Farm Share New Orleans
 

Become a Grow Dat Farm Share Member Today!

 

What are Grow Dat Farm Shares?

Our 29-week-long Farm Share initiative is an opportunity for customers to enjoy chemical-free, fresh produce while investing in our farm and youth leadership program. Farm Shares are a form of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), a way for the community to become “member-investors” who receive a portion of the farm’s harvest every week. For decades, CSAs have supported small-scale farmers and strengthened local food systems. Members experience the seasonal fluctuations of the farm’s produce, a process that teaches consumers more about the natural cycles of food production. Farms benefit by receiving upfront, steady income from members, minimizing some of the risks that come with small-scale farming. At Grow Dat, all Farm Share proceeds support our youth program, which nurtures the leadership skills of teenagers employed in the meaningful work of growing healthy food.

How does it work?

Farm Shares run for 29 weeks, from October 31, 2018 - June 22, 2019. Members are responsible for picking up their weekly produce box at our farm site in City Park on Wednesday evenings (4-6pm) or Saturday mornings (9am-12pm); members may choose pickup day while availability lasts. (Note: Farm Shares will be suspended during the following: Thanksgiving week (November 21 + 24), winter holidays (December 19, 22, 26, 29 + January 2 + 5), and the week leading up to Mardi Gras (February 27 + March 2). If you or a friend can’t pick-up your box for a given week, you have the option of donating that week’s share to Grow Dat youth and their families.  


Your share will consist of a variety of vegetables and herbs sustainably grown on our farm and will change on a weekly basis. One share will generally supply a family of 2-4 for a week (depending on a family’s weekly vegetable intake). Each week share members receive a box of produce that will regularly include what we like to call “the base of the box:” 1) a ¼ lb. bag of our signature salad mix, 2) one bunch of kale, 3) one bunch of other leafy greens (chard, collards or mustards) and 4) fresh herbs. In addition to the weekly “base,” you will receive seasonal herbs and vegetables including basil, beets, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, eggplant, beans, leek, mustards, green onions, hot peppers, potatoes, radishes, sugar snap peas, squash, cherry tomatoes, tat soi, satsumas, strawberries, mulberries, ginger, turmeric, turnips, zucchini and more! See below table for seasonal availability.

Membership and payment

The cost of a Spring Farm Share is $725 ($25 per box value) and can be paid in full or in installments. Also, you have the option to add on Bellegarde Bakery sourdough bread to your weekly share. Shares and pickup-dates are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  To learn more about becoming a member-investor in our farm, click here to see a more detailed description of pickup procedures, crop availability timeline, payment procedures and farmer/member commitments. Once you have thoroughly read through this information, you may register, pay, and become a member! If you’re ready to sign-up now, click here! We’re thrilled to share our harvest with you!

* SNAP recipients receive a 50% discount off total!

Please contact Leo Gorman for more details about SNAP registration and payment plans:  504.616.1777, leo@growdatyouthfarm.org

Shares and pickup-dates are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  To learn more about becoming a member-investor in our farm, click HERE to see a more detailed description of pickup procedures, crop availability timeline, payment procedures and farmer/member commitments. Once you have thoroughly read through this information, you may register, pay, and become a member! We’re thrilled to share our harvest with you this spring!

Full Terms and Agreements for Farm Share Membership are available HERE.

 

2018-2019 CSA Membership Options

Sustaining Farm Share - $875 

* 29 weekly produce boxes ($25 value per box) includes:
-   one ¼ pound bag of our signature salad mix (red and green lettuces, arugula, Asian mustards, endive, radicchio)
-   one ½ pound bunch of chard OR collards (farmer’s choice based on availability)
-   one ½ pound bunch of kale
-   one small bag of fresh culinary herbs (rosemary, thyme, dill, basil, chives, or mint)
-   seasonal vegetables based on availability 

* Donation of $150 ($5.17 per week) that will underwrite one reduced cost Farm Share for low-income members of our Shared Harvest partner organizations 

* Weekly newsletter with recipe ideas, farm news, upcoming events and inspiring messages from Grow Dat youth 

* Opportunities to volunteer on our farm and participate in farm activities including community lunches with youth, member picnics, and parties

Sustaining Farm Share + Bellegarde Bakery Bread - $1,049 (One Payment)

The above membership details plus 29-week sourdough bread add-on for $174
($6 value per loaf)

 

Farm Share - $725

* 29 weekly produce boxes ($25 value per box) includes:
-   one ¼ pound bag of our signature salad mix (red and green lettuces, arugula, Asian mustards, endive, radicchio)
-   one ½ pound bunch of chard OR collards (farmer’s choice based on availability)
-   one ½ pound bunch of kale
-   one small bag of fresh culinary herbs (rosemary, thyme, dill, basil, chives, or mint)
-   seasonal vegetables based on availability

* Weekly newsletter with recipe ideas, farm news, upcoming events and inspiring messages from Grow Dat youth 

* Opportunities to volunteer on our farm and participate in farm activities including community lunches with youth, member picnics, and parties

Farm Share + Bellegarde Bakery Bread - $899

The above membership details plus 29-week sourdough bread add-on for $174 ($6 value per loaf)

 

* SNAP recipients receive a 50% discount off total!

Please contact Leo Gorman for more details about SNAP registration 504.616.1777, leo@growdatyouthfarm.org