While the weather delayed the arrival of many crops this year, the sign-up period for farm-based Community Sustainable Agriculture services is right on schedule: Now’s the time to buy into a few months’ worth of produce, seafood or meat.

“Purchasing a CSA is a great way to learn the seasonality of produce in the Lowcountry, introduce your family to new and interesting fruits and vegetables, learn farmer recommended recipes, and delicious investment back in your local economy,” says Alyssa Smith of Lowcountry Local First, which sponsors an Eat Local Challenge in April. Participants in the program can earn points by joining a CSA.

Every CSA is structured slightly differently; to learn more about availability, pricing plans and pick-up locations, contact the CSA directly.

The following list of area CSAs was drawn from Lowcountry Local First’s Farm Fresh Food Guide. For more general information, check out the online version of the guide at lowcountrylocalfirst.org.

Ambrose Family Farm

2349 Black Pond Land at Selkirk Plantation Road

Wadmalaw Island 29487

843-559-9999

www.ambrosefarm.com

babs@stonofarmmarket.com

Asya’s Organic Farm

320 West Brewington Road

Sumter 29153

803-469-0116

azeezmustafa@yahoo.com

Boone Hall Farms

2521 U.S. Hwy. 17

Mount Pleasant 29464

843-856-8154

andy@boonehallfarms.com

www.boonehallfarms.com

“Clammer” Dave’s Sustainable Gourmet

1522 Macoma Road

Mount Pleasant 29466

843-343-2970

www.clammerdave.com

dbelag@email

clammerdave.com

Cordray Farms

6708 County Line Road

Ravenel 29470

843-766-7922

michael@cordrays.com or claudia@cordrays.com

www.cordrays.com

Compost in My Shoe

3907 Betsy Kerrison Parkway

Johns Island 29455

438 Priestly St.

Charleston 29412

dig@compostinmyshoe.com

compostinmyshoe.com

Dirt Hugger Farms

P.O. Box 13708

Charleston 29422

843-557-9266

meganmooreveg@gmail.com

Gruber Farms

Stanley Gruber and Susan Kirlin

265 Old Bell Road

St. George 29477

843-563-1159

gruber-csa-farm.com

Humble Farm

617 Martin Smith Road

Gilbert 29054

843-252-1240

ariel.greenthumb@gmail.com

thehumblefarm.com

facebook.com/humblefarm

Joseph Fields Farm

Joseph and Helen Fields

3129 River Road

Johns Island 29455

843-559-5349

jfieldsfarmllc@bellsouth.net

josephfieldsfarms.com

Legare Farms

2620 Hanscombe Point Road

Johns Island 29455

843-599-0763 / 843-559-0788

legarefarms@bellsouth.net

legarefarms.org

Lowland Farms

Kenneth Melton

3702 River Road

Johns Island 29455

skinnyziggy@yahoo.com

Marshview Community Organic Farm

Sara Reynolds

12 Georges Trail

St. Helena 29920

843-838-3709

marshviewfarm@gmail.com

Millgrove Farm

296 Benton Williams Road

Georgetown 29440

843-546-5075

millgrovefarms@gmail.com

millgrovefarms.com

Pinckney’s Produce

17 Christine Drive

Beaufort 29907

843-321-8344

pinckneysproduce.com

Rosebank Farm

3951 Betsy Kerrison Parkway

Johns Island 29455

843-768-0508

rosebankfarms.com

email@rosebankfarm.com

Silver Acres Farm

4144 Silver Road

Manning 29102

843-991-0580

mayh.jones@gmail.com

Spade and Clover Gardens

John Warren

Dirt Works Incubator Farm

3907 Betsy Kerrison Parkway

Johns Island 29455

803-479-5731

thespadeandclover@gmail.com