Announcing our very first South Central Hemp CBD CSA! 

What is a CSA?

Click here to read a blog article from FoodRevolution.org, which says it best:

What is a CSA? Types, Pros and Cons, and How to Join a CSA (foodrevolution.org) 

“CSA stands for “community-supported agriculture.” It’s a model of farming, distribution, and marketing that began in Japan in the 1960s. The women who pioneered the model were looking for alternatives to the pesticide-heavy, industrial-scale agriculture that had replaced small, local farms and farming families. Swiss farmers and consumers created proto-CSAs in the 1970s, inspired by the similar developments in Chile and France. The first CSAs in the Americas started in New England in the mid-1980s.

Since then, many farms and communities have tailored the model to their own needs. CSAs can operate on very different scales, with some serving just a dozen families and others providing food for more than a thousand households. In France alone in 2016, an estimated 400,000 people enjoyed food from CSA farms. And while current statistics are hard to come by, in 2015, there were reportedly more than 7,000 recognized CSAs in the United States.”


In the words of one of our co-op member farmers- CSA shares are one of the best ways to support local farmers by essentially becoming a volume customer and core supporter of the farms’ mission. By allowing the farmer the flexibility to select the products themselves and distribution schedule, the customer receives a substantial discount on pricing – with exclusive CSA-member perks!

How does the CSA concept apply to the CBD Hemp industry?

Similar to the situation with large commercial farms producing mass quantities of food with profit-driven ethics – this is unfortunately also the case with the budding US American CBD Hemp Industry. Our co-op of diverse, small family farms located in South Central Wisconsin banded together to grow and sell USDA Certified Organic CBD Hemp just a few weeks after the 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law. The Farm Bill legalized hemp with a definition of 0.3% THC or less.

Our South Central Hemp Co-op journey has been full of twists and turns, red-tape, complications and discrimination, and fierce competition from small and large CBD companies alike. We have also tapped into an incredible supply of resilience from our members while we built a cooperative business from scratch, distributed 1000s of bottles of CBD, and continue to receive frequent positive feedback from our customers. After investment and experimentation in several different marketing strategies, circumstances have led us full circle to what we know best – creating long term relationships and providing high value to our customers through a CSA model of distribution.

What exactly is CBD Hemp?

See here! We love to talk about CBD Hemp. FDA regulations prohibit us from making any health claims about our products. Our recommendation is to try it and see for yourself.

What comes with South Central Hemp’s CBD CSA Share?

First of all, both our cooperative itself and our co-op member farms make and sell CBD products. Our CBD CSA will consist of South Central Hemp Co-op, Good Earth Enterprises, LLC, and Grassroots Farm, LLC CBD Hemp products. In the future, we may also distribute other local, ethical CBD products from our friends in the Wisconsin CBD industry. All products are less than 0.3% THC. Some, not all, of the products distributed in our CBD CSA will be USDA Certified Organic. All of the CBD Hemp utilized to make products found in the share were grown in Wisconsin without pesticides. A majority of the CBD Hemp utilized to make share products is USDA certified organic or grown without the use of synthetic pesticides. Here is a summary of share contents, with more details found in our webstore:

  • One, all-in-one delivery of 18 individual CBD products
  • First-time CSA customers receive our favorite CBD resource book
  • Local, high quality, and authentic CBD Products from the following sources:
    • South Central Hemp Co-op
    • Good Earth Enterprises, LLC
    • Grassroots Farm, LLC

Click here to head to our CBD CSA Shop page! 


What other perks come with CSA membership?

Our first South Central Hemp CBD CSA share is loaded with unique, high quality locally sourced and produced CBD products. In addition to share pricing at more than 38% off retail, CBD CSA share-members receive the following perks during their CSA share distribution period (we are launching with a 3-month CSA):

  • Our favorite CSA resource book comes with every first time CBD CSA share member sign-up We acknowledge there is so much to learn about CBD – including how it is different from Marijuana, what it is actually doing in the body, and the history (and politics) of the plant itself among other topics.
  • 20% off all online orders over $25 When you discover a product in your CBD CSA share that you must have more of for yourself – or perhaps become inspired to purchase as a gift, all active CSA members will receive a discount code to use at our webstore – www.southcentralhemp.shop.  You will find every CBD product distributed throughout the CSA share available online.
  • Access to our co-op farmer’s wealth of knowledge Have a question about a product’s dosage? Wondering how to use a product, how to store it, or anything else related to how it was produced and by whom? We might not have all the answers, but we have a lot of them, or can point you to a resource that can help.
  • Peace of Mind Priceless, but real! Becoming a South Central Hemp CBD CSA share member is a path to peace of mind when it comes to safe and authentic CBD products to support your body, mind, and skincare needs. Plus – you are feeding two birds with one scone by also supporting our small family farm cooperative.

How can we sign up for a South Central Hemp CBD CSA share?

Click here to head to our online store. You must be 18 to purchase the CBD CSA share. All products contain less than 0.3% THC.