Jones Orchard CSA Program
What's CSA Shares and
How Do They Work?
Families and households sign up at Jones Orchard to purchase a "SHARE" of the upcoming season's harvest. The commitment in advance supports the costs of running the CSA, including seeds, fertilizer, labor, equipment and insurances. Most of these costs are incurred during the spring planting season.
About Our CSA Shares
Provide your family with the nutrition that comes from a vitamin-packed harvest from Jones Orchard! Enjoy the freshness of from the farm produce with delicious and nutritious farm fresh fruits and vegetables grown locally!
We offer two share choices, Full Share (1/2 bushel of produce every week) or a Half Share (1/2 bushel of produce every other week) for the 26-week period.
The Full Share is designed for families of four or more. Every week for 26 weeks, you'll receive a half-bushel packed to the brim with delicious fruits and veggies throughout the season.
Our Half Share is perfect for smaller families, couples, or even an individual. Every other week, for 26 weeks, you'll receive a half-bushel packed to the brim with delicious fruits and veggies throughout the season (total of 13 pickups).
Each shareholder arrives at the farm market on Thursday, the pick-up day.
Our shares will include a variety of in-season produce, such as:
- summer squash
- new potatoes
- sweet potatoes
- green tomatoes
- winter squash
We now have two options for payment.
Full Share (26 weeks of produce, May 4 - October 26, 2017)
$700.00 for the season due by April 18 or pay two installments of $375.00-final payment is due July 6 (Total $750 when paid by installment). *
Half Share (13 weeks of produce, every other week from May 4 - October 26, 2017)
$400.00 for the season due by April 18* or pay two installments of $225.00 due on April 9 and July 6 (Total $450 when paid by installment).*
*Late enrollments may be accepted if we have openings available.
Pick Up Details
On your pickup day, starting the week of May 4th you will come to the farm market. Full Share members will come once a week to pick up a share, and Half Share members will come every other week. Your pickup dates will be based on the location, and we'll make those arrangements when we get back to you.
On pick-up day, the farm crew will have your package assembled and ready for you to take with you from the drop off point you assigned yourself during registration.
Highway 51 Location
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
7170 US Highway 51 N
Millington, TN 38053
Jones Orchard Agricenter
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
7777 Walnut Grove Rd.
Memphis, TN 38120
(Note: the Agricenter Farmers' Market is not open until May 1st and we will have the pick up at the Agricenter strawberry field nearby until then)
Singleton Parkway Market
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
6850 Singleton Parkway
The Millington Pick-up location will have first pick-up on May 4th and run to October 19th.
The Agricenter Pick-up location will have first pick-up on May 11th and run to October 26th.
A CSA is about more than just fresh, local produce at a reasonable price.
- It supports the local farm economy, connecting shareholders directly with their food and those who produce it.
- Supports local, environmentally sustainable food production.
- It connects people to agricultural cycles. Encouraging people to eat what is in season. In just two generations we have moved from a rural to an urban nation and in the process do not understand the ramifications of purchasing our food from half way around the world.
- The concept makes it convenient for people with busy lives to develop foodways that make for healthier and happier more connected families.
- Reduces the overall use of fossil fuels in packaging and transportation. The average food item at the grocery store travels further than most people go on their family vacation.