Sign Up for a Southwest Missouri CSA

This is the season to sign up for a local CSA subscription—and to reap the benefits of farm-grown goodness.

By Katie Pollock Estes

Feb 2024

Photo courtesy ShutterstockLoad up on fresh produce from local farmers with a CSA subscription.

How It Works

Customers purchase a share of what the farm will produce during a growing season. Each week, part of the farm’s harvest is set aside for the CSA member. A member’s CSA share payment supports the farm’s operations, while also ensuring the member gets fresh local veggies.

What You Get

CSA boxes contain whatever produce is at its peak that week. You might receive familiar items like carrots and salad greens, or something you’ve never tried before.

How to Get It

Your best bet for a weekly box of farm-grown flavors is to sign up for a share at Millsap Farms. Their robust program includes seasonal organic vegetables with options to add other items. To learn more, visit the Millsap Farms website.

Additional Options

Although they aren’t technically CSAs, some farms offer bundles of local meat.  Blue Silo Beef produces beef, pork and chicken and offers bulk packages. Jones Hill Ranch raises free-range heritage pigs and offers whole- or half-pig bundles. And, Newman Farm raises Berkshire pork and offers monthly deliveries of boxes packed with meat.