CSA VEGGIE SUBSCRIPTIONs
Photo by Lisa DiGiacomo
Ready to CSA?
How it works
Registration for our neighborhood farm CSA subscriptions begins each year in January. New CSA members will be placed on a waiting list until February, to give our returning members a chance to re-up.
Choose your farm
Garden City Harvest offers CSA shares at each of our four farms. Each farm has its own character and offers a slightly different CSA experience. Check out each farm’s page, and use the chart below to compare the options at each farm.
Choose your CSA share
We offer three types of CSA shares at our farms:
Summer share (some farms offer two sizes): ~June 1-September 30, ~18 weekly pick-ups of summer’s bounty
Winter share (River Road only): July-October, weekly large pick-ups of food to preserve or store for the winter; need to be ready to can, freeze, and otherwise store large amounts of veggies
Flower share (PEAS only): mid-July-September, ~6-8 weekly pick-ups of beautiful bouquets
Choose your pick up day
CSA pick up happens on Mondays and Thursdays, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
When you sign up, you pick the day that works best for you.
Each week during the summer, you go to your farm during your pick up window, with a box or some bags in hand, and pack up your produce.
We think outside the box
We offer weekly recipe ideas and storage tips through our blog. We value a close relationship with you. We do not drop boxes at your door or offer convenient pickups downtown. We're all about getting to know your food, right down to seeing it growing in the field.
Our CSA members tend to share the following values:
- Fresh, high quality food
- A relationship with their farmer and their farm
- Are flexible in menu planning (you get what you get and you're happy with it!)
- Enjoy coming to the farm for a moment of zen during their week
What you’ll take home
The summer share is sufficient for a household of four to six, usually with plenty to share or store for the colder months. Half shares, which are an option at some of our farms, will feed a family of two to three with more to share (they are a bit larger than half). The River Road winter share adds up to about 350 pounds.
Compare our CSA options
3010 Duncan Drive
$525 Full Share
No Winter Share
$50 Flower Share
1657 River Rd
Near Russell Street Bridge
$525 Full Share
$325 Half Share
$525 Winter Share
Pick your own
Included in Veggie CSA Share
What’s a CSA?
Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs have become a popular way for people to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. It’s also a great way for the farmer to have a dedicated customer base.
The customer pays upfront for a share of the vegetables the farm will produce throughout the growing season (18 weeks of vegetables in Missoula). The early bulk payment enables each farmer to cover early season costs required to raise healthy vegetables, including purchasing seeds, growing supplies, and making equipment repairs. As a CSA member, you buy into the abundance, and sometimes the shortfalls, of the year’s harvest