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A VOL Supported Ag Share consists of a 1/2 bushel of organic produce distributed weekly for 22 weeks. Shares for the 2021 season are sold out! Please check back in December 2021 or email us at vsa@utk.edu to be added to our mailing list. Those on our mailing list will be alerted when 2022 shares become available for purchase.

The 22-week season is scheduled to begin in May 2021 and end in October 2021. The cost is $650 at sign-up or four installments of $170 each ($170 due at sign-up, $170 due April 1st, $170 due May 1st and $170 due June 1st). We are offering 75 shares on a first-come, first-served basis. When a share is purchased, the membership fees collected go directly back into the VSA program. They are used to help us purchase seeds and supplies and provide stipends for our student interns. In return for pledging your support as a member, you receive a weekly box of a variety of fresh produce all grown by our team of student interns at the UT Organic Farm in South Knoxville.

We grow a wide variety of seasonal produce. In the spring you can expect kale, cabbage, lettuce, carrots, radishes, broccoli, turnips, etc., and as the season progresses into summer, you can expect many main-season favorites such as summer squash, cucumbers, zucchini, melons, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, fresh herbs, beans, garlic, onions, etc. We also grow fresh herbs and flowers for bouquets.

Pick-up is held in the UT Gardens Visitor Parking behind the Vet School (parking lot C4) on the UT Ag Campus from 4 p.m. to 6 pm. on Mondays and Thursdays. Members select their preferred pick-up day at sign-up. If you need to change your pick-up day, whether temporarily or permanently, we require a notice of one week.