CSA stands for community-supported agriculture, which is essentially a membership or a share in a local farm. Each CSA or produce delivery service is different. Our list is designed to help you find the one that will be most convenient and appealing to you. We have tried to make this the most comprehensive list of all the CSAs in Santa Barbara County. If you know of other CSAs or farm produce delivery services or if you have updated information for any of the ones listed, please email us. Schedules and prices may change, so check with each organization for up-to-date information.
CSAs and Produce Delivery Options:
Plow to Porch
Plow to Porch delivers fresh, seasonal organic/pesticide-free produce and a wide variety of delicious “add-ons” weekly or every other week. The produce in their boxes mirrors the seasonal availability of our local farms and varies from week to week. They source from approximately 15 different farms in order to bring you the greatest variety possible. Cost is $25+; subscribers can sign up for one of four sized boxes of mixed seasonal produce and can add extras such as meat, eggs, honey, jams, pies and quiches, fair-trade coffee, olive oil and seafood. Recipes included with each delivery. Delivery to Santa Barbara, Goleta, Montecito and Carpinteria is included in the cost. Deliveries are on either Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or by special arrangement.
Phone: 805 203-6222
Blosser Urban Garden
Blosser Urban Garden is a sustainable small-scale organic farm in Santa Maria, delivering weekly or bi-weekly produce. Cost: $21-28 per week. Multiple delivery options.
Phone: 805 878-1744
The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens
Fairview Gardens is the oldest CSA in our area, since 1988. The 100+ year-old farm is open to the public, and members and others are welcome to take self-guided tours, and attend a variety of classes and workshops. Farm stand is open Wednesdays 2-6pm with a variety of locally grown produce, pantry add-ons and pre-packed produce bags. To reserve this week’s bag, call or send a direct message via instagram @fairviewgardens with your first and last name, phone number and email. Pay when you pick up at the farm stand on Wednesday or over the phone during business hours. Reserve up to 4 consecutive weeks in advance. The Pork Palace will be here with their locally sourced meats.
Phone: 805 967-7369
Dare to Dream Farms
Dare 2 Dream Farms in Lompoc specializes in backyard chickens, handcrafted coops, free-range eggs, organic produce, and although they have a CSA, it is currently sold out. Check their website for updates.
The Farm Box Collective
The Farm Box Collective has grown from a single farm CSA (formerly Ellwood Canyon Farms) into a CSA collective of local organic farmers that we have worked with for several years. This ensures a diverse weekly box that supports several farms in our community. CSA’s are a critical component in promoting local food. Oftentimes small farmers do not sell their produce to grocery stores and greatly benefit from your support. Every week we do our best to provide a diverse healthy box of seasonal vegetables, fruits and herbs. Cost is $30-45 per week with a variety of add-ons available. Pick up locations in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Montecito.
Phone: 805 886-6135
Farm Cart Organics
Farm Cart Organics is a family run, organic produce delivery business. They deliver weekly to locations in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Cost: $12.25-$100 per week.
Phone: 805 452-4823
Finley Farms in Santa Ynez offers a large variety of seasonal row crops such as lettuce, beets, tomatoes, turnips, rutabagas, fennel, and peas, as well as melons, strawberries and raspberries, to name a few. You can read more about the Finleys in the Young Farmers article from our Summer 2010 issue. Pre-packed farm boxes and produce a la carte available at their farm stand at 702 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez.
Phone: 805 245-9579
John Givens Farm
John Givens has been farming in Santa Barbara County for 30 years and has 12 different farm properties in cultivation throughout the area. This farm adds trace minerals from rock dust to their soil as well as compost, promoting what John believes is better soil nutrition. Because the farm is so large, there is a lot of crop diversity. All produce is fresh-picked and USDA Certified Organic. Vegetable boxes come in a variety of sizes, so you can customize for your family. Offering pickup sites in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Montecito, Buellton, Solvang, Santa Ynez, and Lompoc — or we will deliver right to your office or home.
Phone: 805 451-8451
Local Harvest Delivery
Local Harvest Delivery hand-selects produce from local and sustainable family farms and delivers to your door every Saturday. They deliver to Santa Barbara, Goleta, Montecito, Summerland, Carpinteria and Ventura. They post the contents of each week’s box on their website. You can modify your box, make an on-going No-list, add grocery items and skip weeks. Cost is $35-45 for a produce box. Add-ons include bread, honey, coffee, dried fruit, pies, nuts and nut butters.
Phone: 805 626-0253