2024 Orders are CLOSED
If you missed it, watch for details on our plant sale coming up in May! (date TBD)
What is a Plant Start CSA?
Gooseberry Bridge Farm grows all of our annual plants and garden starts from seed each year. CSA stands for community supported agriculture. Farmers often have the costs and many hours of work in their products before they are ever ready for market. Farmers establish CSAs to link communities to farms by asking their communities to provide financial support in exchange for goods in advance of the season. In exchange for making an early investment before the season starts, the member typically receives more than fair market value in goods during the growing season.
In this Plant CSA you will will receive all of your plants in one or two pick ups - and you'll benefit from knowing where your plants are coming from and that you’ve reserved your garden early - just as if you were starting the seeds at home yourself!
We pride ourselves in using all organic growing methods and offering plants that we know will give you the best chance of success growing here in the Ozarks. Your Plant Start CSA order comes with garden tech support! Meaning you can message or email us anytime throughout the growing season with questions about your plants, pests, or anything else related to your garden! Each year we add more educational materials to our library you can take home at pick up!
Limited CSA shares are available and some plant selections may be limited. All orders must be placed and paid in full by March 1st to receive the discount listed below. We will have a plant sale with any extra plants, but selections at the sale will be limited!
Spring Garden ADD-ON: Pick up will be around the 1st of April (give or take, make sure to order by Feb 1st for Spring Plants!)
Summer Gardens: We will have pick up times posted the first week in May.
Several packages are available with Spring or Summer garden starts! We specialize in heirloom tomato and pepper starts. Our starts are grown using organic practices. Our tomato starts are quite large when it is time to plant them in the ground, giving your garden a head start! We will NOT allow pick up before it is safe to plant your plants in the garden! This means other nurseries will be open and selling tomato and pepper plants up to a month before we will schedule pick up, thank you for trusting that we are giving you the best option for success!
How it works:
When you order (by Feb 1st if you plan to add a Spring Garden and March 1st for Summer plants ) you may choose from the types of plants I am growing (tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, sauce/roma tomatoes, cucumbers, squash ) and I will do my best to fill your tray with your selections but in the event of seed/crop failure I may need to make substitutions (and/or give you extra plants!). See our entire variety list here, or let us customize your garden based on your general preferences! Gardens customized based on your preferences are our most popular option!
No refunds will be issued as long as substitutions are available ( you may also switch out any of my selections with other options available upon pick up!). Plants that are not picked up by the TBA deadline will be considered abandoned and will be rehomed.
All tomato plants will be grown in 3-4” pots (some smaller plants may be in 2” pots)
Grow Your Own Food Garden $75 (40% off plant sale prices)
25 plants of your choice (see options below)
Kitchen Garden $50 (33% off)
15 plants of your choice (see options below)
Backyard Garden $35 (30% off)
10 plants of your choice (see options below)
Hobby Garden $20 (20% off)
5 plants of your choice
Add ons: (these collections must be purchased in addition to one of the above garden options)
Pollinator Garden add-on -$25
Mix of 8+ growers choice of flowers to attract and feed pollinator friends (bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and other beneficial pollenating insects) in and around your garden! These are not your typical bedding plants!
Cut Flower Garden add-$25
mix of 8 growers choice of flowers and greenery to make beautiful summer bouquets in your own back yard! These are not your typical bedding plants!
Herb Garden add-on $25
mix of 8 growers choice herbs! Great way to get your own herb garden started - many of these herbs are perennials and will spread on their own!
Harvest Basket Small $40 Regular $50 Large $60 *LIMITED AVAILABILITY*
Hand Crafted wooden baskets perfect for bringing in your harvest or holding your gardening tools.
* SOLD OUT * Spring Share ADD ON! $25
Spring Shares work differently than summer shares! We will be offering a variety of spring favorites! ( Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts, kale, boy choy, Peas and more! ) We are happy to know your preferences but the final result will be "growers choice." This share will include a minim um of six 4-pks.
* SOLD OUT * Salad Bowl add-on - $15
Back by popular demand! Mix of lettuce and other baby greens to grow your own salad on your patio, deck or even indoors! (Grow lights may be necessary for indoor growing) Comes in a ready to grow container, no transplanting necessary! Pick up in early April!
Below is a list of general options - Please feel free to send us a message if you'd like to discuss selections further or check out our varieties list (click here)!! We choose our varieties based on flavor, performance growing here in the Ozarks & pest resistance . Our tomatoes and peppers are heirloom varieties unless otherwise mentioned - we do offer both heirloom and hybrid cucumber and summer squash varieties because we have found that hybrid varieties often produce better when working against common squash pests. If you prefer all heirloom varieties please mention that in your order! For a complete list of varieties for 2024 click here - If you have any special requests, especially if it is something you've ordered in the past - please let us know ASAP!
Heirloom slicers (please note any preferences in color, size, varieties you like or don’t like)
Heirloom Cherries (list color or any other preference)
Heirloom sauce/canning tomatoes (please note preference for roma-type or larger canning tomatoes)
Others (possible selections: ghost peppers, thai chili, tabasco, pablano, let me know if there are other varieties you like!)
(If you're interested in several herbs, see the Herb Garden add-on below!)
Zucchini (colors vary)
Summer Squash (crook neck/straight neck)
Cucumber (pickling or slicing)
Pest resistant winter storage squash (pumpkin/butternut types)
(Prices do not include tax)
Send us a message using the form at the bottom of the page if you have any questions or concerns about your order!
Do no use the contact form at the bottom of this page to place your order!