Outer Aisle Food Hub/CSA Intro

Our Food Hub is the perfect response in these critical times. As a resilient and efficient model of distribution, Outer Aisle is at the hub for bringing eaters, growers and makers together to meet the needs of our communities.

There’s so many benefits in participating in a regular delivery other than eating fresh produce full of nutrition and life on a constant basis. Every day, we hear of more COVID outbreaks and with uncertainty looming on the horizon we take our job seriously. We can assure you that our primary distributor (Veritable Vegetable) and our biggest supplier in San Juan Bautista (Coke Farm) are equally committed to food security and have been pushing that agenda since the beginning of organic agriculture in the 1980’s. As true pioneers of this movement their commitment to quality and transparency goes above and beyond.  In addition, our local growers (including ourselves), who are all family farms with small footprints and less complications, are tucked away in the hills far from any “hot spots”. Knowing where your food comes from and how it is handled, what care goes into growing it and the connection gained from such knowledge is invaluable when making important decisions for you and your family.

Your boxes have been fantastic! I feel as though you curate them so I get the best of everything in season. Thank-you for your work!

My husband has spent much of the summer in the Bay Area and there I ordered a box from a local produce stand. Those fruits have paled compared to the Outer Aisle Box. I just opening the box and thinking about what to create with bounty.
Thank you, Linda W.

We have reached a pivotal moment in Outer Aisle’s 28 year history. A long slow tortoise like trajectory in pioneering organic produce in our region has finally risen to it’s full potential. Our commitment to evolving Outer Aisle Food Hub’s “far-sighted” model of a regional food distribution network is now poised to reach a critical mass. This has the potential to ignite a local food revolution and become a prominent business model for the 21st century. Please read our latest blog on this very subject.

Please read our COVID-19 protective measures we are taking here.


OUR BI-WEEKLY PRODUCE DELIVERY SYSTEM OFFERS:

  • An organic fresh seasonal pre-made box of produce bi-weekly (every other week), year-round, and in 3 different sizes
  • On-line Farmigo software handles: vacation settings, secure payments options, subscription changes, and web store ordering
  • Personal shopper option ($7.50 fee when an order is placed only) – gives you access to list and web-store.
  • Convenient drop off points in Calaveras, Tuolumne, Alpine and Amador counties
  • Home delivery service to homes on our route ($10 per house/$5 per neighborhood) – subject to admin approval
  • Access to our extensive add-on list and web-store of basic health giving foods: Vegetables, fruits, proteins, eggs, cheese, nuts and other items.

Join our growing CSA community and sign up for a box of beautiful produce. Starting at $40, you can sign up using this link – first setting your drop off location and then next selecting the size box using this link: Sign-Up 

Create an account using the Personal Shopper Option. It’s free to join and you’ll be in the loop with our system and our offerings. We just re-launched our Web store where a comprehensive list of products are available. If you follow the link above you’ll be able to few the items offered, included are: proteins, dry goods, cheeses and other items.  Signing up for this option gives you the most flexibility with the unique ability to build your own box ($50 minimum order with a $7.5 shopper fee applies.) We offer a house delivery service  – please inquire at OuterAisle@gmail.com

As a watershed moment is upon all of us, it is crucial to recognize that your commitment to local Food Hubs like ours ensures that we all benefit from increased food security.

As farmers for over 28 years we know quality, variety and seasonality like the back of our hands. Our growing methods, care of the land and soil, saving seed and selecting the tastiest of varieties has nurtured a “foodie” revival that many can’t live without.

We have heard from many subscribers that getting their CSA box of produce is the highlight of the week and delightfully reminds them of opening up a present, excited to see what gems are hidden inside. To sum it up, a member wrote: “Since getting vegetables and fruit from Outer Aisle I have changed the way I choose my weekly menus. I used to select recipes then go to the store for ingredients. Now I get the ingredients and plan my meals according to what is fresh, seasonal and local. This has allowed me to widen the scope of my culinary experience and to incorporate different elements that I may not have used in the past.”

box of veggies

BOX SIZE SELECTIONS:

Standard Bi-weekly Fruit & Vegetables ($40)

Standard Bi-weekly Vegetables Only ($40):

Foodies Box ($60)

Personal Shopper Option: $50 minimum with $7.50 handling fee per order

Box fee of $1 per delivery is charged to cover the cost of the box.

PICKUP POINTS: Thursday bi-weekly (every other)

Don’t see a pickup spot near you? Please inquire – we are always adding new pickup points. We also do private residences for those less mobile for an extra $10 (they must be on our route to qualify for this extra service).

AMADOR COUNTY:

  • Achieving Balance Chiropractic, Martell
  • Scott Harvey Wines, Sutter Creek
  • Health Habit, Valley Springs
  • Moke Hill Residence drop

CALAVERAS COUNTY:

  • Resource Connection, San Andreas
  • Calaveras Lumber, Angels Camp
  • Saddlecreek, Copperopolis Private Home
  • Outer Aisle Venue
  • SNAC, Arnold
  • Bear Valley
  • Moke Hill Private Home

TUOLUMNE COUNTY:

  • Mountain Sage, Groveland
  • Twain Harte Fitness, Twain Harte
  • Dambacher Family Farmers, Peaceful Valley Road, Sonora
  • Smith Chiropractic, Downtown Sonora
  • Condor Engineering, Columbia
  • 7th Day Adventist Residential Housing
  • SRMC (only for employees)
  • Dr Jaggy’s Holistic Center, Columbia

VACATION SETTING:

Simply log into your account using your email and password and set a vacation, change a subscription or location.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

We are an obligation free service. Upon sign-up if you should choose to do the recurring payment option the software program is set up to pay one time ahead. If you should wish to cancel your subscription then please notice us by email or phone. If there is any credit on your account we will mail you a check.

SIGN UP using our online accounting system called Farmigo. The system will set you up with an account, link a recurring payment for ultimate ease, allow you to set vacations and change your subscription. You can also call Christine at 209/728-9112 and even sign up over the phone.

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