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: $575 for 17 weeks, weekly pickup = $33.82 per week, June 3rd to September 30th. **Feeds 3-4 /week. Our Full Share includes a weekly small bouquet of seasonal flowers.
- Bi-weekly Share: $300 every other week for a total of 8 pickups = $37.50 per week. Large sized share. (Depending on which group you are in, the first pickup will be either June 3rd or June 10th)
- Small Share: $375 for 17 weeks, weekly pickup = $22.05 per week, June 3rd to September 30th. **Feeds 1-2/week
Note: No pick up on July 1st, 2021
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 2021 Supa Fresh CSA season is 17 weeks, from June 3rd to September 30th. No pick up on July 1st, 2021.
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 3rd to September 30th (Bi-Weekly starts on June 3rd or June 10th; grouping will be determined once membership is confirmed)
PICKUP LOCATION: Bethlehem House of Bread 9055 SW Locust St, Tigard, OR 97223
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 $33.82 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.