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Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Community Supported Agriculture

(CSAs) in Florida

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is gaining momentum, fueled by a increasing demand for local food and a desire to reconnect with nature and the farmers who grow the crops. Basically, CSA is a partnership between farmers and consumers. In conventional agriculture, the farmer bears all the risk of production, but CSA allows farmers to share farming’s risks—and its rewards—with consumers. CSA revolves around a community of people who pledge their financial support to a farm. At the beginning of the growing season, members pay a fee to cover the cost of the farm’s operations and the farmer’s salary. In return, each member receives a weekly share of the farm’s bounty—typically a box of fresh vegetables and herbs, though the box might also include fruit, honey, eggs, and even meat. For farmers, CSA offers a fair, steady source of income—and a way to revitalize the small family farm. Consumers, on the other hand, get fresh, great-tasting produce grown in a sustainable manner by someone they know and trust. Below is a list of CSAs in Florida. Being listed does not imply that a CSA is endorsed, approved or otherwise sanctioned by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Contact a CSA directly for information about its farmers, crops and membership fees.

County Name City Telephone Web
Alachua Franklin Farm and Trading Company Alachua (352) 354-5111  
  Kumarie's Organic Garden Alachua (386) 418-0320 Web
  Nix Beef Cattle Farm Gainesville (305) 205-3036  
  Plowshares CSA Gainesville (352) 331-1804 Web
Brevard R and B Organic Farms Melbourne (321) 243-0719 Web
Broward The Urban Farmer Pompano Beach (954) 586-6686 Web
Charlotte Worden Farm Punta Gorda (941) 637-4874 Web
Gadsden Johnnie’s Garden Quincy (850) 566-1593  
Gilchrist The Family Garden Bell (352) 214-5871 Web
Hardee Seven Baskets Farm Wauchula (863) 773-2031 Web
Hernando Rabbits Etc. Masaryktown (352) 796-0459  
Manatee Gamble Creek Farm Parrish (941) 723-3252 Web
  Geraldson Community Farm Bradenton (941) 723-3252 Web
Martin D and D farms Palm City (772) 240-8138 Web
Miami-Dade All Locally Grown Produce, LLC Homestead (786) 243-1714 Web
  Bee Heaven Farm-Pikarco Homestead (305) 247-8650 Web
Orange Shaolin Gardens Orlando (407) 432-0511 Web
Palm Beach Farming Systems Research Boynton Beach (561) 638-2755 Web
Pasco Magnolia Organics San Antonio (352) 588-3687 Web
Suwannee Magnolia Farms Live Oak (386) 364-6450 Web

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