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Your Local Guide to Memphis CSAs

Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a food production and distribution system that connects farmers directly to consumers. In short: people buy "shares" of a farm's harvest in advance, and then they receive a portion of the crops as they are harvested.

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There are several CSAs in Memphis and the surrounding Mid-South. Choosing to partner with one of these makes a direct impact on our local farming community!

Traditional CSAs: With a "traditional" CSA, there is a designated pick-up time and location. There is also an element of surprise as "you get what you get and you don't throw a fit." The folks at Tubby Creek put it best when they say on their website: "To be happy with CSA, you have be able to get excited about eating what is in season, when it is season, as long as it is in season!"

Falcon Ridge Farm

  • Toone, TN
  • Includes fruits, vegetables, and optional flowers that can be added on
  • Three different share sizes: standard, large, and extra-large
  • Open for orders in the spring, summer, and fall
  • Pickup available at 20+ locations across west Tennessee and north Mississippi

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Harvesting sweet potatoes. Image courtesy of Tubby Creek Farm IG.

Tubby Creek Farm

  • Ashland, MS
  • Includes Certified Naturally Grown produce with optional eggs and honey that can be added on
  • Full and small share sizes
  • Open spring, summer (currently sold out), and fall
  • Pickup available Wednesdays and Saturdays at the farm or several locations around town including the Cooper- Young Community Farmers Market
  • Home delivery available on Wednesdays and Saturdays for an additional fee

Whitton Farms

  • Tyronza, AR
  • Includes Certified Naturally Grown produce as well as floral shares
  • Half and full shares
  • Open spring and summer
  • Pickup available at the farm on Thursdays and Fridays and Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market

 

Non-traditional CSAs: A non-traditional CSA operates more like a store than a subscription service. The produce is still local and high quality, but there is more flexibility with products, frequency, and location.

Bring It Food Hub

  • Memphis, TN
  • Not a traditional CSA in that it brings several producers together
  • Products include produce, bakery items, honey, canned items, grains, eggs, and even retail
  • Classic, Extra, and Specialty shares available as well as an a la carte online store
  • Home delivery within a 15-mile radius

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An example of Bring It Food Hub monthly subscription with local add-ons available. Image courtesy of Bring It Food Hub IG.

Jones Orchard

  • Millington, TN
  • Includes in-season fruits and vegetables as well as jams/jellies
  • Membership season: mid-April through mid-November
  • Members shop at their convenience based upon their needs
  • Pickup available at Jones Orchard's Highway 51 and Singleton Parkway locations from 8:30am-5:30pm every day

Rose Creek Farms

  • Selmer, TN
  • Includes Certified Naturally Grown produce
  • Can subscribe to a seasonal farm bag or purchase items a la carte
  • Open year-round
  • Pickup available Saturdays at the Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market

 

Meat boxes:  These farms offer meat products instead of produce but allow customers to subscribe and save.

Bailey Family Farm

  • Arlington, TN
  • Pasture-raised chicken, forest-raised pork, and grass-finished beef
  • Monthly meat CSAs (chicken currently sold out) plus bulk orders from the farm
  • Available at the Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market and the Memphis Farmers Market downtown

Home Place Pastures

  • Como, MS
  • Includes vertically integrated, pasture-based beef, pork, and lamb
  • Economy, Family, or Premium subscription boxes or items sold individually
  • Online store as well as Farm Store (open Thursday-Sunday)
  • Free delivery as a monthly CSA or individual orders on a rolling basis

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Who's got the meat? Image courtesy of Home Place Pastures IG.

Newman Farm

  • Myrtle, MO
  • Includes high quality, sustainably farmed Heritage Berkshire pork, hand-selected Angus beef, and pasture-raised poultry
  • Monthly Farmstock subscription box options or items sold individually
  • Open year-round
  • Home delivery available on a monthly basis

Rabbit Ridge Farms

  • Bee Branch, AR
  • Includes free-range cattle, hogs, and chickens
  • Various subscription box options or items sold individually
  • Open year-round
  • Pickup available Monday - Saturday in the farm store
  • Home delivery available
Not interested in that big of a commitment but still want to help local farmers? Check out our Farmer's Market guide!

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