Monroe Family Organics CSA

Please join us for the 2022 growing season as member of the Monroe Family Organics CSA! As a member of our CSA, you will receive 7-14 different vegetables every week, which we grow at our farm in Alma. CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a concept where families sign up to have a share of the farm, and receive a box containing a variety of fresh vegetables each week. Full shares will be around a bushel per week, and we also have half shares that contain about half a bushel per week. Our shares will start in mid-June and will continue on for 19 weeks until late October. Members can choose to either have their weekly shares premade (good if you are on a tight schedule) or bag the share up for themselves in a small market stand setting where they can interact with us each week. We have drop-off locations in Alma, Mt. Pleasant, Lansing, Okemos, St. Johns, and Midland, and we also offer home/workplace delivery! Just email us for a price quote for delivery!

Benefits and Cost

The cost for the 2022 season will be $610 for a full share or $330 for a half share at all of our regular drop-off locations. For this amount you will receive fresh organic vegetables every week, grown right here in Alma, MI, along with the following benefits:

  • Knowing the people who grow your food

  • Supporting the local economy

  • Getting vegetables at their freshest

  • Eating food without chemicals

  • Eating seasonally

  • Recipes and ideas for using your vegetables

  • A weekly newsletter with farm news, what to expect in your share, and interested articles

  • Supporting environmentally friendly farming

  • A discount to buying the items separately from a health food store or farmers’ market

Contact Information

If you want to become a member, just fill out this form to sign up for the 2021 season! If you have any questions or suggestions, please call or text Michele at (517) 896-6884 or email at michele@mforganics.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How will I receive my weekly share?

A: Members will pick their share up at a convenient drop-off location either in Mt. Pleasant, Midland, Lansing, Okemos, St. Johns, or Alma (whichever you prefer) on a particular day every week. The Alma drop-off takes place each Monday at His Place, Mt. Pleasant will have a drop-off on Tuesdays at Herbs Etc, the Lansing drop-off will be on Wednesdays at the Soup Spoon Café, Okemos will have a drop-off Wednesdays at Mert’s Meats, and Midland will be on Thursdays at the Eagle Ridge Church of God. All drop-offs will take place from 5-6PM on the given day, except for the Lansing/Okemos drop-offs, which will have prepacked shares that can be picked up anytime from 4PM on Wednesday.

Q: When is the due date for payment on my membership?

A: A payment of at least half of your share price will be due shortly after you sign up in order to reserve your membership in the CSA. At that point, you can either pay the whole cost of your share, or you can pay the first half then and the second half by July 1. It is better for the farm to have the whole share price earlier in the season, when most of our expenses are incurred, but if it works better for you to split your payment into two parts, that is absolutely fine.

Q: What if I am on vacation or cannot come for some reason to the pick-up?

A: You can either find someone to pick up their share for you, or you can let us know at least one day in advance of your missed pickup so that we can make alternate arrangements for your share. Some options are to postpone your share for that week and get a double share when you get back, or to pick up that week at one of our other drop-off locations.

Q: How does the home delivery option work?

A: Home or workplace delivery will be available for those who live or work near our regular routes, so if you live near Alma, Mt. Pleasant, Midland, St. Johns, or the Lansing area, then this will be available for you. We’ll be delivering to the greater Alma area on Mondays, Mt. Pleasant area on Tuesdays, Lansing area on Wednesdays, and Midland area on Thursdays. The cost of delivery will depend on how many miles out of the way you live/work, so if you are interested, email me with the delivery address, and I’ll be able to figure out a price for you. Also, the more people you have picking up shares at that delivery site, the cheaper the delivery price is! For the shares themselves, you will have the choice of two pre-packed shares. In the newsletter each week, we’ll let you know what the options are, and you can email me by the day before your drop-off to let me know what your choice is. If you are interested in this option, just give us a call or send us an email, and we’ll quote you a price.