Join CSA, Get Fresh Fruits & Vegetables in Rancho Park: From Farm to Temple Isaiah to Your Table

Get delicous fresh produce delivered to Rancho Park every week and strengthen ties to your community and local farms in the process.


That's is the idea behind Temple Isaiah's Community Supported Agriculture Program. And now Rancho Park Online members are being invited to join.Temple Isaiah Rabbi Dara Frimmer (an esteemed RPO member) sent along this information about the farm box program.


As someone who has been part of this program, I highly reccomened it and would be willing to share a box if anyone is interested. It is always a treat to see what the farm sends each week, from rainbow chard to candy striped beets to dandilion greens and some of the best strawberries you've even eaten.


Read on for information on how to sign up for you own box and all the good it brings...


Fresh vegetables and fruit from McGrath Family Farm!

Temple Isaiah partners with McGrath Family Farm for a community supported agriculture program. Sign up to get a weekly box of wonderful, just-picked produce.


THE DEADLINE IS MONDAY, AUGUST 29. Get all the details on the Temple website.


Community-Supported Agriculture Information

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 and pay in advance for the season, which runs this Fall August 30 to November 22. 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.

Members pick up their boxes in the Temple’s front courtyard every Tuesday. 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.

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.

Want More?

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.)

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Comment by Orli Belman on August 26, 2011 at 12:11am
Great question and apologies for leaving out that key piece of info. The fall season is 13 weeks long. A full box is $455 and it is $227  to share. If you are interested you can find the contract here at Temple Isaiah's site.
Comment by Jane Richardone on August 25, 2011 at 11:18pm

Sounds great.  How much does it cost to join?


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