About Our CSA Produce Share & Farm
CSA stands for community-supported agriculture, a system connecting farmers and consumers in a bioregion. If you’ve ever wanted to feel closer to the land where your food is grown, to know the processes involved, and to join a community of folks delighted to eat with the seasons, our CSA farm share is for you!
The Santa Cruz Permaculture Farm is located on a beautiful 26 acres where fresh ocean breezes blow and the sound of barking seals can be heard in the distance. As we head into our first full season of growing organic vegetables, we’ll embark on a journey that will lead us to no-till, ecological farming – bringing life to the soil and diversifying the vegetation and animals to grow a complex and healthy food forest. A diverse group of students, local supporters, and regional leaders will bring their curiosity and knowledge, helping us to create a center for permaculture education.
Our CSA season runs for 25 weeks, from early June until mid November, and includes:
A weekly full share (great for 4-5 people) or small share (great for 1-2 people) of fresh, organic produce from our regenerative farm, available for pickup at a convenient location
Optional add-ons: eggs from our pastured hens; flower bouquets; and artisanal products such as local honey, elderberry syrup, hot sauce, and hoshigaki
A weekly newsletter with recipes, ideas to use every part of the plant, and updates from the field
Special access to farm dinners, events, & tours
Invitation to our CSA member potlucks
The opportunity to support regenerative agriculture & permaculture in our region and grow community around healthy, ethical food
We’re always looking for new pickup locations, so contact us if you’d like to offer your spot and we’ll see if it’s a good fit! Being a CSA pickup location is a great way to bring good food to your neighbors, build community, and stay connected with our farm… and get extra food from time to time.
If you’re interested in becoming a pickup location, either at your home, place of business, or community center, please fill out our form here.
Currently, we have pickup locations here and we are happy to add more:
- San Francisco
- San Carlos
- Santa Clara
- Downtown San Jose
- Los Gatos – Lexington Elementary
- Happy Valley/DeLaveaga Park
- Downtown Santa Cruz
- Westside Santa Cruz
- Bonny Doon
- On the farm at Ano Nuevo
If you’re unable to pick up your CSA box at one of these locations, but would like to join our CSA, fill out this form to express your interest and tell us where you could pick up from.
As a brand new farm hoping to create positive change and educate future growers on the most ecological methods of farming, we need help spreading our message and finding more CSA members. We’re so grateful for such an active community of supporters. We can’t do it without you! Please share info about our CSA to your social networks; post in online forums, hang flyers at local community centers and schools, or just mention us to your friends.
You’ll find printable and digital flyers and descriptions that you can copy and paste. Thank you!