It’s time to sign up for our 2017 CSA! Already familiar with our CSA? Click here to sign up now!
If you are new to Dig It Farm, please take a minute to read about our CSA and learn which option is best for you.
What is a CSA?
“Community Supported Agriculture.” You pre-pay for the season, and get an assortment of fresh produce delivered each week. It’s a convenient way to get a great range of fresh, healthy produce each week, and simultaneously support a growing, environmentally-friendly local farm. It doesn’t get more fresh or local than this – our farm is less than a 30 mile round trip from Durham. If you have time to cook each week, love vegetables, and enjoy eating new greens and roots, then our CSA is for you!
Dig It Farm offers a Traditional CSA, where you get a box of produce each week that the farmers pick out for you based on what’s fresh and available. It’s hassle free, and great if you like a wide range of fresh produce, enjoy trying new and novel vegetables, and take pleasure in crafting your meals around a new box of produce each week. We call option number two You-choose. It’s slightly more expensive, and lets you select the contents of your weekly box based on what’s available in the field each week. It often gives you more options and predictability, but is still limited to what is available at any particular point in the year. If you enjoy vegetables but really don’t like certain types of produce, choosing this option will let you get the full enjoyment of the CSA without discarding undesirable veggies. If neither of these sounds appealing, then you are better off meeting us at the farmers’ market to satisfy your fresh produce needs!
Where can I pick up my box each week?
Pick up your box at one of the following locations, and you can get your office or house added as a pick-up spot if you live in Durham and 5 other people sign up to pick up their box at the same location.
Fullsteam Brewery: Your community brewery near downtown Durham
Duke’s West Campus: Current locations include Environment Hall and Sanford School of Public Policy
Family Care PA: Your community family doctor in South Durham, on Carpenter Fletcher Rd.
South Durham Farmers’ Market (Saturday!): Dave sells veggies from 8 – noon at the SoDu Farmers’ Market at Greenwood Commons Shopping Center.
View a map of the pick up locations and farmers’ markets we serve.
What’s in the box?
Consult our seasonal chart to get an idea of what types of veggies you’ll get at different times of the year. Keep in mind this is a rough guide. Farming is unpredictable at the best of times, with late plantings, pests, and weather all affecting what’s potentially available. That’s a big component of the CSA: during times of plenty you’ll get more than your money’s worth of produce, but when there are crop failures or other mishaps, you may get less. The CSA is all about supporting local farms and communities, and learning about the challenges as well as sharing in the bounty.
We aren’t certified organic, but we use organic practices, and never use synthetic pesticides or chemicals.
Traditional CSA options – a good old fashioned CSA – you get an assortment of what’s ready for harvest, sometimes there are crop failures, and sometimes there are bonanzas!
Small, $9/wk – on avg. 3 veggie items ($81 for a given season, whole year: $243) — good for one person
Medium, $14/wk – on avg. 5 veggie items ($126 for a given season, whole year: $378) — great for a couple of people to split, or one very enthusiastic eater of veggies
Large, $23/wk – on avg. 8 veggie items ($207 for a given season, whole year: $621) — good for a household of 3 – 4 people
You-choose CSA options – you get to choose from all of what’s growing in our weekly email. It’s $2/week more than the traditional option:
Small, $11/wk- on avg. 3 items – $99 for a given season, whole year: $297 — good for one person
Medium, $16/wk – on avg. 5 items – $144 for a given season, whole year: $432 — great for a couple of people to split, or one very enthusiastic eater of veggies
Large, $25/wk – on avg. 8 items – $225 for a given season, whole year: $675 — good for a household of 3 – 4 people