Building Community

Green Bean Delivery may have championed the community-supported agriculture concept in Indianapolis when it got its start back in 2007, but the ever-growing company, which now distributes farm-fresh food throughout five states in the Midwest, certainly isn’t the only green giant in the field. 

Photo by Josh Marshall.

   Community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs are popular among consumers and farmers alike. By paying a membership fee at the beginning of each growing season, CSA members help to fund the early costs of growing food. This alleviates the start-up risks for small farmers, and, in return, growers deliver portions of the crops to members each week throughout the harvest season. Everyone wins.

   Pick a CSA that fits your needs based on its offerings, location, growing methods and price. We got you started on your research.

Basic Roots Community Foods     Indianapolis, Ind.; (317) 341-0474

Big City Farms   Indianapolis, Ind.; (317) 694-4299

Center for Urban Ecology (CUE) Farm at Butler University     Indianapolis, Ind.; (317) 201-6721

Clay Bottom Farm     Goshen, Ind.; (574) 538-8741

CoreFarms CSA     Bloomington, Ind.; (812) 339-5006

Easley's Farms and Nursery     Rushville, Ind.; (317) 702-4378

Farming Engineers Market Shares     Pickard, Ind.; (317) 836-5061

Freedom Valley Farm     Freedom, Ind.; (317) 508-3845

Great Inspirations Farm     Chesterton, Ind.; (219) 929-1763

Green Bean Delivery     Indianapolis, Ind.; (844) 476-2326

Harvestland Farm     Anderson, Ind.; (877) 574-1254

Heartland Family Farm     Spencer, Ind.; (812) 797-6274

Kolb Homestead     Columbus, Ind.; (812) 270-1533

Landess Farm     Daleville, Ind.; (765) 759-9937

Melon Acres CSA     Oaktown, Ind.; (812) 745-2287

Neue Geiss Dairy     Berne, Ind.; (260) 366-6455

Nightfall Farm     Crothersville, Ind.; (317) 258-5217

Old Loon Farm     Columbia City, Ind.; (260) 799-4422

Pasture’s Delights Dairy     Decatur, Ind.; (260) 366-6455

Seton Harvest     Evansville, Ind.; (812) 963 7690

Silverthorn Farm     Rossville, Ind.; (765) 230-0735

Simpson Family Farm     Martinsville, Ind.; (765) 349-4857

Stillhaven Farms      Colfax, Ind.; (765) 324-2285

This Old Farm, Inc.     Colfax, Ind.; (765) 324-2161

Tuttle Orchards     Greenfield, Ind.; (317) 326-2278

Valentine Hill Farm     Zionsville, Ind.; (317) 733-9311

Victory Acres Farm and CSA     Upland, Ind.; (765) 998-2590

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice CSA     Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.; (812) 535-2933





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