Undecided about joining a CSA or weekly produce box subscription?

There are a lot of options out there so we decided to break them down based on price, delivery option, produce selection, organics, where its sourced from, and how far it travels.  Below you'll find information about our CSA for comparison to 4 of the more popular home delivery options that service Northwest Indiana.  There are several price options for the providers below so we chose the sizes that is most comparable to each other and multiplied it by 7 weeks since thats the length of one of our CSA seasons.

Rainfield Farm

  • Price: $250

  • No home delivery - pickup only (2 locations - your farmer is at both locations) 

  • You select what produce you receive w/option to purchase more

  • Certified Naturally Grown (grown organically)

  • ALL produce grown at our farm in New Carlisle, IN

  • Produce is harvested within 24hrs and travels 10ft to less than 25 miles

  • Note: you'll receive a weekly newsletter with farm updates, recipes, and suggestions on food prep

Misfit Market

  • Price: $210 

  • Free Shipping - home delivery

  • You select what produce you receive

  • Majority is organic

  • Sourced: USA and Mexico

  • Food travels from farm to distributor (or directly) to one of four repackaging centers then sent to your home (distance unknown 1500+ miles)

 

Farmbox Direct

  • $546

  • Free Shipping - home delivery

  • Preselected produce and fruit 

  • Organic

  • Sourced: USA and possibly Mexico (not disclosed)

  • Food travels from farms to distributor (or directly) to Kansas (repackaged) then sent to your home (distance unknown)

Worthy Flavors

  • $335

  • Free Shipping - home delivery

  • Preselected produce

  • Organic

  • Sourced: USA

  • Food travels from farms to Worthy Flavors (repackaged) then sent to your home (their website says up to 1500 miles)

 

Market Wagon

  • $250+ depending on varieties selected

  • Free Shipping - home delivery

  • You select what produce you receive

  • Limited organic produce available

  • Sourced - local farms sell on market wagon but do not verify if its their produce (some is from produce auctions & distributors)

  • Food travels from farm to Rolling Prairie Indiana then to your home (distance unknown)