What is Community Supported Agriculture?
Community supported agriculture (CSA) programs provide a direct connection to how and where food is produced. CSA is a model through which the consumer can invest directly in a local farm, and help build regional food security. Members gain regular access to their farmers while collecting their share of fresh, local, and seasonal produce.
Distribution of Produce
CSA members pick up a share of fresh, local produce at the APU Farmer’s Market every week for 18 weeks. Half share memberships are also available and receive bi-weekly shares. If members are not able to pick up on a given week they are welcome to have a friend or neighbor pick up, or opt to donate their share to the hungry through Alaska Tilth with a one week notice.
- Ecologically produced with organic growing methods
- Utilizes all locally produced fertility, primarily food and processing waste
- No synthetic fertilizers
- No pesticides or herbicides
- A diverse offering of crops
- Produced by beginning farmers through the Spring Creek Farm farmer training program
- Recipes and preservation tips included
- Meet the farmers
- Model trains the next generation of farmers in food production, business, and social justice
Where to Find Our Produce
The APU Farmer’s Market takes place on APU’s Anchorage Campus throughout the summer growing season. Be sure to check back for our 2018 Farmer’s Market dates! You can also find our produce in the cooler at Grant Hall coffee during the growing season.
Students and community members have a number of opportunities to work on the farm. Our internship trains new farmers in all aspects of growing organic produce. Through practicum or directed studies, students can play a role in building local agriculture.
We welcome those who would like to share their skills with others to lead workshops around sustainability. Our volunteer wish list includes skill sharing in:
- small scale engineering
- general handy person skills
- wild crafting
- food preservation
- tool building