Pie Ranch cultivates a healthy and just food system from seed to table through food education, farmer training, and regional partnerships.
Pie Ranch CSA
2018 Community Supported Agriculture
CSA refers to a model of farming in which farmers sell harvest shares (vegetables, flowers, meat, etc.) directly to people in the local community. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It represents a shared commitment: community members commit to the farm for the season, providing farmers, or in this case, Pie Ranch, with a secure customer base, and Pie Ranch commits to doing their utmost to provide the local community with the best-quality, most nutritious food around.
Your membership supports Pie Ranch's unique youth and emerging farmers educational programs. Pie Ranch offers paid internships to high school youth during the summer months, using the farm as a platform to teach about a broken food system and community organizing. Our emerging farmers program trains a small group of individuals seeking to be organic farmers committed to social justice. During CSA season, these two programs merge their efforts to grow, harvest, and deliver the best food our soils have to offer! We are honored and grateful to grow food for you.
Depending on the time of the year, you can expect a combination of the following: leafy greens; herbs; fresh fruit and berries; dry beans; potatoes; broccoli; cauliflower; tomatoes; peppers, and anything else our Central Coast climate allows.
Our CSA season runs for 24 weeks with the option to sign up for just half a season (summer or fall, which run for 12 weeks each).
Summer HomeSlice Box (12 boxes) June 14th–August 30th
Fall HomeSlice Box (12 boxes) September 6th–November 20th
Full Season (24 Boxes) June 14th–November 20th
New 'Choose Your Own Dates' Box (any number of Boxes) June 14th–November 20th *This option costs $2.00 more per box.
We understand that people may travel or need a break from their produce box so you can put your box on hold one week each season and receive that box at a later date at the end of the season.
We are a small farm committed to creating a just food system which includes making nutritionally dense food available to all. Our membership is on a sliding scale and can vary in retail price from $28-$34/box, depending on drop off location (see list below). We also offer wholesale boxes for members who qualify, at $20. Pie Ranch also accepts EBT as a form of payment. Please contact us if you have questions about cost for your specific location.
How to pay: We accept checks made out to Pie Ranch and mailed to PO Box 363 Pescadero, CA 95060. Or you can pay with a credit card online.
2018 CSA Pick Up Sites:
More questions? Please contact our CSA coordinator Sanra Ritten at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for supporting sustainable agriculture
and for supporting Bay Area youth.