Large Share example boxes from our 2017 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, higher standards than organic certification 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, pac choi, turnips, Chinese cabbage, radishes, celery, rutabaga, brussels, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplants, green beans, sweet 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. You can also join our facebook group to swap recipes and chat with other CSA members along with farm owners for tips and tricks.
The season will last 15 weeks and go from October 13, 2018- January 19, 2019
**Season dates are subject to vary within a 2 week range as this is farming and weather and unforeseen circumstances could change dates.
- A Full share(average 15-20 lbs a week) will provide for a large family or a family who eats a lot of vegetables. $480
- A half share(averages 8 lbs a week) will provide for 3-4 people. $352
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 cold/late season to up to 14 or so varieties in the warmer part of the season.
Where do I pick up my CSA?
- On farm pick up Wednesday from 4-6:30 pm
- The Grove in downtown Stayton Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 pm
How does CSA pick up work?
Pick ups will be weekly for the beginning of the season and move to biweekly pick ups after the first freeze when tender vegetables will all be gone and produce you receive will be hardy enough to store 2 weeks easily. The bi weekly pick ups will give you 2 weeks worth of produce at each pick up so you are receiving 16 weeks produce. 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 spaghetti squash, carrots, etc that you enjoy. This pick up does not, however, mean that you are able to customize your box.
What if I miss a share?
Please arrange for an alternative person to pick up your share if you're unable. If you cannot make your pick up, 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. Google pay does not charge an extra fee.
When is payment due?
Paying in a timely matter helps your farmer with upfront costs for the growing season.
You will be invoiced shortly after filling out the Member Agreement Form. A deposit of $100 will be due within 30 days and the remaining balance can be divided into two payments.
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. Going into our 3rd season, we are more confident in our growing practices and plan for crop failure by planting extras so that our customers won't even notice!
All PayPal payments reflect a 2.9% charge due to Paypal's fee schedule. Google pay enables you to pay online with no fees. You can also send a check or bring cash to the farm.