Why choose our CSA?

For over 20 years, we have produced the finest quality fruits and vegetables right from seed and offered them at their freshest, immediately upon harvest. We believe in the minimum handling of our produce, picking only vine-ripened fruits and vegetables straight from the plant, and bring them directly to our roadside Farmstand where you can select what you choose by hand.

 

Since 2016, we have been offering CSA Shares full of all the wonderful crops that have long been produced here, as well as many new additions in our ever-expanding garden.

 

Our CSA Shares give our longtime customers, the rest of the population of McMinnville and its surrounding communities, the opportunity to invest in our farm as Shareholders, and in return enjoy the abundance of fresh produce throughout the summer, fall and winter months.

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How does a CSA work?            

Community Supported Agriculture is a relationship between you and a local, family farm. You connect directly with us- your farmers, and every week, we will gather a variety of fresh, nutritious foods to give to you at a designated pick-up time. Your CSA membership or share is also an investment in your community and in sustainable agricultural practices; your support contributes to responsible farming traditions that have been passed down for generations and provides everyone the opportunity to eat locally-grown, nourishing fruits and vegetables.

 

Our CSA

Almost everything offered in our CSA package is grown directly from seed here at Draper Farms. We would like to create a feeling that our garden is your garden. We also want to ensure you that they you are getting a great deal on delicous food - our CSA is the most reasonable one around for the amount of weeks offered!

 

We are proud to offer a 28 week fruit and vegetable CSA at:

 

· Full Share $650 (About 8-12 items per week)

 

· Half Share $325 (About 4-6 items per week)

 

If you pay in full by April 15th, you will get $50 off a full share, and $25 off a half share.

 

 

CSA Full Share Example, Week 1:

{1.5 lbs. Rhubarb, 1.5 lbs. Snap Peas, 4 zucchini, 4 cucumbers, 2 kohlrabi, 1 bunch beets, 1 bunch kale, 1 bunch carrots}

 

The 28 week program is scheduled to begin the 1st week of June and run through the last week of December. This could be moved forward or backward one week depending on the growing season.

 

Our primary goal through your support is to provide you with a share of our harvest that exceeds beyond the produce market value of $650 or $325.

 

In the end, we sincerely want our Shareholders to save money and possess a desire to continue to join with us in returning to older, more natural and earth-friendly agricultural practices that do not include the use of dangerous pesticides and GMO products.

The Details

 

Custom options in our CSA program will include:

  • Pick-up times. Pick-up dates are to be scheduled weekly by the shareholder and can be rescheduled at any time if given 48 hours advance notice.

 

  • Choice. Of specific product varieties. What crops do you want the most? When you sign up you have the option to indicate which varieties you are most interested in; your input will help us avoid selling out of your favorite varieties.

 

  • Weekly Choice. We want to give you more of what you like best, that’s why each week you can indicate substitutions for up to 3 items (when varieties are available).

 

  • Need more food one week and less the next?  No problem. Because you get about the same amount or value every week, if you wish to have more or less during any given week that option will be available to you. (Changes to your distribution amount must be made known to the farmer within 48 hours of the next scheduled pick-up.)

 

A $125 deposit is due with the completed CSA agreement (checks or cash only.) The remaining balance will be due by July 1st. The amount of product received by the shareholder will be directly related to their payment.

 

One aspect of CSA is that members support their farmer by sharing in the inherent risks of agriculture (poor weather, drought, crop failure, etc.) and the rewards (exceptionally fresh vegetables, the bounty of a good season, etc.) involved in farming. CSA farmers purposely plan for such contingencies; the farmers use growing techniques that protect the harvest to minimize the risk and optimize the rewards. However, there are no refunds due to crop failure or unforeseen factors.

 

By connecting with Draper Farms through CSA, you get to experience whole foods in new ways – through seasonal eating, new and ancient heirloom varieties, and new recipes and techniques provided by your farmer. You’ll also get to know your farmers and become a part of the life of a farm, experiencing that special link between you and the earth.

 

Want to get started?  Call us at (503) 472-2358, send us a message, or come swing by the Farm Stand for a form. We're excited and ready to partner with you!

 

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