The Dillwood Farms Community
Supported Agriculture Program
Dillwood Farms supplies its CSAs year-round (with exceptions for times of inclement weather that damages crops), so as the year goes on, you have the opportunity to try different produce as it comes into season.
Everything you eat will be in season and fresh from the ground. And for those who want to venture into new territory with an unknown vegetable, the farm, and its CSA members, provide recipes and cooking tips to encourage your adventure.
Organize a Dillwood Farms CSA in Your Neighborhood
Want to have fresh, organic Dillwood Farms produce delivered to your neighborhood each week? We welcome all neighborhoods, businesses, and organizations in the Atlanta area to join our CSA program, and we make it easy for you to join. Here’s all you need to do:
1. Identify a neighbor who can serve as the main contact for the CSA. This coordinator will:
Communicate directly with the farm about produce availability and other farm-related issues
Secure a drop-off/pickup location in the neighborhood—be it a neighbor’s porch or a local business
Send out weekly emails reminding CSA members to place orders
Recruit new members to the CSA through email lists, neighborhood association meetings, and word of mouth
2. Once the coordinator is in place, he or she should:
Contact the Dillwood Farms sales manager, Greg Guthrie, at (404) 550-7234 or [email protected], to let him know of the neighborhood’s interest
Contact neighbors to gauge interest in a neighborhood CSA. Here is one example of an email message a coordinator might send:
I’m hoping to gauge interest in a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program with Loganville-based Dillwood Farms to determine if it’s something that would benefit both us and the farm.
Here’s how it would work: Every week, you would go to www.dillwoodfarms.com to see what the farm has to offer that week and to place your order. Your produce will be harvested the week of drop-off and delivered to a central location in the neighborhood for pickup at a set day and time. You’ll have already paid online through PayPal, so all you have to do is show up, find your produce (individually bagged and labeled), and take it home to enjoy.
Unlike other CSAs that require a subscription, with a Dillwood Farms CSA you buy what you want and as much as you want each week. It’s a great, and easy, way to purchase locally grown produce and support a Georgia farm.
Dillwood Farms is located in Loganville, Georgia, and owned and operated by Doug and Rosetta Dillard, with permission of the estate of Doug’s father, George Dillard, who started the farm in the 1950s. The Dillards are passionate about growing sustainable organic produce, and their Georgia-grown fruits and vegetables can be found at local restaurants like Rathbun’s, Two Urban Licks, and Empire State South. If you are interested in participating, or if you have questions, please email me at <your email address>. Thanks so much!
Ideally, we would like to have between fifteen and twenty-five members to start a new CSA—with the hope that more will join as the program continues!
Contact Greg Guthrie when ready to begin placing orders
Collect the addresses of members in order to send out weekly email reminders about ordering, produce availability, and other farm-related news
I am my neighborhood’s CSA coordinator. Do I have to be home when my neighborhood’s produce is delivered?
No—we can leave the produce wherever you ask us to, preferably in a protected place at your home.
Do we need a certain number of people to start a Dillwood Farms CSA in our neighborhood?
We do our best to accommodate any request for a new CSA, but we prefer that a new CSA start with at least fifteen to twenty-five members.
Do you accept new CSAs from outside the Atlanta area?
At this time, we deliver only to Atlanta-area neighborhoods. Please contact us if you live outside but close to Atlanta, so we can determine whether we can deliver to you.
If we have a problem with our CSA delivery, what should we do?
Contact Greg Guthrie immediately, and he will address the issue.
Read more about the neighborhoods and organizations currently participating in the Dillwood Farms CSA here <link to list of CSAs>.