Local farmers and growers are helping to deliver fresh food to LA families. Getting your fruits, veggies and other essential goods by purchasing CSA boxes is also an easy way to give crucial support to our local farms. Read on for our roundup of produce boxes available for shipping and delivery in your area.
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 on Tuesdays and Fridays at a few convenient locations around LA. See their site for specific pick-up locations and times. Delivery is also available when ordering through Rockenwager Bakery and boxes include a delectable loaf of Rockenwager Bread.
Prices: The “Original” S.O.S. CSA box costs $25 and the “Family” CSA Box is $40.
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 10AM – 2PM.
Prices: Delivery fees are free for all orders over $30, otherwise fees vary anywhere from $2 – $5 depending on location.
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 for local delivery starts at $35 for a medium box (subscribe to save 10 percent). The large box costs $50 (or $45 with subscription), and feeds a family of 5 for a week
Good Life Organics
Good Life Organics delivers 100% 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% back from every box to local participating schools.
Prices: Boxes range from $28.50 to $50.50 depending on what size and contents you’re looking for.
Coldwater Farm Hub
Recently launched by a local LA family during the Safer at Home period, Coldwater Farm Hub connects local farmers to the community by providing curated and pre-packed CSA boxes and other healthy items like eggs, cheese and even homemade Elderberry Syrup. 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 7AM – 10 AM.
Prices: Farm boxes run $45 and include one dozen eggs. Additional items on the site are extra.
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.
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 for a spell, 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: Boxes run $45 each and can be picked up at the Moorpark or Somis locations, or can be shipped directly to your home via Fed Ex.
South Central Farmers' Cooperative
South Central Farmers’ Coop is a grassroots economic development of the South Central Farmers’ Health and Education Fund aimed at getting organic produce into marginalized neighborhoods. Harvested from a single farm in Bakersfield, 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 as low as $22. Other options go up in price from there.
Tamai Family Farms
Based out of Oxnard for over 50 years, Tamai Family Farms provides local and sustainable produce at affordable prices for everyone. They are currently offering different types of pre-packed farm boxes for pre-order and pickup at Clementine restaurant in Westwood, as well as the Brentwood Farmers’ Market and Ventura County Farmers’ Market.
Prices: Individual farm boxes start at $15 and go up to $65 for "Gloria’s Glory Bag".
–Jennifer O’Brien & Kim Orchen Cooper with Kameron DeWulf