Commissioner Adam H. Putnam

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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 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 that might in include fresh vegetables, herbs, fruit, honey, eggs, and meat. For farmers, CSA offers a fair, steady source of income and a way to revitalize the small family farm. Consumers get fresh produce grown in a sustainable manner by someone they know and trust.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services maintains a list of CSAs throughout Florida, but, because CSAs are not required to register with the Department, the list is not a complete one. Being listed does not imply that a CSA is endorsed, approved or otherwise sanctioned by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

CSA Locator

Below is a list of CSAs in Florida. Contact a CSA directly for information about its farmers, crops and membership fees.

Community Supported Agriculture
County Name City Telephone Web
Alachua Franklin Farm and Trading Company Alachua (352) 354-5111  
  Frog Song Organics, L.L.C. Hawthorne (352) 468-3816 Web
  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  
Lake Scott’s Produce Club Mount Dora (352) 383-1792  
Leon Orchard Pond Organics Tallahassee (850) 894-0154 Web
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
  Kai Kai Farm Indiantown (772) 597-1717 Web
Miami-Dade All Locally Grown Produce, LLC Princeton (305) 216-2336 Web
  Bee Heaven Farm-Pikarco Homestead (305) 247-8650 Web
  Tenna's Pride CSA Homestead (786) 243-1714 Web
Orange Shaolin Gardens Orlando (407) 432-0511  
Palm Beach Farming Systems Research Boynton Beach (561) 638-2755 Web
Polk Bilbrey Family Farm Auburndale (863) 206-2900 Web
Suwannee Magnolia Farms Live Oak (386) 364-6450 Web

Contact Us About Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs)

Division of Marketing and Development
Bureau of State Farmers’ Markets
The Mayo Building
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Carl Penn
(850) 617-7380
(850) 617-7381 Fax

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