Supporting Local Farmers Helps Support Our Community.
What is a CSA?
CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, is a membership opportunity with a local farm to get a fresh box of food every week for the growing season. Choosing a CSA helps local, small scale farmers with the RISK of farming in a bad economy and changing climate.
Sharing the risk makes sure that a farmer still has an income during times when extreme climatic events ruin crops, something farmers cannot control.
Investing in local farmers also helps reduce the CO2 emissions in our atmosphere and keeps our currency in the community. Compared to distant or chain companies, locally owned businesses recycle a larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the community.
Paying for your membership at the beginning of the season helps farmers be able to afford seeds, potting soil, chicken food, and many other supplies needed to start a successful growing season.
Throughout the season, you will receive the vegetables in their natural seasons. For example, radishes are a spring crop, and squash is a fall crop.
Supporting small scale, organic farmers does more good than you initially think! Most small scale farmers are farming more than just food for humans. They are stewards of the land. Creating healthy soil and using regenerative practices to rebuild soil that has been ruined by decades of conventional farming. Some of these practices include reduced tillage, increasing soil organic matter, and using cover crops to add natural nutrients to the soil, reduce erosion, and keep our earth covered- like a blanket!
Rainbow Roots CSA:
We are celebrating our 2nd year of production in a new, bigger location! This years CSA will contain a mixture of roughly 50 different varieties of vegetables. Each week you will come to the farm and fill your bag with produce--market style! So, if you like buffets, you'll love this CSA.
Click the button to check out the vegetables we will be growing this year!
Pick up location: 3167 Rapid Creek Trail, Iowa City, IA 52240
Pick up day: Monday or Thursday
Pick up time: 4-7pm
Also available during pick up: Certified Organic colorful egg dozens-- $5, Local honey-- $8
**Please bring your own bag to take things home. They won't be provided.
May 31st - September 13th
Accepting 50 members
September 20th - November 8th
Accepting 30 members
**Fall Share Sign-up will be available in July 2020
To sign up, please fill out the form below. This will save you a spot in our share. Once we hit 50 members, we will take down the form and suggest another CSA farm in the area. In early January, you will be sent an invoice for your membership fee. Money will be due January 15th. You can pay via Cash, Check, or Venmo.