Bear Butte Gardens

Bear Butte Gardens' Community Supported Aggriculture (CSA) Model

Definition of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA):
A system that connects producers and consumers within the food system closer by allowing the consumer to subscribe to the harvest of a certain farm or group of farms. It is an alternative socioeconomic model of agriculture and food distribution that allows the producer and consumer to share the risks and bounty of farming. The model is a subcategory of civic agriculture that has an overarching goal of strengthening a sense of community through local markets. In return for subscribing to a harvest, subscribers receive either a weekly or bi-weekly box of produce or other farm goods.

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Our goal at Bear Butte Gardens is to provide fresh, nutritious, flavorful, certified organic produce for families in our geographic area. This year we are providing a limited number of full shares (weekly) as well as a limited number of bi-weekly shares (every other week). All produce included in this CSA is from our USDA Organic Certified farm.

As a CSA subscriber you will receive a share of freshly harvested vegetables either weekly or bi-weekly during the designated timeframe. With this CSA model you will be accepting the risks involved in farming as well as the bounty. We have no control over nature and there is the possibility of some crop failure; however, when we have success you will be partaking in the bounty of the farm as a CSA member. A full share will usually feed a family of 3-4, or two people who eat a lot of vegetables and cook often or are vegetarians. A bi-weekly share will feed a single person or couple who eat a fair amount of vegetables. Occasionally during the summer season we MAY choose to skip a week when garden production is very low and we will notify customers..

Typical CSA Share

The Bi-Weekly and Full Season options begin in May. We generally do not offer a share during rally week (the first full week of August).

Full share cost is $522.50 (includes sales tax) and bi-weekly share cost is $276.93. We will offer a limited number of shares in 2023. You may contact us at any time to ensure we still have shares available.

We only reserve CSA shares upon receipt of application (photo of completed app is fine) and an initial payment of at least $250 (full share) or $150 (bi-weekly shares). Full payment must be made by May 1, 2023 – no exceptions. Full refunds (minus $20 administrative fee) will only be made for requests made prior to May 1, 2023.

2023 CSA Pick-Up: All CSA members will need to come to Bear Butte Gardens each week (or bi-weekly) to pick up their vegetables. You have an option of choosing Thursday late afternoon pick-up from 4 to 6 p.m. or Saturday morning pick-up from 9 to 11 a.m. We do request that you pick up your share on time on your designated day to ensure freshness of the vegetables. Any shares not picked up will be distributed to another family or to the food pantry in town without refund or replacement.


  1. Please review, print, and fill-in the Bear Butte Gardens CSA Application Form.
  2. Please submit the completed form and initial payment to Bear Butte Gardens. You may mail the completed form and initial payment; or you may take a photo of the completed form, email the photo, and contact us during business hours to make a credit card payment.
2023 Bear Butte Gardens CSA Application Form