Healthy Carolina is pleased to offer new, healthy eating options for USC faculty, staff and students: On-Campus Produce Delivery. We are partnering with two, locally owned produce delivery companies, Pinckney’s Produce and AFRESH! Produce Delivery that will bring fresh produce right to USC’s Columbia campus. It’s a convenient way for the USC community to purchase locally grown food and to eat healthier!
Pinckney's Produce is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program provided by Rest Park Farm, located in Beaufort, SC. Owned and operated by 5th generation farmer Urbie West and his son Ashby, Rest Park Farm is happy to provide the Pinckney's Produce program and its members with over 100 years of heritage in growing fresh, quality produce.
Based on a seasonal commitment, community members pre-pay for a share of the season's harvest. Members then receive weekly a box of farm fresh produce picked at the peak of ripeness and flavor and delivered to a convenient location in your neighborhood. In signing up, you dedicate yourself to being our customer for the season. This type of community support enables Pinckney’s to purchase the necessary seed and supply to provide for a bountiful harvest for members, and it sustains the farm through the seasons and across the years, in spite of any unfortunate events that may occur.
Pinckney’s Spring/Summer season runs 12 weeks from April to June, and the Fall season typically lasts 11 weeks from September to November. Pinckney’s will deliver to the Green Quad on Thursdays. Share prices range from $216 for a small share ideal for one person, to $516 for an X-large share, ideal for a family of 4-6 people. Shares are for the entire season. To see approximately how much weekly produce you would receive for the different share sizes, click here. There will be a one-time $24 delivery charge when signing-up.
To sign-up for a share, complete the order form on Pinckney’s website by clicking here or call (843)321-8344. When selecting your drop site, mark “Columbia - USC Learning Center for Sustainable Futures” as your selection.
AFRESH! Delivery Service
AFRESH! buys locally grown South Carolina produce as often as possible and adds other farmers market produce to ensure their delivery service is available every month of the year AFRESH! offers fruit baskets that contain between three to seven types of fruit as well as veggie baskets. Around Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, AFRESH! offers holiday sale baskets where you can order extra baskets for around $8 and you get to keep the basket itself.
AFRESH! delivers year-round on a bi-weekly basis and will drop-off produce baskets in Healthy Carolina’s lobby. Each time you pick up your fruit, simply bring your empty basket (unless it is your FIRST delivery) and trade that for a new basket full of fresh fruit. The wood baskets provided by AFRESH! are manufactured locally by Roof Basket Works in Lexington, SC. The prices of baskets range from $17.99 per month for the veggie basket to $37.98 per month for the Fruit and Veggie combo basket.
To be added to Healthy Carolina’s AFRESH! delivery stop at USC, fill out the sign-up form and you will get a reply e-mail from AFRESH! notifying you of your first delivery date and time.