Farm Fresh Food: CSA’s, Co-op’s and Grocers

If you are in search of local, natural and sustainable foods, there are a variety of CSA’s, co-ops and grocers making it happen every day of the week in the Rocket City.

CSA's

What is a CSA (Community-supported agriculture)?

Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public which consists of a box of seasonal produce. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a “membership”) and in return receive their box of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.

Duncan Farms is a small 60 acre, permaculture-based, family farm in Gurley, just outside of Huntsville! We believe in and actively practice using no synthetic fertilizers, chemicals, pesticides, herbicides or anything that could be deemed harmful in the production of the food on our farm. You can expect items such as beef, pork, chicken, eggs, vegetables, fruits and more. Our program helps families eat seasonal and locally while providing our consumers with the ability to build a strong, equitable food system locally.

Deliveries: Every two weeks

Operates: All year
Includes: beef, pork, chicken, eggs, vegetables, fruits

Doe Run Farm is located in a picturesque valley surrounded by gently rolling hills of southern middle Tennessee. The location (only 39 miles from Huntsville!) allows folks to receive weekly deliveries from their CSA and choose a convenient pickup location or home delivery service. Sign up for a weekly farm box delivery for 18 weeks. Join for an adventure in healthy, delicious eating. Everything is 100% Locally grown on small farms, by honest to goodness real farmers

Operates: May-November
Deliveries: 24 weekly deliveries
Includes: colorful and delicious assortment of vegetables, berries, produce and seasonal fruit

Options:

  • Regular Share 1/2 bushel box
  • Mini Share 1/4 bushel box
  • Individual Share
  • “Food Lovers Shares” which include tomato lovers, fruit lovers, Eats & Treats, and Just Greens options

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Co-Op's

Food cooperative members come together and combine their purchasing power to drive down food costs.

Plentiful Produce cooperative was created to provide families a way to have more fresh produce at a reduced cost. There are no membership fees, no contracts and no hassles. You contribute only for the items you want in the week you choose and can participate when you wish, as often as you wish.

Operates: Year-round
Deliveries: Weekly pickups
Includes: Fruit and vegetable items

Options:

  • Regular Basket
  • A La Carte Items that change weekly

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Manna Market harvests a variety of seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more from their farm and associated growers.  Products change weekly and vary seasonally and they work with neighboring organic farms and associated farms/ growers to ensure a good variety of produce year round. You choose the service you would like to receive and the frequency you want to occur for the service. 

Operates: Year-round
Deliveries: Weekly deliveries
Includes: Fruit and vegetables items, eggs, meats

Options:

  • Half Order Box
  • Full Order Box
  • Extra Full Order Box
  • You Choose Order Box
  • Juice Box
  • Organic Snacks
  • Organic Juices

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Grocers

Food cooperative members come together and combine their purchasing power to drive down food costs.

Earth Fare’s vision is to be the most trusted organic and natural food market in the country – a place where healthy decisions are easy, people have confidence in the food they buy and everyone feels welcome.
Address: 5900 University Drive, Huntsville, AL 35806
Phone: (256) 721-7017

Hours: 

  • Monday – Sunday: 7am – 10pm

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The Fresh Market is not just a store. They are active members of the community. They support local producers, growers and fishermen. They support local food banks and charities. They are neighbors serving neighbors. See what’s going on in our community today.

Address: 4800 Whitesburg Dr., Huntsville, AL 35802
Phone: (256) 880-9042

Hours: 

  • Monday-Sunday: 8am-9pm

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Sprouts believes healthy living is a journey and every meal is a choice. You’ll find mountains of colorful, fresh fruits and vegetables, barrels of wholesome grains, nuts and sweets, and full-service deli, meat and seafood counters—complete with handmade burgers and sausages.

Address: 7504 Hwy. 72 West, Madison
Phone: (256) 203-8334

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Huntsville’s newest grocery store is active in the community, hosts regular events and includes things like a gluten-free product list on their website.

Address: 2501 Memorial Pkwy SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: (256) 801-374

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