Spoke and Leaf Farm is excited to offer CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for the 2018 season!
Are you new to the CSA model? Check out a great explanation from Portland CSA. But, in short, a CSA share is a way for consumers (Community) to receive fresh-from-the-farm produce directly from the grower and for the farmer to receive much needed funds (Support-ed) in the spring in order to continue growing (Agriculture). It's also a direct relationship between harvest share holders and the farmer that enriches knowledge and community around the food that sustains us and that we celebrate together.
For 2018 there will be only 25 shares available for each eight week block!
What's in a share?
Each share will include a variety of vegetables and occassionally herbs. Items will include more consistent staples like lettuce, cooking greens, and onions, as well as unique veggies to discover and enjoy. We work hard to keep each share diverse while also regularly including favorites. A share is intended to feed two hearty eaters, or 3-4 lighter eaters or those who eat out more frequently. Share volume will vary with the season; lighter to begin with and becoming very full through the height of the season.
The CSA season will run 22 weeks, from late May through mid October. First pick-up/delivery is planned for Wednesday, May 24, but the exact start date for the season will depend on the weather and other factors. Members will be informed by email of the start date 7-10 days before the first pick up.
NEW! HOME DELIVERY!
This year we are offering home delivery as an option within the SE/NE areas of Portland, OR. You can choose between a Wednesday morning or Friday morning delivery depending on your location. Please see the map below for delivery areas. Wednesday (green on map) deliveries will be made between 10am and 12noon. Friday (purple on map) deliveries will be made between 8am and 9:45am. If you are located within one mile of a drop off location, I ask that you pick up at the drop location (unless you have a mitigating situation, such as a physical inability to pick-up at the drop site). Live outside the delivery area but withing a few blocks? Talk to me about the possibility!
Map also available here.
Home Delivery Agreement
Share holders with home delivery agree to provide:
1. A safe, accessible location to delivery the share, such as a covered porch, patio or carport. Please, do not allow your dog(s) to access the area for my safety and for theirs', as some produce is toxic to dogs, and, no matter how friendly your dog(s) may be, they can be protective when a stranger arrives. Delivery will not be made if your dog(s) is (are) able to access the path to, and the delivery drop spot, during the delivery window.
2. A container of a minimum capacity of 10 gallons with a secure cover and containing ice/ice packs if daytime temperatures are predicted to exceed 60 degrees. If no container is provide, produce will be left in the designated spot in paper bag(s). Spoke and Leaf Farm assumes no liability for produce that is stolen, tampered with or damaged once it it outside of our control. This includes access by non-humans (birds, squirrels, dogs, raccoons, etc.).
CSA pick up
CSA pick up has two options!
1. Wednesdays from 2pm to 7pm during the People's Co-op Farmers Market, 3029 SE 21st Ave, Portland. CSA customers will be able to pick up market style, selecting their share items from the market stand with a handy sign to let them know how much of what items to select. The market stand will be open for additional purchases, if desired.
2. Fridays from 10am to 7:30pm at the NE location of Food Fight Vegan Grocery, 11155 NE Halsey St, Portland. These shares will be prepacked for grab and go pick-up.
*Please note* Once share pick-ups begin, you cannot change your pick-up location.
What you do with your share is up to you (hopefully some delicious recipes!) and sharing is always encourage, but Spoke and Leaf Farm is not able to split your share for you.
How Do The Share Blocks Work?
You purchase each share block as you go, or two or three at a time. Your choice! This is a great opportunity to try out a CSA share with a short time commitment, fit your travel/family needs, or fill in for times when your garden isn't producing enough!
Early Summer block: 8 weeks - May 24 through July 12 - $231 w/ home delivery, $210 pick-up only
Late Summer block: 8 weeks - July 19 through September 6 - $231 w/ home delivery, $210 pick-up only
Autumn block: 6 weeks - September 13 through October 18 - $172 w/ home delivery, $160 pick-up only
If you purchase more than one block up front you will receive a 10% discount on the 2nd block. Purchase all three block up front and receive a 20% discount on the 2nd and 3rd blocks.
1 block: $231 (with home delivery) / $210 (pick-up location) OR $172 (with home delivery) / $160 (pick-up location)
1 block plus a 2nd block: $231/$210 (Early Summer block) + $208/$189 (Late Summer block) = $439/$399 OR $231/$210 (Early or Late Summer block ) + $155/$144 (Autumn block) = $386/$354
All three block: $231/$210 + $185/$168 + $138/$128 = $554/$506
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What veggies might I expect in my CSA share?
I'm so glad you asked!
Each week you will receive 5-8 different vegetables.
Though not a definitive list for the whole season, this will give you an idea:
Peas - snap or snow
Lettuce - both head lettuce and salad mix
Onions - both green and short/long storage
Peppers - sweet and hot
Tomatoes - cherry and slicers
beans - fresh eating
Thank you for supporting local, woman owned and operated, veganic farming!
Let's eat together!