Enjoy fresh, local, sustainably grown vegetables, and support Matthew 25’s community mission.
Cultivate Hope CSA
A Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share is a weekly produce subscription, but it is so much more than that. It is essentially investing early in the farm’s season and reaping the rewards all year! What’s more, a membership in the Cultivate Hope CSA is an investment in the development of a healthy food culture in Cedar Rapids.
Our CSA is $500 and runs for 22 weeks from May 13 through Oct. 7. We focus on the basics that you already know what to do with, but try to include something new and exciting every week.
Beyond providing local produce, Cultivate Hope strives to create a thriving food culture in Cedar Rapids. We will be hosting fun events and classes on the farm through the season so you can really see where your food comes from and get to know your neighbors. Check out our Facebook page or website to stay up to date with these events!
This year, we will also be providing some of our CSA shares to low-income households at half the cost. If you are interested, you can donate one-half or one-quarter of the price of a CSA to allow other families to receive fresh, local produce to make healthy meals at home. Or, if you’d like to support the Cultivate Hope program as a whole, you can donate online by clicking here.
Growing produce in Iowa is always an adventure, but this should give you some idea what to expect in your shares each month:
June: Rhubarb, Lettuce, Sugar Snap Peas, Green Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Leeks, Green Onions, Garlic Scapes, Radishes, Turnips, Spinach, Asian Greens*
July: Basil, Lettuce, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Cauliflower, New Potatoes, Peppers, Tomatoes, Green Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Leeks, Green Onions, Radishes, Turnips, Arugula, Kale, Beets, Jalapenos*
August: Lettuce, Cucumbers, Cauliflower, New Potatoes, Peppers, Tomatoes, Pole Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Leeks, Green Onions, Radishes, Turnips, Spinach, Ground Cherries, Eggplant, Jalapenos*
September: Lettuce, Cucumbers, Cauliflower, Peppers, Tomatoes, Tomatillos Green Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Leeks, Onions, Radishes, Turnips, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Kohlrabi, Eggplant, Beets*
October: Lettuce, Apples, Potatoes, Carrots, Leeks, Green Onions, Radishes, Turnips, Spinach, Kohlrabi, Winter Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Asian Greens, Brussels Sprouts*
*We can’t promise ahead of time what will be ripe and ready for harvest each week, due to weather or other growing factors. We hope you join with an open mind and are ready to try some new or returning produce!
We’re always open to suggestions and trying something new. Let us know if you want to make sure your favorite vegetable is included!
We look forward to seeing you at the farm this summer!