Welcome to Community Supported Agriculture
Sign up early to enjoy all the benefits of our 2017 CSA harvest share. Sign up begins now and harvest for CSA begins the first week of June. Read on for details or if are ready to reserve your share of the harvest, click here for this year’s pdf sign up form. 1-2-3…print, fill out and send with payment.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) membership welcomes you to connect with the farm and people where your food is grown. In its simplest form a farm community member contributes a certain amount to the farm at the beginning of the growing season, when seeds, fertilizers and other resources are purchased and planted. In return you become a member of the farm and receive a weekly share of the best produce (over 30 types), fruit, herbs and flowers the farm has to offer; along with weekly newsletters with recipes; and opportunities to visit the farm for events such as farm potlucks. Members also receive 10% off farm stand purchases.
Participation in a CSA will introduce you to a truly seasonal way of eating. You will learn new recipes and will relish in the freshness of local produce, and become an expert in what produce is season. You can also count on a regular supply of traditional favorites.
CSA member feedback
“This CSA has been outstanding. So well thought out. The amounts included are right on. I am a cooking instructor and caterer, so I really appreciate the fresh herbs, the specialty items, and the variety of items.”
“Loved having the wide variety of veggies to enliven our weekly cooking – got us out of a rut, inspired us to try something new! OMG – the cantaloupe was INCREDIBLE!!!”
“I very much appreciate that y’all are putting so much of your intelligence and hearts into feeding us all so well. It’s a rare privilege to get honest food in these speedy and corner-cutting times.”
“We loved that seasonally appropriate, beautifully presented, SUPER fresh and delicious crops were ready to be picked up each Tuesday. I LOVED that the availability of what was in our share that week drove the menu planning as opposed to going into the store and trying to think of what to make. We loved the newsletters and recipes and vacation credits as well. We truly appreciate your expertise, practices and the passion it takes to do this labor.”
“I enjoyed receiving consistently good fresh foods to supplement our small bounty at home. And I LOVED getting the newsletter, with the stories, tips, and recipes.”
“Thank y’all for a year of wonderful vegetables, the richness of which was/is always very tastable! What we enjoy most about Camas Swale’s CSA is the quality of the food, which is the care that goes into its growing, which is realizable in its freshness.“
What’s in the harvest share?
For 22 weeks, between June 7 and November 3 you receive more than thirty types of seasonal, organically grown vegetables along with herbs, fruit and occasional flowers. Shares are delivered weekly and typically contain about 8-12 different types.
Each weekly share typically contains (among the other seasonal items) a cooking green, a root vegetable and an herb or seasoning (e.g. basil, parsley). The rest of the farm share is a mix of seasonal produce and sometimes flowers or fruit. Salad lovers can choose salad add-on option. Here is a list of what we grow and when you might see those items in your CSA box:
Payment options are available including monthly plans and our farm may now accept SNAP benefits, contact the farm for details. The cost is less when you submit payment before April 1st. Choose from a Full Veggie Share or Small Veggie Share, and a Salad Lovers Add-on.
Full Veggie Share
Intended to meet the needs of a four-person household, or smaller households of produce lovers. This is the most economical and bountiful option. Some single member households choose to split a full share with friends.
Small Veggie Share
Intended to meet the needs of two person household. This share will contain most of what a full share includes, but lesser amounts.
Salad Lovers Add-on
Offered by popular demand! Many weeks include lettuce and other fresh greens but if you love salad you might consider an add-on of mixed baby salad greens. This is a 3/4 lb bag of mixed salad greens delivered twice monthly with your CSA box.
Late Season Veggie Share
Three deliveries between the last main season CSA delivery and Thanksgiving. Late season boxes include fall favorites, longer storing roots, alliums, pie-friendly squash, along with leafy greens and salad mix for the holiday.
Farm shares are delivered Tuesday or Friday to homes or businesses in the Eugene area. Choose a site on the sign up form that is convenient for you to pick up at in the evening on those days.
How to sign up:
1) Read the information above
2) Print the Sign Up Form
3) Mail the Form and Payment to the farm:
Camas Swale Farm
91424 Coburg Rd.
Eugene, OR 97408
We will send a confirmation email once we receive your form.
Thank you for supporting local organic agriculture!
What else do I need to know about CSA with Camas Swale Farm?
CSA Working Member Shares are available
Want to have your hands directly involved in producing your food? Working Members volunteer on the farm 4 hours per week Jun- Nov in trade for a full CSA Harvest Share. Read about our working member program here and contact the farm in early Spring if interested!
Picking up your harvest share
We deliver harvest shares in totes marked with your name(s) and share size. Please bring your own bag to pick up your share of the harvest. If you need a sturdy canvas bag for your share, contact the farm about a 100% organic cotton Camas Swale Farm CSA member bag!
Two deliveries per season may be traded for a farm stand voucher. Please email the farm at least three days prior delivery day that you would not like to receive your share. We’ll send a $20 voucher for each week (up to two) that you can apply to farm stand purchases at our 19th and Agate Sunday Market from 10-2pm. If you are not available on Sundays we can work with you on a special order. If you need more than two vacation days, we recommend donating your share to a friend. Just be sure they understand the terms and times for picking up harvest shares and kindly forward them the weekly newsletter.
Late Pick Up or No-Show
Pick up times are 5-8 pm. For best quality, we recommend picking up your share as early as possible especially on hot summer days. In special circumstances, some pick up sites have the ability to leave your share until 10am the next day in good condition. Shares not picked up by the designated times are donated.