Local Food Options
Interested in eating locally? A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share is essentially a subscription to a farm or other local food supplier. The subscription format provides you with fresh, local produce (and eggs, cheese, meat, etc.) and allows farmers some predictability of demand and assurance that their hard work will end up eaten.
Washington and Lee provides payroll deduction options for Rockbridge Farmers Alliance CSA shares. We hope the ability to spread the cost over several months will make local food options an affordable choice for W&L employees.
Rockbridge Farmers Alliance
Looking for a great way to eat healthier this year? Join the Rockbridge Farmer's Alliance 2016 CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program.
The Rockbridge Farmer's Alliance CSA is a weekly pick up running from June through October featuring nutritious favorites such as spring greens, summer staples like tomatoes, zucchini, sweet corn and peppers, followed by fall treats of winter squash, sweet potatoes and apples. Each weekly bag features food you love and items you'd never have the courage to try on your own grown right here in Rockbridge County by either Paradox Farm or one of our partner farms such as Sunflower Flats or Foxridge Farm. It's a great way to nourish your family and your body and it's always fresh, usually harvested within 1-2 days. A full season share featuring 20 weeks of produce is $410 including taxes. One dozen free range, fertilized eggs fresh from Paradox Farm are available to add on for $90 (20 weeks).
This year we are also adding the option for market shares. The same great commitment to small farmers right here in Rockbridge County but you get to choose what produce to purchase and when. Market shares work similar to a debit account, with the smallest share available at $200 but we'll deposit $215 total into your account as a thank you bonus for paying up front when farmer's costs are highest. Simply stop by the Wednesday Lexington Farmer's Market Paradox Farm Booth (Just look for Mitch!) or the Saturday Rockbridge Farmer's market at the Horse Center. Pick out your farm fresh goodies and don't worry about bringing the cash! We've got it handled.
Email CSA manager Chad Hagues at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up.
Weekly shares begin June 2nd and continue through October 27th. Pick-up is every Thursday at the Hillel House on Washington Street from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Payroll deduction is available for University employees.