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Why a CSA?

Do you ever wonder where your food comes from or how it was produced?  Do you want to develop a connection to the source of your food and feel confident in the quality, nutrition, and safety of the food you eat?  Do you want to look your farmer in the eye and see the level of responsibility he takes for the land and for the food that his children and yours are eating?  Do you want access to the freshest-most nutritious produce available in Kansas City? Do you want to be part of a community of people who are working together to make healthy food available to scores of families in the area?  Then joining Where the Redfearn Farm CSA is something you should consider.

CSA is a subscription service where fresh, naturally grown produce is available on a weekly basis but paid for in advance. A farmer offers a certain number of shares to the public. The share consists of a box of seasonally produced vegetables. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box of produce each week throughout the farming season.

 CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture.” Through the subscription service, local farmers are guaranteed a market for the produce they grow. CSA membership helps sustain local agriculture and ensures that fresh locally grown produce remains available in Kansas City.


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How much do subscribers get each week?

Our CSA is a market style CSA, meaning that for CSA pickup we set up tables like at a farmers market with everything we harvested that day.  On any given pickup day there are usually 12 to 20 items to choose from (depending on the time of year).

There are two different membership levels available with Where the Redfearn Grows Natural Farms CSA: Basic and Premium.  Members who subscribe at the Basic level can choose five different vegetable items from our market-style CSA.  Premium members can choose a total of eight different vegetable items.

A single “item” might be considered as 3 cucumbers, a quart of tomatoes or a bag of lettuce.

A Basic Share membership includes fewer items each week (5) and is best suited for singles or couples or even families who are a little less apt to try new vegetables.

The Premium Share Membership allows for more choice and a greater selection to take home each week (8 items).  Premium members also have the option to double-up on items that they would like in larger quantity (i.e. use two of their choices on tomatoes to receive two quarts instead of one) Sorry, Basic subscribers, we can only offer this perk to the Premium Members.

Below is an example of choices for a share in August:

(Basic Pick 5, Premium Pick 8): 3 cucumbers, 1 quart Tomatoes, 1 bunch Swiss Chard, 3 zucchini squash, 4 bell peppers, 1 pint spicy peppers, 3 onions, 1 bunch kale, 2 eggplant, 1 bag lettuce, 1 bag arugula, 1 bunch beets.  Lower value items like a bunch of radishes or a bunch of green onions would count as 1/2 choices.

Each Monday pickup at the farm we set up like a farmers market table where you can make your selections.  For Saturday pickups, our members visit our farmer’s market booth to make their selections.  In either place, we’ll be there to help you make your selections and answer any questions you might have


CSA Week 18 Kansas City

An actual Large CSA Share of Vegetables in September


Like most CSA’s, our members pay for an entire season of produce upfront.  This early bulk payment enables us to plan for the season, purchase new seed, make equipment repairs, and more.

We believe community supported agriculture is the most sustainable model for family farms to engage with local customers and build community and trust in the 21st century.  Consider some of the advantages of the Community Supported Agriculture model to both parties.

What is the cost?

Is there a work requirement?

No.  Not this year.  CSA members are not required to work on the farm.

If you’d like to save a little Money and help us by getting your hands dirty harvesting, washing and bagging produce, we’re offering a $75 discount off your membership fee.  This is a great way to see how to grow organically on a large garden scale.  We enjoy getting to know members who have the time in their schedule to work with us a few time throughout the season.

4-hour work shifts are every Monday and Friday morning throughout the CSA season.  Members who choose the work discount need to work a total of 20 hours throughout the season.

Are you free Monday or Friday mornings and want to eat for free?  We’re offering a limited number of Work Share’s this year where you can get a Premium membership for FREE!  You can learn more and start the application process here.


How do we get our produce?

Pickup day at the Independence farm is Monday. Customers who select farm pick up will pick up Monday evenings from 3-7pm at 26355 E Bundschu Rd. Independence, MO.

Pickup day at Lee’s Summit is on Saturday mornings 7AM to Noon at the Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market at the Corner of Second and Douglas streets
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063.

2018 Main CSA Seas0n Dates: 20 Weeks.

Monday Farm Pickup: June 4th to October 15th.

Saturday Lee’s Summit Pickup: June 9th to October 20th.

2018! CSA Season Extension!  Extend the season an additional 8 weeks to maximize your garden fresh produce for more than half the year!

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When you become a member of our CSA you join a Kansas City community that is mutually dependent.  This is what community supported agriculture is all about—community coming together to do what big agricultural conglomerates could not—develop locally sustainable structures for feeding communities the healthiest and freshest produce possible.

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We hope you will consider joining our Community Supported Agriculture family for the 2018 season and begin the journey of developing sustainable agricultural models that will continue feeding Kansas City for years to come.

Together, we'll change the way you eat