All Farm CSA!
This is what we have been working towards for almost 5 years! First, let us tell you what a CSA is. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. First coined in the 80’s, it was a farming business model that allowed local customers to have easier access to local, seasonal food, while taking a little bit of the risk from the farmer and sharing it with the customers (traditionally surplus is also shared with the customer). The local food scene and eating in general has changed a lot since the 80’s and so have some CSA’s.
We are striving to get back to the roots of a CSA, while leveraging modern technology to give today’s customers what they want. All of the vegetables and meat you get will be from our farm, we DO NOT buy in any vegetables or meat from other farms. We feel local food security is important, and local means local. Even the flower and berry add-ons we offer are grown within 20 miles of our farm, not trucked in from California’s central valley or Mexico. This does mean some things will not be available all season long. You will have choices, not every week, but as much as we can. Through our weekly CSA email update, when the harvest allows us the flexibility, you can select different options depending on your share size and what is in abundance or scarce. If we have an abundance, you might get to choose between more lettuce or more carrots, or between a new veggie or some of the more traditional garden fare.
You will have the choice to do on-farm pick-up of your share, or have it delivered to your home for an additional cost. We highly recommend on-farm pick-up for several reasons: the chance to pick up surplus veggies beyond what is in the shares (depending on availability), to pick up eggs that are available on a first-come, first-served basis, to see what’s happening on the farm, to visit some friendly animals, and so you can get to know your farmers and where your food comes from.
We are also partnering with two other local farms to provide berries and flowers as add-on options with your vegetables!!!
We are excited about partnering with Twig and Vine as they explore offering a flower CSA. Deanna has been arranging for weddings and custom orders and is excited to have folks all over the area enjoying her flowers! Her 10 week season will start in July (when the blooms are ready), and will run for 10 weeks. Your arrangement will be in your box at pick-up, or delivered if you select CSA delivery as an add-on.
We know how much our family enjoys seasonal fruit, so we are very excited to offer an add-on for a berry share. Hayton Farms is a fifth generation farm growing organic berries in the Skagit Valley. Your berry share will include different varieties of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries as they come into season. Each share will include 1/3 flat, that’s four pint baskets of local, organic fruit!!! The season starts in mid-June and will run for 17 weeks. They will be in your box at pick-up, or delivered to your door if you select for CSA delivery.
Lastly, Community Supported Agriculture is supporting the farmer and the community. Giving back to our community through our farm is a key piece of our farm plan. We will be working with several local churches to donate multiple shares to families in need in our community, and we want to partner with our customers in this. If you would like to help us give additional shares, please indicate so on your order form. You pick how much, even $25 will go a long way! We will update our Farm-ily with the impact they make through this. (Our goal this first year, with your help, is to donate 10% of the total food grown on the farm.)
Here is the breakdown of what we are offering. To hold your place you only need to pay the $200 deposit (which applies toward your total). We will invoice you monthly for the balance (full payment due by April 31st).
Farm CSA with choices! 25 weeks of a variety of fresh, organically-grown veggies and greens.
- Share Size
- Premium Share $795 (7 or more items, larger volume of each item, more choices, feeds 4-6 people each week.)
- Standard Share $545 (5 or more items with some choices, feeds 2-4 people each week.)
- Delivery to Stanwood, Camano Is. and Arlington!
- $135 for the entire season.
- Farm Bouquets! Arrangements from the talented, local floral artist at Twig and Vine. Included in your box starting in July and running for 10 weeks.
- $200 for a 10 week season.
- Berries! A variety of local, organic berries from Hayton Farms. 1/3 flat (that’s 4 pint baskets) included in your box starting mid-June and running for 17 weeks.
- $204 for each 17 week share (Fruit lovers can get a second share for the reduced price of $195.)
- Adalyn Farm Organic, Pasture-raised Chickens!
- $30 each, must be picked-up on farm on specific dates. (This item is pending insurance underwriting, we’ll invoice once we have a green light.)
- Donation for a Family in Need
- You determine if you would like to give a monetary gift toward helping us provide fresh, healthy food to a family that is struggling to feed themselves.
Are you ready? HERE IS THE SIGN-UP LINK!
Additionally, if you refer a friend to us, we will discount your CSA share by $20 for each family who signs up for either of our two share sizes. This credit can only be applied to the main CSA share and cannot be applied to the Add-Ons. To receive credit, your friends need to put your name in the field at the end of the sign-up form where we ask if anyone has referred them to us. Just think, you could have a free share this summer!