Updated by: Juan Walker
A2 CSA memberships you need to check out
In case you’re unfamiliar, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms allow you to subscribe to their farm’s harvest, whether it’s produce, eggs, meat, flowers, honey, or whatever you need to put together locally-sourced delicious meals. We’ve put together a list of farms that offer a variety of approaches through their memberships.
Baseline Farms offers an online ordering system and easy pick-up and delivery options. Orders can include roasts, ground beef, steak and other meat bundles of your desire. Farmer John Cox manages a herd of rare Ancient White Park cattle and follows sustainable practices to provide quality meat. Prices per pound vary based on the cut of meat. Meat by the whole, half or quarter animal is available May through Dec. 2023.
Prices start at $4.25 a pound of hanging weight for whole and halves, $4.50 for quarters. Shop at Argus Farm Stop in Ann Arbor, People’s Food Co-op in Ann Arbor (just ground beef), White Lotus Farm in Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Kerrytown Market and Howell Sunday Market.
7861 Strawberry Lake Rd, Dexter. 734-680-3883.
This farm has always grown produce using organic methods and believe that caring for the soil, water, air and creatures is top priority. As a result, many can choose from more than 40 fresh vegetables and fruits, including spinach, strawberries, green beans and more.
Blue Spring houses more than 40 herbs and flowers that include rosemary, cosmos and black eyed susan! Their CSA starts with early season for 7 weekly pickups from May 24 to July 8 which include spinach, broccoli, salad greens and strawberries for $230.
For flowers, the amount is $55 for 5 weeks of the first session from June 7-July 7.
4710 Stein Rd. Ann Arbor. 734-761-5770.
This is the oldest CSA in Michigan. Purchase a share from their farm at the beginning of each season and receive a bounty ranging from seasonal fruits and veggies to milk, meat and eggs. Memberships range from $300-$900 with a preferred target range of $500.
1525 S. Fletcher Rd., Chelsea. 734-719-119 or email@example.com.
This home delivery operates at the customers convenience. Their CSAs offer a weekly box that contains a diverse range of peak-season produce, varying over the course of the season. Shares range from $30 a week to $55 a week. Also, if you buy a friends, family and neighbor share for $10 a week, there will be no delivery fee.
This CSA grows non-GMO produce without the use of any pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. Cost of shares are $500 and offers a variety of freshly-picked, seasonal vegetables such as herbs, spinach, radishes and more! You can pick up at the Belleville Farmers Market (Mondays from 4 – 7:30 p.m) or the Plymouth Farmers (Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m).
9545 McKean Rd, Willis. firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-545-0708.
They follow organic practices and are a Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) Certified Farm. Shares range in size and cost from $45 to $600, so there is an option that works for many different budgets.
Summer and Fall CSAs include heirloom tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, lettuce, radishes, beets and more! Salad mixes include cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, head lettuce, dill and fennel.
Find them at Depot Town Farmers Market Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Dixboro Farmers Market Fridays 3-6 p.m.
4400 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor. 734-510-9459.
Jacob’s offers CSAs throughout the year. Each package will come with an array of fruits and vegetables that will make your mouth water. Sign-up for the CSA online. Be sure to keep an eye on when their next season’s share changes!
1475 N Fletcher Rd. Dexter. 517-250-1222.
This farm combines the amazing freshness and diversity you get from a farmer’s market with the convenience and ease of year round online ordering and free community delivery. Shares include fresh seasonal fruits, veggies, eggs and other hyper-local goods. Convenient pickup locations are available in Ypsilanti, Belleville, Romulus and Ann Arbor.
43800 Willow Rd, Belleville. 734-771-9984 or email@example.com.
Pride and Produce Farm
Several options are offered including a full membership ($525) that includes weekly doorstep delivery and half shares ($300) that receive produce every other week and flowers CSA ($200). Shares start in June and run weekly through October. Each share includes about 10 different varieties such as tomatoes, cucumbers, dark leafy greens, salad mix, root vegetables, aromatics and cooking herbs. New vegetables will arrive each week and, by season’s end, you’ll have tried more than 100!
This biodiverse and USDA certified organic U-Pick farm and farmstand is devoted to justice in the food system. They grow mainly heirloom produce and flowers, which provide an organic farm experience demonstrating “closed loop” practices that benefit social and ecological well-being. The 12 week summer CSA from July to October ($360) includes lots of heirloom tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, greens, garlic, summer squash, eggplant, herbs and more!
4700 Whitmore Lake Rd, Ann Arbor. 734-249-8359. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tantré Farm not only has an extremely popular summer CSA, they offer one for fall, one specifically for Thanksgiving, a winter solstice CSA, and one called Midwinter Morning’s Dream. The summer option is 18 weeks, from May to September, and it generously feeds two people for $630. Plus, if you sign up when the season has already started, the Farm will prorate your membership fee. To sign up and learn more about the different CSA options, visit their website. Pick-up locations vary by season, but there are up to eight different spots to pick up your box (which has up to 16 items, by the way)! You can choose your own pick-day from their list of options.
2510 Hayes Rd, Chelsea. 734-475-4323. tantrefarm.com.
This farm procures their fresh fruits and veggies from ten local farms for their spring and summer CSAs. They have weekly and bi-weekly shares with content that varies from week to week, and you can opt for whole or half shares. Those in need of help financially can apply for a free share. Self-serve from produce stored in the farm’s cooler is from noon on Wednesday to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Pick-up in person is from 3:30-6 p.m.
5557 McAuley Dr, Ypsilanti. 734-712-4667.
Customers can choose the type of meat and cuts they prefer with their year-round meat share program. They are three months long but, if you’re unsure if it’s for you, they offer a one-month trial. Between their quality meat from grass-fed cattle and pasture-raised chickens to their user-friendly website, this Farmstead is a win. Pick up on the first of each month.
5525 Jennings Rd., Ann Arbor. 734-845-2240.
This organic practice offers over 60 types of fresh vegetables, apples, pears, mushrooms and wild edibles. Additional offerings of eggs, organic soaps, and honey CSAs are year round which include Fromage Lover’s Goat Share, Thanksgiving Bundle and Solstice Bundle share. Full share ($650) includes a complete selection of all produce we harvest for that week including recipes, updates, fruits in season, flowers, herbs, and may include specialty additions.
2701 N Dancer Rd, Dexter. 734-904-9141. email@example.com.