Join Our Community Suuported Agriculture (CSA)

Registration for our 2016 CSA is now available SOLD OUT. Below is information and pricing for our 2016 CSA. Our NEW online registration form is now available here (this will open in a new window). If you prefer you can download and mail in a paper copy just click here. You can receive a 3% discount if paying by check or cash.

Community Supported Agriculture is a farming model based on a relationship between the farmer and the patrons of the farm.  Individuals and households can buy a "share" of the farm produce, becoming members or share-holders in the CSA. 

Why have a CSA?  Farming is an inherently risky business.  In our typical food system, farmers bear all the risks of adverse weather and crop failure, while consumers enjoy the perennial summer of the grocery store.  This leaves farmers exposed and at risk, and leaves consumers disconnected from the source of their food, feeling powerless to avert the crisis of the loss of our nation's farmers and farmland. 

With CSA, farmers and the people they feed are in it together. The farmer makes the promise to provide a (typically) weekly box or bag of whatever is in season.  The member or share-holder promises to get their vegetables from that farmer every week, often paying for the entire season's worth of vegetables in advance.  Farmers get added security, a fair price, cash flow at the beginning of the season when they need it most, and a real relationship with their members. 

Share-holders also get many benefits, essentially, they get a family farm!  Not too long ago, most Americans were connected to a farm in their own family, but this is not so anymore.  Share-holders get the satisfaction of supporting a local farm family, a better value for their money, the security of know where their food comes from and how it is produced, and the enjoyment of visiting the farm and having a personal relationship with their farmers.

Want to be sure that CSA is right for you before making the commitment?  This simple test may help you decide.

There are thousands of CSA farms across the country, and they all do it a little differently.  Here's the skinny on Tubby Creek Farm's CSA:

Our Shares

We will be accepting 65 CSA membership in 2016.  Small shares cost $15.45 per week, and are good for households of two people, or even a sinlge vegetable maniac.  Full shares ($25.75 per week) are ideal for households of two or three, or families with a couple small children.  

The growing season in north Mississippi is long.  We have divided our CSA into three seasons, Spring, Summer and Fall.

Spring Share:  Full Share $206.00 or Small Share $123.60

Our spring CSA runs April 6 through May 28 (8 weeks).   Over the course of the spring, you can expect head lettuce, salad mix, arugula, spring onions, cabbage, kohlrabi, kale, turnip roots and greens, collards, mustard, bok choy, beets, asparagus, and usually potatoes, squash and cabbage towards the end of May. 

Summer Share:  Full Share $360.50 or Small Share $216.30

Our summer CSA runs June 1 through September 3 (14 weeks).  Over the course of the summer, you can expect potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, squash, snap beans, okra, onions, tomatoes, sweet pepper, eggplant, melons, garlic, southern peas, and more.

Fall Share:  Full Share $283.25 or Small Share $169.95

Our fall CSA runs September 7 through November 19 (11 weeks).  Over the course of the fall, you can expect cucumbers, squash, melons, okra, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, melons, root vegetables, salad mix, lettuce, various greens, snow and snap peas, cabbage, broccoli, kohlrabi, sweet potatoes, and winter squash.   

Pasture Raised Meat and Eggs

Members of our 2016 vegetable CSA can choose to add whole broiler chickens, and/or farm fresh eggs to their shares. 

Egg Shares are sold out for 2016: Full Egg Share $154.50 or Half Egg Share $77.25 (only available to members that commit to all three seasons)

Our laying flock lives in a mobile chicken coop that we move around so that they always have access to plenty of insects, grass seeds and other snacks. As the number of eggs that our chickens lay varies continuously throughout the year, egg share members will recieve a proportion of all the eggs laid in a given week.  There will be extra eggs in spring, and fewer eggs in October and November as the hens start preparing for winter.  We expect that to average out to one dozen per week over the course of the season for Full Egg Share members, and a half dozen per week for Half Egg Share members.          

Whole Broilers:  Spring $41.20, Summer $61.80. Fall $61.80

We also offer pasture raised Freedom Ranger broiler chickens to our CSA members.  The chicks arrive on the farm just a couple days old, they have never been given antibiotics, they have constant access to pasture from 2 or 3 weeks old, and are even processed right here on our farm.  A Broiler Chicken share includes one whole, frozen chicken per month (4.5 lbs avg. $20.60/month), delivered on the first week of each month.

American Guinea Hog Pork and Goat Meat

We will not have pork or goat meat available as a CSA in 2016. However we will have cuts available for purchase at our booth at the Saturday Cooper Young Community Farmers Market and for Wednesday CSA members we will have an online ordering system in place by April. That way you can select what you want to pick up with your CSA delivery.

Pick up

Shares are available for pick up:

Saturday mornings at the Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market in midtown Memphis (CYCFM pick up closed as of 02/01/2016)

Wednesdays 9:00Am to 5:00PM at the Crews Center for Entrepreneurship at 3618 Walker

JUST ADDED Wednesday Noon to 7:00PM at Wholesale Nutrition 2130 W. Popular Suite #102 Collierville, TN 38107

Wednesdays shares are also available for pick up at Tubby Creek Farm in Ashland Mississippi

Registration

You can now fill out our registration form online here or if you prefer you can click here for a downloadable paper version.