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USU Student Organic Farm
North Logan Utah 84322
Contact Person: Dr. Jennifer Reeve
Community Supported Agriculture Program
The mission of the Utah State Student Organic farm is to provide a healthy local alternative to grocery store produce while teaching students and the community about the importance of organic farming systems. The USU organic farm accomplishes this through educating students on every step of a healthy organic farming system, as well as working together with members of the community to cultivate fresh and quality produce.
The student farmers of USU are proud to present our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program for the third consecutive year. We are dedicated to organic and sustainable agriculture practices that provide our CSA members with a weekly supply of fresh veggies from mid-May until the end of September. We also welcome CSA members’ participation in the on-farm activities/volunteer days and encourage them to get to know the student farmers. This is a great way to be a part of the farm and learn all about organic vegetable production.
The USU Student Organic Farm is located just South of the intersection at 800 East and 1800 North in North Logan and is managed and run by students while receiving technical support and mentoring from Dr. Jennifer Reeve and Dr. Dan Drost. Students spend the early spring planning the season, reviewing farm records, and starting seedlings in the greenhouse. At the close of spring semester six student interns are employed to work the field season, including two more experienced students returning for their second season on the farm. Although the students come from various backgrounds and are pursuing many different majors, they are all passionate about organic farming and sustainable agricultural practices. Most students are enrolled in, or have taken, the Organic Agriculture class offered through the Department of Plants, Soil and Climate. The student farmers are industrious and hard working, and are committed to providing the CSA members with a wide variety of high quality, fresh organic produce that represents real value for your money.
Why Join Our Farm?
· Delicious fresh veggies – pesticide, fertilizer and GMO free
· Know where your food is coming from and who is growing it.
· Receive a weekly CSA newsletters, including farm news, cooking tips, and recipes.
· Support student farmers and local, sustainable agriculture.
· Learn about organic vegetable production by volunteering and
· participating in other educational
Some things to be aware of:
· Our crops depend on the season and the land; we cannot provide you with all types of veggies at the same time!
· This means warm season crops won’t be available until later in the summer (see list below).
· Along the same lines, expect a lot of cool season crops in the beginning of the season (see list below).
· Our farm doesn’t include an orchard - that means all veggies, all the time J
· Feel free to buy a full share and split it with a friend. We won’t be able to package the full share into two shares, but we can give you a couple extra bags if you need them.
Our shares come in two sizes, full and half. Half shares provide enough veggies for 2-3 people while full shares will feed approximately 4-6 depending on level of veggie consumption. Shareholders will receive fresh produce weekly beginning May 16th through September 26th. That’s 20 weeks of locally grown, organic produce! We offer a total of 20 full shares and 20 half shares this year. Last year’s CSA members will get priority sign-up and the remaining shares will be available to everyone April 4th!
To be determined
Veggies Planned for This Year
May-June: spinach, lettuce, radishes, kale, chard, green onions, herbs, snap peas
June-August: carrots, tomotoes, crookneck squash, zucchini, cucumbers, broccoli raab, beets, herbs, peppers, beans, Chinese cabbage, kale
August-September: winter squash, watermelon, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, spinach, radishes, carrots, beets, herbs, potatoes, beans, kale, corn
Ready to become a 2013 CSA member? Complete attached sign-up sheet and return or mail with your first payment to:
Dr. Jennifer Reeve
4820 Old Main Hill
Logan UT 84322