936 Exchange St.

Rochester, NY 14608



CSA Share Debit Cards

It's a CSA, but different!

Thank you for your interest in the Small World Food Custom CSA! For over a decade, Small World Food has established partnerships with NY farmers and food producers. With those connections, we produce a wonderful variety of baked goods and ferments and have used those delicious products to build relationships with you, our lovely and loyal customers. We are proud to be your link to local NYS farms and that is at the heart of our new CSA program.

This unique CSA offers the widest variety of local, organically produced food to be offered in Rochester. We combine that variety with flexibility that is simply unmatched. No more worries about missing a week because you’re on vacation. No more worries about whether you’re actually going to eat everything in your CSA box. With our CSA Share Debit Card, you’ll get exactly what you want, exactly when you want it, and will be able to choose from multiple local farmers to support every week.

How it works:

Sign Up

We offer multiple membership levels to suit your individual needs and budget. Members can join for as little as $11.54/week and receive a 5% bonus or enjoy up to a 10% bonus with larger packages.

Get Your Share Debit Card

Each member receives a Share Debit card valued at the purchase price plus the bonus. Members have 6 months from the time of signup to spend the value of their cards at several locations and times each week.

Buy What You Want, When You Want, & Save!

Members can choose to use as much or as little as they need on a weekly basis until the Share debit card expires. Share cards can be used at our market location, our online store, our retail space, or by appointment at several other locations.

Some examples of items you can choose from:

From Our Vegetable Producers


We partner with over a dozen local farms throughout the year to offer a wide variety of organically grown NYS crops. Because our CSA Share Debit Card runs for multiple seasons, you can use your membership to support many different farms throughout the year, instead of committing to just one farm.  You can expect to see everything from Spring salad mixes to Winter squash and everything in between. During Winter, we bring you a variety of storage crops from our local farmers, helping them sustain themselves through the slower season and helping you sustain your family with healthy carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, and more. Our CSA Share Debit Card allows you to try a little of something new (just ask for recipes) or stock up on seasonal items like tomatoes and green beans for canning. You can even  get a discount on your entire Thanksgiving feast.

From Our Grass-Fed Dairy Producers


From Our Mushroom Producers

Some Varieties Seasonal

What it costs:

Single Share

You Pay:


$11.54 avg/week

You Get:

$315 to spend

5% Bonus!

Double Share

You Pay:


$15.38 avg/week

You Get:

$425 to spend

6% Bonus!

Family Share

You Pay:


$19.23 avg/week

You Get:

$540 to spend

8% Bonus!

OMG! We Love You Share

You Pay:


$28.85 avg/week

You Get:

$825 to spend

10% Bonus!
Share Size Recommendations:
  • Single Share: good for an individual who doesn’t do a lot of cooking at home.
  • Double Share: great for two people who do an average amount of cooking or one person who cooks at home often.  Spend an average of over $16/week with this card.
  • Family Share: works well for small families or couples who love to cook. Spend over $20/week with this card.
  • OMG We Love You Share: perfect for large families, people who can, pickle, & preserve, or just folks who want to source every last bit they can from local organic farms. Spend more than $30/week on groceries? This package is for you.

The entire balance of the share card must be used within 6 months of the original purchase. Any cards with a remaining balance after 6 months will forfeit the bonus amount earned at signup. Any cards not used for 365 consecutive days will be charged a Dormancy Fee of 50% of the remaining balance.

Help Wanted!

We are looking to hire someone with experience baking sourdough bread or committed to learning the subtleties involved. This is a part time position with endless opportunities for creative side projects. Not for you but know someone? Feel free to share!

Interested parties should email robert@smallworldfood.com to inquire.