9 Featured CSAs from Around the Country

Every couple of weeks we’ll feature various CSAs from across the country so you can see what’s growing!

June marked the start of many CSAs across the country. Thousands of them actually. The US Department of Agriculture reported over 12,000 CSA farms nation-wide in 2012.

If you’re not familiar with subscription-based Community Supported Agriculture, check out this great explanation from LocalHarvest.org, which has almost 3,000 CSA farms in its directory.

“What our CSA is all about: Community, Health, Environment, Affordability, Commitment” – Brian & Jess Powers, Working Hands Farm

It’s interesting to see the many different CSA models and especially the diversity of what is being offered from farms across the country. Check out photos and info below from 9 different farms in Oregon and across the country. Follow the links to their blogs and websites to read more about the farm and their weekly offerings and check them out on social media! Some are even still offering shares for this year, so if they’re in your area, that might be an option!

Working Hands Farm
Working Hands Farm
Hillsboro, OR
Pictured: June 16 – Week 5
$42/week for 28 weeks, average of 26 lbs/week

The Working Hands Farm Blog is very well written and gives you a great sense that these two young, amazing farmers are truly doing what they love. They’re on track to produce & distribute over 60,000 lbs of fresh produce to their CSA members this year!

 

 

 

 

 

JBG Organic Johnson’s Backyard Garden
Austin, TX
Pictured: June 18 Medium Share
$33/week

This week’s contents:
Celeriac Tops
Cucumber, Pickling
Herb, Basil
Onion, Yellow
Pepper Bell, Green
Potato, Red
Squash, Zucchini
Tomato, Red Slicer

JBG has over 1000 CSA members with 30 different community pick up locations around Austin + home & office delivery. Check out their beautiful Farm Blog.

 

Wellspring
Wellspring
Newburg, WI
Pictured: June 18 – Week 3
$28/week for 20 weeks

Wellspring CSA offers an discounted share option if you commit to working a couple of shifts on the farm during the season. They also partner with FairShare’s Partner Shares Program to get assistance paying 50% of the price of the CSA for qualified households.

 

 

 

 

 

Blooming Glen Farm
Blooming Glen Farm
Perkasie, PA
Pictured: June 17
$35/week

This week’s contents:
kohlrabi
hakurei turnips
swiss chard
spring onions
beets
fennel
napa cabbage
agretti
head lettuce
strawberries
radishes
super snap peas

The “Blooming Glen Beet” blog features lots of recipes from the farm and other chefs and contributors, including this one for Kohlrabi Fritters by a farm apprentice Rebecca Metcalf.

 

 

Jenny Jack Sun Farm
Jenny Jack Sun Farm
Pine Mountain, GA
Pictured: June 16

Weekly Newsletter “Good Food News” gives detailed updates of what’s going on in the field, their growing practices, pictures from the farm and where to buy their produce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love Farm Organics
Love Farm Organics
Forest Grove, OR
Pictured: June 15 – Week 3

This week’s contents:
Green garlic scapes & bulbs
Oregon Giant Snow Peas
Beets with Greens
Head Lettuce
Kale/Collards
Farmers Choice Item
a Brassica selection of Broccoli/Nappa Cabbage/Kohlrabi

Love Farm Organics offers its members a “market-style” CSA pick-up in 10 different locations. Members also have the option to do a berry share with 2 pints of seasonal berries and/or a love-lettuce share with 0.5 to 1.5 lbs of gourmet, mixed or micro greens.

 

 

Harvest Thyme Farm
Harvest Thyme Farm
Cheboygan, MI
Pictured: June 17 – Week 1
Large, Full Season Share
$27.50/week for 18 weeks

This new farm is offering their first ever CSA with 30 members and this week was their first delivery! “Cheboygan’s newest and most diverse” farm’s CSA is sold out for the 2015 season, but they do still have a cut flower option available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Green Farm
Winter Green Farm
Noti, OR
Pictured: June 16 – Week 2
$29/week

This week’s contents:
Lettuce
Collards
Pac Choi
Carrots
Beets
Green onions
Radishes
Strawberries
Sweet onion

Winter Green Farm’s weekly CSA blog post includes vegetable handling & preparation tips and recipes, like one for beet hummus!
 

 

Pitchfork and Crow
Pitchfork & Crow
Lebanon, OR
Pictured: June 16 – Week 4
$25/week

Salad Mix
Turnip
Garlic Scapes
Sweet Onions
Broccoli
Cabbage
Kohlrabi
Shelling Peas
French Breakfast Radishes
Summer Squash
Cherries

Pitchfork and Crow are in their 7th year on the farm, in “life, liberty and the pursuit of vegetables”. Their weekly updates have great commentary on the CSA contents and farm happenings, also including recipes.

 

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