Get all your favorite fall fruits and veggies (think sweet red peppers, corn on the cob, crisp apples and more), while supporting local farms in Southern California. Read on for our roundup of the best farm boxes available for pickup and delivery in Los Angeles.

 

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Coldwater Farm Hub

Launched by a husband and wife team at the start of the pandemic, Coldwater Farm Hub connects local farmers to the community by providing curated and pre-packed farm boxes. The family-run farms they support don't use pesticides or chemicals. Orders may be placed in advance and can be picked up from the family’s farm tent in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood every Sunday between 7a.m.–10a.m. In addition to Farm Boxes, they also offer fresh nuts, breads, cheese and more, which can be purchased a la carte.

Prices: A standard Farm Box costs $45 and include one dozen eggs, along with fruits and veggies. For $35, you can get a slightly smaller Farm Box, which doesn't include eggs. 

Online: coldwaterfarmhub.com

 

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County Line Harvest

Providing some of the freshest and most flavorful produce around, County Line Harvest runs its So Cal operations out of Thermal, California. Their delicious CSA boxes are filled with a diverse array of clean seasonal veggies that rotate weekly based on what’s in the field. Substitutions and additions are not currently available. Customers can order directly through the County Line Harvest website and arrange to pick up their boxes curbside at County Line Harvest pop-ups around LA. You can also arrange for pickup or delivery through these local retailers

Prices: The “Original” S.O.S. CSA box costs $25 and the “Family” CSA Box is $40. 20- and 30-week subscriptions offered at discounted rates. 

Online: countylineharvest.com

 

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Huarache Farms

Unlike other traditional CSA programs, Huarache Farms has launched CSA boxes with greater flexibility. Customers get to order items they want on the weeks they want them from a weekly menu online. There is no minimum order amount, and offerings are based on what’s in season and current availability. Deliveries are available for Atwater Village, Los Feliz, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Pasadena, Monrovia and Altadena only. Customers can also pick up boxes at the Atwater Village Farmers’ Market on Sundays between 10a.m.–2p.m.

Prices: Delivery fees are free for all orders over $30, otherwise fees vary anywhere from $2–$5 depending on location.

Online: www.huarachefarms.com

 

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Flamingo Estates

In partnership with County Line Harvest, LA-based Flamingo Estate offers a beautiful bounty of locally-grown organic seasonal vegetables. Enjoy a rotating selection of the week’s harvest, including heirloom lettuces, root vegetables and more. Along with the produce, you'll also get creative recipes (like smashed beets with herby ranch!) from the Chef at Flamingo Estate. 

Prices: A one-time purchase starts at $25 for a medium box (subscribe to save 10 percent). The large box costs $40 (or $45 with subscription), and feeds a family of 5 for a week. Local delivery cost is approx. $10. 

Online: flamingoestate.la

 

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Good Life Organics

Good Life Organics delivers organic, high-quality produce to customers with weekly deliveries from local farmers. During this challenging time, special customizations for CSA boxes are very limited. Currently, home deliveries are available, as well as pick-ups from various sites around town. Good Life Organics also donates 5 percent back from every box to local participating schools.

Prices: Boxes range from $28.50 to $50.50 depending on size and selections.

Online: goodlifeorganics.org

 

Farm Fresh to You

Farm Fresh to You partners with local farms and artisans to deliver the season’s best mix of 100% certified organic produce and specialty farm products right to your door. Each box comes with delish recipes, tips on keeping produce fresh and the option to customize your order online. There’s even an option to donate a box to a local food bank in need.

Prices: Range from $27.50 for a mixed fruit and veggie box to $118.00 for a large snack pack box. Artisan items like fresh pasta, nuts and honey can be added for an extra charge.

Online: farmfreshtoyou.com

 

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Underwood Family Farms

It’s no doubt your family has visited Underwood Family Farms before or perhaps your kids have taken a field trip there. Not only is it an idyllic spot to escape from city life, it’s also a working farm that offers farm produce boxes for pick-up and delivery. Box contents change every two weeks and are not customizable during this time.

Prices: Healthy Harvest Boxes are $45 each and can be picked up at the Moorpark or Somis locations, or can be shipped directly to your home via Fed Ex.

Online: https://underwoodfamilyfarms.com

 

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South Central Farmers' Cooperative

The South Central Farmers’ Cooperative is a grassroots economic development of the South Central Farmers’ Health and Education Fund, committed to empowering local communities and giving community members access to high quality organic produce. Grown on a single farm in Bakersfield, the produce in the boxes are offered on a sliding scale to help support community members in need. Subscribers are able to purchase at higher levels and receive a tax deduction, with weekly, monthly or seasonally subscriptions available. Orders are available for home delivery or may be picked up at a couple of convenient locations in Culver City and North East Los Angeles.

Prices: Full-size and mini boxes are available with "one-time full-size" CSA boxes starting at $22. 

Online: scfcoop.southcentralfarmers.com

 

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Tamai Family Farms

Based out of Oxnard for over 50 years, Tamai Family Farms provides local and sustainable produce at affordable prices for everyone. While they are closed for a much-needed break from Oct. 14–Nov. 8, you can pre-order farm boxes now or look for them at farmers markets in Santa Monica.

Prices: Individual farm boxes start at $15 and go up to $65 for Gloria’s Bag, which includes a bounty of fruits, veggies, herbs and more. Delivery is available in Santa Monica and Brentwood, or boxes can be picked up at participating farmers markets. 

Online: tamaifamilyfarms.com

–Jennifer O’Brien & Kim Orchen Cooper with Kameron DeWulf

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