There's no need to run all over town just to get your hands on fresh, local produce. Not when you can sign up for a CSA, or community-supported agriculture.
Maya's Farm, a small enterprise run by Maya Dailey within The Farm at South Mountain development, offers CSA members a weekly allotment of fresh, hand-picked, certified organic produce. The spring CSA season starts Friday, April 11 and Maya's Farm is accepting applications now.
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Membership costs $300 for the 12-week season, or $25 a week. In addition to the produce members also get seasonally inspired recipes from local restaurants and chefs and advance notice and early bird pricing for Maya's Farm special offers, workshops, Farm to Table dinners and other special events.
CSA members can choose between four pickup days and eight possible locations throughout Phoenix and Scottsdale:
Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Hillside Spot 4740 E. Warner Road Phoenix, 85044
Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. Urban Beans/Tertio 7th Street and Osborn Phoenix, 85006
Wednesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Phoenix Public Market Central and McKinley Phoenix, 85004
Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. The Café at MIM 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, 85050
Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. The Herb Box 7134 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, 85251
Saturdays from 8 to 10 p.m. Maya's Farm 6106 S. 32nd St. Phoenix, 85042
Saturdays from noon to 2 p.m. Tarbell's Restaurant 3213 E. Camelback Road Phoenix, 85018
Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Urban Yoga 3225 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, 85012
You can find the CSA application and agreement on the Maya's Farm website. They can be either mailed to Maya's Farm or dropped off at the Phoenix Public Market Cafe. Payment must be received at the time of application.