How our WINTER CSA works
When: Our 2018-19 Winter CSA runs biweekly for 10 weeks starting December 5th, with pick-ups every other Wednesday from 5 to 7pm.
Where: We have three pick-up options-- one in NE Portland, just off Lombard near Vancouver, another near 30th and Hawthorne, and a small site downtown.
What do I get?: The share contains 12 to 16 types of vegetables, all freshly harvested. Members are welcome to split their share with a friend.
Price: The total price for the 10 weeks of food is $240 payable by check or with SNAP. You may also pay by credit or debit card with additional fees applied.
Vacations?: Take them! Arrange for a friend or family to pick up your share. Just let us know in advance.
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.