CSA at the Market
What’s A CSA, you ask?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and is a way to purchase food directly from a local farmer. You pay the farmer for a seasonal share of farm-fresh vegetables and other optional items at the start of the season, and in return, the farmer will package and have your share ready for weekly pick-up at a designated farmers market.
Your commitment to a CSA provides financial security to the farmer for that season. CSAs allow farmers to cover upfront expenses such as seeds, equipment, land costs, and other farming supplies. CSA members are essentially shareholders in the farm, contributing to the livelihood of the farm and also the local economy.
Also, if you have SNAP/EBT you can pay for a CSA share with your benefits. Stop by the market information booth with your SNAP/EBT card and double up with Doubleup Food Bucks Arizona for free Arizona grown produce. Learn more about our food access and nutrition programs here.
farms that offer CSA shares:
Larry’s Veggies: Sign up for the summer CSA that begins July 9th and runs through September 24th. Email [email protected] or stop by Larry’s Veggies farm stand at Udall Park Farmers Market and Rillito Park Farmers Market.
SouthWinds Farm: Sign up for the summer/fall CSA that begins in July for pick-up at Rillito Park Farmers Market. Learn more and fill out the CSA form here – https://southwindsfarm.org/csa/. Email the farm for more info: [email protected].