January 4, 2012
CSA programs in the Willamette Valley and Columbia Gorge
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs give consumers an opportunity to purchase local, seasonal foods directly from growers. At the beginning of each growing season, farmers offer CSA membership to the public. When customers sign up, they receive a box of fresh produce each week. Cost varies between $400 and $800 for a 22-week growing season. Payment is often in advance. Some CSA programs deliver directly to customers, others to a central drop-off location. Winter is a good time of year to think about joining a CSA program. Most farms sell their CSA memberships months in advance.
The farms listed below represent just a small sampling of CSA programs that serve customers in the Willamette Valley and Columbia Gorge. Please contact these businesses individually to inquire about pricing and products.
Drop Sites: Hillsboro, Portland
City Garden Farms
4319 SE Bybee Blvd. Portland, OR
Drop Sites: Portland
1835 NE Steele Ave. Corvallis, OR
Drop Sites: Corvallis, Albany, Salem
Gee Creek Farm
Drop Sites: Portland
30699 Maple Dr. Junction City, OR
Drop Sites: Bend, Eugene, Portland
Hood River Organic
Drop Sites: Hood River, The Dalles, Portland
Minto Island Growers
3394 Brown Island Rd. Salem, OR
Drop Sites: Salem, Portland
Pitchfork and Crow
1255 2nd St. NW Salem, OR
Drop Sites: Salem
Pumpkin Ridge Gardens
31067 Pumpkin Ridge Dr. North Plains, OR
Drop Sites: home delivery
Sauvie Island Organics
20233 NW Sauvie Island Rd. Portland, OR
Drop Sites: Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro
6227 NE 124th St. Vancouver, WA
Drop Sites: Portland, Vancouver
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