Community Supported Agriculture at UCOP
In 2007, the UCOP Sustainability Committee launched a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project. UCOP partnered with Full Belly Farms to bring CSA members fresh, organic produce each Tuesday at the Franklin Building.
When we began CSA at UCOP, about 20 people participated. But now, membership in the CSA has dwindled to just 7. Because of the low participation rate, Full Belly Farms may stop its weekly deliveries to the Franklin building.
If you’re ready to start eating healthy, organic produce while supporting a local farm (and saving yourself a trip to the grocery store) now is the time to become a member!
What you get:
Full Belly Farms produces an amazing diversity of vegetables, herbs, nuts, flowers, and fruits year-round. Members can opt to receive a box weekly, or bi-weekly, containing a selection of seasonal organic produce. You’ll also receive a newsletter with recipes and cooking tips.
If a box of food is too much each week, consider sharing a membership with another UCOP employee —you’ll each get half the food and pay half the cost.
A regular box costs $17 per week. If you pay quarterly, the price is discounted to $16.50 per week ($214.50 for 13 weeks). Visit the Full Belly Farms website for details.
To start receiving fresh produce, simply fill out this form and send it with your check to Full Belly Farm, PO Box 220, Guinda, CA 95637
See for yourself
The best advertisement for the food is seeing the produce with your own eyes. Come by the Franklin Building lobby on any Tuesday between 3:00-4:00 to get a glimpse of the delicious goodies.
CSA members purchase shares of a particular farm’s harvest. Farmers know they have a guaranteed market for their produce. In return, members get fresh, nutritious produce and a better understanding of how and where their food was grown.
UCOP neither endorses nor is responsible for Full Belly Farms and its products. It simply is providing an opportunity for employees to receive their products.