About John Givens Farm CSA
Welcome to the Something Good! CSA. We encourage you to connect with the food grown right in your community, and John Givens Farms has served the Santa Barbara area for 30 years. Nothing could be fresher or more delicious than local veggies and fruits grown only a few miles from your doorstep. Please consider joining us for a one-of-a-kind taste experience!
Our coastal community's unique climate helps our farm maintain vibrant, sustainable lands which support animals and insects and provide open breathing space. Along with our wonderful climate, we are blessed with rich soil and gentle topography, all of which contribute to our excellent growing year. We are working hard in all seasons to provide you with vegetables, and joining our CSA is the easiest, freshest, lowest cost, and most environmentally friendly way to acquire them.
Update 5.11.13: Please note that we have switched our Paypal payments to a cart system. This means that you now add items to your cart, and then click on "view cart" to review and go to Paypal. The cart system works on any page and allows you to add extras to your order. Prices remain the same.
Extras! We have teamed up with Caribbean Coffee to produce our own special blend. Click on the "Extra Items" tab in the sidebar to see the prices and learn more about the organic, fair trade coffee that can come with your CSA box.
Update 4.23.13: We've created a special box for juicers, called the Juice Feast box! For more information, please see our new Juice Feast page!
Our CSA Subscriptions
As a CSA member, you are purchasing a portion of the farm's produce. Once a week we put together a box of fresh-picked vegetables: you can choose either the regular or large box size. The regular size is designed to supply 2-3 people with vegetables for the week: it has portions of 10 different items and costs $25/week. The large size is for a larger group of perhaps four people, and contains 15 items and/or some larger portions at $35/week. This can vary depending on how many vegetables you include in your diet.
Because you are purchasing a 'share' in the farm, we provide two payment options: a six-week or a twelve-week subscription, both payable in advance. We cannot provide pay-by-the-week service at this time. New customers can try a 2-week trial of the regular box for $50 plus a $5 convenience fee.
Please see the links on the left sidebar for more information on payment and delivery.
$300 for 12 week subscription
This is what you might find in a regular box:
photo by Todd Martin
$420 for 12 week subscription.
This is what you might find in a large box:
photo by Todd Martin
Your weekly share is fresh picked and pre-boxed at the farm, and everyone receives the same items in their box each week. Because farming requires consistency in planting and harvesting, we do not allow substitutions in individual boxes. Each week's delivery should be a pleasant surprise, so try new recipes with your vegetables. If you cook up something tasty, let us know and we'll put it on our recipe page!
All produce supplied is USDA Certified Organic and is grown in Santa Barbara County.