CSA

Sign up now for our 2017 Season!


Since 2012 we’ve been pairing CSA members with refugee farmers for a season of uniquely good eating. 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

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What’s a CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture is a way for you to build a relationship with a farmer, to be closely tied to the changing 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 start the season strong, buying seeds and other supplies. 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 those vegetables …now that I grow at the farm if you open my refrigerator, it is full of vegetables…I never have to buy tomatoes because I canned so many.                                                – Tri Sa, CSA Farmer

  • We will match you with an aspiring refugee farmer. Your payment will go to your farmer and their family. Read more about our farmers here.
  • Most of our farmers work night jobs and farm in their free time.Your membership helps them get closer to their goal of farming for a living.
  • Our growers were subsistence farmers in Burma and are learning how to grow new crops in a new climate with a new language and are often marketing for the first time. 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 still living in refugee camps.
  • You will receive a mix of familiar seasonal vegetables and Asian vegetables traditionally grown in Burma. See the vegetables we grow here.

 


 

What’s in a share?

 

A regular Fall CSA share
A regular Fall CSA share

Our CSA is a mix of vegetables commonly grown in NC and traditional Southeast Asian vegetables. You’ll receive a share of the harvest each week, varying with the seasons. 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 recipes, cooking tips, and invitations to farm dinners and other events.

 

Hear from our 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?

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CHOOSE YOUR SEASON

All full season shares include a free Transplanting Traditions tote bag!
All full season shares include a tote bag!
  • 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 10% off their share price AND a beautiful Transplanting Traditions canvas tote bag

SOLD OUT Full Season: last week April – Nov 10, 24 weeks

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SOLD OUT Spring: last week April – June 16, 8 weeks 

  • Make-up Box Week: June 21-23
  • 2 week BREAK: June 24-July 11

SOLD OUT Summer: July 12 – Sept 1, 8 weeks

  • Make-up Box Week: September 6-8
  • 1 week BREAK: September 9-19

(Still Available) Fall: Sept 20 – Nov 10, 8 weeks

  • Make-up Box Week: November 15-17

 

CHOOSE YOUR SHARE

Small Share, $17.50 a week

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

Regular Share, $23.50 a week

  • includes 6-7 items
  • enough for a family of 4 or 2 vegetable lovers
  • EXAMPLE REGULAR SHARE–Fall: Asian winter squash, cilantro, Napa cabbage, Hakurei turnips, eggplant, salad mix, Lacinato kale

Egg Share, $5.50 a week

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

* NOTE: $1 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.
  • Kehillah Synagogue, Wednesday 2-5pm
    • Open to Kehillah members only. Delivery only  available if 12 or more people sign up. If fewer than 12 sign up, members will need to pick up their share at another location.

 


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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2017 CSA Sign-up Form

Full Season, Spring & Summer Shares are SOLD OUT. Fall Shares are still available.

  1. Complete and submit this form.
  2. Instructions for payment, by check or online, will follow.
  3. To secure your spot in the Summer or Fall CSA, payment must be received. All payments must be received before CSA sells out or by June 21, 2017.

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.