Soul Food Project’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program is run by our hardworking Youth Grow Indy participants. Each CSA share contributes to the youth’s life, leadership, and professional skills through the YGI program. Youth ages 12-19 plant, tend, and harvest crops from our two farms in Indianapolis, then prepare and distribute CSA shares at weekly pickups throughout the growing season.
Our CSA is unique in that participants have the opportunity to meet and build relationships with their youth farmers while they learn from them about the produce available each week. Each CSA member receives a weekly newsletter update with photos and videos documenting the growth of the youth and the farm throughout the season, along with special insights and seasonal recipes.
Your participation in our CSA program directly impacts the YGI leadership program, as well as supplies you with fresh, organic produce through the summer!
What is a Farm Share? A Farm Share, or a CSA share, is a way to support a small scale vegetable farm. When you purchase a share, you become a member of the farm. As a member, you then pickup produce biweekly based on the season.
When are veggie boxes available? We have a 12 week season between June and September.
Pick up for boxes is Thursday 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Our share pickup is set up like a farmer’s market. You pick up your vegetables according to a weekly list with approximately 8-12 choices. Your options 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). Each week members receive a box of produce that will regularly include what we like to call “the base of the box:”
1) Two bunches of swiss chard/kale/collards
2) Fresh herbs.
In addition to the weekly “base,” you will receive seasonal herbs and vegetables including basil, beets, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, eggplant, beans, mustards, green onions, hot peppers, potatoes, radishes, squash, cherry tomatoes, turnips, zucchini and more!