QUALITY OF PRODUCE
We strive to offer vegetables and fruits grown with care in accordance with the Oregon Tilth’s organic practices. We are not certified organic, but call ourselves “sustainably grown without pesticides or herbicides”. Our land is prepared with aged compost and managed in a sustainable way. We NEVER use GMO seeds. We use organic seeds when possible and use heirloom varieties often, but not exclusively. We manage to feed over 110 member households on about 1½ acres of planted land.
QUANTITY OF PRODUCE
We anticipate that one household will receive enough produce for the week – one large bushel basket for 2 adults and 2 children. Spring shares are heavy on greens such as; chard and spinach and lettuce with peas to follow. Summer and fall are abundant with the warm weather crops such as tomatoes, peppers, basil and squash. Expect to see new vegetables you may never have tried and learn to eat those tasty greens every week. Fruit, when available, begins in June and is included until the fall.
We do not offer ½ shares, but feel free to find a partner/neighbor to share with (many members do). Over half of our members split their share either a whole harvest every other week or split weekly.
DISTRIBUTION OF PRODUCE
We will harvest the produce weekly. Members will self-serve pick-up at the farm anytime from 8 am to 8 pm. We harvest on Sundays and Wednesdays. Once the harvest is completed, usually by 1:00 p.m. members are welcome to come by and pick up their share. This means that the people whose pick-up day is Monday can come anytime after 1:00 on Sunday through Monday evening to get their produce. The vegetables are kept fresh in our cooler and members follow a “shopping list” and fill their own basket. Each week your share will contain 7 – 15 varieties of vegetables and fruit. You have the option of Monday or Thursday pick-up. We reserve the right to place you on either day if needed to even out the harvest. We ask that you keep the same harvest day throughout the season. Each share comes with the weekly newsletter and recipes. This website has over 200 recipes, photos of the the farm and events, weekly updates, and member comments. Much of our communication with members is done by email.
NEW DROP SITE IN NORTH PORTLAND
We are branching out this season and will have a drop site in North Portland on Sunday afternoons. We are still working out the details so make sure to email us if you are interested in this option so we can add you to this special option.