COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE
The South Central Farmers Collaborative, a local non-profit group, operates a community supported agriculture program at USC's University park Campus. Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a new idea in farming, where consumers interested in safe food and farmers seeking stable markets for their crops join together in economic partnerships. You can pay a share in the collaborative and receive a weekly box of fresh, USDA certified organic produce delivered to campus!
Order a box of fresh, organic produce by 5:00 PM on Mondays and pick it up from "The Lot" on Wednesday after 3:00 PM. Prices starts at $20.00 per box (discounts available).
For more information and to order, please visit:
On the Health Science Campus, the Keck Students For Sustainability coordinate a CSA (community-supported agriculture) program that has been received with enthusiasm by both USC students and faculty. Bringing the ethos of local, organic produce even closer to home, the organization pairs up with fellow students and community members to work on a community garden at Clinica Oscar Romero.
Farmer's Markets: Once a month, both the University Park Campus and the Health Science Campus host farmer's markets for students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, the area surrounding the University Park Campus is home to a number of weekly farmers markets where you can buy local, organic produce and other goods. For more information, please visit: http://wellness.usc.edu/2009/02/trojan-fresh-market-1.html.