Our CSA offers the chance to get organic, delicious produce every week, picked for what is at the peak of its season and delivered to Isaiah for members to pick up. It is also a chance to forge a direct relationship with a local family farm, and to support careful agriculture that attends to the food, the land and the people who work it. A CSA is a perfect way to contribute to a more sustainable Jewish food community – doing good by eating well. In fact, our CSA is part of a national network of synagogue, and Jewish community center, connected CSAs.
What does it mean to join a CSA? Members buy a share in the season’s harvest. In return, you will get a weekly box of seven to 10 varieties of just-picked produce (herbs and flowers, too).
How Does it Work? Members sign up online here and pay in advance for the season, which runs this Summer from June 4 - August 27. In return, they get a bushel box of fruits and vegetables every Tuesday. The box comes with a list of what is inside, and the Temple CSA committee tries its best to provide recipes by email.
The cost of the 13-week Summer season will be $455/full share; $227.50/half-share.
Members pick up their boxes in the Temple’s front courtyard every week. Exact pickup times are not set, but last season pickup ran from afternoon into evening. Each member is asked to volunteer one shift during pickup over the course of the season.
Meet our farmer and the produce in our CSA box here!
Worried it is Too Much Food?
Members can share boxes. You can share each week with a friend or a neighbor, or you can alternate weeks with your share partner. If you do not know someone to share with, we are happy to help you find a partner.
We have had cooking classes, speakers and Shabbat dinners. We hope to add other programs. (And yes, we would love your help in the planning if you are willing.)
QUESTIONS? Eager to join the core committee for the CSA? Call Mary MacVean (323-934-1558).