WHAT IS CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. By becoming a member of a CSA, you gain direct access to fresh, high-quality, produce grown by local farmers by purchasing a share of the harvest in advance. Think of it like signing up for a subscription to your local farm, or Netflix for vegetables. When you become a CSA member you make a commitment to support your local farmer and to yourself and your family to embrace healthy, home-cooked, seasonal foods; in turn, your farmer makes a commitment to provide you with a share of the harvest that includes a wide variety of their freshest, best quality produce. At Supa Fresh Youth Farm, 100% of the produce is grown on site by our youth.
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WHAT ARE THE PRICES?
- Large Share: $500 for 15 weeks, weekly pickup = $33.33 per week, June 23rd to September 29th. Feeds 3-4/week. Our Full Share includes a weekly small bouquet of seasonal flowers.
- Bi-weekly Share: $250 every other week for a total of 7 pickups = $35.71 per week. Large sized share. (Depending on which group you are in, the first pickup will be either June 23rd or June 30th)
- Small Share: $325 for 15 weeks, weekly pickup = $21.67 per week, June 23rd to September 29th. Feeds 1-2/week
- Donate a Share: We reserve several shares for our youth and their families. These shares are either our small ($325) or large ($500) shares depending on family size. Any monetary amount helps us to provide these shares.
Customers must commit to a full, bi-weekly, or small share in advance and can pay for their share in one lump sum, or break it into four monthly payments.
Ask us about our income-based sliding scale.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The 2022 Supa Fresh CSA season is 15 weeks, from June 23rd to September 29th.
Each week our CSA members receive a seasonal mix of 6-12 types of sustainably-grown vegetables, herbs, and some fruit. If a crop does very well that season then we share the bounty with our members, and if a crop is not as abundant that season members get other produce items instead.
In addition to a variety of fresh produce, members will receive a weekly newsletter, made by our youth, that provides news and educational information from the farm, as well as recipes and suggestions for each week’s harvest. Members will also receive some of our handmade soap.
All of the produce in your CSA is grown at the Supa Fresh Youth Farm without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, or GMO seeds. While we are not certified organic we use organic techniques, as well as some permaculture design principles. All of the youth farmers are trained in sanitary harvesting and processing techniques by experienced commercial farmers, and complete the Washington County Department of Public Health Food Handler’s Training.
PICK UP DAY & LOCATION?
PICK UP DAY: Thursdays, Weekly or Bi-Weekly, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, June 23rd to September 29th (Bi-Weekly starts on June 3rd or June 10th; grouping will be determined once membership is confirmed)
PICKUP LOCATION: Creekside Community High School, 8040 SW Durham Road, Tigard OR 97224
The benefits of CSA
- They provide members with the freshest possible produce–Supa Fresh CSAs goes from harvest to your hands in less than 48 hours.
- They are affordable, at $33.33 per week (Large Share) and enough veggies and herbs for 3-4 people, we challenge you to find the same price for sustainably grown produce anywhere else but a CSA!
- They are good for the local economy and support local farmers as well as members. CSA Members, by paying in advance, reserve a share of the greatest variety of fresh produce, and share the risks and rewards with the farmer. By sharing the risks and rewards with the farmer you often end up benefiting by getting a lot of extra food.
- By purchasing a Supa Fresh CSA share you get the satisfaction of knowing that you helped empower local youth.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO ENJOY A CSA?
CSAs work best when members embrace seasonal eating. Eating seasonal foods not only ensures that you will get the freshest and most affordable food, but food also tastes better when it’s in season. The best way to use your CSA is to plan your menu sort of–backward–plan your meals around your weekly share, rather than first planning your menu and then picking out ingredients.
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CSAs?
Check out this video from PBS Food for a quick overview of CSAs.
Here’s a local video with more details on CSAs from Cooking Up a Story.