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.
The Bring It Food Hub model is similar to that, but we source produce from multiple farmers. Our produce subscription, or CSA, is a weekly bag of local fruits, vegetables and occasional staples such as rice. This produce subscription is then delivered to a convenient pick up location near you.
We also offer various value-added items that can be bought online for delivery with your produce subscription.
A produce subscription with Bring It Food Hub allows consumers in Memphis to create a relationship with the farmers growing their food as well as support the Mid-South economy by buying locally. All produce and food items in your CSA are sourced from within 150 miles of Memphis. Along with your CSA each week we will include information about where your food is grown and cooking ideas!
For the 2015 Summer Season, the Bring It Food Hub CSA Produce Subscription will run from the second week of May through the last week of September for a total of 21 Weeks. While our deliveries are weekly, you must choose if you want to sign up for the whole season, half of the season, or just for a month (or two, or three).
Through our online shop, you can sign up for your subscription and your payments will start immediately. For the full season, your payments will be broken up evenly over 5 months, for the half season your payments will be broken up evenly across 3 months, and for one month, you will only pay once at the time you sign up. If you sign up for the whole season or half of the season before May, you must pay your first installment at the time you sign up, but we can then postpone your next payments begin again in May…just let us know!
You can also give us a call at 901-444-3055 and we will be happy to sign you up over the phone!
Once your subscription is secured and the growing season begins, we BRING IT, delivering your bag of local and sustainably grown food to a specified pick up location for you each week.We offer a variety of times and locations across Memphis.
Participation is on a first-come first-serve basis. This means that the sooner you sign up, the sooner your spot is secured!
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 size 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 email@example.com
Generally we recommend the Classic for couples with mixed diets and the Deluxe for 2 vegetarians or families with a mixed diet. Check out or Products page or our weekly Newsletters to get a better idea of what you can expect each week for the Classic and Deluxe sizes.
Seasonal eating means that your meals are based on the foods that are grown and harvested during a 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. 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.
- Nutritious – 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 pickup please contact us as soon as possible, either at 901-444-3055 or firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. 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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.