CSA

Community Supported Agriculture

********2017 CSA Sign-up form******

WHY JOIN A CSA?

1. To eat healthy fresh seasonal produce straight from the farm at a discounted price. 

Being a CSA member means getting a weekly box of veggies that was literally just picked the morning of the pick-up or the evening before in case of a morning drop. We hope to have U-pick opportunities for our CSA members in the near future. By committing as a CSA member you will receive a discount off of our market prices on all products.

2. To support a local farm and buy directly from the farmer.

Buying a CSA share means supporting our farm. It gives us security that our products will be sold and gives us funds when we truly need them. Instead of buying produce that comes from unknown places, has traveled many miles and gone through many different hands, buying directly from us gives you the satisfaction of knowing exactly where your food comes from. Unlike relying on labels or hoping that no chemicals where sprayed on you food, you can trust that we will never spray any chemicals on your food and if you have any questions on what we feed our chickens or how we do things we can answer you right away. 

3. To spice up your food experience by trying new vegetables and tastes.

Many times, people who join a CSA will receive vegetables that they would never purchase at the store. This is truly an opportunity to experience new vegetables and recipes. We understand that certain vegetables may not be peoples favorite and we allow people to request substitutions for unwanted vegetables. At the same time we also highly welcome suggestions of certain vegetables that you love before the season starts so we can get them started in time. For example, if acorn squash or romanesco broccoli are you favorite, let us know in March and we will make sure we purchase the seeds to plant them in time to provide those items in your box.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT IN YOUR BOX?

Our goal is to provide you with a minimum diversity of 5 different products in your box each week. We prioritize our CSA members as our most important customers and give them our best and our most limited products. Thus, some products that our CSA members get will never make it to market. Every year we listen to our customers comments so that we can provide a diversity of produce that is appealing and exciting. We cannot guarantee what will be in your weekly box as the weather and other growth factors challenge the success of each crop differently each season, however this is what we have had in our boxes in the last 5 years:

Spring (May through end of June): lots of salad greens and brazing greens (including kale, lettuce, mizuna, arugula, spinach, spicy mustard, pac choy leaves), microgreens, radishes (french breakfast, icycle), hakurei turnips (sweet japanese turnips), fresh cut herbs (parsley, chives, cilantro, dill, and others by choice oregano, thyme), beets and beet greens, carrot bunches, fennel, peas, bunching onions, rhubarb

Summer (July through September):  salad greens and brazing greens (including chard, kale, lettuce, mizuna, arugula, spinach, spicy mustard, pac choy leaves), broccolini, cauliflower, cabbage (green, red, savoy, napa), green beans, fava beans, bulb onions, cucumbers, zucchini, garlic, fennel, kohlrabi, basil, microgreens, radishes (french breakfast, icycle), hakurei turnips (sweet japanese turnips), fresh cut herbs (parsley, celery greens chives, cilantro, dill, and others by choice oregano, thyme),  beets and beet greens, carrot bunches, fennel, peas, bunching onions, rhubarb, eggplant, green bell peppers, shishito frying peppers, parsnip, tomatoes, potatoes

Fall (September through November): lettuce, chard, spinach, beets, carrots, parsnips, garlic, potatoes, green beans, purple and red bell peppers, sweet frying peppers, jalopeno peppers, tomatoes (opportunity for canning tomatoes), eggplant, cuccumbers, onions, leeks, winter squash (kabocha, delicata, hubbard, butternut), jerusalem artichokes

WHERE DO YOU PICK UP YOUR WEEKLY BOX? WHEN DOES IT START?  HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

For 2016 our CSA will be organized by location, please look for details here below.

So far we have 2 locations where we will organize share pick-ups. We are willing to organize any additional drop points with a minimum of 5 CSA customers within 30 minutes driving distance, check out our bi-weekly pick up option at the Farm.

Locations:

  • At our farm: Pre-season Saturdays 10am to 2pm, main season Tuesday or Friday 430 to 630pm (*!*you have to pick up on the weekday you sign up for, however if arrangements are made ahead of time we can often be flexible and even allow you to pick up Saturdays during store hours, note: produce share will not be saved and produce availability may be less if not picked up on assigned day*!*)
  • Camas farmer's market: Wednesdays, June 1st 2016 through September 28th, 2016 from 3:00PM to 7:00PM

Farm Pick up CSA

    Preseason: duration 7 weeks

    Main Season: duration 22 weeks

CSA type  Dates  weekly share value  total value CSA discount    CSA price
 preseason one size

 3 bi-weekly pick ups (March 25th through April 29th), 4 weekly pick ups May 6th, May 13th, May 20th and May 27th  $15  $105  10%  $95
 main season LARGE share  Sign up for Tuesday June 6th to October 31st
                 or Friday June 2nd to October 27th
 avg. $25.6  $563  20%  $450
 main season SMALL share   Sign up for Tuesday June 6th to October 31st
                 or Friday June 2nd to October 27th
 avg. $17.6  $388  15%  $330
 Bi-weekly Main season Large share  you will be assigned to pick up on ODD or EVEN weeks
Option days for pick up are
                    
Tuesday June 6th to October 31st
                 or Friday June 2nd to October 27th
  avg. $25.6  $282  11% $ 250

You can review the CSA dates on our calendar if you are unsure when the first pick up is.

Camas Pick up CSA

    Preseason: no preseason

    Main Season: duration 21 weeks (last 4 weeks are picked up biweekly as double shares which will include storage crops)

CSA type  Dates  weekly share value  total value CSA discount    CSA price
 main season LARGE share  Weekly on Wednesdays June 7th through October 4th, October 4th and October 18th (double shares on last 2 pick ups)  avg. $25.2  $529  15%  $450
 main season SMALL share  Weekly on Wednesdays June 7th through October 4th, October 4th and October 18th (double shares on last 2 pick ups)  avg. $17.5  $366.6  10%  $330

You can review the CSA dates on our calendar if you are unsure when the first pick up is.

WHEN DO YOU SIGN UP?

You should sign up at least 2 weeks before the CSA season starts, however, we do expect our CSA to fill up as we only have a limited number of shares available, so we suggest signing up early to reserve a share.

You can choose the market value of your weekly box by choosing between a small or a large share. The size of the share does not change the diversity in the box, but does change the quantity of produce in the box.

You can pay cash at our farm store, or send a check or use our online store ($10 additional cost for credit card payments)

Other advantages are that you will be able to buy farm fresh eggs at discounted prices as a CSA member. 

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