Full Belly Farms CSA

Soirée on Fridays, 5-7p outside Commons Room

Full Belly Farm delivers boxes of seasonal fruits and vegetables each Friday to UTers and neighbors who have subscribed to their service.

Summer at Full Belly Farms

Here’s how it works:

General information

  • You subscribe — general Full Belly subscription information.
  • You correspond directly with Full Belly: csa@fullbellyfarm.com or 800.791.2110 about subscribing, vacation, any business-related items except being the Veggie Minder (host).
  • The content of each week’s box is different. Contents can change day-by-day, so if you don’t like surprises (too much!), check out the contents here.
  • The boxes for everyone on the UT list are delivered on Friday and are placed outside of the UT Commons Room doors for pick up between 7 am and 9 pm.

Friday Soirée (this has changed significantly since spring 2020)

We have a longstanding tradition of holding a soirée on Fridays, beginning at 5 pm. A couple of Veggie Minders (hosts) take responsibility for the following activities on the weeks they have a shift, but sometimes a couple of people (or couples) will split a shift. Veggie Minders take turns according to predetermined shifts. To sign up for a shift, email Alix Schwartz.

Early Days of the Full Belly Farm Soiree

Responsibilities of the Veggie Minder (in exchange for a free box that week)

  • Supplies snacks (bread, cheese, etc)
  • Set up the soiree at 5 pm
  • When people come to get their veggies, make sure they sign by their name on the sheets Full Belly will have dropped off.
  • At the conclusion of an activity, please follow these cleaning guidelines
    • Wash all the glasses and any other dishes and receptacles used at the event. Use towels provided to also dry and put away everything right away. If the towels become wet/dirty/disgusting, 1) consider taking them home and washing them; and 2) please come back the next day and put the dishes away after they have air dried
    • Clean up and wipe down the area around the sink.
    • Wash down the carts and cutting boards and tables. There are sponges and dish soap for this purpose. Please rinse afterward if soap is used. We try to keep sponges and other cleaning materials under the sink.
    • Bring along a paper bag or two for recycling and any trash, and dispose of them after you leave.
    • Before leaving, take a walk around the room to see if anything unusual has happened. Look for hidden messes like dirty plates, baskets, smeared cake, spilled juice or wine, and handle them. Some will not be so hidden. Handle those too.
    • Check the bathrooms to make sure that everything is at least flushed, the lights are out, and there are no lost children.
    • Replace furniture if you have rearranged it for some special purpose.
    • Sweep or vacuum the floor.
    • Make sure all lights are turned off before you leave and that all three doors are securely locked.

We receive one free box every week, and the veggie minder gets that box as his or her reward. If the veggie minding shift is split between an opener and a closer, the two also split the box contents.

Got questions? Email Alix Schwartz.