communities, is fostered through the work and positive actions of the CSA program. Additionally, this CSA program provides an avenue for residents, organizations, faith based groups to help fellow community members receive fresh, healthy, locally, grown produce, through an option offered by the CSA program, in which one person or a group can purchase one box or multiple boxes of produce to be delivered to those who do not have access or monetary means to purchase fresh, healthy produce.
The Farm is Certified Organic, no chemicals at all, only integrated pest management and biodiversity practices are used. All produce is grown and harvested on land owned by our cooperative. The farm is located in Bakersfield, California and with the help of Los Angeles community members the fresh food is brought down each week.
Visit our website: www.scfcoop.southcentralfarmers.com
We have 8 pickup locations throughout Los Angeles and Kern Counties. We also have partnered with Youth Policy Institute of Los Angeles along with With Love Market and Cafe to provide those communities with healthy CSA Boxes. Our vision is to create a model of farming and distribution that both supports the farmer and provides quality produce to all communities regardless of location or income.
Season: Year round
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 500
Full Share: Sliding scale. Full Size Box: $17, $20 to $25 per week and Mini Size Box: $15 and $19 depending on your ability to support the farm financially. We encourage folks to pay at the highest level they can.
1/2 Share: Mini Size Box: $15 and $19 depending on your ability to support the farm financially. We encourage folks to pay at the highest level they can.
Work Req? No
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Schedule and Location:
Crenshaw (Crenshaw and Stocker) - Saturdays, 10am to 3pm
Watts (103rd & Central) - Saturdays, 10 to 2pm
Hollywood (Ivar & Selma) - Sundays, 8am to 1pm
Atwater Village (3250 Glendale Blvd) - Sundays, 10am to 2pm
South Pasadena (Meridian and Mission) - Thursdays, 4pm to 8pm
Greens, Root Vegetables, Melons, Onions, Tomatoes, Squash, and more...
I discovered SCFC a couple of months ago in a quest to -1. eat more organically and healthier -2. support local farmers and industry wherever possible
The Bakersfield farm is about 10 minutes from my house and it is so convenient that I can go there on Saturday anytime between 2.... [more]
Just picked up our first box from the Hollywood farmer's market! It weighed 32.4 lbs! Contents: watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumber, tomatoes, kale, chard, spaghetti squash, pattypan squash, eggplant, carrots, beets, two more kinds of squash, bittermelons.... [more]
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I heard about the CSA from a Local Harvest email (THANKS) and ordered a box. I am now on my third box and they keep getting better! After telling friends all over LA.... [more]