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2014 St. Louis CSA and CCSA Directory

So you want to join a CSA? We are now so very fortunate to have lots of options for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in and around the St. Louis area. The number of CSAs has more than doubled in the last five years. If you aren’t familiar with the CSA relationship, here is some quick info to get you started on your way to receiving fresh, healthy, and seasonal food from local farmers.

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture): the consumer purchases a “share” of the harvest for a growing season directly from a farm. This share is distributed to the consumer on a weekly (or bi-weekly) basis and typically includes produce and fruit but may also include eggs, flowers, and sometimes meat. We are starting to see more collaborative CSAs where a “share” may include a small percentage of items that your farmer sourced from additional farms. The consumer has a direct relationship with the farm they purchase a share in, offers the support directly to the farm, has the opportunity to typically visit the farm and even sometimes work on the farm.

CCSA (Combined Community Supported Agriculture): The consumer purchases a weekly or biweekly “share” from a distributor who sources from a multitude of local farmers and food producers. These shares may include everything from produce to meat to locally roasted coffee to eggs to value added products (sauces, jams, etc). Often, CCSAs have a number of options from vegetarian to paleo focused shares and the consumer can sometimes trade items out of a particular share for other items. This option offers consumers the most flexibility with the broadest range of items yet removes the consumer one step away from supporting the farmers directly. However, CCSAs often create events and opportunities for “share” holders to meet the producers and CCSA owners and employees maintain very close relationships to the producers they source from.

We know the majority of these farms and CCSAs and are aware that they all share a concern for sustainability. However, as with all of your food, you should conduct your own inquiries into the production practices of the food you consume. For a list of questions you should consider please review our Ask Before You Eat! brochure and filmds. The following list is in alphabetical order thana. As additional CSAs send us information, we will continue to update this list throughout the spring. Please contact valerie.valli@yahoo.com to have your CSA added or updated.

CSA update 2014

Name: EarthDance Farms
Food pick-up location: The Ferguson Farmer’s Market (20 S Florissant Rd. Ferguson, MO)
Duration of CSA season: May through October.
Products included in CSA: Vegetables, Fresh Herbs.
Accepting new members? Yes
Contact information: 314.521.1006 or apprenticeship@earthdancefarms.org
Anything else you would like us to know? Members are asked to contribute 4 volunteer hours per membership, per season, toward the success of the farm’s harvest or field work endeavors. You-pick herbs and flowers are available on the farm during regular hours of operation.

Name: Fair Shares CCSA
Food pick-up location: Kingshighway and Highway 44 (headquarters), Kirkwood, University City
Duration of CSA season: 46 weeks, April-February (no pick-ups in March), 24 weeks and 21 weeks for Mini share sessions
Products included in CSA: Fruits, Vegetables, Eggs, Meat, Chocolate, Coffee, Cheese & Yogurt, Bread, Grains and many additional staples.
Accepting new members? Yes
Contact information: http://fairshares.org/contact
Anything else you would like us to know? Full share (weekly), half share (bi-weekly), Mini share (30% smaller, weekly) and 2-week Trial memberships; ability to trade non-produce items in shares, purchase additionals, and shop on off-weeks (half shares). We support more than 75 local small farms and artisanal food producers, providing our members with extremely diverse weekly shares.

Name: The Farm at Kraut Run
Food pick up location: 4354 Wilson Road Wentzville MO. (The Farm)
Duration of season: May to October (22 weeks) with an extended fall season available at additional cost.
Products included in CSA: Organically grown fruits (blackberries, raspberries and strawberries), vegetables, herbs and flowers including many heirloom varieties. Pork and eggs also available, but not included in CSA subscription cost.
Accepting new members? Please contact for confirmation
Contact information: krautrun.com farmatkrautruncsa@gmail.com
Anything else you would like us to know? Each Spring we screen a film about food and provide a tour our farming operation. Our free range chickens, ducks and hogs are fed 100% organic non GMO feed. We are a Certified Naturally Grown farm – http://naturallygrown.org/

Name: Green BEAN Delivery
Food pick-up location: Home/Office Delivery Service
Duration of CSA season: Year round national/regional/local products, sourcing produce locally when in season.
Products included in CSA: Organic produce and over 1,000 natural groceries items including local artisanal products.
Accepting new members? Yes
Contact information: info@greenbeanmissouri.com, Customer service line: (314) 717-1099
Anything else you would like us to know? Please visit: Greenbeandelivery.com for more information

Name: Greene’s Country Store and Feed
Food pick-up location: Greene’s Country Store and Feed 8621 Hwy N Lake St. Louis MO 63367 636-561-6637 Att: Randy
Duration of CSA season: 29 weeks May 13th thru November 25th
Products included: Local produce other locally produced items other fun organic items
Accepting new members?: Yes always. We have a great group of CSA members but we believe in eating healthier and if we can help more people eat better then sure more members is great
Contact info: Greene’s Country Store and Feed 8621 Hwy N Lake St. Louis Mo. 63367 636-561-6637
Anything else you would like us to know? We are always looking for more great local items to include into the CSA and carry in the store. We carry St Louis’s Largest selection of organic growing supplies — We do our CSA a little different — you do have a little more choice and variety then most CSA’s

Name: La Vista CSA Farm
Food pick-up location: Godfrey, Illinois (the Farm), Garden Heights Nursery (Richmond Heights), delivery available (delivery fee applies)
Duration of CSA season: Mid-May to Mid-November
Products included in CSA: A wide variety of fresh, great-tasting, sustainably grown vegetables and herbs, and a steady supply of colorful cut flowers (you pick). On average, a weekly Share provides two adults with a vegetable-loving diet or a vegetable-supplemented diet for a family of four.
Accepting new members? Yes
Contact information: 618-467-2104, crystal@lavistacsa.org, www.lavistacsa.org
Anything else you would like us to know? Full and alternate week shares available

Name: The Libertine CSA
Food pickup location: At the restaurant, 7927 Forsyth Ave. (Clayton)
Duration of CSA season: Session 1: April – June, Session 2: June – August, Session 3: August – October
Products included: vegetables, eggs, bread, pickles and preserves
Accepting new members?: yes
Contact information: (314) 862-2999, Victoria Mitchell victoria@libertinestl.com
Anything else you would like us to know? With a pick-up day on Tuesday, the Libertine’s CSA guarantees convenience for people living and working in Clayton. We are proud to partner with local farmers to provide a CSA offering each week, along with recipes from our chefs and house-made bread.

Name: Local Chef StL
Food pick up location: Chesterfield, Weldon Spring, Manchester
Duration of season: May to November (24 weeks), full and half shares available
Products included in CSA: vegetables, fruits, pastured eggs, antibiotic free meats, hormone free dairy, Local Chef value added product
Accepting new members? Please contact for confirmation
Contact information: Robert Uyemura at localchefstl@att.net
Anything else you would like us to know? The Local Chef CSA will use it’s network of small farmers and producers to offer the “best of the best” in fresh, local products from the St. Louis area. Our boxes will contain not only produce, but a varied collection of pastured meats, hormone-free dairy products, locally produced groceries AND our own unique kitchen creations and recipes!

Name: Local Farmer Crop Boxes, LLC
Food pick-up location: Washington University Medical Center (Thursday), Clayton (Saturday), Soulard Farmer’s Market (Saturday), Home Delivery in most of St Louis
Duration of CSA season: Summer Season (May – November) Weekly or Bi-weekly, Winter Season (December – April) Monthly
Products included in CSA: Broccoli, Cauliflower , Cabbage, Broccoli Raab, Chinese Cabbage, Lettuce, Spinach, Kale, Swiss Chard, Collards, Radishes, Turnips, Potatoes, Onions, Tomatoes, Green Beans, Bell Peppers, Eggplant, Cherry Tomatoes, Leeks, Arugula, Beets, Carrots, Sweet Corn, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Italian Zucchini, Patty Pan Squash, Acorn Squash, Butternut, Spaghetti Squash, Delicata Squash, Pie Pumpkins, and much more.
Accepting new members? Yes
Contact information: Southernbreezefarm.sales@gmail.com, www.localfarmercsa.com
Anything else you would like us to know? Our farm is located in southern Illinois, outside of the little town of Ewing. We are a family farm that grows on a small scale and try to focus on healthy farming practices. We also work with other local farms to provide more consistent variety in our CSA.

Name: Mac’s Local Buys Grocery Bag (www.macslocalbuys.com)
Food pick-up location: The Civil Life Brewing Company 3714 Holt Ave 63116
Duration of season: Bi-weekly; Mid May through Early Nov
Products included in subscription: At each of 13 pickups you get: Vegetables (Three Rivers Farm), Meat (Premium Local proteins), Farm Fresh Organic Eggs, Local Artisan Bread and Treats – premium locally produced items, things like maple syrup, mustard, pasta and much more, to round out each Grocery Bag pick up. The idea is to send you home with some awesome local goodness, that you can actually cook with. Feeds 2-3 humans.
Accepting new members? Yes
Contact information: 314.479.8155 or macslocalbuys@gmail.com
Anything else you would like us to know? Paleo and Gluten Free options available.

Name: New Roots Urban Farm
Food pick up location: 1832 Hogan Street, St. Louis, MO 63106
Duration of CSA SEASON: June 1 through Oct. 31
Products included: Mostly specialty vegetables, some herbs and berries, potentially some eggs or hand-made soap on a week with less produce.
Accepting new members? Absolutely, but we are picky! We give preference to people from the 63106 and neighbor zipcodes first.
CONTACT INFO: newrootsurbanfarm@gmail.com
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE US TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR FARM/BUSINESS? We use organic growing practices, zero chemicals, fertilize only with compost and manure, pick it all by hand (no machines), and love being outside. We are a non-profit collective and sell food only to subsidize what we do with the rest of the food (supply a food pantry, or eat it!).

Name: Our City Farm
CSA pick-up location: Central West End (the Farm), Tower Grove Farmer’s Market, delivery available
Duration of CSA season: 26 weeks; May through October
Products included in CSA: Heirloom Produce, Herbs, Pastured Poultry and Soy-Free Eggs
Accepting new members? Yes
Contact information: 314-282-5290 or www.ourcityfarm.com/contact
Anything else you would like us to know? Our foodshare program is a flexible cafeteria-style CSA with Whole, Half and Mixed Shares of Produce, Eggs and/or Chicken all produced a few miles from downtown. Hyper-local, Certified Naturally-Grown and SNAP Approved.

Name: Riverbend Roots
Food pick-up locations: Headquarters in Alton, IL; and additional pick-up sites at Farmers’ Markets (Clayton, Webster Groves, Schlafly Bottleworks), Tower Grove, Webster Groves, University City, Brentwood/Ladue/Richmond Heights, Creve Coeur, Central West End, Kirkwood, Maplewood, Edwardsville
Duration of CSA season: 25 weeks; Mid-May through early November
Products included in CSA: A variety of fresh vegetables and herbs
Accepting new members? Yes
Contact information: 618-444-0567 or membership@riverbendroots.com
Anything else you would like us to know? Full, half, and individual shares available, every-other-week plan and shorter season plan available.

Name: Sandy Valley CSA
Food pick-up location: Pick up will be available at the farm on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 3843 Sandy Church Road, Hillsboro,
MO 63050. We are currently deciding on additional pick-up locations.
Duration of CSA season: Our CSA will run for 26 weeks starting in May.
Products included in CSA: Vegetables
Accepting new members? Yes
Contact information: Sandy Valley CSA, 3843 Sandy Church Road, Hillsboro, MO 63050, (636) 479-9506 Steve and Eva Christ
Please feel free to visit our website for more information, including our Membership Agreement. www.sandyvalleycsa.com.
Anything else you would like us to know? Full Shares are $910.00 ($35 per week) Half Shares are $455.00 ($17.50 per week).You will be able to purchase these add on’s each week: naturally raised beef, and farm fresh eggs. We will also be including tips and recipes to help you take advantage of the seasonal vegetables, especially the unfamiliar ones that come with your share.

Name: Seeds of Hope Farm
Food pick-up location: Spanish Lake (the Farm), and additional pick-up sites in Overland and Bel-Ridge
Duration of CSA season: 28 weeks; mid May to late November
Products included in CSA: Organically grown vegetables
Accepting new members? Yes
Contact information: Gabriel Hahn, Farm Manager: 314-566-8643, or ghahn@caastlc.org
Anything else you would like us to know? A project of the Community Action Agency of St. Louis County, we increase access to affordable fresh produce through our unique tiered CSA program, bringing together members of all different economic backgrounds. Subsidized shares are available for low-income individuals. Alternate Shares are available for pick-up every other week. Work Share available. We host a monthly hands-on cooking experience and shared dinner for subscribers and friends, guided by Operation Food Search. Learn more at seedsofhopefarm.org and localharvest.org.

Name: Soil Shares CSA
Food pick-up location: Schlafly Farmers Market (Wed 4-7)
Duration of CSA season: Products included in CSA: 5/8 bushel of produce @ $18/wk. Add eggs, meat, mushrooms, coffee, flowers etc. weekly or otherwise.
Accepting new members? Yes
Contact information: csa@soilsharescsa.com and www.soilsharescsa.com
Anything else you would like us to know? 100% farmer owned and operated; We never apply chemical inputs or administer antibiotics, hormones, or steroids.

Name: Terripin Farms
Food pick-up location: O’Fallon, MO (across the street from Little Rascals Ball park) & Cavesprings Road St Charles MO
Duration of CSA season: 20 Weeks: June through October
Products included in CSA: Vegetables and Melons
Accepting new members? No, waiting List only for the 2015 season
Contact information: 217-440-4678 or terripinfarms@att.net or www.facebook.com/terripinfarms

Name: Three Rivers Community Farm
Food pick-up location: Elsah, IL (the Farm); additional pick-up sites in Edwardsville, University City, Maplewood, and Tower Grove
Duration of CSA season: 26 weeks; Mid-May through November
Products included in CSA: A seasonal variety of vegetables and herbs
Accepting new members? Yes
Contact information: 618-374-9470 or info@threeriverscommunityfarm.com
Anything else you would like us to know? Full and every-other-week shares available

Name: Vesterbrook Farm
Food pick-up location: Clarksville (the Farm); additional pick-sites in Benton Park/Soulard, Central West End, Fenton, University City, Clayton/Ladue, Kirkwood, Creve Coeur/ Chesterfield, Chesterfield/Ellisville, Ballwin, Town & Country, St. Peters/St. Charles, Troy/Winfield
Duration of CSA season: Year round
Products included in CSA: Vegetables, Fruit, Herbs, Meat, and Egg packages available.
Accepting new members? Please contact for confirmation
Contact information: 573-560-0871 or www.vesterbrookfarm.com/contact
Anything else you would like us to know? Discounts available for senior citizens, veterans, and single mothers, families with disabilities, homeschooling families, and university/seminary students.

Name: Weekly Harvest
Food pick-up location: Local Harvest Grocery, Tower Grove area
Duration of CSA season: Year round
Products included in CSA: produce, meat (or vegetarian), cheese, grains, bread
Accepting new members? Yes
Contact information: Email weeklyharvest8@gmail.com for more information or to sign-up.
Anything else you would like us to know? Weekly Harvest participants receive 10% off any other store items they purchase on the day they pick up their local food subscription. Local Harvest Grocery also offers delivery (for a fee) of Weekly Harvest boxes to Clayton, Washington University main campus and Kirkwood. (Delivery is limited to certain days of the week and areas.)
Helpful cookbooks for CSA members:

The Farmer’s Kitchen: The Ultimate Guide to Enjoying Your CSA and Farmers’ Market Foods by Julia Shanks & Brett Gorhsgal

From Asparagus to Zucchini by the Madison Area CSA Coalition