Our CSA

What is a CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a commitment to eating healthier food and supporting local farmers. Members sign-up and pay in advance to ensure farmers have the capital they need to begin their year. In turn, when the CSA begins you receive a share of fresh sustainably grown produce for 8 or 16 weeks.

Prior to our CSA our farmers are maintaining fields, fixing tools, sowing seeds, planting harvest and much more planning. Your CSA purchase secures a long-term market for our farmers and reduces some of the risk associated with small-scale farming. By working together and sourcing produce from different regions of Arkansas, 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 Tuesday through Thursday.To view a list of some flowers you can expect to see, click HERE.

Cheese

We are now offering half season and full season goat cheese shares from White River Creamery.

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.

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.

 2017 Spring CSA