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 weekly box of fresh, naturally grown produce for the entire growing season.

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.

The New South CSA is unique in that it is the only multi-farm CSA program in Arkansas. 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 with less risk to the consumer.

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

Our produce is picked at the peak of freshness when it is in season meaning a more nutritious, longer lasting product. Cold weather brings out the leafy greens and lettuce heads, while the warmer months fill your box with melons and squash. The reality of produce seasonality paired with our tasty recipe suggestions will make your entire season with us a flavorful adventure.

Be Healthy 

New South’s Farmers are all USDA 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! Stay connected with our weekly newsletters that include farm updates, recipes and storage tips. Follow us on Facebook for special farm-to-table events.

Where are the CSA pick-ups?
State-Wide

New South partners with local food champions across the state with more than 15 produce pick up locations. Choose the location and day of the week that is most convenient for you!

North West Arkansas
Wednesday Locations

Fort Smith – ArcBest Corporation:
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
8401 McClure Drive


Contacts:  

Payton Efurd
Office: 479-785-6345
Cell: 479-651-5141
pefurd@arcb.com

Ashley West
Office: 479-785-6228
Cell: 479-883-7942
awest@arcb.com

 

Fort Smith – Mercy:
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
7301 Rogers Avenue
POC: Cristelyn Roebuck cell:  479.806.2527 office: 479.314.6016

Bentonville – Brightwater Culinary Institute:
3-5:30 pm
801 SE 8th Street Bentonville, AR
POC: Jessie Wagner

Thursday Locations

Fayetteville – Fossil Cove:
5-7 p.m
1946 N Birch Ave,1946 N Birch Ave
POC: Andrew Blann

Friday Locations

Fayetteville – Ozark Natural Foods:
4-6 p.m.
1554 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR

Central Arkansas
Wednesday Locations

LR – FIS/Windstream Cafe:
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
4001 N Rodney Parham
POC: Ryan Hickman

Searcy – The Natural food Store:
3-5 p.m
500 S Main St, Searcy AR
POC: Eric McMullen arnfs@hotmail.com/(985) 807-8225

Jonesboro – St. Bernard’s:
4-6 p.m.
1416 E Matthews Ave, Jonesboro AR
POC: Pat Farmer (870) 207-7778

Conway – Bell Urban Farm:
4-6 p.m.
2001 Tyler Street, Conway AR
POC: Sandra and Kim Doughty (501) 317-9505

LR – Wellness Revolution: 3
4-6 p.m.
13401 Chenal Pkwy Suite A,
POC: Dr. John

Thursday Locations

LR – Green Corner Store:
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
423 Main St D, Little Rock
POC: Shelley Green (501) 374-1111

LR – Greenleaf Grill
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
601 S Gaines St,
POC: Ryan Hickman

Bryant – Bistro Catering and Takeaway
4-6 p.m.
304 Reynolds Road, Suite 5
POC: Crystal Dear

LR – Heifer International
4-6 p.m.
1 World Ave LR 72202
POC: Ellen Brown

LR – Children’s Hospital
4-6 p.m.
1621 W 10th St
POC:

LR – Baptist Health
4-6 p.m.
9500 Kanis Rd
POC: Meeting with them tomorrow.

LR – Fellowship Church
4-6 p.m.
1401 Kirk Rd
POC: Martha Fitzgerald (501) 224-7123

Friday Locations

LR – Unitarian Church
4-6 p.m.
1818 Reservoir Rd.
POC: Karen Walls

Cabot – Sharp Family Dentistry
4-6 p.m.
601 W Elm St, Cabot, AR 72023
POC:

 2018 Spring CSA