CSA for 2017 is FULL! 


Large Share example boxes from our 2016 season

What is a CSA? Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way for consumers to buy local, seasonal, non-GMO produce directly from a farmer in their community. It is basically a farm share. A farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public in the form of a box or bag each week.

Why should I join? 
Joining a CSA enables you to have fresh produce each week that is grown locally using safe, organic practices. It provides you with healthier, fresher produce for a much better price per pound than the local grocery store. The produce doesn't travel thousands of miles, therefore it is fresher and contains more nutrients. It supports small local businesses, boosting the local economy.
 
What produce is offered in your CSA? 
We will offer over 80 types/varieties of veggies, fruits, herbs in our CSA!!  We plan to offer carrots(several types/colors), onions, herbs, Summer squash, winter squash in many different varieties, kale, collards, kohlrabi, fennel, lettuce, beets, arugula, spinach, chard, pac choi, turnips, chinese cabbage, radishes, celeriac, celery, rutabaga, brussels, quinces, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplants, green beans, broccoli raab, corn, sugar snap peas, bell peppers, varieties of other peppers, and more. Of these types, we are growing many different colors and varieties of each.

What about produce I am not familiar with, how will I cook it? 
We send weekly emails out to all our members with recipes for any new or odd veggies and old beloved ones too.
 
The email gives farm updates, tells you what produce you will receive in a given week and a reminder about pick up. It will be labeled with which week we are on to keep you updated as to how many pick ups are remaining for the season as well. 
Y
ou can also join our facebook group to swap recipes and chat with other CSA members along with farm owners for tips and tricks.



Season options: 
Summer 2 will be 10 weeks and run from July 22th-Sept 23, 2017.  

**Season dates are subject to vary within a 2 week range as this is farming and weather and unforeseen circumstances could change dates. 


Cost: 

  • Summer 2: 
  • A Small Share(averages 5-5 lbs a week) will provide for 1-2 people. $200 or $20 weekly with SNAP
  • A medium share (averages 10-15 lbs a week) will provide for a family of 4 who eat mostly at home. $250 or $25 weekly with SNAP 
  • A Large share(average 15-20 lbs a week) will provide for a large family or a family who eats a lot of vegetables. $300 or $30 weekly with SNAP


The share weights are only averages. We try to have 9 or more varieties each week, though this may vary from 6-8 in the very early/late season to up to 14 or even more types in mid season. 


Where do I pick up my CSA?
Tuesdays:
  • On farm pick up Tuesdays from 4-6:30 pm 
  • Foothills Church Stayton 5:30-6:30 pm
Saturdays:
  • Albany Farmers Market at our booth between 9am and 1 pm

 How does CSA pick up work? 
Unlike our 2016 season, for 2017, we will have members bring a bag/box/laundry basket of their choice and produce will be in bins with labels that will instruct members to take a certain amount of each item based on box size. We are very excited about this new pick up style as it gives you more options as far as picking the exact size zucchini, tomato, etc that you enjoy. This new pick up does not, however, mean that you are able to customize your box. If you would like to have your box pre-packed and washed each week, there is an option for this in the member agreement form. Cost is $55 for Summer 2


What if I miss a share?
 Please arrange for an alternative person to pick up your share if you're unable. We were very flexible the 2016 season, however, it caused a lot of scheduling issues for us so we ask this upcoming season that if you forget, please choose to pick up at another designated pick up location and time. If you cannot make another time/location, please consider donating you box to a family in need that week. 

 
How do I join? 
 Fill out the member agreement form(located at the bottom of this page) and choose a payment method. You will then receive an invoice reflecting your payment choice. The Paypal option will reflect a 2.9% extra charge. 

When is payment due? 
Paying in a timely matter helps your farmer with upfront costs for the growing season. 
  Due before first pick up!  You will be invoiced shortly after filling out the Member Agreement Form. 


Are there any risks to joining a CSA? 
We want to do best by our customers so you keep coming back and tell your friends. If we had a crop issue with pests or a crop failure for some other circumstance, we would do all we could to provide extra of another crop. In turn, when crops are abundant, you will reap the benefit of extra harvest.

SNAP members:
Per SNAP rules, you will pay weekly for your share as its picked up. For this reason, we ask that you pay a refundable $40 deposit for Summer 2 season in good faith to the farmer that you will pick up your box each week for the season you have signed up for. The deposit is only refundable if you miss no more than 1 week during Summer 2 season.  Your deposit is due before your first pick up. 

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DONATIONS: 
If you would like to purchase produce for families in need, please contact us. We have found there is a great need for families in our community who cannot afford healthy produce, but need it. We would love to meet this need and know your abundance and generosity would greatly bless families should you choose to donate. We also match families in need with boxes each week of persons who were unable to pick up. 

Families in need: 
If you are a family in need, please fill out the Community Connections Form below and I will place you on a wait list. You will be notified as soon as funds are available for your family to have a CSA share. 

All Online payments reflect a 2.9% charge due to Paypal's fee schedule!
 






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