2021 CSA signups are open! Click below to choose your options and sign up.

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How does it work?

  • Every Wednesday from May 12-November 17, 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 $5/box). Each box is valued at $35, 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 in these Portland neighborhoods (Lents, Woodstock, Montavilla, Brooklyn and Sellwood) 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.
  • Assuming that Covid19 becomes less of a problem, 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

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 cucmber

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

What does it cost?

Full Share with Wednesday afternoon farm pick up– $980 for 28 weeks ($35/wk).

Every other week share with Wednesday afternoon farm pick up– $490 for 14 weeks ($35/wk)

Full Share with Home Delivery– $1120 for 28 weeks ($40/wk).

Every other week share with Home Delivery– $560 for 14 weeks ($40/wk)

You have the option of paying for the CSA 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, $200 will be taken off, while $100 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- $920 (while double up food bucks remain)

Every Week with Farm Pick Up- $780 (while double up food bucks remain)

Every Other Week with Delivery- $460 (while double up food bucks remain)

Every Other Week with Farm Pick Up- $390 (while double up food bucks remain)

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.

Fruit Share Add On

We are excited to be partnering with Kiyokawa Family Orchards this year to offer a Fruit Share Add on to our Veggie CSA Shares. The shares start in mid July, and go through November.You have the option to choose to get a fruit share every week or every other week. The shares are valued at $12/week and have a seasonal mix of fruit- cherries will start the season, followed by peaches, plums, blueberries, pluots, apples, and pears. The full cost of the every week 18 week share is $216. The full cost of the every other week 9 week share is $108.

**The fruit share add on is only available for members already signed up for the veggie share.

**SNAP recipients can use their benefits to pay for a fruit share.

Check out Kiyokawa’s website to learn more about their orchards, including their growing and spray practices.

https://mthoodfruit.com/

Egg Share Add On

This year we are teaming up with our friends at Out of Ashes Farm to offer an Egg Share Add On option for members. These eggs come from super free range chickens that are fed non GMO feed. You will get 1 dozen eggs for 20 weeks from May 12-September 22. The full cost of the egg share is $150 ($7.50/dozen). Every Other Week members can sign up for an every other week option as well for $75 (10 weeks from May 12-September 22)

Find out more about Out of Ashes Farm here:

http://www.outofashesfarm.com/

 

Grano Sourdough Bread Share Add On

Members can sign up for a weekly or biweekly loaf of sourdough bread from Grano Bread in Oregon City. Grano Bread makes the best sourdough bread I have ever had, and I am beyond delighted to be able to offer this option to members. You will get 1 loaf bread every week for 28 weeks ($7/ loaf, full price is $196) or 1 loaf bread every other week for 14 weeks ($7/loaf, full price is $98) for the totality of the CSA season, May 12-November 17.

Check out Grano’s website to learn more about their bread!

https://www.granobreads.com/

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.

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 $35- $140 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.

Donate

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 Monday at 11pm (two 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 receive $35 (pick up)- or $40 (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 12-November 17, 2021. 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 $35-40 cancellation fee ($35 for pick up, $40 for delivery), unless there are exceptional circumstances.

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.

How do I sign up?

Signups for 2021 CSA are open!

Sign Up!

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask!

Email Melissa at Melissa@sunlovefarm.com

Or call at 914-536-1024

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