Living in the Bay Area has lots of perks but it doesn’t always include enough space to grow your own garden’s worth of vegetables. Lucky for us we’ve got Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs in abundance, allowing families farm-direct access to the full spectrum of fresh fruits, veggies and grains delivered right to your door. Click through to see all our fresh picks for best CSA boxes!

FarmBox SF

Perennial favorite Chako Fairbanks and her fantastic FarmBoxes always shine both here and as far as Los Angeles because she delivers your week's supply of adventurous kitchen essentials. Just mention all your food allergies, intolerances, or preferences and your every wish is their command; the box arrives with a newsletter offering recipes, storage tips plus all the nutritional information included. It's a complete service because buyers get access to a chef and nutritionist to answer questions and address food needs from the beginning. Even cooler: everything arrives nestled in a distinctive, insulated basket that's part style (chic) and part function (reusable). FarmBox also has a charitable component: for every basket delivered, they donate one pound of fresh, organic produce to Leah's Pantry, a San Francisco-based non-profit. Check out the hip pedigrees, too: Heirloom Organic Gardens, Hidden Star Orchards, Dirty Girl Produce, Frog Hollow Farms, Lucero Organic Farms, Regier Farms, and Blue House Farm, among others.

Cost: The company offers six FarmBox options ranging in price from $49.95 to $159.95 for a complete box that includes fruits, veggies, meat, and seafood.

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Do you subscribe to a local CSA? Tell us which which farm boxes you can’t live without below!

Mireille Schwartz

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