Workplace CSA Program
EC Matthews Company will be offering CSA vouchers to all full-time employees interested in signing up for a CSA share for the 2024 CSA season. Each participant will be able to sign up for a weekly vegetable share and pick it up at EC Matthews or another convenient pickup starting this May!
To learn more about CSA, the benefits, pricing, and options read below. If you are already familiar with this CSA voucher program click on the view partner farm button and read Sustainable Harvest Farm's bio and buy a share!
What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?
A local produce subscription where members receive weekly deliveries of vegetables and some fruits for 20+ weeks starting in May.
A model of buying food focused on the community where a participant pays in advance for a share and becomes an important farm member for the whole season.
A weekly box or basket of fresh, seasonal vegetables. The items in a share are harvested at their peak ripeness and will often store longer and have more flavor than other produce.
What are the Benefits of CSA?
Easy access to healthy fresh food and the opportunity to try new foods.
Convenience--pick up your share at work or on the way home.
Know your farmer that grows your food. Receive regular newsletters, updates, and useful recipes.
Enjoy health benefits of increasing vegetable consumption and eating more whole foods.
Invest more food dollars locally to support a strong regional food system.
CSA Share Size, Pricing, & Customization
Small Share: 6 items on average per week. Good for households with 1-2 people who enjoy cooking a few times a week. Best for first time CSA members.
Regular Share: 10 items on average per week. Good for households with 2-4 people who enjoy cooking several times a week.
XL Share: 12 items on average per week. Good for larger households of 4 or more people who enjoy cooking most nights a week.
Members can customize their shares weekly based on what you want and receive amazing customer service and tech support. The program also gives participants the option to reschedule, change their delivery location, and place a cancel or hold on their share during the season.
Pricing & Payment:
All EC Matthews employees can use a CSA voucher that will discount 100% of the share cost at signup. Then employees will only be responsible for 25% of the share balance. This will be taken out as a weekly payroll deduction once the CSA season begins in May.
What to expect in a CSA?
Members can look forward to a delicious diversity of produce throughout the season! Items change from week to week and are great way to try news foods and recipes. View the CSA shares below to get an idea of the wide variety of produce you can expect throughout the season.
Pick up your share at EC Matthews every Thursday from 3:30-5:00pm, or another convenient community pick-up, or opt for home delivery.
How to Participate?
Claim a CSA voucher: Look for an e-mail from Polly Matthews with details on the 2024 EC Matthews workplace CSA voucher program.
Sign up for a CSA share. Employees who complete voucher application will be sent a voucher code and can apply it at signup on the farm's website.
View step-by-step CSA signup instructions here.
Questions about how to participate? Contact Polly Matthews, CSA site coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EC Matthews will be partnering with Sustainable Harvest Farm
to bring participants weekly vegetable shares for the 2024 growing season.
Ford and Amanda Waterstrat own and operate a first-generation family farm that produces a wide variety of USDA certified organic, high quality produce grown in an environmentally sensitive manner. They offer individuals, families and businesses highly customizable, nutritious and delicious farm shares that are easy to pick up and are backed with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Ford and Amanda have a passion to help people eat better, reduce food waste and improve their overall health and well-being.
Sustainable Harvest Farm strives to provide their customers with peace of mind knowing their produce is grown locally in a manner that enhances our ecosystem yet ensures food safety.