Community Supported Agriculture
******** sorry, we have no more available shares for the year 2013. Please check back with us in 2014*******
WHY JOIN A CSA?
1. To eat healthy fresh seasonal produce straight from the farm at a discounted price.
2. To support a local farm and buy directly from the farmer.
3. To spice up your food experience by trying new vegetables and tastes.
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 had in our boxes in 2012:
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), somewhat less abundant (although we are working to increase these items this year) were 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, parsnip, tomatoes, potatoes
Fall (September through November): lettuce, chard, spinach, beets, carrots, 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)
WHEN DOES IT START? WHEN DO YOU SIGN UP? HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
For the 2013 season, we will have 3 weeks of pre-season CSA, with pick-up at the farm and at the Battle Ground market only and 21 weeks for our main season CSA. For the main season CSA the weekly market value of the box depends on the share size and on the time of year, as we will have more diversity in the Summer (weeks 5 to 18) than the Fall and Spring (weeks 1 to 4 and 19 to 21).
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.
This year we have somewhat simplified our options. 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.
Review the following table for an overview (please e-mail us if you are unable to see the table below)
We do offer some payment options.
Other advantages are that you will be able to buy farm fresh eggs at discounted prices as a CSA member.
WHERE DO YOU PICK UP YOUR WEEKLY BOX?
So far we have 3 locations where we will organize a drop point.
We can organize any additional drop points with a minimum of 5 CSA customers depending on the driving distance.
GET ON OUR CSA E-MAIL LIST
If you are interested to become a CSA member or would like to just get more information as the 2013 season will get closer, give us your e-mail address and we will contact you with CSA related updates and reminders. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you would like to be on the CSA mailing list. To sign up (coming soon) click on the sign up form link at the top of this page and when you are finished don't forget to click "submit".