CSA Registration for 2024 NOW OPEN!

What is Community Supported Agriculture?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship of mutual support and commitment between farmers and community members. CSA members buy a share of the harvest prior to the growing season, and in return receive a selection of healthy, fresh produce each week.

eggplantBenefits of being a CSA member

  • Gain the comfort of knowing where your food comes from and the farmers who grow it.
  • Provide yourselves and your family with healthy, fresh food that was grown with ecologically sound practices.
  • Eat local and help minimize the amount of fossil fuels that go into transporting and packaging our food.
  • Feel the satisfaction that comes with helping support the education of aspiring farmers and food systems advocates.
  • Enjoy a 10-15% savings each week compared to retail and farmer’s market prices.

New for 2024 Flower Share: We are collaborating with Amber Tamm to coordinate and manage this season's Flower Share. Amber combines her love of art and her relationship to land as she approaches bouquet design. A professional florist, flower grower and urban farmer for many years, Amber made Vermont her home in 2023. Amber’s floral designs combine food and flowers as an effort to promote food sovereignty. Her work has been featured in Forbes, NY Times, Washington Post, and many others. Read more about Amber and her farming journey here. Read more about Catamount Farm's Flower Share in the sidebar.

  • About the Standard Veggie CSA Share

    Catamount Farm CSA shares are available from mid-June through mid-October (18 weeks total). Sign up for a  Whole Season Share, or for a Summer Share or a Fall Share. Within each seasonal share, there is a Full or Half Share size option. Members register in advance and will receive their weekly produce box during the harvest season. The Catamount CSA Full Share is best suited to a family of 4 or a household of 2 that relies on the farm as its primary vegetable source. The Half Share is roughly half the size of the Full Share.

    The CSA Share includes an assortment of fresh vegetables which can be supplemented with apples and flowers grown on the farm, as well as maple syrup from UVM's Proctor Maple Research Center. Apple Shares, Flower Shares, and maple syrup are sold separately. Members may choose to pick-up their CSA boxes at a campus drop-off location (site TBD) or at the farm directly. The following prices are for the standard vegetable CSA only.

    Duration and costs:

    • Summer (10 weeks: mid-June through late August): Full - $410 or Half - $250
    • Fall (8 weeks: late August through mid-October): Full - $340 or Half - $210
    • Full Season (18 weeks): Full - $650 or Half - $400 (this is a 15% savings over purchasing a Summer and Fall Share separately)

    Typical Full-Share weekly offerings:

    • Late June to Early July: 1 lb. of Salad Mix or Arugula, 1 bunch Broccoli, 1 bunch Carrots, 1 lb. Cucumbers, 1 bunch Radishes, 1 bunch Herbs, 2 Kohlrabi, and 1 bunch Kale.
    • Mid to Late August: 2 lbs. Heirloom Tomatoes, 1 lb. Summer Squash, 1 lb. Onions, 1 lb. Cucumbers, 1 bulb Fennel, 1 Melon, 1 bunch Carrots, 1.5 lbs. Sweet Peppers, 1 lb. Eggplant, 1 lb. of Lettuce Mix, 1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes.
    • Early to Mid October: 3 lbs. Winter Squash, 2 lbs. Onions, 3 lbs. Potatoes, 2 lbs. Carrots, 1.5 lbs. Beets, 1 lb. Salad Mix/Arugula, 1 head Cabbage, 1 bunch of Kale, and 1 head of Garlic.

    Note: The share size often begins with a lower volume and then quickly increases as the season progresses. 

    November Holiday Box: In addition to our weekly boxes throughout the growing season, we also offer a Holiday Box pick up in mid-November. The Holiday Box includes an assortment of bulk quantities of root crops (beets, carrots, onions, potatoes, and sweet potatoes) as well as winter squash, cold hardy brassicas, and apples. These boxes are offered separately from the Summer and Fall CSA shares. (price: $90)

Pick-up Site Options for your CSA

You can pick up your CSA by swinging by the farm at the specified time, or we'll drop it off at a designated spot on campus.

  • On-farm pick-up (65 Green Mountain Drive, South Burlington): Wednesdays, 1 - 6 p.m.
  • On-campus drop-off: TBD

The Farm's Commitment

We are committed to growing practices that contribute to the health of the land, our waters, and ourselves. Vegetables sold through the CSA and other markets are certified organic by Vermont Organic Farmers (VOF).  Non-organic apples and grapes are grown using Integrated Pest Management practices overseen by the UVM Fruit Program. Each season instructors and staff teach the Farmer Training Program students and undergraduate students the principles and practices of sustainable vegetable and fruit production in a hands-on learning environment.

UVM Catamount Farm CSA Harvest Bounty

From our farm to your table. UVM-grown produce is available to the public through the main veggie CSA, or one of our other shares:

Register for a CSA

Note to UVM employees: "Payroll Deduction" is one payment option when registering. Please find more details at registration. If choosing payroll deduction, you need to sign up for any and all shares that you plan on purchasing by Friday May 24th.

Additional Share Offerings: 

Apple Shares

Experience the diversity of apples from the UVM orchards.

Varieties: Both Full and Half Shares receive two different varieties weekly for 8 weeks, choosing from favorites such as McIntosh, Honey Crisp, and Cortland, as well as more obscure varieties like Ambrosia, Crimson Topaz, and Gingergold.

Cost: Full Share: $95 (2 half-peck bags per week), Half Share: $55 (1 half-peck bag per week).

Duration: 8 weeks (early September through early November)

 

Flower Shares

Receive a gorgeously designed bouquet that is ready for you to take home and place in a vase.

Varieties: Asters, celosia, giant marigolds, rudbeckia, statice, sunflowers, verbena, zinnias, dahlias, and more!

Cost: $120 or Blooms Only Flower Share (no filler varieties): $175

Duration: 8 weeks (mid-July until mid-August).

 

Maple Share

The UVM Proctor Maple Research Center will be providing us with quarts or bottles of their own maple syrup, produced in Underhill Center.

Cost: $18 per quart OR $10 per 250 ml bottle

Pick-up: Syrup delivery for CSA members is a one-time delivery. This delivery date is scheduled for the first veggie box pick-up of the season (in mid-June). Syrup will also be sold at our farmers market and farm stand.