2013 will be our eighth season offering our popular vegetable CSA program. Update: We are taking new members now, to start our program at the end of May!!! You can download our 2013 Main Season Veggie CSA brochure and sign-up form below:
What is a CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a radical model of growing and eating that eliminates the middlemen between the fields and your table. You invest in the season’s costs at the beginning of the year, and we – your farmers – provide you with a season’s worth of fresh, diverse, quality produce straight from our fields. Your share of the harvest.
But in a CSA, you are provided with more than quality, abundant vegetables all season. The CSA model also provides community among eaters and with us, your farmers. With a CSA share you invest in your county and in our common resources: the local economy and the environment. By joining us, you can promote environmental stewardship with every delicious bite of carrot you take.
The CSA is, at its essence, a relationship. Your side is simple: you sign up for a share, providing us with funds for purchasing seeds, new implements, etc. In return, each week during the season we will harvest a selection of what is fresh and ready on the farm, which we will carefully wash and deliver to you at our convenient pick-up site in downtown McMinnville.
With each week’s vegetables, we provide a newsletter with farm thoughts, descriptions of the vegetables and how to use them, and recipes. (You can read sample past newsletters and actual weekly shares on our farm blog.) We also host several on-farm events throughout the season to create more opportunities for you to interact with your community, your farmers, your fields, and, ultimately, your food.