CSA

Join our 2018 CSA today!


Help Transplanting Traditions farmers grow their farm business and enjoy your share of the harvest.

“I really love this CSA and the whole farm. It is a lovely place with an amazingly simple, yet powerful mission. Thanks to the organization and also the farmers who make it possible.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                  – CSA Member

 


What’s a CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture is a way to build a relationship with a farmer, to be closely tied to the seasons, and to make a firm commitment to eating locally. A CSA is a vegetable subscription service in which you pay ahead of time to receive a weekly box of fresh produce. Your investment gives the farmers the capital they need to buy seeds and supplies before the start of the season. In exchange, CSA members are given top priority when it comes time to harvest. Being a member of a CSA means you understand the hard work and planning that goes into organic agriculture as well as its many risks. As a member, we hope you’ll get to share in an abundant and nourishing harvest.

CSA Farmers Zar Ree and Lion Wei and their whole family together at the farm.
CSA Farmers Zar Ree and Lion Wei and their whole family together at the farm.

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How is our CSA unique?

 

Before the farm I would go to places like Weaver Street but I cannot afford vegetables …now that I grow at the farm my refrigerator is full of vegetables…I never have to buy tomatoes because I canned so many.                                                – Tri Sa, CSA Farmer

  • Members are matched with an aspiring refugee farmer. Member payments go to the farmer and their family. Read about our farmers here.
  • Our farmers work night jobs and farm during the day.Your membership helps them get closer to their goal of farming full-time.
  • Our growers are learning how to grow new crops in a new climate with a new language. The CSA is an educational tool for these farmers as they learn to run a farm business in the US.
  • Being a member of our CSA means you are not only supporting local, sustainable agriculture but also a refugee farm family. Many of our farmers, in turn, help others in need—giving food to hungry families in their community or sending aid to family in refugee camps.

 


 

What’s in a share?

A regular Fall CSA share
A regular Fall CSA share

A mix of familiar seasonal vegetables and Southeast Asian vegetables traditionally grown in Burma. See the vegetables we grow here.  Though not certified, all our produce is grown organically without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or fungicides.

Our farmers take enormous pride in packing their boxes. They carefully harvest, wash, and pack each item and always strive for the best in quality and variety. CSA members also receive a weekly newsletter with recipes, cooking tips, and news from the farm.

 

Hear from CSA members:

 

  • We absolutely love what being part of this CSA has done for our family. We plan meals around the vegetables in the box and try hard not to let them go bad because we know how hard our farmers have worked to grow and prepare them for us. We are so grateful! 
  • We had a great experience this year! All of the different vegetables helped inspire us to try new recipes and cooking techniques. We eat out a lot less when we have our weekly vegetables and have become better cooks in the process.
  • We’ve been very impressed with the farm and the CSA team’s hard work. We’ve shared the concept with lots of friends and family members. Our cooking at home has become more enjoyable with so many new and different veggies to try.

Read more member comments here.

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Have questions about our CSA? Want to join the waitlist?

Email us at [email protected]


 

CHOOSE YOUR SEASON

Photo by Natalie Ross
  • 2-week breaks between each season
  • members get 2 make-up weeks each season (6 make-ups for full season members)

Full Season Members get our brand new Transplanting Traditions T-shirt!

Full Season: 24 weeks last week April or first week of May (weather depending) – Nov 16

  • Joining for a full season is the best thing for our farmers.
  • Full season shares can be paid for in three installments, if you cannot pay upfront

Spring: 8 weeks last week April or first week of May (weather depending) – June 15 or June 22

  • Make-up Week: June 20-22 or 27-29
  • 1-2 week break: June 27-July 10

Summer: July 11 – Aug 31, 8 weeks

  • Make-up Week: September 5-7
  • 1 week break: September 12-14

Fall: Sept 19 – Nov 9, 8 weeks

  • Make-up Week: November 14-16

 

CHOOSE YOUR SHARE

Regular Share, $24.00 a week

  • 6-7 items, enough for a family of 4 or 2 vegetable lovers
  • EXAMPLE REGULAR SHARE–Fall: sweet peppers, baby ginger, carrots, salad mix, Lacinato kale, 1 winter squash

Small Share, $18.00 a week

  • 4-5 items, enough for a small family of 2 or 1 vegetable lover
  • EXAMPLE SMALL SHARE–Fall: sweet peppers, baby ginger, watermelon radishes, carrots, lettuce

Egg Share, $5.50 a week

  • one dozen pasture-raised eggs will be added to your weekly share

* NOTE: $1.50 from each share each week will go towards farmer education and support 

 

CHOOSE YOUR PICK-UP LOCATION

  • Downtown Durham,Friday 4-6pm, Ninth Street Bakery
    • We know it’s hard to always be on time! Every member gets 1-2 late pick-ups a season.
  • Downtown Carrboro, Friday 4-6pm, white house across West Main St from Looking Glass Cafe (Carrboro United Methodist Church’s Center for Community Ministries)
    • We know it’s hard to always be on time! Every member gets 1-2 late pick-ups a season.
  • The Farm2912 B Jones Ferry Rd 4 miles outside of Carrboro (click here for detailed directions)
    • Friday 1-8pm: Your share will remain in the walk-in cooler for you to pick up before the following Monday at noon.
    • Wednesday 1-8 pm: Your share will be in the walk-in cooler for you to pick up anytime before Thursday at 8pm.
  • Wednesday Carrboro Farmers Market, Wednesday 3-6pm
    • No late pick-ups because the farmer doesn’t return to the farm after market. Produce will be donated.

 


SUZIE AND ROSIE

SHARE-a-SHARE

Help us fight food insecurity in the refugee community and help an aspiring farmer grow their business.

Share-a-Share buys traditional Burmese vegetables from our farmers and donates them to the refugee families in our community that need them the most. Read more here.


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2018 CSA Sign-up Form

  1. Complete and submit this form.
  2. Instructions for payment, by check or online, will follow.
  3. To secure your spot in the CSA, payment must be received. All Spring payments must be received before CSA sells out or by April 4, 2018.

Questions? Email us: [email protected]

You can also give to SHARE-A-SHARE below. 

Shareholder Agreement:

As a Transplanting Traditions CSA member, I am committing to the 2017 growing season. As an active farm partner, I understand that I will share in the abundances and the setbacks of the season with the farmers. I will be responsible for picking up my share every week (see pick-up details above). When I give 48 hours’ advance notice, I have two make-up days per session (to be filled in the make-up week between sessions). Otherwise, I can arrange to have a friend pick up in my place. Due to the nature of a CSA, we do not offer refunds or cancellations. If you are ever unable to finish out a CSA season, we encourage you to sell your share to a friend or give it as a gift.