Photo: Debbie Hawbaker and Gladys Rice pick up the first produce of the year, May 29 at the organic farm. ( l-r) Photo by Tim Marsh, University Relations
 
Community Supported Agriculture is a partnership between farmers and their customers. Individuals and families participating in CSA pay for a share of the farmer’s produce prior to the growing season. In return, CSA members receive locally grown, farm-fresh food throughout the spring, summer and fall.

Washington State University’s CSA is a project of the WSU Organic Farm, directed by Brad Jaeckel (see photo). Produce pick-ups take place at the farm and during the Pullman Fresh Farm Market.

Although CSA shares for this year are already sold out, the public can buy fresh veggies at the Wednesday Pullman market from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. – or at the organic farm on Fridays from 3 until 6 p.m.
 
It’s not too early to think about signing up for CSA shares for next year. Returning CSA members must sign up for next year’s share by February 28. In March the CSA will contact those on our waiting list to fill remaining shares. Shares are given on a first-come-first-served basis.
 
For more information, visit css.wsu.edu/organicfarm/CSA.htm or contact Jaeckel, jaeckel@wsu.edu, 335-5893.
 
 
 

Fresh radishes
 
 
Brad Jaeckel