The VOLunteer Supported Agriculture (VSA) program is a Vol-centric Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and experiential Organic Farm Internship for UT Knoxville undergraduate students. CSA programs are mutual relationships between growers and subscribed community members in which the members have a direct relationship with their food producer and help share the risk associated with production. The VSA works to connect community members with their farmers and inspire the next generation of agricultural ambassadors by offering shares of our harvest for purchase. Interested parties can become members by paying an up-front fee that will help buy seeds and supplies and provide stipends for our student interns who are participating in the unique, experiential, organic production internship component of our program. In return, members receive a weekly half-bushel box of fresh, locally grown, organic produce for twenty weeks! Box contents will vary from week to week and feature a variety of seasonal produce.
Applications for the UT Organic Farm Internship program are closed for Summer 2022. Follow the link below to read more about our program and check back in Fall 2022 for new internship openings.
Shares for the 2022 season are SOLD OUT, but follow the link below to read more about becoming a member. Shares for the 2023 season will be available beginning December 2022. If you would like to show your support for the program in another way, please visit the “Support the Program” tab to make a contribution.
The VSA program is part of the UT Vegetable Extension Program, which focuses on providing innovations in production practices for Tennessee growers through research and education throughout the state. For more information, please visit vegetables.tennessee.edu.