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CSA Shares

Make a commitment to support local Houston farmers by joining our Finca Tres Robles CSA Program. Learn more about our CSA Shares below or

Register for a Finca Tres Robles CSA Share Here

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For those unfamiliar with the term, CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It’s a model that was established to help communities invest and connect with their local farmers in a real and direct way. In short, supporters invest in the farm by paying a fee up front for a “share” of the season’s produce. In return, they receive a weekly box of produce that will contain a mix of the farm’s seasonally available produce.

If you are interested in being more directly connected with your local growers on the East Side please contact us by registering and completing the required information. We will follow up with more details for interested parties. This farm is only possible through the continued commitment of so many people and we are grateful for your support.


Upcoming CSA:
Spring 2017
Duration: 14 Weeks Start Date:
April 12th
End Date:
July 12th
Pick Up Locations: Finca Tres Robles
257 N. Greenwood St.,
Houston, TX 77011
Black Hole Coffee
4504 Graustark St.,
Houston, TX 77006
NuWaters Co-op
2320 Elgin St,
Houston, TX 77004


Register for a Finca Tres Robles CSA Share Here

CSA Share Pricing Details

The goal for each share is to provide enough to supplement the bulk of the produce needs for a family for the week and offer two (2) different sized CSA shares to choose from:

  • The Full Share has not changed and is meant for a family of 2-4 people, providing an assortment of 6-10 different types of seasonal vegetables and herbs each week.
  • The Half Share is a new offering and is geared for 1-2 people providing a range of 4-8 vegetables and herbs of varying quantities. Some weeks may have more than others depending on availability.

This season we are offering two (2) Payment Plans for the CSA:

  • The Seasonal Payment Plan is an upfront payment for the entire season providing us with much needed capital at the start of the season and as such, there is a discount on the price of a seasonal payment.
  • The new Monthly Payment Plan is meant to give more flexibility in payment schedule and allow our CSA program to be more inclusive. It is important to note that the Monthly Plan still requires a commitment to participate for the entire 15 week season.

We are Houstonians and are proud to be serving the Houston area. It is important to us that we keep as much of our produce as possible, as close to the farm as possible. To encourage this, we offer reduced prices to East Side residents living in the 77003, 77011, 77012, and 77023 zip codes. The pricing for the CSA is shown below:

CSA Share Pricing Details

New members will be charged a onetime $15.00 registration fee to cover some administrative costs. Existing and renewing members will not be required to pay this fee.


Seasonal Payment Plan
  Half Share Full Share
East Sider $210.00/season
($15.00/week)
$350.00/season
($25.00/week)
Rest of Houston $280.00/season
($20.00/week)
$490.00/season
($35.00/week)
Monthly Payment Plan
  Half Share Full Share
East Sider $81.67/month x 3
($17.50/week – $245.00/season)
$128.33/month x 3
($27.50/week – $385.00/season)
Rest of Houston $105.00/month x 3
($22.50/week – $315.00/season)
$175.00/month x 3
($37.50/week – $525.00/season)

Month by Month Estimated Availability

We are young farmers learning the trade and dealing with the ups and downs of weather and pests here in Houston. By being a part of this CSA, you are taking on the risk of supporting a business directly connected to these challenging conditions and the related bounty and scarcities that come with each season.Below are our estimations for what will be available in the upcoming months.

Please Note: These are our best guesses for availability and cannot guarantee that all will be available each month.

April
Collards, Swiss Chard, Beets, Turnips, Radishes, Lettuce, Green Beans, Zucchini and Yellow Squash, Patty Pan Squash Mustard Greens, Cilantro, Cucumbers, Basil
May
Swiss Chard, Zucchini and Yellow Squash, Patty Pan Squash, Green Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, Heirloom Bush Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers, Cucumbers, Basil, Amaranth, Eggplant, Moringa
June
Cherry Tomatoes, Heirloom Bush Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers, Chile Peppers, Cucumbers, Basil, Amaranth, Eggplant, Okra, Burr Gherkins, Melons, Yard Long Beans, Moringa, Sweet Potato Greens
July
Cherry Tomatoes, Heirloom Bush Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers, Chile Peppers, Basil, Amaranth, Eggplant, Okra, Burr Gherkins, Yard Long Beans, Moringa, Figs, Dwarf Baby Bok Choi, Melons, Sweet Potato Greens

 

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