Our CSA

What is a CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a partnership between growers and eaters. Shareholders make a commitment to eating healthier food and supporting local farmers at the same time. By becoming a member you pay for your vegetables, flowers and cheese in advance so we, your farmers, have the capital we need to begin the season. In turn, when the CSA begins you receive a share of fresh, naturally grown produce for 8 or 16 weeks.

Prior to the CSA we are maintaining the fields, fixing tools, planning our crop rotation and cleaning our greenhouses! Your investment allows us to purchase new seeds, seed trays, potting soil and much much more. As farmers we do our best to provide a great harvest for each of our shareholders, but with the uncertainties of nature CSA members and farmers share the loss together.

Your purchase secures a long-term market for our farmers and reduces some of the risks associated with small-scale farming. By working together and sourcing produce from different regions of the state, our team of Certified Organic and Certified Naturally Grown farmers is able to provide the freshest local produce at an affordable price.

Why join?
Buy Local 

By supporting your Arkansas farmers you are closer to the food you eat, literally and figuratively! More often than we’d like to hear food travels hundreds or thousands of miles to get to our grocery stores. When you buy food from our farmers you will eat with confidence knowing that it was grown in Arkansas and that it will stay fresher longer. Buying locally means you are strengthening the economic base of our community.

Eat Seasonally

Eating seasonally means our produce is picked at the peak of freshness giving you a higher nutritional content. The cold weather seasons bring out the leafy greens and lettuce heads – which can be overwhelming at times but the excitement of learning new recipes will conquer that immediately. After this experience you will learn to love and respect food and its value.

Be Healthy 

New South’s Farmers are all Certified Organic or Certified Naturally Grown meaning no harsh chemicals are used on our crops and we use soil amending treatments like compost.

Build Community

By committing to the CSA you will be closer to your food and to the farmers who grew it. Meet shareholders at pick-ups and swap recipes or chit chat with our volunteers! At New South we try and coordinate Farm Tours at least twice a year, stay connected with our weekly newsletters that include farm updates, recipes and storage tips.

What are add-ons?
Meat

We have a partnership with Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative, a co-op whose beliefs in sustainability and healthy living align with ours, their farmers raise livestock GMO, antibiotic and growth hormone free! As an add-on option for our shareholders we offer four different meat share options:

Whole Farm

Chicken & Pork

Chicken & Beef

Cackle Pack (chicken only)

Flowers

We proudly offer bouquets as a share and an add-on option from Delta Sol Farm and Whitton Farms, both located in eastern Arkansas. Our flowers are certified naturally grown, raised with organic methods for the use of pollinating our farms and decorating your homes. A bouquet will come wrapped in wax paper and be delivered to our CSA pick-ups. To view a list of some flowers you can expect to see, click HERE.

Cheese

White River Creamery is located in the northwest region of the state. Tessa and Scott provide fresh goat cheese from their herd of Nigerian Dwarf goats! Their goat milk is as good as the health of the herd – the goats are managed humanely and as naturally as possible.

Their cheese is neatly packaged in 5-ounce containers and is delivered fresh to your CSA pickup and a different variety of cheese will be delivered each week, too.

Where are the CSA pick-ups?
State-Wide

By supporting your Arkansas farmers you are closer to the food you eat, literally and figuratively! More often than we’d like to hear food travels hundreds or thousands of miles to get to our grocery stores. When you buy food from our farmers you will eat with confidence knowing that it was grown in Arkansas and that it will stay fresher longer. Buying locally means you are strengthening the economic base of our community.

Tuesday Locations

Conway – Bell Urban Farm (4 – 6 pm)

Jonesboro – Health & Wellness (1:30 – 3:30 pm)

Wednesday Locations

Fort Smith

  • ArcBest Corp. (employees only: 10:30 – 1 pm)
  • Mercy Hospital ( 11 – 1 pm)

Little Rock

  • FIS (employees only: 11 – 2 pm)
  • DHS Office (2 – 4 pm)
  • Wellness Revolution (4 – 6 pm)
Thursday Locations

Little Rock

  • Green Corner Store (10 – 12 pm)
  • Little Rock – Arkansas Children’s Hospital (4 – 6 pm)
  • Heifer Urban Farm (4 – 6 pm)
  • Fellowship Church (4 – 6 pm)
  • Baptist Health (4 – 6 pm)

Bryant

  • Bistro Catering & Take Away (5 – 7 pm)
Friday Locations

Fayetteville

  • Feed Communities (4 – 6 pm)
  • Mama Carmen’s (4 – 6 pm)
  • Ozark Natural Foods (4 – 6 pm)

Little Rock

  • Dillards Corp. (employees only 3 – 5 pm)
  • Unitarian Church (4 – 6 pm)

Searcy

  • Natural Food Store (3 – 5 pm)

Cabot

  • Grace Fellowship Church (4 – 6 pm)

North Little Rock

  • Baptist Health (4 – 6 pm)

 2017 Fall CSA