Cal Poly Cancels CSA

Posted by Christine, August 19, 2010

A decade-old Cal Poly program that provides organic produce to about 170 households will end at the end of this month, according to a letter sent this week by the university’s Horticulture and Crop Science Department.
The letter to subscribers — who pay between $20 and $26.50 per week for boxes of produce, depending on size — states that the Community Supported Agriculture project will be cancelled Aug. 30.
The decision was made after a “thorough analysis of the benefits, educational opportunities provided, and costs associated with the CSA project,” organic farm director David Headrick and department head John Peterson wrote.

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