Wyldle Center CSA

Wylde Center is now in its 3rd season of offering Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares to our vegetable loving supporters. Each season includes fresh vegetables grown at our Wylde gardens by our horticulture team led by our very own Farmer Emily. It’s really local!

The Wylde Center CSA is a market-style, weekly offering of produce that allows the subscriber to choose fresh vegetables from a weekly selection (in lieu of a pre-packed box). The produce is hyper-local, chemical free, and grown using sustainable and soil-building practices.

What is a CSA?

CSA is an acronym for Community Supported Agriculture and describes a collection of individuals who pledge their support to local farms, and by doing so - share in the benefits of local food production: knowing exactly where their food comes from, knowing the people who grow their food, and supporting a food system that serves a community with varying levels of income.

What is a Wylde Center CSA?

The Wylde Center CSA is a market-style, weekly offering of produce that allows the subscriber to choose fresh vegetables from a weekly selection (in lieu of a pre-packed box). The produce is hyper-local, chemical free, and grown using sustainable and soil-building practices.

What will I get from the weekly CSA market stand?

The produce for the CSA includes, but is not limited to:

Summer: peppers (hot+sweet), okra, tomatillos, cherry tomatoes, basil, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, ground cherries, beans, herbs.

Spring/Fall: salad greens, kale, chard, radishes, arugula, herbs, winter squash, green onions, sweet potatoes, garlic, broccolini.

What is the fee for the Wylde CSA? And when do I pick it up?

$240 for non Wylde Members and $200 for Wylde Member for the Summer 8-week session (May 28 – July 15).

Pick up is on Mondays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Wylde Center Oakhurst Garden located at 435 Oakview Road Decatur 30030.

Worker share program:
A worker share is someone who exchanges farm work for a CSA share.  Wylde Center Worker shares must perform 4 hrs of farm work each week to receive a CSA share that week.

This is a great option if you want to garden and grow your own food but don’t have the time, space, confidence, or money to garden at home. It connects you directly to the food grown and the experience of working and learning in a farm setting with the farmer herself. (Plus, it’s more fun to work as a team!).

Pickup for CSA share will be the same as regular CSA, not necessarily on the day you perform the work (due to the timing of harvests and multiple sites).
Workers must be 18 or older, be able to lift 50 lbs., kneel/squat and work outside in the summer heat for four hours at a time.

Shifts are scheduled on an individual basis, week to week, with Farmer Emily.  Please contact Farmer Emily to schedule: (emily@wyldecenter.org), or with any questions about the program.

Volunteer program:
If you are interested in simply volunteering, or even if you are a CSA member who’d like to sometimes participate in the farming/growing of food, please reach out to Emily as well.  (Again, 18 or older, be able to lift 50lbs, kneel/squat and work outside in the summer heat.)
(Please note that if you have a volunteer service requirement, hours cannot be applied as both service and worker share hours.
Volunteers may sometimes get bonus produce, but not a full CSA share unless scheduled as a worker share.  You cannot get a worker share and volunteer hours for the same shift.)

Riverview Farms CSA

Wylde Center’s Oakhurst Garden also hosts a weekly pick up spot for the Riverview Farms CSA.

Sign up for Riverview Farms' CSA at their website, https://grassfedcow.com/produce-csa/

Or download the 2019 Riverview CSA Guidelines and Pricing.

“We started our produce CSA in 2002. Today, we deliver to 11 pickup locations in Atlanta. Because we work with other sustainable and organic farms in our area, we’re able to consistently deliver an interesting box of 5-7 items (typically), for 30 weeks every year. Our CSA includes the terrific organic produce that our farm is famous for: sweet corn, popcorn, melons, tomatoes, garlic, field peas, okra, and onions, in addition to many other veggies and fruits…like apples in the fall! We sometimes include surprises like cornmeal, grits, or even preserved produce to round things out.”

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