SarvodayaFarmsBeyondOrganicCSA

Sarvodaya Farms is happy to provide a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to our community. By becoming a Member of our CSA, you become a primary supporter of our educational programs, including our Free Urban Farmer Training Program and monthly gathering events. As a thank you gift from our organization, CSA members receive a weekly box of fresh produce from our farm. CSA Memberships constitute a donation to The Growing Club a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Read below for all the details and become a Member today!

CSA Options

We offer two Membership options:
*Small Box Membership for 1 to 2 people that includes 8 items (approximately 6 vegetables, 1 fruit, 1 herb)
*Large Box Membership for 3-4 people that includes 12 items (approximately 8 vegetables, 2 fruits, 2 herbs)
Our CSA Membership commitment length is 13 weeks (transacted in 1 or 2 donations).
Want to try it our first? We offer a 1-week Trial Membership

For 1 to 2 people
* Small Veggie Membership – $25 donation per week
* Small Veggie Membership with 1/2 dozen eggs – $30 donation per week

For 3 to 4 people
* Large Veggie Membership – $35 donation per week
* Large Veggie Membership with 1 dozen eggs – $45 donation per week

Pasture-Raised Organic Eggs
* Egg Only CSA – $10 donation per dozen per week
(1/2 dozen option available)

CSA FAQ

Sarvodaya Farms is an urban demonstration educational urban farm. Our main goal is to help educate our community in the practice and application of “regenerative” organic farming. Through our Farmer Training Program, we are training local community members in these farming arts, and helping create the next generation of beyond organic farms.

Sarvodaya Farms is “beyond organic.” While federal organic regulations disallow the use of synthetic chemicals such as pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides, they do not require organic farms to care of the health of soils, of farm workers, and of the local ecosystem. Our farm produces a large variety of produce complying with all the “organic” standards such as absolutely no petroleum-based pesticides, fertilizers, or fungicides, but we go far beyond just that. In fact, we go through lots of extra effort, not only to keep our farm free of dangerous chemicals, but also to keep our soil healthy and biologically active. Our crops are grown using a mix of old-fashioned and newly-discovered regenerative farming techniques. For example, to fertilize we use a variety of organic materials such as compost, worm castings, rabbit manure, horse manure, and coffee grounds. For irrigation, we rely on drip irrigation and micro-sprinklers, so we have a very small water footprint, and we grow a large variety of heirloom and open-pollinated vegetable varieties.

Our farm’s most distinctive feature is that we are a No-Till farm. That means we never turn the soil over, so we never disturb the balance of our soils nutrients, microbes, or insect life. This means our soil health builds over time, instead of remaining stagnant like 99% of organic farms. You’ll taste the difference in our produce, with its richer flavor, brighter colors, and longer storage ability.

Join our CSA and support our work and eat some fantastic fruit and vegetables!

Sarvodaya Farms is “beyond organic.” While federal organic regulations disallow the use of synthetic chemicals such as pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides, they do not require organic farms to care of the health of soils, of farm workers, and of the local ecosystem. Our farm produces a large variety of produce complying with all the “organic” standards such as absolutely no petroleum-based pesticides, fertilizers, or fungicides, but we go far beyond just that. In fact, we go through lots of extra effort, not only to keep our farm free of dangerous chemicals, but also to keep our soil healthy and biologically active. Our crops are grown using a mix of old-fashioned and newly-discovered regenerative farming techniques. For example, to fertilize we use a variety of organic materials such as compost, worm castings, rabbit manure, horse manure, and coffee grounds. For irrigation, we rely on drip irrigation and micro-sprinklers, so we have a very small water footprint, and we grow a large variety of heirloom and open-pollinated vegetable varieties.

Our farm’s most distinctive feature is that we are a No-Till farm. That means we never turn the soil over, so we never disturb the balance of our soils nutrients, microbes, or insect life. This means our soil health builds over time, instead of remaining stagnant like 99% of organic farms. You’ll taste the difference in our produce, with its richer flavor, brighter colors, and longer storage ability.

Join our CSA and support our work and eat some fantastic fruit and vegetables!

A Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is designed to help farmers and eaters connect in a intimate relationship that helps both parties. Eaters commit to receiving a set amount of produce each week, and farmers deliver the freshest, highest quality produce on a regular basis.

With our CSA program, you can expect to receive a wide variety of vegetables and herbs that taste better than anything you have ever had before. We grow mostly heirloom and exotic varieties unavailable at any supermarket or farmer’s market. All the vegetables you receive will be in-season ONLY from our farm. That means we won’t have tomatoes in the winter and we won’t have kale in the summer. We will, however, have the freshest, healthiest produce available and appropriate for the current season. 

To see samples of what a box looks like, see our list of past boxes here.

A CSA is designed to help farmers and eaters work together. Our farm will work hard all season to provide you with a large selection of delicious produce and instructions on how to cook items you may be unfamiliar with. However, CSA members will not be given the chance to choose their produce. We will select the best, in-season produce for you. You will however have the ability to let us know about any vegetables you really don’t like. We will keep note of that and replace any item you don’t like with something else.

If you prefer to choose all of your own produce from what’s in our field, we offer a U-Pick CSA option, where you can come to pick your own produce any Monday or Friday. Click here for more info on U Pick CSA.

CSA Pickup and Delivery Options
Every week, CSA members must come to pickup their own CSA box (delivery option also available). CSA Pickup Options are:

***NOTE: Delivery not available for Trial Boxes.

* POM - Pomona (Sarvodaya Farms) - Wednesdays - 9am to Noon
* DBR - Diamond Bar (The Growing Home) - Wednesdays - 4pm to 7pm
* PAS - Pasadena (near Hill Ave Exit)- Wednesdays - 3pm to 7pm
* DEL - Home Delivery - Wednesdays - Noon to 8pm
* KOR - Koreatown (near Normandie Ave Exit) - Wednesdays - 3pm to 7pm
* FUL - Fullerton (near Imperial Hwy & Brea Blvd) - Wednesdays- 3pm to 7pm
* RIV - Riverside (Sunny Cabana Farms) - Wednesdays - 3pm to 7pm
* WLA - West LA (near Santa Monica Blvd & Bundy Dr) - Thursdays - 8am to Noon

Home Delivery Option
We offer a delivery option for those unable to make pickups. Delivery is a flat fee of $7 additional donation to the following areas:
- City of Industry
- Claremont
- Diamond Bar
- Downtown LA
- Koreatown
- Montebello
- Monterey Park
- Pomona
- San Dimas
- South El Monte
- Upland
- Walnut

Our boxes are a bountiful display of fresh, in-season produce. Our Small Veggie Box and Juicing Box both include 8 items. Our Large Veggie Box includes 12 items. The veggie boxes include in-season vegetables, herbs, and fruit, while the Juicing Box will include primarily greens and other vegetables that are good for juicing. Since our boxes only include our local farm vegetables, CSA members will not receive out-of-season produce ever. That means fall and winter boxes will include mostly low growing green vegetables such as kale, lettuce, chard, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, radishes, etc. and our spring and summer boxes will include mostly the beautiful fruits of summer such as tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchinis, eggplants, peppers, chilis, etc. Our boxes change week to week, depending on what is looking the best out in the field. but to get a general idea of what our boxes look like see our list of past boxes here.

Sample Summer Large Veggie Box
2015-08-12 CSA Box  (Large)

– 1 bunch water spinach
– 1 bunch yam leaves
– 1 bunch lemon basil
– Mixed heirloom tomatoes
– 1 bunch mint
– a couple green zuchinni
– 1 bag White Kadota figs
– 1 zuchinno rampicante
– 1 bunch bay leaf
– Mixed Heirloom eggplant
– 1 basket thai lavender frog egg eggplant
– 1/4 Growing Home winter squash

Sample Winter Large Veggie Box

Yes, preparation suggestions and suggested recipes are included for each item in the box. Every week, we publish the list of items online, along with a photo and description of every item. The item’s description includes things like crop history, preparation suggestions, videos, suggested recipes and more. See our list of past boxes to get an idea of the information included.

No problem, we can skip packing you a box that week and add a week to your subscription. We allow 1 skip week for 4 weeks subscriptions and 3 skip weeks for 13 week subscriptions.

Traditional CSA’s often included requirements from CSA members to volunteer at their farms. Although we would love to see more of our customers and community members volunteer at the farm, we realize this is not a possibility for most people. We do not require volunteer hours from CSA members, but if you would like to volunteer with us, we would be happy to have you. If you would like to volunteer at the farm, please see our Volunteer Page.

Still have a few questions about the CSA program? Feel free to send us your questions by email at info@sarvodayafarms.com or give us a call at 909 660 3514.