The Farm at SOU prepares for CSA season

Cultivating community: The Farm at SOU

The Farm at Southern Oregon University is currently growing a variety of crops including kale, radishes, potatoes, asparagus, garlic and onions, despite recent weather adversities – signaling a promising start to the upcoming Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) season.

The Farm at SOU prepares for CSA seasonRecent potato plantings marked a significant step toward fulfilling the summer 2024 CSA Program, a cornerstone initiative of the farm, with crops that have over-wintered now approaching harvest. The CSA program yields high-quality, pesticide-free produce and fosters community engagement by offering subscribing members weekly access to fresh fruits and vegetables grown on The Farm.

CSA shares are available for participants who wish to receive weekly produce boxes. The program is open to all community members, regardless of their relationship with SOU. More information regarding the 2024 CSA program is available on The Farm at SOU website.

The Farm at SOU also partners with Aladdin, the campus catering service responsible for The Hawk dining commons. The Farm supplies fresh produce for a variety of dishes, enriching the dining experience while reinforcing The Farm’s commitment to sustainability, and compostable waste from the dining facility is used to enrich soil at the student-led and student-powered agricultural organization.

The Farm, located near the SOU campus on North Walker Street, has blossomed since its inception in 2013. It provides learning opportunities, embracing the principles of farming and sustainability, and serves as an educational hub open to students of all ages – from elementary to college.

As The Farm embraces the new growing season, its organizers extend gratitude to the individuals and businesses whose support sustains its mission.