Mountain Sun Farm CSA!
Late April - Mid November (30 weeks)
Exact start date depends on strawberry ripening.
We have many different pick up locations in Birmingham, Huntsville, Chattanooga, Fort Payne, Guntersvile, Gadsden and on the farm in Mentone! You can view them here.
*We are also looking to add new pick up locations so if you have one in mind please email us*
What is a CSA?
Our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a weekly produce subscription directly from our farm. It’s a convenient way for you to buy local, organically grown produce without having to dedicate your Saturday morning to shopping at a farmers’ market. Our CSA customers subscribe and prepay for a share of our farm’s harvest for a set number of weeks and in return we deliver a weekly bag of our produce to central pick-up locations.
The direct-to-consumer relationship allows for savings to both the customer and farmer. By knowing that a certain percentage of our crops are already sold, it allows us to focus more on actual farming and worry less about marketing during the growing season. The weekly interaction also helps us have a more personal relationship with you! We are getting direct feedback on varieties, taste, and quantities and you are learning how your food is grown and where your food comes from while ensuring local, organic farms continue to grow in your community.
What do I get each week?
Each week you pick-up a bag of our farm’s produce that we will have dropped at the pick-up location earlier that day. What is in the bag varies by season, but it will always be at least a $20 value. Pictured at the top of this page are actual CSA shares from 2020 to give you an idea of the amount of food. We have found this share works well for 1-4 people depending on the amount of produce eaten each week.
We offer CSA add-ons each week for our members to purchase separately which is great for larger families or veggies lovers to get more of what they want.
You will also get an emailed newsletter each week with a list of the items in your bag, storage tips and recipes to help you get the most out of your items, and farm updates with photos.
What do you grow?
All of our produce is Certified Organic. You can learn more about our growing practices here.
Spring - kale, collards, lettuce, arugula, mizuna, chard, kohlrabi, strawberries, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, radishes, pac choi, carrots, beets, turnips, green onions, cilantro, parsley, sugar snap peas and more!
An example Spring weekly share: 1 quart of strawberries, 1 head of lettuce, 1 bunch of kale, 1lb of broccoli, and 1 bunch of carrots
Summer - cherry tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, okra, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, basil, watermelons, cantaloupe, onions, potatoes, green beans, and more!
An example Summer weekly share: 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, 1lb slicing tomatoes, 1 quart of okra, 1.5lbs of zucchini, 1 watermelon
Fall - kale, collards, chard, arugula, mizuna, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, pac choi, napa cabbage, winter radishes, carrots, beets, turnips, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, winter squash, and more!
An example Fall weekly share: 1 bunch of collards, 1 head of lettuce, 1 bunch of radishes, 1 bunch of beets, 1 pumpkin, 1lb of broccoli
What are the benefits?
Each member receives two "Vacation Weeks" where they can skip a weeks' delivery without losing the value of the share. If you need to skip more than two weeks you will recieve store credit you can use to purchase add-ons.
You can easily change your pick up location if you move neighborhoods or change jobs.
CSA members get priority on choice items - like strawberries, watermelons, and the best tomatoes!
A weekday pick-up means even if you go out of town on the weekend you still get your fresh veggies!
A weekly email with news updates from the farm, storage tips, photos, and recipes!
Easy way to make a healthy commitment for you and your family to eat more vegetables each week. It will give you an opportunity to spend quality time with family preparing and sharing nutritious meals.
CSA members are welcome to schedule a time to come tour the farm!
Have a relationship with the people who grow your food and teach your children where their food comes from.
How much does it cost?
$611.73 for 30 weeks ($20.39/week)
Full payment for your share is preferred and greatly helps us out with beginning of the season costs. We also have options for 2, 4, and even 7 payments so you can secure your spot for as little as $90.
Each member receives two "Vacation Weeks" where they can skip a weeks' delivery without losing the value of the share. If you do not use your "Vacation Weeks" your share will end at 30 weeks, or you can choose to pay for two additional weeks. If you need more than 2 weeks off you will receive store credit which you can use to purchase add-ons.
We encourage you to ask any questions before committing and to enjoy your full season but we know circumstances change. If you have an unforeseen move or are unsatisfied with your CSA, please let us know and we will give you a pro-rated refund.