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Community Supported Agriculture

CSA’s take many different forms but the original idea behind community supported agriculture is that community members become “shareholders” by purchasing a season’s worth of the harvest at the beginning of the season. This upfront payment provides cash flow at planting time when a farmer needs it the most. The cost, generally ranging from $300-$600, depends on the length of the harvest season and the variety and quantity of products produced.

Here are some CSA options with drop off locations in Hickory.

Coto Family Farm, Vale, NC

Vegetable and herb share options.
Pickup location is in downtown Hickory on Thursdays
Contact Karen Coto at cotofamilyfarms@gmail.com for more information.

Bluebird Farm, Morganton, NC

Vegetable, Chicken, or Egg share options. Size options available.
Pickup location is Wednesday Downtown Hickory Farmers Market
Visit Bluebird Farm’s website for more information.

The Farmer’s Daughter, Taylorsville, NC

Vegetable share options.
Pickup location is Tuesdays, between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Wednesday Downtown Hickory Farmers Market
Visit the Farmers Daughter’s website for more information.

Tumbling Shoals Farm, Wilkesboro, NC

Vegetable share options.
Pickup location is Wednesday Downtown Hickory Farmers Market
Visit Tumble Shoals Farm website for more information.