Fresh Food Your Way
HDFFA paired local farmers with busy office employees to provide fresh local food at the convenience of their workplace. Employees sign-up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share through their employer and during the summer they receive fresh vegetables delivered each week.
How it Worked
HDFFA plays the matchmaker.
- We connected businesses directly with one vegetable producer and one meat producer
- Provide on-site CSA Organizer all of the tools they need to set-up the program
- Provide a pre/post program meeting to introduce your business to the farm and program
Your Business identifies a CSA Organizer.
- Identify an outgoing, engaged employee to be the on-site CSA Organizer (they will handle the logistics for all employees signed up)
- Approve weekly drop-off site at your company
- Give on-site CSA Organizer the support they need during CSA season
The farmer will:
- Coordinate and communicate with the on-site CSA Organizer
- Deliver the CSAs on the same day/time each week
- Deliver pre-washed, pre-bagged produce for easy pick-up from employees
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way for farmers to get “buy-in” from consumers before the growing season starts. As a customer, you pay a lump sum in the spring and when the growing season starts you’ll receive a box of fresh food each week for the duration of the season (typically 18-20 weeks).
- The farmer benefits from the upfront capitol which allows them to crop plan for their growing season.
- You benefit from getting the fresh produce delivered weekly, supporting local food from the convenience of your office.
interested in Offering A workplace cSA At your office? email Annie@hdffa.org