From April to November, we'll be up every Saturday morning at both the Cooper-Young Community Farmers' Market and the Memphis Farmers' Market to sell what bounty we harvested from the farm. Depending on the season and what is plentiful, you can expect to come and buy greens, herbs, or fruits from us. Check out our produce calendar here to get a sneak peak on what we'll have available. Aside from produce, you'll also be able to buy some of our farm fresh flowers. Swing by and grab a pre-made bouquet or have one of our floral farmers make you a bouquet based on your floral preferences. Our flowers will also vary depending on the season, so check out our floral calendar here to see what your future bouquet will consist of.
Cooper-Young Community Farmers' Market
1000 S. Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Memphis Farmers' Market
S Front St & W GE Patterson Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Roots Memphis CSA is a 27-week long subscription to local farms. As a CSA member, you become a critical part of who we are and what we do. You get the first selection of the produce from the farm, packed conveniently for you every week. The local farms that the Roots Memphis CSA sources from pride themselves on being Certified Naturally Grown or Certified Organic, and everything we all grow, is grown with love: hyper-local, and hyper-fresh. By purchasing a CSA, you commit to share in the risk and reward of a farm season, and support the farmers through their hard work in the fields. This can mean receiving a bountiful harvest in late June when the tomatoes come in, and perhaps a smaller bag in late July when the hot Memphis sun roasts everything except cucumbers, eggplants, and microgreens. A CSA is not a weekly vegetable delivery from Sprouts or Fresh Market, it is a symbiotic relationship between farmer and consumer. Please join us if you believe in supporting beginning and small-scale farmers, as they work to build our local food economy and want to celebrate the joys that come with growing chemical-free produce. Check out the options and FAQs below, as well as more information on our available produce here. Ready to join us?
Weekly Egg Add-On
Bi-Weekly Egg Add-On
Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
387 S. Main, 38103
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cooper-Young Farmers' Market
1000 S. Cooper, 38104
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
711 W. Brookhaven Circle, 38117
What can I expect each week?
Your CSA will change with the seasons. In the spring and fall, you can expect leafy greens like swiss chard, mixed lettuces, kale, spinach, collards, mixed with root veggies like turnips and radishes. Summer is ripe with tomatoes, eggplant, sweet and hot peppers, basil, tomatillos, ground cherries and beans. Your CSA share will look different every week. CSA members share in the risk and rewards of a farming season, with the hopes of bountiful harvest. While we do our best to hedge against mother nature's behavior, some of the veggies and herbs mentioned above may not be available this season. Check out our sample spring CSA below to see if a CSA is right for you.
Sample Spring CSAs
This CSA is purely a sample to help our customers understand our quantities and what their share will look like. Variety is based on availability, and we do our best to balance greens, roots, etc. so that each share gets a healthy serving of what's in season.
1/3 lb. Microgreens
1 bunch Swiss Chard
1/3 lb. Arugula
1 bunch Cilantro
1 lb. Dragon's Tongue Beans
1 bunch Basil
1 bunch Beets
What happens once I sign up for a CSA?
By signing up for a CSA, you create a personal, secure, online profile through the software Farmigo with your pick-up information. You can then login to your profile here to place your bag on hold, add an item to your weekly bag, and view your account information. Forget your password or need some assistance logging in? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the payment options?
Type: Members are able to pay by check, or by debit or credit card, through linking their Farmigo profile to their Paypal account. If paying by check, Farmigo will send you the address and payment details with your subscription confirmation.
Payment plans: Aside from paying all at once, members can choose to pay at the beginning of every month, or in three installments (e.g.. April 1, June 1, and July 1).
Am I saving money by purchasing a CSA?
Our CSA members get the best produce for their dollar. The CSA is intended to allow the farmer to have enough money in advance to purchase necessary supplies for growing season, and to give the customer the convenience of having a weekly delivery. We do our best to make our produce affordable for our members, but we are passionate about making sure our farmers receive the wages they deserve. Growing food is hard work.
Last year there was one 27-week season. This year there's Spring/Summer and Fall?
Yes, we have two different share seasons this year. August is a transition phase for many of us, including on the farm, so we will not be having a CSA during the majority of August. The 16-week Spring/Summer season lasts from the week of April 26 to July 29, while the 12-week Fall season goes from the week of September 1 to November 18.
I looked at y'alls produce calendar and don't recognize everything. How will I know what is what and what to do with an item?
We send out a weekly email to our CSA members with what is in each bag, which farm it came from, and recipes related to the weekly bounty. You can also follow us on Pinterest, as we're always in search of new ways to use veggies, and we categorize our recipes by item. If you have any favorites, send them to us and you might find your name in our newsletter! We also have a produce index with pictures, so you can identify what an item is, and our farmers that grow that item.
What happens if I go out of town?
You have multiple options! You can have a friend pick up your CSA, or you can put your CSA on hold so that the produce doesn't go to waste (through Farmigo. Questions? Email email@example.com). You will not get your money back because it is a full season subscription to the farm.
What happens when I miss my pick-up?
We have tried to schedule pick-up locations and times that are easiest and accessible for both our members and for our staff. But, if you're unable, or forget to pick-up your bag for a week, that produce will be donated to the Food Justice Ministry at the First Congo Food Pantry.
Can I cancel my subscription?
If need be. We plan our crop and harvest plans around how many CSA members we have, and our farmers rely on your continued CSA membership. But, we understand life happens - email us and we'll work with you. In the past, we've had members who need to get out of our contract sell their CSA to a neighbor or friend who is interested in joining. We've also had CSA members post their membership for sale on social media as they plan for a mid-season move. Or, we're happy to loop in someone from our wait list.
Why do we have a contract? Is this legally binding?
This is not legally binding, but we do have a contract because our farmers depend on their customers to buy food, and without CSA members, that job becomes significantly more difficult.