Zena Forest and Farm

Farm Stand & CSA

Interested in trying produce from Zena Farm?  Come to our weekly Farm Stand on the Willamette University campus!  On Tuesdays from 11-2 in front of the Hatfield Library, by the clock tower, you can purchase our freshly-picked, in-season vegetables for reasonable prices.  The Farm Stand operates during the school year when produce is available.

Community Supported Agriculture at Zena Farm

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a method of food distribution that creates a direct linkage between farmer and consumer.  CSA members subscribe to a farm at the beginning of the season to receive weekly or bi-weekly baskets of produce.  Members are often asked to pay some of the weekly payments at the beginning of the season, which helps farmers pay for the supplies and labor necessary for production.  In addition to the food they receive, subscribers gain a direct connection with the place where their food is grown, and the people who grow it.  

For the past two seasons, Zena Farm offered a weekly CSA for the month of September.  We hope to continue this program in future years, possibly expanding it to include the month of August.  If you would like to learn more about our CSA, or sign up for a basket next season, please email Jennifer Johns.

Zena Farm Produce at Bon Appetit

You will also find our produce in meals prepared by Bon Appetit.  As our on-campus catering company, they are dedicated to sourcing as much food as they can from local, sustainable sources.  True to striving towards this goal, they buy as much Zena produce as they can. 

The Farm Stand is featuring in-season vegetables

Examples of vegetables that are grown and sold are:

  • Escarole (salad green, like lettuce)
  • Arugula
  • Butternut squash
  • Delicata Squash
  • Garlic