Sign Up for a CSA Share
Our 20-week season will run from April through August of 2018. Please click on the link below to get signed up.
Community Supported Agriculture
If it's any fresher, it's still in the ground!
Started in 2010, Native Son Farm was one of Mississippi's first CSA farms and, serving nearly 300 families in 2017, it is now the largest in the State. Our knowledge of sustainable vegetable production in the Deep South combined with our fantastic crew and continued investments in land, equipment and infrastructure allow us to produce bountiful harvests of beautiful produce for our members week after week. Our amazing CSA members are the backbone of our farm; we take great pride in our partnership with and commitment to our CSA shareholders each season.
What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a commitment between families, individuals, and farmers. CSA members buy into the farm as members at the start of a growing season and in exchange receive a weekly or bi-weekly share of the farm's harvest.
What are the benefits of joining Native Son Farm's CSA?
Members receive access to the highest quality, ultra fresh, Certified Naturally Grown fruits and veggies and can be assured that produce from Native Son Farm is free from chemicals, synthetic pesticides and synthetic herbicides. In addition, members have an opportunity to know their farmers and build a community around environmentally friendly food and unique farm experiences such as strawberry picking, honey harvesting, and tomato tasting.
Shared risks, shared rewards:
Agriculture is risky business, in a way, and each season is a roll of the dice. When you sign on as a shareholder in the CSA, you are agreeing to share in the risks and rewards of the farming season. We take our CSA very seriously and take many precautions to make sure that your CSA boxes are filled week after week. In our five years of operating a CSA, we have dealt with months of record rainfall, childhood cancer, herbicide damage (from a neighbor), and an F-3 tornado and have never missed a CSA distribution. Through the use of multiple growing sites, crop diversification, deep water wells and our 8 greenhouses, we have many safeguards in place to prevent crop failures. As a CSA member you may find yourself paying closer attention to the weather and gaining a greater understanding of the way that seasonality and our local climate affect your food.
Return Policy: Due to the nature of our business model, we do not offer refunds. As stated above, we take our commitment to fulfilling your orders very seriously, and have yet to miss a distribution. We will do everything in our power to make sure you are satisfied with your produce. We will also gladly discuss extreme circumstances, such as an unexpected move or other life-changing situation, on a case by case basis. Please always feel free to contact us.
Where are the CSA pick-up sites?
Native Son Farm offers CSA pick-ups in Tupelo and Oxford. Tupelo CSA pick-ups are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-6pm at the Native Son Farm farm stand, located at 3811 Mt. Vernon Road. Oxford pick-up is on Tuesday afternoons, 3-6pm at OXCM.
What is it like to pick up a share?
Your farmers are on site to guide you through the contents of your box, provide you with cooking tips, and update you on the latest farm happenings. The CSA pickup experience provides members with an opportunity to know their farmers and develop community relationships.
What's in the box?
Experience the joys of seasonal eating. Each week you will receive 7 to 10 items of freshly harvested produce. Typical produce changes throughout the seasons.
What does it cost?
Please click on our "Join CSA" Link above to explore your options. Nothing is final until you complete the registration and payment agreement.
What if I wish to purchase your produce, but am not ready to commit to a CSA membership?
Your first step is to sign up below to receive our farm newsletters, which will share information about what we are doing on the farm as well as when we are open to the public. We often have extra produce for sale in the Tupelo Farm Stand during CSA pick-up days. We also sell extra produce at the OXCM (Oxford MS) on Tuesdays. In addition to these opportunities, we frequent the Oxford Mid-Town Market on Saturday mornings during peak season, as well as the Tupelo Downtown Farmers Market on Saturday mornings.