A Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), is a way for people in a community to buy a “share” of food from a local farmer. You sign up before the growing season has begun, paying up front for a share of fresh produce (or in some cases meat, eggs, dairy) throughout the growing season. Then, when the growing season is in full swing, you will receive a weekly bounty of fresh foods from the farmer.
If you know of any other farms offering CSA programs that you could like to see listed, please Contact A Pickle and a Pumpkin and we will update our list.
Local Farms Offering a CSA Program
- Lundell Farms – Lundell Farms in North Muskegon offers a CSA program lasting 18 weeks. They have shares for a family of 4, or for 2 people. They also offer discounts on other farm products such as meat/eggs, local raw honey, and wholesale prices for canning quantities (for select produce) for their CSA customers!
- McLaughlin Grows Urban Farm- McGrows in Muskegon offers a variety of CSA programs: Three season share, Salad Share, Spring/ Summer Share or Winter/Fall Share. Within those shares, customers can pick weekly, every other week, and pay an extra fee for delivery. Check out their website for more information on each share.
- For those closer to the Grand Rapids Area, visit the West Michigan Growers Group for information on CSA programs near Grand Rapids.
- Crisp Country Acres- Crisp Country Acres of Holland, MI offers a variety of CSA opportunities from a traditional CSA box to a farm stand share. Check out their website for available options.
- Tortoise & Hare Farm- Located on Weber Road in Muskegon, Tortoise and Hare offers a peak season and fall CSA. Check out their Facebook page for more information on what’s in season on their farm and for CSA information.