Community Supported Agriculture(CSA)/Co-ops/Organic Food Delivery

If you don’t have time to make it to the Farmers’ Market, an alternative way to get fresh,local produce is to join a co-op, CSA or farm-direct delivery service.

Abundant Organics-Thoughout LA and Ventura Counties
For between $20 (small box) and $35 (large box) per delivery you can have weekly, bi-weekly or monthly boxes of the freshest Organic local produce. Abundant Harvest Organics is an alliance of small family farmers in Central California dedicated to growing superior organic produce and getting it to you in the simplest manner possible; that is, without the use of chemicals or packaging materials. Abundant Harvest’s produce grows locally cutting the need for expensive and wasteful fuel and packing resources. If you want more than just fruits and vegetables, you can add-on raw milk, eggs, nuts, grains, meat and poultry at wholesale prices and delivered to the area where you live in the form of a weekly scheduled pick up site. Log on weekly to see what’s coming in your delivery. Small or large boxes are available depending on the size of your family (or your freezer). Deliveries are collected by you at a designated location but the simple drop by is easier than scheduling a whole outing at the Farmer’s Market and can often be scheduled for your lunch time.

Farm Fresh To YouThroughout much of LA and Ventura counties
For as little as $25 per shipment you can receive local, third party certified Organic produce deliveries to your home or office. Farm Fresh To You offers a variety of sizes of deliveries allowing for more veggies, more fruit, all fruit, all veggie or half-and-half. They have boxes for small families, large families or any size in between. Farm Fresh To You is an active member of the communities it serves, offering farm tours, recipes for the items being delivered and even offers a fundraising option for local schools to engage in instead of the usual candy and cookie drives.

South Central Farmers Co-opMuch of Los Angeles County
For $15 a week or $75 a month, you can pick up shipments of locally grown produce. The reviews on their website bear out their word of mouth reputation. The variety and freshness of their fruits and vegetables is a great addition to your weekly meal preparation. The boxes comfortably feed a family of four. The Co-Op is a 501(c)3 and therefore offers a number of opportunities to donate more to help the farmers who are growing your food – everything from a well project to literally seed money to buy more plants to expand their crops.

Know of other farm fresh produce delivery services? Drop us a line at editor at redtri.com.