The Freshest Veggies
If you like to cook at home (or are just doing so out of necessity right now), signing up for a local CSA will get you weekly fresh vegetables grown by local producers. There are several local farms that offer CSAs, and often visiting the farms to help them work (or paying a fee to avoid that part) are built into the deal. Here are a few local favorites to help you up your fresh veg game this season.
Millsap offers vegetable shares from May through October that feature organic produce. You can also add shares of fresh baked bread, chicken or lamb from Bechard Family Farm, Missouri fruit, freshly cut flowers or locally raised beef.
Not all CSAs are centered around produce. Providence Farm offers poultry CSAs that offers sampler shares with different types of poultry each month. It runs April through December and has everything from fryer chickens to Pekin duck.
Farm boxes from Blue Heron can be ordered online each week and then picked up at Farmers Market of the Ozarks on Saturdays. The Everything Box has duck eggs, a goose egg, mushrooms, salad mix, carrots, fresh herbs, local rice, freshly baked bread and more. There’s also the option to customize orders.
In May, Farm 2 Counter will open back up, offering farm bags that are delivered to your door full of veggies, fruit, freshly baked bread, meat and some packaged products like Date Lady syrup, milk or rice flower.
CSA shares filled up fast and have already sold out for 2020, but you can keep them on your radar for next year. Their CSA is 32 weeks long and features tons of Certified Naturally Grown veggies.