Consumer Supported Agriculture

Kelly Duncan/ June 28, 2014/ Alachua, Bay, Broward, Environment, Hernando, Miami, Palm Beach, St. Petersburg, Tampa/ 1 comments

List of CSA’s throughout Florida

In keeping with the Green values of Future Focus/Sustainability, Personal & Global Responsibility, Community-Based Economics, and Ecological Wisdom, Jennifer Sullivan of the Green Party of Hernando County, and fellow Green Larry Waller of Polk County,  wanted to share a listing of CSAs in Florida. CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a means by which those of us living in urban areas can help support small family farms and farming cooperatives while enjoying the benefits of their hard work.

CSAs typically offer organic, farm-fresh produce at a lower cost than you can find at local supermarkets. The farmer, or a representative will usually deliver pre-paid bags of seasonal goods to a central drop-off location where members can pick it up. Prices vary by location.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services maintains a list of CSAs throughout Florida, but, because CSAs are not required to register with the department, the list is not a complete one. Being listed does not imply that a CSA is endorsed, approved or otherwise sanctioned by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. If you know of a CSA group that is not listed, please send the info to us using the form below so that we can add it to our list!

Enjoy!

Below is a list of CSAs in Florida. Contact a CSA directly for information about its farmers, crops and membership fees.
Please note: Although the Green Party Of Florida supports the idea of Consumer Supported Agriculture, we are not necessarily endorsing these farms over any organic CSA not listed below. All CSAs are different, and it is up to you as a consumer to find the CSA that best meets your individual needs.

 County  Name  City Telephone Web
Alachua Franklin Farm and Trading Company Alachua (352) 354-5111
Frog Song Organics, L.L.C. Hawthorne (352) 468-3816 Web
Kumarie’s Organic Garden Alachua (386) 418-0320
Nix Beef Cattle Farm Gainesville (305) 205-3036
Plowshares CSA Gainesville (352) 331-1804 Web
Brevard R and B Organic Farms Melbourne (321) 243-0719
Broward The Urban Farmer Pompano Beach (954) 586-6686 Web
Charlotte Worden Farm Punta Gorda (941) 637-4874 Web
Gadsden Johnnie’s Garden Quincy (850) 566-1593
Gilchrist The Family Garden Bell (352) 214-5871 Web
Hardee Seven Baskets Farm Wauchula (863) 773-2031
Hernando Rabbits Etc. Masaryktown (352) 796-0459
Lake Scott’s Produce Club Mount Dora (352) 383-1792
Leon Orchard Pond Organics Tallahassee (850) 894-0154 Web
Manatee Gamble Creek Farm Parrish (941) 723-3252
Geraldson Community Farm Bradenton (941) 723-3252 Web
Martin D and D farms Palm City (772) 240-8138 Web
Kai Kai Farm Indiantown (772) 597-1717 Web
Miami-Dade All Locally Grown Produce, LLC Princeton (305) 216-2336 Web
Bee Heaven Farm-Pikarco Homestead (305) 247-8650 Web
Seasons Farm Fresh Miami (305) 608-9020 Web
Tenna’s Pride CSA Homestead (786) 243-1714 Web
Orange Shaolin Gardens Orlando (407) 432-0511
Palm Beach Farming Systems Research Boynton Beach (561) 638-2755 Web
Polk Bilbrey Family Farm Auburndale (863) 206-2900 Web
Seminole Sundew Gardens Oviedo (407) 430-2178 Web
Suwannee Magnolia Farms Live Oak (386) 364-6450

 

1 Comment

  1. Hi, Kelly. Thanks for the interesting story. I’m compiling list of farms, farmers markets, and CSAs for the January edition of Florida Food & Farm, and I came across your brief. Did you receive a response from any CSAs that I might be able to add to my list? I have a few in addition to the ones on your list above, but I’m hoping you might have heard about a few more. The email address for Florida Food & Farm is info@floridafoodandfarm.com

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