A CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture program, is a partnership between a farm and local subscribing members. For less than the cost of dinner for two at a restaurant each week, CSA members receive farm-to-doorstep deliveries of a wide variety of the freshest (and in our case, organic) produce.
Our CSA members don't just buy food; they become members of our local farm and enjoy a portion of our harvest each week, while supporting responsible and clean farming practices.
Joining a CSA means having a working relationship with us as a local grower and being able to learn more about how the food in your home is grown.
Additionally, the food you receive is ultra-fresh. Your produce isn't sprayed or genetically modified to delay its ripening as it's shipped across the country or from another continent. Instead, it's picked at the height of freshness and immediately stored in optimal temperatures and conditions, which halt the production of the gasses that tells the fruit to continue ripening. This results in perfectly ripened, better tasting produce that stays fresh longer in your home.
Another perk of a CSA membership is that you'll be exposed to unique and hard to find varieties of vegetables you already know and love. You're probably familiar with the Beefsteak tomato or the Jalapeno pepper, but are you familiar with the Amish Paste tomato or the Aruba Hybrid pepper? How about German Butterball potatoes or Parisian Heirloom carrots? With our CSA, you'll get to experience them all. (And don't worry, we grow Beefsteaks and Jalapenos as well.)
But it doesn't stop with produce. We also provide a variety of fresh and dried herbs and spices, nutrient-dense microgreens, cut flower bouquets, scented soy candles, and all natural soaps.
And whether you opt to have your CSA share delivered to your door in one of our customized coolers or you choose to pick it up at the Victoria Farmers Market each week, flexible and convenient delivery is available all summer long.
Our goal is to share the love of eating fresh and advocate for clean and responsible farming. If you are interested in joining our CSA, but would like to work out a payment plan that's separate from the payment options we have listed, we will work with you. Please feel free to contact us at any time.
Full Share (weekly and monthly payment): $40/week* or $480/season
Full Share (seasonal payment): $35/week* or $420/season
Subscribers have the option of choosing weekly, monthly or seasonal payments
Weekly payments are due within 5 days of receiving your weekly CSA share
Monthly payments are due by the 10th of each month
Seasonal payments are split into two $210 payments, with the initial payment due on June 1st and the remainder due on August 1st
*Total does not include any delivery fees you wish to add
Home Delivery on Mondays or Wednesdays ($5/week)
Victoria Farmers Market | Thursdays 3-6 PM (free)
We reached our price point after thorough calculation of our operational costs, along with careful research of the market and other state and regional CSAs. We've found that our pricing is competitive, and we've also found that people are increasingly willing to invest in their and their family's short and long term health, particularly when it comes to the food they buy. With an Old Earth Organics CSA subscription, you will know that you are receiving extremely fresh, organically-grown produce, while supporting a local business that practices sustainable and responsible farming.
Some vegetables ripen early in the year, while others don't ripen until late summer or fall. We intentionally plant early and often, so as to maximize availability of all crops, but vegetable availability is somewhat seasonal. Based on the time of year, a typical crate will contain a varied mixture of 8-12 of the following items:
Leafy greens, such as spinach, lettuce and cabbage
Root vegetables like radish, potatoes and carrots, onions and garlic
Legumes such as snap peas and green beans
Vine fruits such as tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant and summer squash
A variety of hot and sweet chili peppers
Several ounces of microgreens and sprouts
Several cuttings of fresh herbs
A bouquet of cut flowers
No way. We know you expect diversity from week to week, so we have specifically selected a wide variety of produce to keep things from getting redundant and boring for you. Sure, you might receive tomatoes several weeks in a row (because they're awesome), but we'll mix things up by giving you slicing tomatoes for BLTs and salads one week and giving you tomatoes for sauces and salsas the next. And the same will hold true for the carrots, potatoes, onions, peppers, greens, microgreens, and herbs you receive as well.
We've intentionally listed what we are growing this year on our Products tab. If you take a look at what we're growing and don't think you'll be happy, then our CSA program may not be for you. However, if want to try new things but have reluctance, then I will share with you that this fear can and will be overcome by cooking/preparing your vegetables properly. Cooking, like growing, coaxes out the full flavor potential of the vegetables. We hope to inspire you to make use of everything in your CSA share each week, which is why we also include a recipe card with your CSA share each week.
Subscribers have the option of choosing weekly, monthly or seasonal payments in exchange for a full 12-week subscription term. Weekly payments are due 5 days after your crate arrives each week, monthly payments are due by the 10th of each subscription month, and seasonal payments are split in half, with the initial payment due on June 1st and the remainder due on August 1st.
Note: Seasonal subscribers enjoy a 12% discount.
Unfortunately, no. At least, not yet. If you are interested in becoming a CSA member, but are worried your produce will go to waste, we encourage you to split a CSA share with a friend or a neighbor who might enjoy fresh, organic produce as well, or consider donating to a local food shelf as a way of helping those in need.
Not yet, but this is something we are working on. Stay tuned for details!