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Harvesting Hope CSA

Our Harvesting Hope CSA is a one-of-a-kind Community Sponsored Agriculture program that supports a great cause!

What is a CSA? A CSA is a network of community members pledge support to a local farmer and his production. It is an opportunity to eat seasonally, more sustainably and locally. Think of a magazine subscription, but instead the delivery is fresh produce! In our case, Jesus Center guests work as interns on the farm to learn marketable job skills.

CSA Membership Includes:

  • A box of fresh produce every other Saturday.
  • A newsletter with farm updates and recipes to inspire delicious meals using our specific crops.
  • Members get to hand pick their own selection.
  • All sustainably farmed, locally grown produce.

Costs:
$45 per month for bi-weekly distribution with no annual fees!

Jesus Center Farm & CSA
Jesus Center Farm CSA Box
Jesus Center Farm Rows
Jesus Center Farm & CSA Vegetables

Frequently Asked Questions


What makes this CSA unique?
Our boxes contain more than healthy food! Each box includes farm news highlighting recipes to inspire members to cook up delicious meals using our specific crops. Members also bring their own box to fill with crops of their choice that they personally select. Occasionally have special bonuses are in the boxes that are donated to us such as Lundberg Family Farms rice and California Olive Ranch olive oil. It’s a bargain and supports a truly great cause!

Can payment and time commitments be flexible?
Yes. We offer 3, 6, or 12 month memberships. Methods of payments and payment scheduling is flexible, please contact if you would like to set up something specific.

How do I sign up?
Sign up by filling out this form »

What does the money go towards?
The $45 per month fee for a bi-weekly distribution of sustainably farmed produce helps pay for our internship program for Jesus Center guests, the farm maintenance and labor, and the produce grown.

What if I’m unavailable during a scheduled pick-up date?
Have no fear, no food goes to waste here! Food that is not collected on the designated pick-up days is donated to the Jesus Center kitchen, Food For All, and the local gleaners program.

What are some facts about the farm?
The farm supports between 8-12 interns each year. Guest internships create an opportunity to learn about agriculture and the creation of marketable job skills. The farm provides a beautiful venue to encourage healing relationships with themselves, God, and our community. Successful program graduates are recommended for further assistance programs such as housing and other job opportunities.

The farm generates between 12-15 different crops throughout the year.

Produce is donated by the farm to be used in every meal at the Jesus Center kitchen.

All produce grown on the farm is organic and grown locally!

How else can I get involved?
We are always looking for more volunteers (both individuals and groups) on the farm! Bring your family, friends, business, or yourself to the farm to learn more about what we do and gain a hands-on experience of agriculture as healing. Start by signing up here as a community volunteer. Then, contact Farm Manager Jim Mathys for specific opportunities. Email: jim@jesuscenter.org.

Need more information?

Send us an email at csa@JesusCenter.org