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 and Azul Acres 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. For questions, please contact Anne Remington firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rockbridge Farmers Alliance
The Rockbridge Farmer's Alliance CSA provides 20 weekly deliveries, beginning May 27th, of fresh produce and/or eggs directly from the farm! Produce is Organic (non-certified). On Campus pick-up is every Thursday at the Hillel House on Washington Street from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Rockbridge Farmer's Alliance 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 (at a 5-10% discount) without using cash.
Members of the Azul Acres CSA program, based out of Staunton, will receive weekly buckets full of sustainably grown produce. Each weekly fellowship bucket is designed for 2-4 People. Produce is guaranteed from June through October. Available additions include eggs and meat products. Wednesday Lexington pick-up is available. Azul Acres CSA offers a compost program allowing you to send food scraps for composting. CSA membership includes complimentary admission to Azul Acres events and dinners.
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