Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Fresh Products Direct from the Farm to You
RTI is proud to host the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program in the heart of the Research Triangle Park. If you work in the Park or live nearby, you can pick up local vegetables, fruits, eggs, and free-range and organic meats weekly at RTI.
How CSA Works
Our participating farmers grow and sell a wide variety of wholesome food items.
You sign up with the supplier of your choice. For farm products, you agree to purchase one or more "shares" (see Participating Farmers). A share represents your part of that session's harvest—usually enough to supply one household.
Once a week, on Thursday afternoons between 4 and 6 p.m., you come to RTI and pick up your deliveries (see RTI Headquarters address and map). It's that simple. You and your family enjoy a bounty of high-quality, fresh products; in return, our participating farmers are assured of a continuing level of purchases.
RTI's employees have enjoyed the advantages of community-supported agriculture since 2003. We invite you to join us and share the goodness.
How to Register
Farmers take applications well ahead of the first in-person sign-up date at RTI. Beginning in February, both returning and new customers are welcome to review the online information about that year's farmers/vendor and what they offer, print the sign-up form(s), and prepay (for farm shares) by mailing a check to the chosen farmer(s). Customers make individual commitments to the suppliers and are free to sign up and pay at any time. It is advised to check in with the farmers by phone or e-mail to reserve your space before sending in prepayment.
Fruit, vegetables, and meat are available each week for walk-up customers.
CSA delivery vehicles are located in a parking lot visible from East Institute Drive. Customers can park anywhere in the large lots next to Buildings 3 and 5.