Guide to Community Supported Agriculture
Your Guide to Idaho Preferred CSA Producers
Forget grocery aisles and generic veggies, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in Idaho offers a personalized connection to the season’s bounty. It’s like a handshake with your local farmer, where you invest in a crop share upfront and then reap the rewards of their hard work week after delicious week.
CSAs aren’t just about supporting Idaho’s incredible farmers, ranchers, and food crafters. They’re about experiencing the magic of the growing season first-hand. And the beauty of Idaho’s diverse producers? Their CSAs are as unique as the landscape itself! From farm-fresh veggies delivered to your doorstep to curated boxes brimming with handcrafted treats, there’s a CSA out there waiting to surprise and delight your taste buds.
In the table below, find Idaho Preferred members who offer CSA shares. For an all-inclusive, state-wide directory of CSAs, check out the 2024 Idaho CSA Directory.
Featured Idaho Preferred CSA Producers
Bruce Ranch Beef CSA
Bruce Ranch Beef CSA offers grass-fed and grain-finished Angus beef shares year-round in the Treasure Valley. Interested? Head on over to their website and purchase a seasonal “share” of the harvest and they will deliver at no charge if you reside in the primary Treasure Valley area.
After putting down a deposit, you can choose a 1/4 or 1/2 beef share. When ready, you can pick it up at their butcher located in the Treasure Valley. They do not ship beef and only serve the Treasure Valley of Idaho.
Cloud Eleven Mountain Farm
Cloud Eleven Mountain Farm is a Certified Naturally Grown, USDA Certified Organic, and Real Organic Project Certified produce farm.
They offer fresh certified and real organic produce in their CSA. Their season runs for 25 weeks, from the end of April through the first half of October.
Fiddler’s Green Farm
Fiddler’s Green Farm is a small, diverse, Certified Organic farm located in the Dry Creek Valley just outside of Boise. They grow a wide array of vegetables and cut flowers. You can purchase a weekly share, which will be picked up every week, or a bi-weekly share to be picked up every other week.
This year the CSA will be 22 weeks long beginning the third week of May and lasting into October. Each week (or every other for a biweekly share) you will pick up your pre-packed share of Certified Organic veggies at one of two pickup locations in the Boise area.
Gem State Mushrooms
Gem State Mushrooms is dedicated to cultivating high-quality, gourmet, mushrooms while prioritizing sustainability and minimizing their environmental footprint. They are committed to providing our community with fresh, delicious mushrooms that are grown using responsible and eco-friendly practices.
Hen & Hare Microfarm
A small microfarm, Hen & Hare offers a diverse selection of products: pasture-raised poultry and homemade jams, to an herbal apothecary line, and handwoven blankets from their sheep.
Running from May through September, their CSA offers spray-free, locally grown flowers.
Melliflora specializes in cultivating heirloom, old-fashioned, and uncommon flower varieties prized for their beauty and fragrance. They offer a Flower Club Membership, or CSA, with many options.
The Spring Collection will run from May 6 to June 10, the Summer Collection will run from July 8 through August 15, and the Fall Collection will run from September 16 to October 9. You can also do the Full Season Journey and select all three.
Happy Heron Farm
Happy Heron Farm’s long-term vision for their CSA program is to get people excited about eating well and shopping local, to engage their members in the journey of food from seed to plate (especially the next generation – kids even get their own CSA option this year!) and to offer affordable, nutritious food that is accessible to all.
Running May – June 2024 (exact date TBD), your CSA Box will be filled with approximately 7 – 10 items of fresh produce goodness. Half-shares available.
Pack River Farm
Pack River Farm is a second-generation certified organic farm that provides a variety of greens, microgreens, peppers, tomatoes, and more to the Inland Northwest.
Friends of the Farm is a traditional 25-week CSA offering the opportunity to get fresh produce for the entire market season.
Pack River Partners is their CSA that offers a year-round opportunity to get fresh produce, chickens, and anything else that the farm produces.
Peters Family Farms
The goal of Peters Family Farms is to provide the freshest, highest quality produce to their customers. Most of their produce is hand planted and hand harvested and available in southern Idaho.
Their CSA will start approximately the first week of June and run through the beginning of October (18 weeks). You will pick up produce and the occasional fruit every week or every other week depending on your purchased share, from a selected location.
Peaceful Belly Farm
Peaceful Belly Farm is a 32-acre ecologically sustainable farm located in the Sunny Slope Region of southern Idaho. They specialize in the cultivation of hand-raised vegetables, herbs, flowers, and berries.
They offer a CSA program for a weekly delivery of vegetables: a spring share for 4 weeks, a full fall share, and a half fall share.
Sonshine Acres is a year-round, homestead-style ranch located in Emmett, Idaho. They use different growing techniques and have produce of some sort for nearly 10 months out of the year. They also grow market gardens for retail, as well as produce for their household and animals, in addition to their CSA program.
Ten Blue Bird Acres
Ten Blue Bird Acres is a small, rural farm offering indoor grown nutrient dense organic micro-greens and outdoor organic grown seasonal veggies, baby greens and lettuces, spinach, and more.
They are offering a CSA May through September, and they will deliver within the local area, some delivery fees may apply: Kooskia, Kamiah, Orofino, Grangeville, Stites, and Harpster.
Spyglass Gardens has evolved since its early beginnings in 2000. But the mission of this farm has always been and will always be an all-natural farm, growing through organic means. Spyglass is proud to offer an 11-week Seasonal CSA program, consisting of pretty much everything from arugula to zucchini.
Their first CSA will start in mid-May, weather permitting ( a week or two).
True Roots Organics
True Roots Organics is a family farm owned and operated by Ian and Kelsey Kilgore with their son Kaimana. They raise vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers on their family’s generational land. True Roots Organics’ focus on the direct farm-to-family experience is part of their passion and farming practices include regenerative farming techniques, sourcing non-GMO seeds, and chemical-free.
They offer full and half CSA shares, with 7-11 items each pick-up, for 20 weeks starting in May.
Located in Nampa at the corner of Lake Lowell and Middleton, Wissel Farms strives to bring the freshest produce to its customers. This family-run business was originally established in 1911 and originally started growing wheat, beans, and sugar beets.
Today they grow a diverse selection of vegetables and melons including green beans, watermelon, sweet corn, cabbage, pumpkins, and winter squashes.
With over 70 years of experience, Vogel Farms offers Fresh-from-the-Farm, local, all-natural grass and non-GMO grain-fed beef, pork, chicken, eggs, and turkey. All of their animals and feed are raised right on the farm in Kuna, Idaho.
You can choose from individual cuts, order one of the Monthly Subscriptions, or join their Customer Appreciation program. All meat is USDA-inspected, cut, and wrapped locally.