South Dakota

Brookings (Brookings County)

Good Roots Farm and Gardens CSA [Bill & Julie Ross]
3712 Medary Avenue
605.691.1776
www.goodrootsfarmandgardens.com

Lennox (Lincoln County)

Good Earth Farm [Nancy & Jeff Kirstein]
28318 466th Avenue
605.929.7394
www.facebook.com/The-Good-Earth-151870334850661

Sioux Falls (Minnehaha County)

Glory Garden (Anna Maifeld)
47042 258th Street
605.543.6414
https://www.glorygarden.org

Vermillon (Clay County)

Heikes Family Farm LLC (Sam Heikes)
1408 317th Street
605.222.3949
www.heikesfamilyfarm.com

Worthing (south of Sioux Falls) (Lincoln County)

Deep Root Gardens [Danny & Aymee Dyck]
47038 281st Street
605.929.1061
www.deeprootgardens.net

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a growing movement in America, which has provided economic support and predictability to farmers, practicing traditional family farming, that they will be able to continue to farm, and that communities will be able to enjoy fresh, local farm products.  Partnering with local farms by purchasing a “share” in the season’s harvest, consumers can know where their food is coming from and have the satisfaction of supporting local agriculture.

Participants, who purchase their shares early in the season, provide the farmer with a stable income, and in return they receive a weekly supply of fresh local farm products.  This concept of Community Supported Agriculture was introduced into the United States in 1985 by Robyn Van En, who farmed in South Egremont, Massachusetts.  She learned of the concept from a Swiss friend, Jan Vander Tuin, and within 4 years her farm’s original membership of 30 shares grew to 150.

Wilson College in Chambersberg, Pennsylvania has established the Robyn Van En Center in honor of Ms. Van En who died in 1997.  The Robyn Van En Center maintains a data base of Community Supported Agriculture farms, now numbering over 1400 farms,  which is easily searched.  CLICK HERE to search for a CSA farm convenient to your home using this directory.

A Community Supported Agriculture directory of farms is also currently under construction for this website.  This directory will provide detailed information on CSA farms, which have established a commitment to produce their farm products using organic methods, without the use of harmful chemicals, genetic engineering or any synthetics, and which show care for the health of people, animals, land and water.  Please send information on CSA farms which meet this standard by visiting the contact us page.

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