The Neighborhood Farm Share is a subscription program, similar to both Community Supported Agriculture and online meal kits, that delivers produce from the KC Food Hub’s nineteen farms to you! We created this model of delivering farm shares to neighborhoods in early 2020 to address COVID-19 concerns and keep our community safe and supplied with healthy, local food.
We are working with neighborhoods and local businesses to develop drop sites across the city for groups of ten or more. Each location will need a coordinator to lead communication and a drop off location within the neighborhood that is safe and accessible for everyone. Check this map to see our current locations. If you’re interested in joining a developing site or bringing the Farm Share to your neighborhood, please fill out this form.
The weekly Farm Share includes 6-8 items. Each ten-week session is $250 plus tax ($272.81), paid at the beginning of the session. A minimum of 10 members is needed to launch. We can add individuals members at a prorated fee after that.
Each location will need a neighborhood coordinator with whom we’ll coordinate delivery time and location. We follow all CDC guidelines and protocols. No-contact, outdoor distribution is guaranteed. Your ten-week session can begin as soon as you have ten members signed-on and paid online and a delivery time is established.
Our nineteen farms are small and medium-sized, family or non-profit owned, and located within a 100-miles radius of Kansas City.
Every week, you’ll receive six to eight locally-produced, in-season items including lettuce, kale, asparagus, Swiss chard, bok Choi, radishes, turnips, green onions, and herbs in May; strawberries, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumbers, summer squash, cherry tomatoes, green beans, hydroponic lettuce, beets, carrots and potatoes in June; add heirloom tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, watermelon, cantaloupe, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, green beans, okra and basil in July and August. September and October bring cool season crops back and with the addition of apples, pears and winter squash!
We’ll start with a veggie box, then you can choose to add on eggs, raw-milk cheese and yogurt, grass-fed beef, pastured chicken and pork, gluten-free baked goods, ready-made keto-meals, fresh bread, and all the jams, jellies and pickles you can imagine.
Of our nineteen farms, thirteen are certified organic or organic but not certified, and the remaining six are family-owned and sustainably run. The regular Farm Share Subscription will be a mix from all our farms. If your neighborhood desires an organic-only box, then please ask for more information. The cost will be $330 plus tax.
You’ll stay connected through our weekly newsletter. We’ll include chef-made, farmer-test recipes for easy meal prep. You can follow all your farmers on social media and arrange a visit out to the farms. You’ll be doing something good for your family while growing the local economy and caring for the environment.
Why the KC Food Hub
We are farmer-owned and farmer-run. All the money spent on the Farm Share stays with the farmers of the cooperative. Many of our farmers have operated their own CSA programs over the years and now, by aggregating, we are able to feed more people.
Together, we have over 250 years experience growing food. As professionals, we are compliant with the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act and some of us are GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) certified as well.
How to Sign up
If your neighborhood has already been organized, go online to register your household as a Farm Share subscriber: Become a Neighborhood Farm Share member!
If you are interested in joining a group that is currently forming or in developing a new neighborhood drop site, fill out this form: Neighborhood Farm Share Interest Form
If you have any additional questions, please contact our Neighborhood Farm Share Coordinators: firstname.lastname@example.org.