Though Derek Luckett has commercially farmed for more than seven years, it was only recently that he and his wife, Kacie, decided to take a different route with their farm out in Pride, La., and focus on a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program this year.
This summer, the family launched Luckett Farms’ CSA, taking the middleman and big box stores out of the equation and selling produce directly to residents in Baton Rouge, Prairieville, Walker, Denham Springs, Zachary and other areas.
With Luckett Farms, customers choose between three different sizes of boxes of produce. The “senior” box is good for about two people and costs $15 per week. The “average” box is good for a small family and costs $25 per week. The “abundant” is the farm’s largest package and costs $37 per week. There is an additional $15 enrollment fee. The latter two options have more variety and produce overall. Those who sign up will also receive an e-mail of what’s in the box each week with tips and recipes.