Be part of the 2010 Summer Veggie CSA

January 12, 2010

News, Projects

A new CSA has been launched for the summer season of 2010!

CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, is a partnership between an agricultural or artisan producer and a group of consumers. The consumers sponsor the production of a specific crop or product at the beginning of the CSA, and during the season, the producer responds with frequent reports on that crop’s development and growth, and the consumers can visit the producer to learn more about how crop is grown, and even help with the harvest. The harvest is divided between all the members during the course of the season. Possible CSA products could include vegetables, fruit trees or grassfed beef from an entire steer.

The point of running a CSA (and a cornerstone of the Slow Food ethos) is to reconnect consumers with agricultural producers, and make urban dwellers aware of the lifecycles implicit in growing and producing the food we eat.

Slow Food Cape Town CSA will be running a ten-week vegetable CSA with farmer Erick Zenzele.  Starting Tuesday 26 January (through Tuesday 30 March), CSA supporters will receive a new bag of freshly plucked organically grown vegetables each week.  And, new in this round, every second week’s bag will also include either exotic mushrooms or preserves from other sustainable food producers and projects.


  • a weekly bag of six naturally grown vegetables over ten weeks
  • Crops including: herbs, mixed lettuce, boerpampoen, sweet potatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, green beans, white and yellow mielies, celery root, beetroot, carrots, spring onions, butternut and baby marrows.
  • Compostable plastic and recycled paper packaging
  • Collection points at Jaqui Daya Food Store in Newlands, Joostenberg Deli off the N1, Deer Park Café in Vredehoek, and Millstone Farm Stall in Pinelands
  • An additional item every other week (five weeks over the course of the CSA), including two bottles of preserves from a community project, and three bags of organic exotic mushrooms from mushroom grower Theo Oldjohn
  • Two outings to Erick’s farm in Kraaifontein
  • R559.00 in total, averaging to R55.90 per weekly bag

To reserve your place, email
More information can be found on our blog,

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