Community Supported Agriculture is much different than going to the local grocery and buying your vegetables. It is a direct partnership between you the consumer and our farm. CSA members pay in advance for a share of the upcoming harvest and are ensured high-quality local produce, and we the farm are ensured a consistent market. Produce is harvested direct from our fertile and certified organic vegetable fields located along the Colorado River just East of Austin. Immediately after harvest we deliver "CSA shares" to our members' homes, offices and over 30 community pick-up locations all on the same day.
We grow over 60 different types of vegetables and herbs, and each week, members receive a "share" box filled with a variety of 8-12 seasonal, organically grown vegetables, fruits and herbs. All of the vegetables in our CSA shares come from Johnson's Backyard Garden directly and are certified organic. We select all of 100% of the vegetable varieties we grow based upon flavor, fruit abundance and adaptability. The contents of each week's box can be found on our home page, and recipes using those items are included in our weekly blog, Facebook and Twitter posts. You can see photos of our recent CSA boxes in our Vegetable Guide section.
The cost of your CSA share depends on the box size you order. We have four sizes, and to have a share delivered to a community pickup site the prices are as follows: Individual ($21), Small ($26), Medium ($33), or Large ($39). For a delivery to your home, there is an additional $3 added to each box price.
Go to our Join page and follow the steps to choose your membership option.
We aim to grow the highest quality produce possible. Almost all of our vegetables except some storage crops are harvested the morning of delivery or the day before delivery; picking up your box as early as possible during the pick-up window will help ensure their freshness and nutritional quality. We post a picture of the contents of our weekly CSA share on our website. When you roll your mouse over each item, it is identified for you. Not only does it provide animated pictures with identification of the weekly offerings, but we have created a Veg Guide that includes a page for each type of produce we grow that includes information about the growing season, varieties, storage tips, cooking tips, and CSA member submitted recipes.
For more information on the Procedures and Policies please look at our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) page.