How Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Works
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a food subscription service where you pay the farmer before the season begins for a share in the upcoming harvest. As a CSA member you share in the risk and the bounty of the season.
In return, from mid-June through early September, you are provided with a weekly variety of high-quality, locally grown, seasonally fresh food at an affordable price. You know where your food comes from, you know who grows it. We are GAP certified (Good Agricultural Practices).
Along with enjoying good food, you:
- Nurture the environment by purchasing from a farm that uses organic practices which protect natural resources.
- Support the local economy and preserve open space by keeping agricultural dollars in Ohio and keeping a local farm in business.
- Your participation in our CSA helps aid in the survival of local agriculture and you are a direct part of the success of the farm. This gives local farmers important early season support for seeds, greenhouse or farm supplies, heat, and labor in the production of your food.
- CSA’s help connect you with the people who produce your food.
- Reduce the number of miles your food travels and the amount (by 50%) of fossil fuels used: that conserves energy and promotes local sustainable agriculture.
Carousel Watergardens Farm is offering our Summer vegetable CSA and our egg CSA share’s for 2020. The vegetable CSA will be 15 weeks starting the week of June 23 and ends the week of Sept. 29. The egg CSA will be for 15 weeks starting the week of June 23 and ending the week of Sept. 29, 2020.
|click here for the 2020 CWFFarm CSA application|
CSA’s offered by Carousel Watergardens Farm –Taste The Difference!
1. Vegetable CSA share $550.00 15 weeks starts the week of June 23 ends the week of Sept. 29, 2020
The vegetable share will include the delicious and nutritious bounty of summer as it ripens. You will receive a weekly bag of fresh produce that will vary with seasonal availability of vegetables including many heirloom varieties. Some of the vegetables we will be growing include zucchini, squash, tomatoes, sweet & hot peppers, cucumbers, kale, onions, garlic, eggplant, green onion, radish, green beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, beets, carrots, turnips, as well as some greens, and fall squash. Being a shareholder is a powerful way to connect to your local food source and eat healthy fresh wholesome & nutritious food seasonally. If paid by March 1, 2020 the fee is $525.00, after March 1, 2020 the fee is $550.00
2.) Meat share $108.00 – 15 weeks starts week of June 23 – ends week of Sept 29 – Our meat will consist of farm grown ground beef & pork sausage. One week you will receive approximately a pound of ground beef the following week approximately a pound of pork sausage. Our beef & pork is very lean and flavorful and many meals can be made around them.
3.) Egg CSA share $60.00 15 weeks starts the week of June 23 ends week of Sept. 29, 2020. As our eggs go fast this assures you will have yours each week of your CSA.
This consists of 1 dozen eggs weekly June through second week of Sept.. You will be assigned 2 egg cartons with your paid CSA; you will be responsible for bringing your empty egg carton clean and in good condition back each week and exchange your empty carton for a full carton of one dozen farm fresh eggs. If you forget to bring your carton you will be charged $.75 cents for a new carton.
4.) 1/2 shareVegetable CSA $300.00 for 15 wks. starts week of June 23 and ends the week of Sept.. 29. This would be for a half share of vegetables enough for 1-2 people
You can select the share option that is right for you or you can purchase any or all of the CSA shares.
Where to pick up your CSA shares
Pick up for CSA’s will be at one of the following
1.) Dublin at Ohio Health Home Care 5450 Frantz Road, Dublin, Ohio 43016 Tues. 11am-1pm. in the parking lot.
2.) Hilliard Farm Market -5445 Scioto Darby Rd., Hilliard, Ohio 43026. Tuesdays 4-7pm
3.) Make Gahanna Yours Farmers Mkt. 75 W. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna, Ohio 43230, Sundays 4-7pm
You will choose the market that is convenient for you to pick up at for the whole season.
How to Join Carousel Watergardens Farm CSA
You can pick up a CSA form from us at our Winter markets find our winter schedule here at or
To join our CSA, click here Summer 2020 CSA order form, to print and complete the order form and make your check payable to Cathy Krist and mail to:
c/o Carousel Watergardens Farm
1970 Marion Marysville Rd.
Marion, Ohio 43302
For further questions please call 740-387-3580 or email.