Dilmun Hill's CSA - Community Supported Agriculture - offers a way to supply the Cornell community with farm-fresh produce, grown by students, right here on campus. CSA members pay for their shares at the start of the growing season, and receive their weekly shares of sustainably grown produce and the occasional fruit and flowers throughout the season.
Dates and Signup
We have a summer and a fall CSA program, to include students who are only in Ithaca during the school year. Stay tuned for sign-up information in early spring!
While the CSA is one of farm’s main form of income, we strive to make the vegetables affordable and accessible to Cornell’s undergraduate students. We also offer CSA memberships to a small number of volunteers who work at the farm in exchange for their share. The managers benefit greatly from the dedication of work-for-a-share volunteers and the opportunity to establish ongoing relationships with members of the Dilmun community.
The meaning of CSA
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, a business system that allows farmers and eaters to build a local food system based on trust, shared goals, and common values. Our CSA members become shareholders in the farm, and in return receive a share of the harvest, access to inside information about the farm, and member benefits. We provide organic locally-grown produce, and together we share in our commitment to the land, to local economies, and to environmental and agricultural education. When you visit the farm to pick up your produce, you will see it in action!