Find a Farm
Finding a farm in your area that caters to your particular needs can be a daunting task. Our local farm feature page is a good place to start. We spotlight Mississippi farmers who are striving towards fully sustainable farming systems through the implementation of socially and environmentally responsible practices.
In addition, please visit our Rooted in Mississippi: MSAN Demonstration Farms Program page, which highlights and offers incentives to farms that are committed to organic and sustainable practices and serve as models within our state.
MSAN Member Farms
All local farmers are invited to become MSAN member farms. MSAN greatly appreciates these farms’ membership support, but does not explicitly endorse them. This list is growing and not comprehensive.[/one_third]
Shroomdom, Inc. – Leilani S Rosenbaum
23 Rosenbaum Drive, Poplarville, MS firstname.lastname@example.org 601 795 2611
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and Buying Clubs in Mississippi
What is a CSA?
CSA allows individuals to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally by regional farmers.
When you become a member of a CSA, you’re purchasing a “share” of vegetables from a regional farmer. Weekly or bi-weekly, from June until October or November, your farmer will deliver that share of produce to a convenient drop-off location in your neighborhood.
CSA members pay for an entire season of produce upfront (typically $400-$600). This early bulk payment enables your farmer to plan for the season, purchase new seed, make equipment repairs, and more.
Shares usually include 7-10 types of vegetables, enough for a family of 2-3 people. Many CSAs also offer the option of other produce from local farms. For a few extra dollars a week, in addition to your vegetables, you can add fruit, eggs, meat, and even flowers to your order.
Currently, over a dozen CSA programs operate seasonally across the state of Mississippi. Below we have listed the currently operating CSAs within the state.
What is a Buying Club?
A buying club is organized to allow members to purchase products at lower prices than generally available or to collectively purchase items that are difficult to acquire individually. Buying clubs allow consumers to purchase directly from farms by arranging deliveries or pre-ordered products to a central location. See the buying clubs below for information on how to become a member of the farm’s club.
List of Mississippi CSAs and Buying Clubs
If you operate a CSA farm in Mississippi and want your farm to be included on this list, please visit our contact page for contact information and we will accommodate you as soon as possible!
Certified Naturally Grown farmers don’t use any synthetic herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, or genetically modified organisms. CNG livestock are raised mostly on pasture and with space for freedom of movement. Feed must be grown without synthetic inputs or genetically modified seeds. CNG participation requires a full commitment to robust organic practices, though CNG is often a more appropriate certification for small farmers for whom Organic Certification can be too costly. Follow this link to view a list of Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) producers in Mississippi, and this link to learn more about CNG.
LocalHarvest connects people looking for good food with the farmers who produce it. Buying local is about enjoying real food, grown yourself or purchased from people you trust. It’s about developing strong local economies and producing food on a human scale. It’s about eating seasonally, practicing the art of cooking, and sitting down to enjoy meals together. It requires ample local and regional producers, processors, and distributors. The goal of the local food movement is to create thriving community-based food systems that will make high quality local food available to everyone.
Locate a Farm or Farmers’ Market Near You
The number of farmers’ markets in Mississippi has grown exponentially over the past several years. For locating farmers’ markets in your region, Mississippi Market Maker is an excellent resource.
MarketMaker is a national partnership of land grant institutions and State Departments of Agriculture that serves as a platform seeking to foster business relationships between producers and consumers of food industry products and services. A multi-state partnership of land grant institutions and state agricultural agencies has formed and are committing local resources to build this national network of interconnected sites of searchable localized consumer and food industry data.
A list of Mississippi Certified Farmers Markets can be found here. See our Certification page to find out how you can certify your farmers’ market.