Multi-farm collaborative CSA
(Community Supported Agriculture)
Featuring three local farms in Nevada City
*First Rain Farm
*Chapman Family 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.
In 2021 our CSA program was 30 members and all of the produce was grown at First Rain Farm. This year, 2022, we are excited to be collaborating with Chapman Family Farm and Bluebird Farm to provide 60 CSA boxes for our community. By collaborating with these farms we will be able to assemble an even more diverse box, while also simplifying the complexity of our own crop plan at First Rain Farm. Thanks to this collaboration we will be providing 10+ additional items compared to last year including: Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, and weekly lettuce. We hope you enjoy the diversity and the quality!
Chapman Family Farm is owned and operated by Leo and Deb Chapman. Their farm is on Lewis road, just a mile from downtown Nevada City. Like a smaller version of First Rain Farm, Leo and Deb have a very beautiful and diverse farm where they grow vegetables, berries, herbs, and raise sheep. Throughout the course of the season they will be providing 4-6 crops for the CSA.
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 first 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 at 16372 Indian Flat Rd. Nevada City.
Full Season: 20 weeks March- April and July-Sept: $360 (only 11 spots remaining)
Summer/Fall: 12 weeks July-Sept $216
To reserve your spot, send your check to:
16372 Indian Flat Rd.
Nevada City CA 95959
(please put your preferred pick up location in the memo)
* 22 weeks, June 1st-October 26th 2022
* $32 per week for a season total of $704.00
*Over the course of the season you will receive over 50 different produce varieties
*Farm pick-up every Wednesday between the hours of 4pm-7pm
Please sign up below. Once we receive your CSA registration form we will send you an invoice
within a few days.