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CommunitySupported Agriculture

Multi-farm collaborative CSA
(Community Supported Agriculture)

Featuring four local farms in Nevada County

*First Rain Farm
*Starbright Acres Farm
*Feeding Crane Farm
*Bluebird Farm


When you purchase a share in our community supported agriculture program (CSA) you are supporting your farmers by providing up front capital for the start of the season. As your farmers, we then provide you with a seasonally-changing box of the freshest produce each week.

Learn a little about each farm below. You can find out more about First Rain Farm by clicking on the

"Our Story" tab at the top of the page.

Feeding Crane Farm is family farm project growing a wide array of vegetables at 1400 feet in the Sierra foothills. We strive to grow our produce in a manner that maximizes nutrition for people while improving the health of the ecosystem in which we farm and providing a secure livelihood for ourselves and the people who work with us. We use an evolving array of organic practices to build soil, increase productivity, and increase the nutrient density of our produce.



Bluebird Farm is owned and operated by Malaika Bishop. Malaika has been active in the local farming and food movement for over a decade and many of you might know her from her involvement with Sierra Harvest. In her second full year of running her own farm, Malaika is managing two farm locations, one on Cement Hill road at the Jacobson Dude Ranch and the other at the Sierra Friends Center (formally known as Woolman) off Jones Bar road. Bluebird farm will be contributing regular salad offerings for the CSA as well as an assortment of other crops.  

In addition to vegetables, Bluebird farm is offering a flower share where you can treat yourself or a loved one to a generous weekly bouquet of flowers all season long. Flower share members will receive the best of what is in season from the 150 unique varieties of flowers growing in our ½ acre field. In the spring, you will enjoy rare spring beauties grown under cover, like ranunculus, Icelandic poppies and tulips and in the summer and fall dahlias, zinnias, sunflowers, snap dragons, marigolds and so much more. Pick up your flowers Wednesdays with your veggie box at First Rain Farm or Starbright Acres Farm. If you are interested in spring flowers or greens like salad mix, spinach, and arugula during the months that CSA is not running, please sign up directly at

Summer/Fall Flower Share: 12 weeks July-Sept $282.80 You will get the best of the main flower growing season, with all the summer stunners like dahlias, zinnias, sunflowers, and dozens more. 


Sunflower Share: 12 weeks July-Sept $167.70 Get a fresh bunch of stunning sunnies every week for 12 weeks.

*These prices include sales tax


Starbright Acres Family Farm produces certified organic nutritious, delicious, planet friendly food for our local community. Ken & Aleta Barrett and their two children founded Starbright Acres Family Farm in 2010 with the concept of growing a commercially and financially viable quantity of produce in a semi-urban setting.  They now sell over $100,000 of certified organic produce per acre in cultivation. 90% is sold within 10 miles of the farm.  Starbright Farm also supports our local food network by hosting field trips, getting involved with local schools & agricultural programs, selling vegetable starts, and sharing farming knowledge with community members. Nutritious, delicious, planet friendly food - Eat right at Starbright!


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CSA Details:

* 21 weeks, June 7th-October 25th 2023

* $32 per week for a season total of $672

*Over the course of the season you will receive over 40 different produce varieties

*Pick-up every Wednesday between the hours of 4-7pm

Pick-up options:

1. First Rain Farm, 19832 Rector Rd. Nevada City, CA

2. Starbright Acres Farm 12575 Polaris Dr.Grass Valley, CA


Add-on options:

Flowers from Bluebird Farm are currently available as a weekly add-on option.

*Summer/Fall Flower Share - July-September - $282.80

*Sunflower Share - July-September - $167.70


Add-On possibilities :

We are exploring the possibility of offering freshly baked bread, locally produced canned goods, and locally grown mushrooms as additional add-on options. Please provide your input on the form below.

Please sign up below.  Once we receive your CSA registration form we will send you an invoice

within a few days.

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