Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program
Apply for our Summer 2023 CSA
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.
For additional information or questions about our CSA, please call or email us:
For information about safety measures we are taking visit our COVID-19 Food Safety Page.
WHAT ARE THE PRICES?
This year, we will have one share size with two different pick up options:
- Full Share with weekly pick up: $500 for 14 weeks, approx. $35 per week, June 22nd to September 28th (no pick up July 6th). Feeds 2-4 people per week, or can be split between two smaller households.
- Full Share with biweekly pick up: $250 for a total of 7 pickups, approx. $35 per week. This is great for smaller households, or those who need more time to go through their produce (Depending on which group you are in, the first pickup will be either June 22nd or June 29th)
- Donate a Share: We reserve several shares for our youth and their families. These shares are either our weekly ($500) or biweekly ($250) shares depending on family size. Any monetary amount helps us to provide these shares.
Customers must commit to a full weekly or biweekly 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, payment plans, or paying with SNAP benefits!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The 2023 Supa Fresh CSA season is 14 weeks, from June 22nd to September 28th, with no pick up July 6th.
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 created 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, and have the opportunity to visit our mini-markets at pick up.
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 22nd to September 28th (Bi-Weekly starts on June 22nd or 29th ; grouping will be determined once membership is confirmed). No pick up on July 6th, as the farm will be closed that week.
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 $35 per week (Full Share) and enough veggies and herbs for 3-4 people, and we offer payment options to make them even more accessible!
- They are good for the local economy and support local farmers as well as members. CSA Members, by paying in advance, support farmers early in the season. Members reserve a share of fresh produce, while also sharing in the risks and rewards with the farmer.
- 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.