Local Farms Offer Organic or Naturally Grown Fruits and Vegetables

CSA The Farm at Agritopia
••• © The Farm at Agritopia
  • 01 of 09

    What Is CSA / Community Supported Agriculture?

    Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is gaining in popularity as consumers look for more and more ways to support their local communities and businesses.

    In the case of our local farmers, the CSA program allows them to get organic or naturally grown fruits and vegetables directly to consumers without the added costs of middlemen. As consumers, we can support those local farms by purchasing lots of fresh, organic or natural fruits and vegetables that are healthier for our families than the produce ripened in transport vehicles, canned or frozen or produced with chemicals and pesticides.

    People who are interested in supporting local businesses, especially local farms, can purchase a share from a farm participating in Community Supported Agriculture. A share is usually a box of vegetables, but there may be fruits, eggs or other locally grown or farmed products included. By purchasing a share, you are assured to get a standard portion of the farm's products through the season. Each...MORE farm will let you know generally how much you will receive for your share, how often and where you can pick it up or have it delivered.

    On the pages that follow you can become familiar with some local farms in the Phoenix, Arizona area that offer fresh, organic or naturally produced vegetables through a CSA program. Keep in mind that every CSA operates a little differently. Some are seasonal, some are year-round, some are small operations and some distribute to many locations. Some package for you and some allow you to select your vegetables. Some require pick up of the fruits and vegetables and some deliver. Some have membership fees. Some require all payment for the season in advance. My best advice is to visit the farm website to get the details of that particular CSA program.

    Page 1: Intro to Community Supported Agriculture
    Page 2: The Farm at Agritopia
    Page 3: Crooked Sky Farms
    Page 4: Desert Roots Farm
    Page 5: Farmyard
    Page 6: Maya's Farm
    Page 7: Superstition Farm
    Page 8: Tonopah Rob's Vegetable Farm
    Page 9: Blue Sky Farms

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  • 02 of 09

    The Farm at Agritopia

    CSA The Farm at Agritopia
    ••• © The Farm at Agritopia

    The Agritopia Project is a master-planned community in Gibert, Arizona. It is comprised of residential lots along with commercial, agricultural, and open space tracts. You'll find it on the Johnston family farm at the Northwest corner of Higley and Ray Roads. A CSA share of The Farm at Agritopia entitle you to a weekly basket with a variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers naturally grown on the farm in Agritopia. The food baskets will vary from week to week depending on what is looking best in the fields at that time. All of the produce grown on the farm is grown under the USDA organic protocol.

    Details About The Farm at Agritopia Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program

    The Farm at Agritopia Website: agritopia.com

    The Farm at Agritopia Phone: 480-988-1238


    Pick up or delivery? Pick up in Gilbert

    How do you pay? In advance for each season.

    All schedules and offerings are subject to change without notice.

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    Page 2: The Farm at Agritopia
    Pag...MOREe 3: Crooked Sky Farms
    Page 4: Desert Roots Farm
    Page 5: Farmyard
    Page 6: Maya's Farm
    Page 7: Superstition Farm
    Page 8: Tonopah Rob's Vegetable Farm
    Page 9: Blue Sky Farms

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  • 03 of 09

    Crooked Sky Farms

    Organic Vegetables from Crooked Sky Farms in Phoenix
    ••• Images of Crooked Sky Farms in Phoenix, Arizona. © Crooked Sky Farms

    Crooked Sky Farms is located in Phoenix, Arizona and grows and supplies fresh produce for several Farmers' Markets and CSAs throughout Arizona. Produce from the farm is Certified Naturally Grown, meaning that there is no use of synthetic chemical insecticides, herbicides, fungicides or fertilizers on the crops.

    Details About Crooked Sky Farms Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program

    Crooked Sky Farms Website: www.crookedskyfarms.com

    Crooked Sky Farms Phone: none provided. Contact the specific CSA where you will be contracting for your vegetables. See the list at the website.

    Pick up or delivery? Pick up in Glendale, Phoenix, and Tempe as well as locations outside the Greater Phoenix area.

    How do you pay? three months at a time

    All schedules and offerings are subject to change without notice.

    Page 1: Intro to Community Supported Agriculture
    Page 2: The Farm at Agritopia
    Page 3: Crooked Sky Farms
    Page 4: Desert Roots Farm
    Page 5: Farmyard
    Page 6: Maya's Farm
    Page 7: Superstition Farm
    Page...MORE 8: Tonopah Rob's Vegetable Farm
    Page 9: Blue Sky Farms

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  • 04 of 09

    Desert Roots Farm

    Fresh Vegetables From Desert Roots Farm
    ••• Bunches of carrots from Desert Roots Farm in Queen Creek. © Desert Roots Farm

    Desert Roots Farm grows without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. The fresh, organic produce that you’ll receive in your weekly share as a member of the Desert Roots Farm CSA is all grown at the farm in Queen Creek, Arizona. Each week your veggie bag will include a "Recipe of the Week" that features one of the vegetables included in your bag.

    Details About Desert Roots Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program

    Desert Roots Farm Website: www.desertrootsfarm.com

    Desert Roots Farm Phone: 602-751-0655

    Pick up or delivery? Pick up in Queen Creek, Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee. They deliver to one address on a designated day in Scottsdale, Carefree, Cave Creek, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Fountain Hills, Paradise Valley, N.E. Phoenix and Anthem. Delivery charge.

    How do you pay? Whole or half shares most of the year, payable in advance. Contact the farm about joining mid-season.

    All schedules and offerings are subject to change without notice.

    Page 1:...MORE Intro to Community Supported Agriculture
    Page 2: The Farm at Agritopia
    Page 3: Crooked Sky Farms
    Page 4: Desert Roots Farm
    Page 5: Farmyard
    Page 6: Maya's Farm
    Page 7: Superstition Farm
    Page 8: Tonopah Rob's Vegetable Farm
    Page 9: Blue Sky Farms

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  • 05 of 09

    Farmyard

    Organically produced vegetables at Farmyard
    ••• Here is what a weekly share from Farmyard might look like. © Farmyard

    Farmyard sells organically produced vegetables, herbs, fruits, and fresh eggs grown using organic practices at urban micro-farms located in Phoenix and Scottsdale. Subscriptions are offered in 10-week lots and members receive a weekly basket for those 10 weeks.

    Details About Farmyard Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program

    Farmyard Website: www.myfarmyard.com

    Farmyard Phone: 602-954-1440

    Pick up or delivery? Delivery only. Areas within 5 driving miles of 44th Street & Indian School in central Phoenix are free, outside that area there's a delivery charge.

    How do you pay? In advance

    All schedules and offerings are subject to change without notice.

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    Page 2: The Farm at Agritopia
    Page 3: Crooked Sky Farms
    Page 4: Desert Roots Farm
    Page 5: Farmyard
    Page 6: Maya's Farm
    Page 7: Superstition Farm
    Page 8: Tonopah Rob's Vegetable Farm
    Page 9: Blue Sky Farms

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  • 06 of 09

    Maya's Farm

    Fresh Vegetables from Maya's Farm at South Mountain
    ••• This is what a full share of Maya's Farm CSA might look like. © Maya's Farm

    Maya's Farm

    Details About Maya's Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program

    Maya's Farm Website: mayasfarm.com

    Maya's Farm Phone: 480-236-7097

    Pick up or delivery? You have a choice of five pick-up times and locations, in different parts of Phoenix and in Scottsdale. You must pick up at the same location for the duration of your contract.

    How do you pay? In advance, full share or partial share.

    All schedules and offerings are subject to change without notice.

    Page 1: Intro to Community Supported Agriculture
    Page 2: The Farm at Agritopia
    Page 3: Crooked Sky Farms
    Page 4: Desert Roots Farm
    Page 5: Farmyard
    Page 6: Maya's Farm
    Page 7: Superstition Farm
    Page 8: Tonopah Rob's Vegetable Farm
    Page 9: Blue Sky Farms

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  • 07 of 09

    Superstition Farm

    Organic Dairy Products from Superstition Farm CSA
    ••• A fresh Chipotle Farmers Cheese made by Farmer Casey at Superstition Farm. © Superstition Farm

    The CSA at Superstition Farm is a bit different than most others because there are no fruits or vegetables involved. This is a dairy farm, and the products offered here include ice cream, butter, farmer's cheese, milk, and other locally produced items.

    Details About Superstition Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program

    Superstition Farm Website: www.superstitionfarm.com

    Superstition Farm Phone: 602-432-6865

    Pick up or delivery? Pick up in either Mesa or Scottsdale

    How do you pay? Pay as you go (extra charge) or pay for 6 pickups at a time

    All schedules and offerings are subject to change without notice.

    Page 1: Intro to Community Supported Agriculture
    Page 2: The Farm at Agritopia
    Page 3: Crooked Sky Farms
    Page 4: Desert Roots Farm
    Page 5: Farmyard
    Page 6: Maya's Farm
    Page 7: Superstition Farm
    Page 8: Tonopah Rob's Vegetable Farm
    Page 9: Blue Sky Farms

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  • 08 of 09

    Tonopah Rob's Vegetable Farm

    All Natural Vegetables Tonopah Rob's Vegetable Farm
    ••• Fresh, all natural vegetables from Tonopah Rob's Vegetable Farm. © John Wise, provided courtesy of Tonopah Rob's Vegetable Farm

    Tonopah Rob's Vegetable Farm offers a modified CSA program that may be less expensive while providing greater flexibility with regard to what produce a customer takes home. Instead of receiving a weekly basket filled by the farm with fresh produce, the customer decides which days they will visit the farm stand and precisely what they would like to pack up from the shelves to take home. Eggs, flowers, and honey may also be available.

    No pesticides, no insecticides, no antibiotics, no chemical fertilizers, and no genetically modified organisms are used on Tonopah Rob's farm.

    Details About Tonopah Rob's Vegetable Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program

    Tonopah Rob's Vegetable Farm Website: tonopahrob.com

    Tonopah Rob's Vegetable Farm Phone: 623-386-3033

    Pick up or delivery? Pick up in Tonopah (about one hour west of downtown Phoenix), Goodyear or Wickenburg

    How do you pay? In advance

    All schedules and offerings are subject to change without notice.

    Page 1: Intro to...MORE Community Supported Agriculture
    Page 2: The Farm at Agritopia
    Page 3: Crooked Sky Farms
    Page 4: Desert Roots Farm
    Page 5: Farmyard
    Page 6: Maya's Farm
    Page 7: Superstition Farm
    Page 8: Tonopah Rob's Vegetable Farm
    Page 9: Blue Sky Farms

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  • 09 of 09

    Blue Sky Farms

    Blue Sky Farms CSA Program
    ••• © Blue Sky Farms

    Blue Sky Farms Blue Sky Organic Farms has been growing in Arizona since 1995. The farm is 100% certified organic, and is a member of Local First Arizona and Arizona Grown. Each CSA share will include approximately enough food to feed a family of 2-3 vegetarian/vegans or 4-5 omnivores.

    Details About Blue Sky Farms Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program

    Blue Sky Farms Website: www.blueskyorganicfarms.com Blue Sky Farms Farm Phone: 623-266-4031

    Pick up or delivery? Pick up. Delivery depending on number of share holders in an area.

    How do you pay? Pay by credit card or check in advance for 4 week, 8 week or full season bundles. Discount for committing to full season share.

    All schedules and offerings are subject to change without notice.

    Page 1: Intro to Community Supported Agriculture
    Page 2: The Farm at Agritopia
    Page 3: Crooked Sky Farms
    Page 4: Desert Roots Farm
    Page 5: Farmyard
    Page 6: Maya's Farm
    Page 7: Superstition Farm
    Page 8: Tonopah Rob's Vegetable Farm
    Page 9: Blue Sky Farms