Workplace CSA

Fresh Food Your Way: At the Workplace!

We are excited to help you bring fresh, local food straight to your office with a Workplace CSA program. Even if your employees aren’t going to the office every day, you can connect a local farmer or rancher with your busy employees to provide fresh local food in a way that’s convenient and engaging. It’s not hard to set up a program where employees sign up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share through your office and from spring til fall¬† receive fresh vegetables, eggs, meat and other local products delivered each week – and we’ll show you how!

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How it Works

Use the toolkit to decide if your company is right for a CSA, and do it!:

  • Think about what your business wants to achieve with the program – use our tips to design the right program for your workplace.
  • Use HDFFA’s paper or online directory to connect with one vegetable producer & one meat producer, or someone who offers a mix!
  • Identify an-site CSA Organizer – our tool kit has all of the tools they need to set up the program.

Your onsite CSA Organizer:

  • Is outgoing and organized. They will handle the logistics for all employees signed up
  • Will approve weekly drop-off site at your company
  • Will manage communications with the farmer and maybe organize events like a farm visit
  • Can rely on the toolkit for examples of forms, communications, and best practices.

The farmer will:

  • Coordinate & communicate with the on-site CSA Organizer
  • Deliver the CSAs on the same day/time each week
  • Deliver pre-washed, pre-bagged produce and frozen meats for easy pick-up by employees

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way for farmers to get “buy-in” from consumers before the growing season starts. Customers, or “members”, usually pay a lump sum in the spring and when the growing season starts you’ll receive a box of fresh food (a “share”) each week for the duration of the season (typically 18-20 weeks).

  • The farmer benefits from the upfront capital 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 workplace


HDFFA’s Workplace CSA Toolkit

 

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