CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a farm membership system that allows consumers to sign up to receive a season’s worth of a farm’s products (veggies, eggs, meat, etc) every week. Along with getting to enjoy fresh, delicious, and local food, being a CSA member is an excellent way to support and get to know your local farmers.
Many farms across Michigan offer CSA memberships. To find the perfect CSA fit for you, visit localdifference.org/csa and explore the farms in your area. But don’t wait too long to sign up, shares often sell out quite quickly!
Want to learn more about CSAs and local food?
Check out these resources:
- Michigan Seasonality Guide: What you might expect in your produce CSA
- How to make the most of your CSA share
- How to store local produce
- Seasonal Recipes
Need more information about CSA options in your area?
Sign up for “office hours” during CSA Week, February 20-26th, with a local food representative from your region!
- Upper Peninsula: Alex Palzewicz, Taste the Local Difference
- Northwest Michigan: Tricia Phelps, Taste the Local Difference
- Mid Michigan: Abby Harper, MSU Extension
- West Michigan: Garrett Ziegler, MSU Extension
- Southwest Michigan: Mariel Borgman, MSU Extension
- Southeast Michigan: Kelly Wilson, Taste the Local Difference
- Detroit: Paul Green, Taste the Local Difference
- General CSA questions: Lauren Marquardt or John McCarthy, Michigan Food and Farming Systems
Have questions about finding a CSA in Michigan? Feel free to reach out directly to our team! Send a note to [email protected]