As Bring It Food Hub announces its CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) signups, the organization and its crop growers prepare to fully furnish its customers with fine, healthy produce and food selections.
The organization has arranged to have over 30 drop sites throughout the city, promoting convenient pickup and payment options. The list can be viewed on their website.
Customers can select from 1 of 2 sizes when selecting meals. The first, the classic size, is for perfect for couples looking to incorporate more mixed vegetables into their diets. This meal selection can be ordered for $20 per distribution. The second choice, the deluxe option, may be purchased for $35 per distribution. This selection is geared towards couples with mixed diets and those interested in a more plant based diet.
Aside from these standard distribution sets, the customers can select add-ons to enhance their experience, all of which are hand selected from local companies.
Add-ons include fresh bread from Tart Bakery, regionally sourced artisan cheeses, local eggs from a variety of growers, fresh-cut local flowers from Delta Sol farm, and fresh coffee from Dr. Bean’s Coffee Roasters.
While working to give access to all members of the Memphis community, the Bring It Food Hub also offers farmers a substantial customer base, providing stable livelihoods since 2013, when the company was founded. Since, the roster of farmers has grown substantially, paralleling growth of their customer base.
Their mission is to promote community development in Memphis and the Mid-South by increasing access to healthy, affordable local foods and strengthening farmer livelihoods. They work closely with regional farmers who follow sustainable production practices that conserve natural resources and biodiversity.
Aside from these two core initiatives, the organization provides one week worth of fresh produce for every $20 that is donated. Through donating, the organization not only provides healthier foods for those in need, but also with sustenance that otherwise, sometimes, may not be affordable. This is carried out through a partnership with Pay It Forward, a large food pantry and supply company.