How our CSA works
When: Our 2019 CSA runs 26 weeks starting May 30th, with pick-ups every Thursday from 5 to 7pm.
Where: We have four pick-up locations--one near Vancouver and Lombard in NE Portland, one close to the Hollywood district near 27th and Broadway, one in the Cully neighborhood near 45th and Prescott, and one at Hawthorne and 30th in SE Portland. Members can also choose HOME DELIVERY for an extra fee.
What do I get?: We have three options: a full share, a half share, and a biweekly full share. The full share contains 8 to 10 types of vegetables. Our half share has 4 to 5 types of vegetables, and the biweekly share has 8 to 10 veggies every other week.
Price: The total price for a full share is $728 ($28/week), the half share is $468 ($18/week), and the biweekly share is $364 ($28/biweekly) payable by check or with SNAP. You may also pay by credit or debit card with additional fees applied. Payment plans are available upon request.
Do You Deliver? We do deliver to the east side of the city. If you live between I-5 and 39th St. anywhere from Lombard St. south to Powell Blvd, we can deliver to your home. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that you are in our delivery zone. Home delivery is an extra $125 for the season ($4.80 per week).
OK, BUT WHAT IS A CSA?
CSA stands for community supported agriculture, and it appeals to folks who want more of a connection to their food than one can get at a supermarket or even at a farmers market.
We recognize that feeding our members is an honor. You are entrusting a part of your diet to us, and we take that responsibility seriously. We don't use any sprays, organic or conventional, so you don't have to worry about produce that is tainted. We follow organic protocols in sourcing our fertility and making our compost.
We harvest our crops at the peak of quality, and you receive them within hours of being harvested. Even organic produce at a supermarket can't compare to this. We take these additional steps, not simply because it's good business, but because we ourselves and our friends eat our food.
We believe that food is more than calories; it involves a fundamental relationship with nature. We all have to eat, but let's obtain food in ways that support our local watersheds and wildlife. Through pollinator plantings, long fallows, nesting boxes, and organic practices we hope to leave our land in better shape than we found it.