Our 2022 CSA is now full – thanks to everyone who signed up! If you would like to join our waitlist, click here.

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Sun Love Farm CSA pickup share example, featuring baby Ada

 How does it work?

  • Every Wednesday from May 11-November 16, you will either pick up a box of mixed produce at our Oregon City farm (located less than 10 minutes off I-205) or have a box delivered to your door (for an additional fee of $6/box). Each box is valued at $37, and offers a diverse mix that changes through the season. If you live in Oregon City, Milwaukie, Oak Grove, Jennings Lodge, Gladstone, Happy Valley, Clackamas, West Linn, or anywhere in Southeast Portland, you are in our CSA delivery region.
  • The produce in an every week share will be a diverse seasonal selection that is appropriate for 2 veggie loving adults that cook most nights, or a veggie loving family of 4 that cooks some nights. Every other week shares are also available for smaller households and those who cook less.
  • CSA is a great option for people who love to cook creatively using a wide variety of produce.
  • In the early weeks of the year the box value will be slightly smaller than the average weekly cost and also quite heavy on greens (kale, chard, arugula, lettuce etc), while in the peak of summer the value will be larger than the average weekly cost and more diverse.
  • Members will be invited to explore and enjoy the farm during Wednesday afternoon pick up hours.
  • Other benefits:
    • Access to Cook With What You Have’s CSA Recipe Collection to provide recipes for your weekly produce. You will have access to 900+ recipes, templates, storage and preserving tips, pantry stocking suggestions and vegetable prep videos, organized by vegetable and created using CSA Produce. We are hoping that this great resource will make it easier to find delicious and creative uses for your share!
    • Weekly newsletters with farm updates and what’s available.
    • Assuming that Covid19 becomes less of a problem, we hope to have a Harvest Celebration in September that all members will be invited to
A vegetable CSA share from Sun Love Farm in Oregon City
Farm owner Melissa washes eggplant for an Oregon City CSA share
A field full of vegetables growing at Sun Love Farm in Oregon City, with a barn and house in background

What do you get?

Here is an example of what each share might include throughout the season:

May

  • 2 heads (hds) lettuce
  • 1 pint peas
  • 1 bunch (bu) carrots
  • 1 bu hakurei salad turnips
  • 1 bu kale
  • 1 bu chard
  • 1 bu cilantro
  • 1  bu radish
  • 1 bag arugula

June

  • 1 hd lettuce
  • 1 lb peas
  • I bu beets
  • 1 hd broccoli
  • 1 bu kale
  • 2 count (ct) pac choi
  • 1 head cabbage
  • 1 ct summer squash
  • 2 ct cucumbers
  • 1 bu parsley
  • 1 bu scallions

July

  • 3 ct summer squash
  • 1 ct lettuce
  • 1 ct cabbage
  • 1 bu carrots
  • 2 lb potatoes
  • 2 ct onions
  • 1 bu chard
  • 2 ct fennel
  • 1 hd broccoli
  • 1 lb green beans
  • 2 ct cucumber

August

  • 3 lbs tomatoes
  • 2 lbs potatoes
  • 2 ct eggplant
  • 3 ct summer squash
  • 1 lb dragon tongue beans
  • 1 bu basil
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 bu carrots
  • 1 ct lettuce
  • 2 ct onions
  • 1 ct garlic

September

  • 2 lbs tomatoes
  • 2 lbs potatoes
  • 2 ct eggplant
  • 2 ct sweet peppers
  • 1 bu carrots
  • 1 bu beets
  • 1 bu parsley
  • 1 ct lettuce
  • 1 bu kale
  • 1 ct broccoli
  • 2 ct delicata squash

October

  • 2 ct sweet peppers
  • 1 ct escarole
  • 1 ct cabbage
  • 1 ct cauliflower
  • 1 ct broccoli
  • 1 bu carrots
  • 1 bu collard greens
  • 1 bu mustard greens
  • 2 ct acorn squash
  • 2 ct onions
  • 2 ct garlic

November

  • 1 ct radicchio
  • 1 bu kale
  • 1 bu parsley
  • 1 lb brussel sprouts
  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes
  • 2 lbs potatoes
  • 1 ct butternut squash
  • 1 lb onions
  • 2 lbs carrots
  • 2 ct garlic
Summer vegetables (eggplant, peppers and tomatoes) in a Sun Love Farm CSA share
Carrots, chard, cabbage, fennel, turnips, broccoli and more in a Sun Love Farm CSA share
Veggies from an Oregon City delivery CSA
Tomatoes from Sun Love Farm
Sun Love Farm in Oregon City, site of our CSA pickup
Vegetables from a CSA share
Farm manager Gary smiles with a giant beet

What does it cost?

We have decided to make some modest price increases this year to our shares. While keeping the shares as affordable as possible is a priority, increased costs of goods that we need to grow (machinery, bags, boxes, seeds etc ) has made it necessary to raise the cost of boxes. This will also help us to raise the wages of our fabulous staff, hopefully getting a little closer to being able to offer them a living wage. 

Full Share with Wednesday afternoon farm pick up$37 / week ($1036 for 28 weeks).

Every other week share with Wednesday afternoon farm pick up$37 / week ($518 for 14 weeks).

Full Share with Home Delivery$43 / week ($1204 for 28 weeks).

Every other week share with Home Delivery$43 / week ($602 for 14 weeks).

You have the option of paying for the CSA (and all the add ons) with recurring payments. Basically you choose the recurring payment option in the shop and you will be charged on the weeks you receive your share. This is a great option for those who do not want to pay the whole cost of the CSA in one chunk.

Paying for CSA with SNAP

We are happy to be able to accept SNAP benefits for paying for our CSA shares! On top of that, Double Up Food bucks gives SNAP recipients additional funds to reduce the cost of CSA – If you sign up for a full share, $250 will be taken off, while $125 will be taken off an every other week share. Please make sure to choose a SNAP sign up option in the online store.

Every Week with Delivery- $786 can be covered by SNAP. There is an additional $168 delivery fee that is NOT covered by SNAP. It can be paid for out of pocket as a subscription ($6/delivery), paid in one chunk, or you can ask for a scholarship! 

Every Week with Farm Pick Up- $786 

Every Other Week with Delivery- $393 can be covered by SNAP. The $84 delivery fee is NOT covered by SNAP. It can be paid for out of pocket as a subscription ($6/delivery), paid in one chunk, or you can ask for a scholarship! 

Every Other Week with Farm Pick Up- $393

Portland Area CSA Coalition does the SNAP processing for us, and SNAP members will need to fill out additional paperwork.

Additionally, scholarships are available for those who need it. See below.

Need more Flexibility?

Does this model not offer enough flexibility for you in terms of what kind and how much produce you get? Check out our Market Share program as a more flexible option.

Potatoes, squash, onions, tomatoes, beans, lettuce and more from a CSA delivery share
Veggie CSA share
A farm worker harvests carrots in a greenhouse to put in a CSA share

Add Ons

Out of Ashes Farm Egg Share Add On

Out of Ashes Farm will again offer an Egg Share Add On!

Out of Ashes Farm is a regenerative cottage farm in Molalla, OR. We currently raise pastured pork, chicken, and eggs. Improving the land we steward is our top priority and we do so by providing the best life for our livestock possible. We feed only no spray, non GMO, no corn, no soy feed and are proud members of the Oregon Pasture Network. We farm thoughtfully and lovingly so that you can feel great about the food you eat! You will get 1 dozen eggs for 24 weeks from May 11-October 19. The full cost of the egg share is $192 ($8/dozen). Every Other Week members can sign up for an every other week option as well for $96 (12 weeks from May 11-October 19)

Find out more about Out of Ashes Farm, here:

http://www.outofashesfarm.com/

Eggs from Out of Ashes Farm, a Sun Love Farm CSA add on

Our Table Cooperative Berry Share Add On

The berry add on comes from Our Table Cooperative, a 58 acre certified organic farm that grows a diverse variety of crops including mixed vegetables, berries, and flowers. We use regenerative practices including no-till to promote healthy soils that grow healthy food. We are committed to supporting our local food system and building resilient communities! The berry add on will be 4 weeks from June 22 – July 13, and will include 2 pints of berries each week. The first couple weeks will likely be strawberries and the second couple weeks blueberries. The full cost of the berry share is $32 ($8/week). Every other week members can sign up for an every other week option as well for $16 ($8/week)

Find out more about Our Table Cooperative here:

https://www.ourtable.us/

Strawberries from Our Table Farm, part of the CSA add on berry share from Sun Love Farm

Free Hand Farm Flower share Add On

Free Hand Farm is offering a Flower Share add-on, featuring weekly hand-tied bouquets lush with a combination of heirloom classics and unique flower varieties. Our Spring Flower Share runs from May 11th to June 29 (8 weeks). An every other week share is also available. Every bouquet will be different and every season will present new floral surprises, giving you the opportunity to learn about seasonal flowers in our region.

In the spring, you can expect to see ranunculus, tulips, foxglove, peonies, flowering branches, and more.

The full cost of the every week spring flower share is $200 ($25/week) and the full cost of the every other week spring share is $100 ($25/week)

Summer and Fall Flower Shares will also be available!

Find out more about Free Hand Farm Here:

https://freehand.farm/

Summer flower boquet from Free Hand Farm's CSA add on

Tabor Bread Share Add On

Each week you will receive a loaf of sourdough bread from Tabor Bread. The loaves will rotate each week. Possible loaves you might receive are Country Pan Loaf, Oat Porridge Pan Loaf, Red Wheat Pan Loaf, and Seeded Red Wheat Pan Loaf.

Tabor Bread is Portland’s local whole-grain, small batch, long fermented sourdough bakery. All of our bread is created by hand with a combination of ancient and heritage grain varietals as well as traditional wheats, combined with our natural sourdough levains. Our long fermentation process creates nuanced flavors and a bread that is easier to digest. All of our wheat is sourced from Camas Country Mills in Junction City, Oregon. We aim to provide provide simple, delicious, nourishing food and place a high value on freshness and commitment to our regional food-shed.

The full cost of the 28 week every share is $280 ($10/week) or $140 ($10/week) for the 14 week every other week share.

Find out more about Tabor Bread Here

https://www.taborbread.com/

Tabor bread country loaf, an example of what you'll get with a Sun Love Farm Oregon City CSA bread share add on

Squirrelly Jane Hazelnut Share Add On

Squirrelly Jane is offering an organic hazelnut share this season. It is a monthly share that will be a rotation of hazelnuts, nut butters, and dried fruits. The full cost of the 7 week share is $101.50 ($14.50/month).

Organically grown hazelnuts from our farm are roasted in small batches and hand sorted in pursuit of the absolute highest quality product attainable. Each jar of hazelnut butter is handmade utilizing Organic and Fair-Trade ingredients.

Find out more about Squirrelly Jane here:

https://squirrellyjane.com/

Kiyokawa Orchards Fruit Share Add On

We are partnering again with Kiyakowa Orchards for a fruit share add on.  The share will include different tree fruits, starting with cherries, then peaches, then pluots, plums, apples, pears, and Asian pears. The shares will be quite heavy in apples and pears starting in September.

The fruit share runs 18 weeks from July 20-November 16.

The full cost of the every week fruit share (18 weeks) is $252 ($14/week).

The full cost of the every other week fruit share (9 weeks) us $126 ($14/week)

Find out more about Kiyakowa Orchards here:

https://kiyokawafamilyorchards.com/

Scholarship Fund

We are committed to continuing to work to make our food as accessible as possible. If you are unable to pay for the full cost of a CSA share, we have a Scholarship Fund to subsidize the cost of your share. This is available for both SNAP recipients and anyone else who qualifies. The scholarship fund can subsidize from $37- $148 of your share (The full cost of 1-4 boxes) depending on your need. Please email me at Melissa@sunlovefarm.com if the scholarship fund could support you in getting a CSA share.

While the farm has put aside $1000 in scholarship funds for members in need, if you have the resources, please donate to the Scholarship Fund here. Your donations mean a lot and can help provide fresh, healthy, local food to families that otherwise couldn’t afford it.

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A vegetable CSA share from Oregon City farm Sun Love Farm, including turnips, potatoes, squash, fennell, letuce, chard and more

CSA Cancellation and Share Change Policy

Missing a Week

On the other hand, if you need to miss a week (or more) of the season for any reason, there are many options:

  • Please let us know that you would like to miss a week by Sunday at 11pm (three days before your Wednesday pick up/delivery).  If you do not let us know by then, we will harvest your box for you and you will be charged for it as usual.
  • Twice per season, you can cancel your share and receive a refund for the week or you can receive Market Share credit for your share. $37 (pick up) or $43 (delivery) of Market Share Credit (can be used to pre-order out of the online store, and added on to future pick ups/deliveries or can be used at Oregon City or Milwaukie Farmer’s Markets and it never expires.)
  • Any week, if you are signed up for every other week, your share can be switched to the next week
  • Any week, if you are signed up for every week, you can get a double share on another week
  • If you are signed up for farm pick up and can’t make a pick up, let me know! Pick up time can be flexible from Tuesday afternoon- Friday if necessary.
  • You can always gift your share to another person! It can even be delivered to their home if you are signed up for delivery and they are in our delivery region.

Cancelling Your Membership

When you sign up for a CSA share, you are making a commitment to receiving vegetables for the full season May 11-November 16, 2022. Knowing that folks are committed for the whole season helps us to plan for the year and early season sign ups give us needed capital to get the season started and to grow the food that will be harvested come summer (seed , labor, tools, and amendment costs start in January).

That being said, we know that life doesn’t always follow the plan. If you need to cancel your share altogether, please let us know 2 weeks in advance. There will be a $37 cancellation fee, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Gary working at Sun Love Farm in Oregon City, standing in field holding a head of lettuce
Farmer kid Ky smiles among the tomatoes

A note from Farmer Melissa about why CSA matters

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a huge support for farmers like me that make a living on vegetables, which are only in bounty for about 6-8 months of the year. When you sign up for a summer CSA during the winter or early spring, you are putting capital into the actual growing of the vegetables that will be ready later in the year. Even though most of the food is not ready to harvest in early spring, from February-May, I invest significant money into growing the food- buying seeds, potting soil, soil amendments, paying for labor and investing in infrastructure. Without the support of CSA members, I would have to go into debt each spring in order to make the necessary investments to grow summer and fall veggies. Thank you so much for considering making this investment in small-scale sustainable agriculture! It makes all the difference in keeping the farm alive and thriving.

Baby Ky with brussel sprouts

How do I sign up?

Our 2022 CSA is now full – thanks to everyone who signed up! If you would like to join our waitlist, click here.

Click the button below to sign up at our online store. Select CSA (or SNAP CSA if paying with SNAP), then, under “HOW TO GET THIS ITEM(S):” click “Next 5/11/22” to select options such as pickup or delivery, and weekly or every other week shares.

To purchase an add on, you must also have a CSA share. If you purchase an add on without a CSA share, you can either purchase a CSA share or we will refund your purchase.

Sign Up!

A CSA vegetable share example
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