Community Supported Agriculture Bags
Full-pay CSA options are now available for pre-order! Weekly payment subscription options will open on April 27th!
Orders received prior to 11:59 PM on Wednesday will be delivered the following Saturday.
Please read our Community Supported Agriculture Agreement. By placing an order for a CSA Bag, you acknowledge that you have read and consent to this agreement.
What is Community Supported Agriculture?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a program where community members can purchase a share of a local farm's harvest for a season, typically in the form of a weekly box or bag of fresh produce. In the case of Carteret Local Food Network, our CSA bags are unique because we offer an assortment of items from multiple smaller farms in the area rather than just one. This helps support these smaller farms that may not have the capacity to offer their own CSA program and provide our community with a variety of fresh, locally grown produce that varies each week based on what's in season. By subscribing to our Community Supported Agriculture program, you not only get to enjoy the benefits of fresh, nutritious produce but also support local farmers and our mission to strengthen your relationship with our local farmers.
Where do I pick up my bag?
Pickups are on Saturdays and locations include:
Reed's Coffee Shop - MHC from 9 am to 2 pm
Unitarian Coastal Fellowship - MHC from 11 am to 3 pm
Willis Farm Stand - Newport from 11 am to 4 pm
Willis Farm Stand - Cedar Point from 10 am to 6 pm
Blue Ocean - Atlantic Beach from 12 pm to 5 pm
Milk Road Coffee Shop - Emerald Isle from 10 am to 3 pm
Austin Veterinary - Beaufort from 10 am to 1 pm
Davis Shore Provisions - Davis from 11 am to 5 pm
Mill Creek Feed & Finds - Mill Creek from 10 am to 5 pm
Spoondrift - Pine Knoll Shores from 8 am to 1 pm
What's in the bag?
Community Supported Agriculture is a subscription that typically consists of a weekly bundle of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables that are grown and harvested by small-scale farmers in the nearby area. These bundles aim to support local agriculture and economy while providing consumers with fresh, high-quality produce. They often include a mix of common and unique produce items, depending on what is in season. The benefit of purchasing a produce bundle is that it offers a convenient and sustainable way to access locally grown produce while reducing food miles (the distance food travels from farm to plate). By subscribing to a farm share program, you are not only supporting local farmers but also reducing the environmental impact of transporting food over long distances.
How much comes in a bag?
Each bag should contain enough produce for a family of four to have at least three side dish meals or snacks.
Can I order more than one bag for a week?
Sure! Just change your bag quantity when ordering and select your subscription length.
Can I make requests for items?
You can make requests for future bags. Please let us know in advance of any food allergies. At this time, items are produce only (no proteins) but this may change in the future. While we will take requests into consideration, we are limited by items in seasons and quantities that our farmers have or are able to produce. If there is something that you would like included in our CSA bags, please let us know and we will make every attempt to locate and include those items in future bags.
How can I help?
Helping is easy! Order a bag for yourself, a family member, or a friend.
Want to volunteer to help gather produce, make the bags, or help deliver? Sign up here!