Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

To become a CSA member...

  • You must complete the member agreement application.

  • Pay online or make check payable to MSU - Towne’s Harvest Garden and either email or mail member agreement to:

townes.harvest@gmail.com

Towne’s Harvest Garden 
Montana State University/ HHD
121 PE Complex, Bozeman, Montana 59717

 

Towne's Harvest CSA Member Agreement Application (PDF)

Towne's Harvest CSA Member Agreement Application (WORD)

2015 CSA Options

You may pay by check or PayPay. To pay online via PayPal, choose the CSA option from the drop down menu and click Buy Now. Then, select "Pay with bank account, debit or credit card, or PayPal credit." Select the "Debit or Credit Card" tab, and enter your information to pay.

Or make checks payable to MSU - Towne's Harvest

Shares are sold on a first come basis.  Your CSA share membership will be verified via email.  Feel free to contact us with questions at townes.harvest@gmail.com

 

Pick-up Schedule

Wednesdays between 4:00 - 6:30 pm at the Towne's Harvest Garden Farm


Summer Share

(12 weeks [14 week equivalent] July 8-September 23 - Wednesday farm pickup 4-6:30pm)

            $385  

This is our normal summertime share (with a bit of a tweak), which will include all of the crops we have planted, with more variety as summer progresses! Each week you will visit the farm and pick out your specific bundle of vegetables in our barn, supplying produce for an average family of 2-4 people. Knowledgeable MSU students and interns will be there to answer all of your questions. This year, the last two weeks of distribution will be doubled in size. We are going to load you up with storage crops during these final two weeks, so you don’t have to make more trips to the farm than necessary! You will still receive the same monetary value of produce as if it were a 14 week CSA, but the last couple weeks you will receive double the normal weekly amount.


Summer Share Convenience Option

(12 weeks July 9-September 24 Thursday MSU campus pickup outside the SUB, by the Noodle on 7th and Grant 3-6pm)

            $415               *Continued from last year*

This option provides the same produce as our Summer Share, but is delivered to the MSU campus for those who cannot get away or have busy Wednesday night schedules. The increased price represents additional time, fuel and packaging costs associated with the drop-off. Contact the Marketing Manager Kara to determine if additional accommodations can be made.


Student Summer Share *Continued this Season*

(12 weeks [14 week equivalent] July 8-September 23 - Wednesday farm pickup 4-6:30pm)

          $300

This discounted share is designated for STUDENTS ONLY. A current student ID is required. This is the same as the Summer Share. As students, this share may be split among housemates to further reduce costs. We sincerely wish to increase student veggie consumption, so tell all the students you know!


Full Season Share

Our Full Season Share runs for 18 weeks (20 week equivalent), from May 27 to September 23 - Wednesday farm pickup 4-6:30pm)

           $540 ($10 discount!)

This share combines the Spring Greens Share and Summer Share, along with a discount. This year, the last two weeks of distribution will be doubled in size. We are going to load you up with storage crops during these final two weeks, so you don’t have to make more trips to the farm than necessary! You will still receive the same monetary value of produce as if it were a 20 week CSA, but the last couple weeks you will receive double the normal weekly amount.

Spring Greens Share

(6 weeks May 27-July 1 - Wednesday farm pickup 4-6:30pm)

           $165               Limited Supply - only 25 shares available!

This share provides 25 lucky members with pre-season produce along with those ever-desirable fresh farm eggs! A variety of greens will fill your refrigerator drawers each week, accompanied by herbs, ½-1 dozen farm-raised chicken eggs, and any additional early season vegetables and fruits that we are able to offer. Start your summer off right!


Garden Starter Share

(One time pickup –Friday May 29 – farm pickup)

            $55                  Limited Supply – only 40 shares available!

We are continuing this package from last year, with some revisions. We will provide ~25 valuable transplants along with ~8 packages of seeds. There will be enough starts and seeds to fill a plot of land or raised bed area of approximately 10’x16’. Included will be instructions on how to plant and maintain your garden throughout the summer. Plant starts will include tomatoes, peppers, basil, broccoli, and onions. Seeds packets will include squash, zucchini, cucumber, spinach, carrots, beans, peas and lettuce. Starts will be hardened off and ready to plant, weather permitting! All seeds, starts and soil will be organic.


Full Season Convenience Share

(18 weeks May 28-September 24 Thursday MSU campus pickup outside the SUB, by the Noodle on 7th and Grant 3-6pm)

           $580 ($10 discount).                                   

This is a combination of our Spring and Summer Shares, but delivered to campus. Actually, the first 6 weeks will be delivered right to your office! After that, you can join us at the Campus Farm Stand on Thursdays to pick up the remaining 12 shares.


Late Season Shares

Additional late season and storage shares will be offered towards the end of the season, depending on availability and productivity. Check back with THG if you are interested later in the season. We already appreciate your continued interest!


Donations

For every $25 you donate to support Towne's Harvest Garden, you will receive $5 in THG Market Bucks, eligible for redemption at any of our farm stand markets. Donors offering $100 will also receive a THG hat of their choice, along with $20 in THG Market Bucks.

 

 

About the Program...

Friends of Local Foods was formed in the fall of 2006 to bring concerned students, faculty, and community members together to raise awareness, create academic opportunities and conduct research related to local food systems and food quality.  Out of this effort, with the support of several members of the MSU community, grew the Towne's Harvest Garden project, a 3+ acre diversified vegetable farm. 

Towne's Harvest Garden not only produces vegetables, it is the start of a larger project that promotes community building and individual empowerment.  Our goal is that the THG farm will offer valuable hands-on education for the Bozeman community by promoting learning about food production and the value of eating and supporting local foods. 

MSU student, faculty and staff as well as community members are very welcome to visit and volunteer at the garden.  Volunteers will be rewarded for their efforts by stress reduction through physical work, joyful camaraderie and fresh vegetables.  Email us to find out about volunteer dates and times.

 

Why Towne’s Harvest?

The name of the garden connects the history of the land to the present.  Towne is the surname of one of five farmers who used to own land which was eventually deeded to MSU.  The land where the Horticulture Farm and the Towne’s Harvest Garden is located has been nicknamed Towne’s farm for several decades.  The piece of land which became the garden actually belonged to E. Broox and the Ella Martin Farm.  It was deeded to MSU in 1909.

Towne's Harvest will continue to be good stewards of that farm so that future generations of Montanans can grow food on this land. 

 

What is a CSA?

A CSA (community supported agriculture) membership is a mutually beneficial relationship between small farms and community members. A member helps support a farm in the beginning of the season when funds are low by paying upfront for a summer’s worth of produce. The farm is then able to sustain itself through the early season until markets become more profitable and they are able to break even. As a member, you will receive a weekly supply of vegetables from our farm, and as much generosity as the farm managers and interns can offer!

Towne’s Harvest is a educational research farm. Therefore, we greatly value member’s involvement and feedback as we try to create a model for small scale producers in the state.

Shares will include numerous types of produce including peppers, potatoes, carrots, basil, parsley, onions, tomatoes, green beans, peas, broccoli, salad mix, beets, cucumbers squash and much, much more!

This year we will be offering some new options for you to choose from. If you have any questions, recommendations, or need assistance filling out your member agreement, don’t hesitate to contact Towne's Harvest Garden’s new Marketing and Operations Manager, Kara Landolfi via email @ townesharvet@gmail.com or phone @ 406-396-0873.