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VOLunteer Supported Agriculture (VSA)

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 now open for Summer 2021. Five student intern positions are available. Please read more about our program and contact vsa@utk.edu with any questions and/or to submit an application.


Shares for the 2020 season are SOLD OUT, but follow the link below to read more about becoming a member. Shares for the 2021 season will be available beginning December 2020. Shares are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.