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Johnson’s Backyard Garden adds CSA, other farms taking new subscribers

Addie Broyles

Johnson’s Backyard Garden ( is offering four sizes of community-supported agriculture boxes, ranging from large boxes ($39 a week) with enough produce to feed four to seven people to the $21-per-week individual share, which has enough produce for one or two people. Starting next month, subscribers will also be able to swap out one or two items out of their boxes that they don’t want to receive for produce that they do.

A number of other area farms are also taking on new customers for their CSA programs.

Sand Creek Farm ( in Milam County has a CSA program for $30 per week, with pick-up sites in North Austin and surrounding communities, including Elgin and Georgetown.

Urban Roots ( is taking subscribers for half and full shares ($680, $340) of its 17 week season, which starts in March.

Scott Arbor Farm ( in Seguin has a 12-week CSA ($300) that includes pick up sites in Austin, San Marcos, New Braunfels and in and around San Antonio.

Tecolote Farm ( near Manor has an 18-week CSA ($594) that you can either pick-up at sites around Austin or have delivered for an extra $4 per week.

Green Gate Farms’ ( winter shares are full, but you can sign up now for the spring CSA, which starts in March. The shares come in two sizes, full and half ($35 and $20 per week, respectively), and are dropped at pick-up sites around Austin.

Hairston Creek Farm ( near Marble Falls has spaces available for its summer CSA, which starts April 16. A weekly membership costs $800 for 32 weeks and $410 for every other week delivery. Subscribers pick up boxes at sites around Austin and in Burnet and Marble Falls.

Skinny Lane Farm ( is a small family farm in Elgin whose 10-week CSA will start at the end of March. Memberships cost $30 a week ($300 total), and there are pickup sites in Elgin, Manor and Central Austin.

Millberg Farm (no website) has a few openings in its year-round CSA, which owner Tim Miller has been running for more than 20 years. The cost is $10 per share, including delivery in the Kyle area, Miller says, and you can sign up by emailing him at

Urban Roots (, the Austin non-profit that uses sustainable agriculture to teach life and business lessons to area youth, has openings in its spring CSA, a 17-week season ($680 or $40 per week) that starts at the end of March. Urban Roots has three pick-up sites around Austin, including the SFC Farmers’ Market downtown, Wheatsville Food Co-op on Guadalupe and the Urban Roots farm, 7651 Delwau Lane.

Greenling Organic Delivery ( and Farmhouse Delivery ( both offer weekly boxes of produce harvested from a handful of area farms, which cost $34.99 and $37 per week, respectively.

Did I leave out your farm or favorite CSA? Email me at and I’ll add it.