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A Project of the Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego

Design by Tanya Raz

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a program that creates a direct relationship between our farm and you, the Shareholder.  Through this program you receive a portion of our farm's harvest on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, access to our CSA member educational programming and exclusive class discounts. 

What is CSA?

Our CSA Program...

  • Provides farm-fresh produce using natural, regenerative growing practices that promotes high mineral content in our produce. No chemical fertilizer. No herbicides. Ever. We only use OMRI-certified products.

  • Most produce is harvested the same day as delivery to ensure maximum nutritional content and flavor.

  • Includes unique seasonal varieties, storage tips,  and recipes to make the most out of your CSA experience.

  • Directly supports educating new farmers in San Diego.

  • Connects members to the land and to each other through seasonal tours, special events,  and exclusive discounts on classes. 

Plans

All of our CSA boxes are the same size and contains the equivalent of 1 or more tote bags of farm fresh produce.

We have two share plans available:

  1. Full Share:  Weekly delivery of a CSA box, $30 every week

  2. Half Share:  Bi-weekly delivery of a CSA box, $30 every other week

Payment Options

Quarterly Payments for 13-week Subscription:

The total amount due for a Full Share is $390 and for a Half Share is $210. 

Installments:

You are charged every 4 deliveries, approximately every month for a Full Share and every two months for a Half Share.  

Pick-Up Locations & Schedule

We deliver CSA boxes to all pick-up locations on Wednesdays.  


University Heights, 4pm-8pm

near Texas and Adams, 92116 map

Imperial Beach, 4pm-8pm (biweekly pick-ups only) @ Yoga with Shawna

600 Palm Ave #220, Imperial Beach, CA 91932 map

 

Wild Willow Farm, 1pm-3pm

2550 Sunset Ave., 92154 map

Ocean Beach, 4pm-8pm @ Elka Yoga & Wellness Studio

4166 Voltaire St., 92107  map

Rolando, 3pm-8pm (biweekly pick-ups only) @ Garden Kitchen

4204 Rolando Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115 map

How to Apply

Please use the link below to create a CSA account through our online system with CSAware!

Join Here

This link will bring you to our CSA store where you will create an account, choose your frequency, and submit payment.

what's in
the box?

See the list of what to expect in your CSA box.

CSA recipes

Check out our blog for recipes designed around your CSA box!

QUESTIONS?

Contact the CSA coordinator.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are you certified organic?

The farm is not certified organic, but everything is grown using natural, biological farming practices without use of conventional pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge or irradiated products. We build soil fertility by making and using high-quality compost, and use only soil amendments allowed on certified organic farms. All our seed is non-GMO. You are welcome to visit and observe our farming practices. They are an integral part of our farm school curriculum.

Q: How do I help the environment as a CSA member?

Fossil fuel consumption is reduced because we don't use heavy machinery and there is minimal transportation of your produce. Here at Wild Willow Farms, we use people and soil life to power and grow our food, and because it is grown locally, transportation fuel consumption is at a minimum. Our regenerative sustainable farming philosophy includes using healthy soil practices that saves water, eliminates the need for artificial fertilizer that pollutes waterways, reduces atmospheric carbon dioxide, and we NEVER use synthetic chemicals!

 

Q: What are the responsibilities of a CSA subscriber?

  • Pick up your CSA box within the time frame stated. Making the CSA boxes available during the designated pickup time is the only thing the host is responsible for.

  • Swap out produce into your own reusable bag, and leave the empty boxes there.

  • Be respectful of our pick-up hosts' property and time.

  • Follow additional rules posted at your pick-up location regarding signing in, parking, stacking of empty boxes, etc.

  • The CSA boxes that are not retrieved within the pick-up times are forfeited by the Shareholder and will be donated or sold. There are no "makeup’s" for missed CSA boxes. If you cannot pick-up your CSA box, you may arrange for someone else to pick it up for you. You are responsible for explaining the pick-up location and procedures to your substitute.

  • We take the safety of your food seriously. We wash all produce before packaging, but for your added protection, please wash all produce before eating.

Q: What if there's crop failure?

We promise to do our best to provide you with a bountiful share each week. The quantity of produce, however — despite our best efforts — may vary from week-to-week because of extreme weather, insects, or other production factors. By becoming a Shareholder, you are agreeing to share the risk of crop failure with us and other Shareholders. In the unlikely event of a crop failure, our procedure is as follows: If only a small portion of crops fail, we compensate for the failed crops by filling your share with other crops grown on the farm that are ready for harvest at that time, or we may not be able to deliver any products that week.

Q: What if there's a harvest surplus?

Our Shareholders are first in line for the bounty of the farm; the more we grow, the more volume and/or variety you will get. In addition to our CSA, our farm sells to farmers markets, restaurants, grocery stores, and onsite. Although production is not segregated, our Shareholders receive priority. After filling our Shareholder boxes with the week's harvest first, the remainder is sold to our other markets.