Thank you for your interest in becoming a Growing Places Indy CSA Member. Our 12-week-long CSA program is an opportunity for customers to enjoy chemical-free, fresh produce while investing in our farm and youth programs. Our Veggie Shares are specifically designed for individuals or families who love to eat many vegetables and cook regularly!
What is CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. In short: it’s a weekly subscription box for locally grown food! For decades, CSAs have supported small-scale farmers and strengthened local food systems. Our farms benefit by receiving upfront, steady income from members, minimizing some of the risks that come with small-scale farming. At Growing Places Indy, your “Share” proceeds support our mission of creating a more equitable and just food system.
How Does It Work
Duration: June – August
Pickup: Members are responsible for picking up their weekly produce box at our farm site at Chase Legacy Center located at 727 N. Oriental Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. There will be two pickup days you can choose from this year, Tuesday or Thursday.
Memberships include: Your share will consist of a variety of vegetables and herbs sustainably grown on our farm and will change on a weekly basis. One share will generally supply a family of 2-4 for a week (depending on a family’s weekly vegetable intake).
Important note: If you or a friend can’t pick up your box on a given week, you have the option of donating that week’s share to our network of community partners, where it will be distributed to those in need.
Please note: Each week, bring your own canvas bag to pick up if you can. Weekly produce is subject to change because of unexpected challenges that come with organic growing practices.
Payment for the 12 weeks in full is due at the time of registration. We offer two options, $300 or $350. $300 is the lowest option to cover costs, and the additional $50 for those who can afford the price, makes it possible for us to provide a 50% discount to SNAP recipients.
If you are a SNAP recipient and would like to take advantage of the 50% discount. Please contact us for more details at 317.623.0476 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re thrilled to have you become part of our farm and community!