Our CSA Subscription
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. This model has traditionally been used by farmers to allow people to buy into ‘shares’ of a farmer’s harvest. Our model is similar to that, but we source produce from multiple farmers. Our produce subscription is a weekly delivery service of local fruits, vegetables and occasional staples such as rice. We also offer various value-added items that can be bought online for delivery with your CSA. A produce subscription allows consumers in Memphis to create a relationship with local farmers and receive a weekly bag of fresh, delicious, and local produce without the hassle of grocery shopping.
The customer prepays in advance for their subscription with Bring It Food Hub. Participation is on a first-come first-serve basis. This means that the sooner you sign up, the sooner your spot is secured for the growing season. Once your subscription is secured and the growing season begins, we BRING IT, delivering your bag of sustainably-homegrown food to a specified pick up location for you each week.
In order to make the subscription work we streamline what goes in each bag. We give every subscriber the same variety and amount of food each week (depending on the type of subscription you order).
Due to the changes in weather and variations across the season we cannot post every crop that will be in your bag each week ahead of time. However, we can ensure that it will be fresh and delicious. We will also send out an email at the beginning of each week with a tentative list of produce for that week. Purchasing a produce subscription is an experience, and Bring It will help you through every step of the way!
Anywhere from 5 to 10 different fruits and vegetables depending on season, share size, and availability. In addition, a number of our farmers’ vegetable crops are heirlooms and cannot be found in grocery stores. Take a look at our Newsletters to get a feel for what you can expect in your bag in each week.
Sample Classic-Size Subscription:
- Heirloom tomatoes
- Kale, or other greens
- Sweet potatoes
- Sweet basil
- Organic white or brown rice, or organic popcorn
By all means. Subscribers help us develop and diversify our crop selection. We enjoy hearing from our customers and appreciate your feedback. We share the information with our farmers, who want to grow what people want to cook and eat. For suggestions, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Generally we recommend the Classic for couples with mixed diets and the Deluxe for 2 vegetarians or families with a mixed diet.
Seasonal eating means that your meals are based on the foods that are grown and harvested during that particular time of year, whether spring, summer or fall. Eating seasonally is often much tastier and healthier, as well as being better for the environment to produce! Check our produce availability list for more detailed information!
That depends on the particular food and grocery store, but often purchasing a subscription can be less expensive than a grocery store depending on the size of your share. Our subscriptions range from $20-$35 a week for a good supply of fruits and vegetables.
- Variety – we purchase a variety of seasonal produce directly from local farmers.
- Happy Farmers – we free up farmers to do what they love – farming.
- Fresh – produce is delivered to you as soon as possible after harvesting.
- Affordable – priced to fit your budget.
- Convenient Pick-Up – we package and deliver to you at convenient locations all across the city.
- Cook like a Chef – we provide delicious recipes for the produce in your subscription on our website and in our weekly newsletter
How It Works
We deliver to a number of different pick up locations around Memphis. This includes the Hub, located at 694 Madison Avenue, as well as the Trolley Stop Market, just two doors down from us. Check out our pick-up locations map or contact us to find the nearest pick up for you. If there is enough interest among coworkers, we also offer delivery directly to businesses.
Our 2014 public pickup locations:
Tuesdays: Germantown United Methodist Church (4-6pm), Bring It Food Hub (4-6pm)
Wednesdays: Binghampton Development Corporation (3:30-5pm), Shady Grove Presbyterian Church (4-6pm), Beth Sholom Synagogue (5-6:30pm)
Thursdays: Advance Memphis (3:30-5pm), Evergreen Community Farmers Market (4-6pm)
We understand that life happens, so if you miss a delivery or pickup, don’t sweat it. If you have missed your pick up please contact us as soon as possible, either at 901-444-3055 or email@example.com, to set up a plan to get your bag to you. Most often this will mean coming to the hub where your bag has been kept refrigerated, to pick up your bag. Any bags unclaimed for more than 24 hours after a missed pickup will be donated. If you know you will have trouble making it to your designated pick up location on time, or know that there is a day you will be unable to pick up your bag, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can plan ahead or work out an alternative plan with you.
Yes! Just have them give us your name when they arrive at the pick-up spot. Please remind them to be on time!
No, once you join the subscription your spot is secured for the amount of time you have selected. We offer a 3-week minimum subscription as well as a 21-week (full season) CSA subscription. Given this no-refund policy, we advise that new members initially sign up for a one month membership before committing to a longer subscription. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our refund policy.
If you need to skip a week of delivery to accommodate your travel plans, please notify us as soon as possible, and we will make arrangements.
Yes, but only if you are going UP, from Classic to Deluxe, in share size.
Although you are not required to pay in full for full or half season subscriptions, we do ask that you keep your credit card information on your account up to date for monthly billing. If for any reason you are unable to pay for your order online or have an outstanding balance, please contact us, as all payments must be up to date before you can pick up your CSA. If you sign up for a single month, that month must be paid for in full before CSA pickup.
Each week of your subscription we send out a newsletter with recipes and information on the foods in your bag as well as the occasional recipe card. We also list recipes on our website and have helpful blog posts to guide your subscription experience along the way.
The farmers working with Bring It have different production and harvest schedules, so some items are only available on certain days of the week.
Send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 901-444-3055.
Not every farmer is organic, but every farmer does employ sustainable farming practices. To foster good stewardship of local farmland, Bring It strongly supports farming practices that enhance flavor, conserve natural resources and biodiversity, and improve the quality of life in local communities. Coupled with each product on our website, is the farmer who grew or created it, giving you one hundred percent transparency on their growing practices and allowing you to contact a farmer directly with questions or concerns.
We source our farm products from local and regional farmers. Our preference is towards farms within a 150-mile radius of Memphis. Only under extreme circumstances (eg. drought, flood or other crop disasters) will we consider purchasing from outside the Mid-South region.
Check out our Producers page and most of the farmers have websites you can visit. If there isn’t any contact information, or if a producer isn’t listed, just send us an email at email@example.com or give us a call at 901-444-3055 and we can pass their information along to you!
Wonderful! Have them reach out to us. We’d love to hear from them.