Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a way for people to buy locally produced food and build a relationship with the farmer. In making the financial commitment to the farm, people become CSA members, shareholders or subscribers. In return, members receive a basket or box of produce, flowers, fruits, eggs, milk, herbs, meats or other locally grown, seasonal products. The food is delivered to one’s home or there is a central pick-up location.

Most CSA farmers prefer that members pay in advance for the season, but some will accept weekly or monthly payments. Some CSAs also require that members work a small number of hours on the farm during the growing season.

A CSA season typically runs from late spring through early fall. The number of CSAs in the United States was estimated at 50 in 1990, and has since grown to more than 2,200. Here are the ones who contacted Indiana Living Green. As we learn about others, we will include them in the CSA list at the ILG Web site.

Mission Berry Farms CSA
Anderson, Frankton, Elwood, Noblesville and Alexandria
Local fruits & vegetables
grown the way nature intended
www.missionberryfarms.com
(765) 620-2880
farmerdave@missionberryfarms.com

Balanced Harvest Farm & CSA
Pick-ups: Indianapolis, Carmel and Apple Family Farm
Certified naturally grown veggies and herbs
www.balancedharvest.com
(317) 815-9863
BalancedHarvest@hotmail.com

Kiss My Grass Farm CSA
Brown and surrounding counties
All natural hormone and antibiotic-free
heirloom/heritage vegetable meat and egg shares
www.kissmygrassfarm.net
(812) 521-1063
kissmygrassfarm@hotmail.com

Old Growth CSA
Monroe and Brown counties
Certified organic fruit, berry plants
and produce with a focus on heirloom cultivars
www.localharvest.org/csa/M20288
(812) 988-0579
uridel@att.net

Crème de la Crop Inc. CSA
Porter, Lake and LaPorte counties
Chemical free since 2004 standard
and epicurean shares
www.cremedelacrop.com
cremedelacrop@msn.com

Basic Roots Community Foods, a 3rd party CSA
Indianapolis area, year-round
A trip to the farmer’s marketto your door, home or business
www.myspace.com/basicrootscommunityfoods
(317) 341-0474
BasicRoots4u@yahoo.com

Seldom Seen Farm CSA
Indianapolis and surrounding areas
Diverse vegetable share types
22 week season, naturally grown
www.seldomseenfarm.com

(317) 509-7828
info@seldomseenfarm.com

Victory Acres Farm CSA
Grant County, Muncie, Fishers and Indianapolis areas
Providing Good Work and Good Food
Victory Inner City Ministries
www.victoryacres.org
(765) 998-2590
info@seldomseenfarm.com

Homestead Growers CSA
Delivery in north Indianapolis; downtown pick up
Chemical-free produceand mushrooms
(317) 727-8989
homesteadgrowers@aol.com
www.homestead-growers.com

Valentine Hill Farm CSA
Greater Indianapolis area
Shares starting at $360 for 22-week season
Contract on Web site: www.valentinehillfarm.com
maria@valentinehillfarm.com

Big City Farms CSA
Indianapolis area
City farm grows heirloom produce
for 22-week CSA
www.localharvest.org/farms/M25614
(317) 694-4299
growyerown@gmail.com

Lost Pond Farm CSA
Bloomington Saturday’s farmers market pick up
Seasonal produce from familiar favorites to unusual
No synthetic chemicals used
(812) 929-2219
lost_pond@yahoo.com

Nature’s Harvest Organics CSA
Greater Indianapolis area
Indiana’s oldest and largest CSA
providing organic shares
www.naturesharvestorganics.com
(317) 709-8319
info@naturesharvestorganics.com

Mallow Run Market Club
Bargersville
Fresh Indiana produce, hand-crafted
jams, bread, cheese and more
www.mallowrun.com
(317) 496-7692

LIFE Certified Organic Farm CSA
www.eatlifeup.com
jeff@eatlifeup.com bobbi@eatlifeup.com
Serving Greater Indianapolis, Bloomington, and Surrounding Communities.
Check website for pick-up locations near you. Dont see one close?
Ask us, we may be adding new sites for 2011.
Growing Organic Foods for a decade in Central Indiana

Core Farms CSA
Bloomington area
Organically grown vegetables, fruit,
eggs and apple cider from three growers
(812) 339-5006 / (812) 876-3328
corefarmscsa@musgraveorchard.com

Marlett Farm CSA
Brown County
Growing food grown naturally,
providing quality produce at a fair price
(812) 320-9407 / (812) 322-1226
marlettfarm@gmail.com

Melody Acres CSA
Bloomington and Indianapolis areas
Offers naturally grown produce
in transition to certified organic
(317) 292-5882
jrandallstout@netzero.net

Ewenique Icelandic Sheep & Veggies CSA
Columbus area
www.eweniqueicelandicsheep.com
(812) 521-175
info@eweniqueicelandicsheep.com

Tranquil Ridge Farm 
Montgomery,Tippacanoe and surrounding areas
All natural fruits,vegetables,chicken and eggs.
www.tranquilridgefarm.com
tranquilridgefarms@yahoo.com

Boondocks Farms
www.boondocksfarms.com
East Central Indiana
Pickups @ Knightstown Sat. 8 to noon,
Home Delivery Available, Produce & Meat boondocksfarms@comcast.net

Aspire Indiana Harvestland Farm
http://www.yourmarketgarden.org
765-641-8303 / 765-635-5711
Anderson, Noblesville, Carmel
Organically grown, summer & winter CSA;
provides jobs for people w/ disabilities

Renaissance Farm & Permaculture  Center
812-335-0383
Bloomington
Organic +, Suburban farm
Permaculture demonstration & training, plants & food

Basic Roots Community Foods
www.basicrootscommunityfoods.kaysue.org
Sue or Kay at 317.341.0474 basicroots4u@yahoo.com
Located on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis
Serving all of Indianapolis, Marion County
5 years of cultivating community
by making good local foods accessible, year round.

Fruit Loop Acres
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fruit-Loop-Acres/124408800905293
Kay or Sue at 317-408-0325 basicroots4u@yahoo.com
2.1 miles from the circle center, on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis
Fine Fruits –perma-cultured & biodynamic
Offering Seasonal U-pick and hands-on workshops in 2011.

 

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