More Info About our CSA Program

Red Ridge Farms was born from a desire to raise our children in a healthy environment and provide them with food we knew was good for them. Along the way, we have developed a longing to educate our community about the importance of buying from local, small farms, buying natural and wholesome food, and sustaining the land. We bring an accumulated total of more than 40 years experience in gardening and farming. For us, it is a passion, not a job.

We believe in farming as naturally as possible, using no chemicals to grow our crops, and no genetically modified seed. Two years ago, we became one of the few Certified Organic produce farms in the area.

The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program has many benefits to you, the consumer, and us, the farmer. As a CSA member, your commitment secures a local source of healthy, naturally grown produce. You receive a discount over market prices, and you get introduced to a wider range of vegetables than you currently eat. That’s good for you! Many members feel it adds a ‘holiday’ to every week. We benefit by knowing how much food to grow. We secure funding when we have many of our major expenses. Together, we share the risks and rewards in farming.

Our program is a little unique. It starts as soon as you sign up, and expires October 30th, 2015. The good news is you can always join, because we grow veggies all year longs even in the winter.

Full Traditional shares at $25 per week & Partial Traditional Shares at $18 per week are both available, as well as our most popular option, the Market or Debit Style Share. The Debit style share allows you to shop each week from what is available. You do not have to shops each week, and you do not have to spend a set amount each visit. Similar to a debit card, your money is there whenever you make a purchase. Funds must be used by the end of the market season. In exchange for supporting us early in the season, you receive a discount off market prices.

We grow crops all year, as the weather allows. Your spring basket may include leafy greens, radishes, peas, new potatoes, carrots, spring onions, crisp lettuces, broccoli, or other early crops.

Early and mid summer introduces hybrid and heirloom tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, herbs, summer squash, cucumbers, green beans, and melons, to name a few.

Later on your selection may include winter squashes, eggplant, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, or storage roots like turnips and beets. As the temperatures cool, we return to a full selection of cool season crops to wind down the year, and start the next.

For more information, please checkout the other pages on this website. You may also call us at 816.690.7161, or email jaaaz@embarqmail.com. Our farm is located south of Odessa Missouri, and we are always available for tours- just be sure to bring your garden gloves! Thank you for the interest, and we’ll see you at the market.

Jim and Ami Zumalt, Red Ridge Farms

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