Our CSA offers the chance to get organic, delicious produce every week, picked for what is at the peak of its season and delivered to Isaiah for members to pick up. It is also a chance to forge a direct relationship with a local family farm, and to support careful agriculture that attends to the food, the land and the people who work it. A CSA is a perfect way to contribute to a more sustainable Jewish food community – doing good by eating well. In fact, our CSA is part of a national network of synagogue, and Jewish community center, connected CSA's.
What does it mean to join a CSA? Members buy a share in the season’s harvest. In return, you will get a weekly box of seven to 10 varieties of just-picked produce (herbs and flowers, too).
How Does it Work? Members sign up online here* and pay in advance for the season, which runs this Fall from September 2 - November 25. In return, they get a bushel box of fruits and vegetables every Tuesday. The box comes with a list of what is inside. We send out a weekly newsletter to all CSA participants during the season, which includes recipes for using the fruits and vegetables in the box.
The cost of the 13-week Fall season will be $455/full share; $227.50/half-share.
*When you click on the link, you will go directly to McGrath Family Farm's website. Click on "Join Now" on top left. On the next page, click on "Join CSA Program" and then choose Temple Isaiah. Click Next, add Fall Share Delivered to your order and you will then be able to create an account and pay for your share.
Meet our farmer and the produce in our CSA box here!
Worried it is Too Much Food?
Members can share boxes. You can share each week with a friend or a neighbor, or you can alternate weeks with your share partner. If you do not know someone to share with, we are happy to help you find a partner.
Please note: You cannot sign up for half-shares on the McGrath site. If you have a partner to share with, one of you needs to sign up and pay for the whole box. Add the name, email and phone number of the person you are sharing with where it says Additional Contact.
If you don't have a partner to share with, contact Gail Minkow in the Temple Office, 310-277-2772.
We have had cooking classes, speakers and Shabbat dinners. We hope to add other programs. (And yes, we would love your help in the planning if you are willing.)
QUESTIONS? Eager to join the core committee for the CSA? Call Mary MacVean (323-934-1558).