2023 Atlanta Regional CSA DirectoryApr 01, 2023 06:00AM ● By Staff
Community-supported agriculture programs, or CSAs, offer a unique way for consumers to support and reap the harvest of small regional farms that grow fresh, organic foods and produce natural products. Consumers can purchase a share of the crops before they are grown, providing farms with much-needed capital in the beginning of the growing season while assuming some of the risks and rewards associated with the unknowns of farming. If the growing season is particularly productive, for example, everyone shares in the bounty. On the other hand, if the season is poor, farmers still get paid, while consumers receive less food.
Joining a CSA usually involves subscribing to a farm and receiving fruits, vegetables and other products throughout the growing season in return. Some CSAs require a payment up front while others also offer single purchase of baskets or boxes without a subscription to the CSA.
Special thanks to Nuts ’n Berries Healthy Market for supporting this in-depth presentation of Atlanta CSAs for our readers.
Atlanta HarvestSubscription Season: All year.
Subscription Plan: One-time shares only.
Share Prices: $25 to $100 per box delivered weekly, biweekly or monthly.
Pickup Location: Atlanta, Decatur, Avondale Estates and Stone Mountain. Delivery is also available.
Subscription Plans: Buy in weekly or as needed.
Share Prices: $30 per share
Pickup Locations: Marietta, Woodstock, Dunwoody, Buford, Cumming, Alpharetta/Roswell, East Atlanta Village and Rome.
Drop-Off Locations: Kennesaw and Tucker.
Notes: Dairy, eggs, meat, fish, vegetables and pantry items. Home delivery and “mobile market” are available in some areas.
Farmers FreshSubscription Season: Currently taking reservations.
Subscription Plan: Weekly or bi-weekly shares.
Notes: A cooperative of 50+ sustainable growers and producers in West Georgia and East Alabama. Add-ons include cheeses, coffee, dairy, fruit packs, meats and more.
Fresh HarvestSubscription Season: All year.
Subscription Plan: None. Sign up for weekly basket delivery. Cancel any time.
Share Prices: $33 to $79 per week.
Pickup Locations: Delivered to your door.
Notes: Produce is sourced from more than 12 organic farms.
Love Is Love FarmSubscription Season: All year. Currently has a waiting list.
Subscription Plan: Full season.
Share Prices: $499 and $338 for the season.
Pickup Locations: Atlanta, Decatur and Mansfield. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1190 W Druid Hills Drive NE, Atlanta.
Notes: Certified organic. Add-on options include meat, eggs, bread and coffee. Accepts and doubles SNAP payments. Egg, coffee and meat shares also available.
Moore Farms And FriendsSubscription Season: All year.
Subscription Plans: After $36 annual membership, choose between their $20, $30 or $40 Farmer’s Pick order, a Custom Choice order or one of their packages. Investment membership options are also available.
Pickup Locations: Twelve sites within the perimeter. See website for full listing.
Notes: The co-op represents more than 30 farms and food producers that are either certified organic, naturally grown, sustainable or chemical-free.
Polyculture at Gaia Gardens
Notes: Organically grown veggies, fruits and herbs.
Rise ’n Shine FarmSubscription Season: All year.
Subscription Plan: Full season subscription. Get boxes delivered weekly, biweekly or monthly. Cancel or skip any time. Or choose one-time box through Farm Stand Program without subscription.
Prices: $30, $49, $79 and $109.
Notes: Certified organic fruits and vegetables. Non-GMO eggs, jams, cheeses, coffee and more. Customized boxes are created for you.
Roswell Farmers Market
Share Prices: $100, $140 and $180 per month.
Pickup Locations: Atlanta, Marietta and Roswell.
Notes: Roswell Farmers Market has its own biodynamic farm and sources from several additional biodynamic farms. Add-ons include prepared meals, local organic dairy, organic condiments, organic gluten-free breads, organic local cheese, organic nuts and more.
Riverview FarmsSubscription Season: May through December (30 weeks).
Subscription Plan: Full season with open enrollment. The fee is prorated if you join after the start date. Options include weekly, biweekly and monthly delivery.
Share Prices: $35 – $40 per share. Installment plans available.
Pickup Locations: Fourteen locations including ones in Atlanta, Brookhaven, Decatur, East Cobb, Peachtree Corners and Tucker.
Truly Living Well
Subscription Plan: 13-week memberships over four months.
Share Prices: $195, $250 and $400.
Pickup Locations: Collegetown Farm, 1040 Lawton Street, Atlanta.