The ELF Market Cooperative CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) provides the East Lake community (and surrounding areas) with a stronger and more direct farm connection. The CSA will give you more access to fresh food while supporting local farmers.
In our CSA, you can choose from our participating farms, each farm offers a unique weekly basket of produce. Your commitment lasts for 24 weeks, or longer if you choose. Our session dates are listed below:
Spring-Fall I: 12 weeks (May 18, 2014 – August 3, 2014)
Spring-Fall II: 12 weeks (August 10, 2014 – October 26, 2014)
Share Sizes: While each farm provides a varying amount of food we use the following as our general rule of thumb. Keep in mind that your cooking & and entertaining habits also come into play with how you use your food… and if you do end up with a little extra around its usually easy to find neighbors to share with
Half Share = 2 persons’ veggies for a week = 1 vegetarian’s for a week
Full Share = 4 persons’ veggies for a week = 2 vegetarian’s for a week
2014 Session Details:
Pickup: Every Friday 4PM-6PM at East Lake Farmers Market at the corner of 2nd Ave. and Hosea Williams Blvd.
Membership Fee: $30 per week for a full share; $15 per week for a half share.
Down Payment: We cannot hold a place in the CSA without the down payment, as such, we suggest that you send your down payment to us as soon as possible.
• Full share: For 12 weeks of a full share per- week, down payment is $250.
• Half share: For 12 weeks of a half share per week, down payment is $125.
Balance due: Your membership fee tentatively reserves a spot with a farmer and the entirety is applied toward your total 12-week balance. The balance due will be communicated after your farm selection has been confirmed. For example if the weekly cost is $30, then the balance due will be $110 ($360 total cost – $250 down payment = $110 balance due). See below for each farmer’s specific weekly share costs and see application for more details.
Membership/Payment: To become a member, download the CSA Member Application (click to download PDF file). Complete the application (applications can be mailed or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org) and submit your down payment of $250 (full share) or $125 (half share) to:
East Lake Farmers Market c/o Doug Williams
2632 Memorial Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30317
Or pay in person during Market days, see Market Manager, Adamaah Grayse, for payment submission. We accept cash, check. We can accept debit and credit cards at Market only (additional fees may apply).
To be a part of the first sessions Spring-Summer CSA, your completed application form and full membership fee are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014. If you are submitting before this date only your down payment is due and the remaining balance due will be communicated to you along with the farm preference you have received.
East Lake Urban Farm & Community Learning Garden
Farmers: Khari Diop, Uwezo Akili Flewellen, Nicole Bluh, and a host of dedicated volunteers
Of course, we’re thrilled at the continuing progress at the East Lake Urban Farm- it’s right next door to the Market! Right now, the team has seeded the greenhouse, planted out starts in the Farm’s raised beds, and they have renovated their composting area. Stop by the corner of 2nd Avenue and Hosea Williams Drive to see what’s growing! And find more information about our partner, the Southeastern Horticultural Society here!
Spring-Summer I: CURRENTLY ENROLLING
Summer-Fall II: CURRENTLY ENROLLING
Full Share Weekly Cost: $30.00
Half Share Weekly Cost: $15.00