CSA—News and Schedule
CSA Registration by Phone, Mail, E-Mail
The RTI CSA farmers/vendor take applications well ahead of the first in-person sign-up date at RTI (see additional information about sign-up days below). 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.
One of the most gratifying aspects of a local CSA program is getting to know the people in your community who grow, raise, or catch your food and make sure you receive it fresh each week.
For 2013, RTI invites North Carolina CSA customers to a sign-up event:
- Wednesday, February 20, lobby of Building 5 (cafeteria building), main campus, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All are welcome to come and meet representatives from our CSA farm and fishing families; to ask them questions about share sizes and costs, the produce offered, and their farming and fishing histories; and to sign up and pay for shares.
Campus Delivery Location: Dreyfus Building Parking Lot
The on-campus CSA delivery location is the former Dreyfus Building parking lot. Consult the RTI campus map to see the delivery location.
Signs are set up on Thursdays to direct CSA traffic to the CSA pick-up location. Deliveries are available for pick up between 4 and 6 p.m. Non-RTI CSA customers must use the Security call button to gain entrance through the gates.
In addition to the food shares for prepaid customers, some of the farmers and the seafood vendor bring "extras" for sale to anyone who comes to the on-campus location on Thursdays.
Bookmark This Page
Check this page often, especially if you've signed up to participate in this year's Community Supported Agriculture Program at RTI. Any CSA Program news, such as changes in schedule or special offers from the farmers/vendor, will be announced here.