STARS Information:

  • Credit Rationale: Institution hosts a farmers’ market for the community.
  • Scoring: Institution earns 0.25 points for hosting a farmers’ market for the community.

Going Green

CSU Channel Islands Summary:

Farmers’ Market

CSU Channel Islands currently does meet the criteria for this credit.

Underwood Family Farms is located 5 miles from the CSU Channel Islands campus in Somis, California. Underwood Family Farms offers a paid subscription to a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. By becoming a member of the Underwood Family Farms CSUCI CSA program, members will receive a weekly shipment of seasonal fruits and vegetables, grown at the Underwood farm. This produce is all grown locally and is harvested one day before members are able to pick up their boxes at El Dorado Hall on the CSUCI campus. All active CSUCI CSA members receive free admission to the farm and access to the recipe blog on the Underwood Family Farms website for the length of their membership.

Information Received From:

Anna Pavin: Associate Vice President, Human Resources

Learn More:

Underwood Family Farms CSA Program

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