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. 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.
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WHAT ARE THE PRICES?
- Full Share: $550 for 16 week season, weekly pickup = $34.37 per week, June 6th to September 26th. **Feeds 3-4/week. Full Share includes a weekly bouquet of flowers.
- Bi-weekly Share: $300 every other week for 16 weeks (for a total of 8 pickups), bi-weekly share = $37.50 per week, June 6th to September 26th (first pickup either June 6th or June 13th.
- Small Share: $350 for 16 week season, weekly pickup, half-sized share = $21.87 per week, June 6th to September 26th. **Feeds 1-2/week
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 discount.
HOW DOES IT WORK?The Supa Fresh CSA season is 16 weeks, from June 7th to September 27th. Each week Supa Fresh CSA members receive a seasonal mix of 8-16 types of sustainably-grown vegetables, herbs, and more. 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, produced by the youth farmers, that provides news and educational information from the farm, as well as recipes and serving suggestions for each week's harvest. Members will receive some of our handmade soap. All of the produce in your CSA will be 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: Weekly or Bi-Weekly, 3:30 - 6:00 PM, June 6th to September 26th (Bi-Weekly starts on June 6th or June 13th; will determine once membership is confirmed). PICKUP LOCATION: Bethlehem House of Bread, 9055 SW Locust Street, Tigard, OR 97223. The benefits of CSA
- They provide members with the freshest possible produce--Supa Fresh CSAs go from farm to table in less than 24 hours.
- They are affordable, at $34.37 per week and enough veggies and herbs for 3-4 people, we challenge you to find the same price for organically-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.
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