Local Food Options
Interested in eating locally? A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share is essentially a subscription to a farm or other local food supplier. The subscription format provides you with fresh, local produce (and eggs, cheese, meat, etc.) and allows farmers some predictability of demand and assurance that their hard work will end up eaten.
Washington and Lee provides payroll deduction options for Rockbridge Farmers Alliance CSA shares. We hope the ability to spread the cost over several months will make local food options an affordable choice for W&L employees.
Rockbridge Farmers Alliance
The Rockbridge Farmer's Alliance CSA provides a weekly pick up running from May through September featuring nutritious favorites such as spring greens, summer staples like tomatoes, zucchini, sweet corn and peppers, followed by fall treats of winter squash, sweet potatoes and apples. Each weekly bag features food grown right here in Rockbridge County by either Paradox Farm or one of their partner farms such as Sunflower Flats or Foxridge Farm. Pick-up is every Thursday at the Hillel House on Washington Street from 4:30pm-6:30pm.
Paradox Farm also offers market shares. Market shares work similarly to a debit account. Customers pay up front when farmer's costs are highest. You can use the market share balance to shop at the Paradox Farm farmer's market booth without using cash.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up for a CSA or Market Share.