Community Supported Agriculture is a great way to support your local farmers while eating fresh, certified organic vegetables grown right here in the Treasure Valley. Participating in our CSA lets you try new vegetables, experiment with new recipes, and sync your eating with the seasons. It also decreases your carbon footprint, increases food security, and supports farmers who are committed to the health of the land and their community.
Why is the CSA a good option during the COVID-19 pandemic? The CSA is a great way to obtain fresh produce without putting ourselves and others at risk of contracting COVID-19. Our produce is grown right here in the Treasure Valley. It is low-touch, low-mileage food. We are very aware of the importance of frequent hand washing and sanitization and none of our workers will come to work if they exhibit any signs of illness. The CSA shares will be individually boxed and placed at pickup locations where social distancing can easily be accomplished. All you will have to do is pick up the box with your name on it.
Your support will help us sustain local food security and build a robust local economy. Our primary goal in organic farming has always been to support a healthy local community through small-scale local agriculture. Your CSA share will help sustain our business so we can support our families while continuing to provide you with food to support your family as we all weather this public health crisis together.
How does it work? CSA members purchase "shares," which guarantee them a share of fresh vegetables every week during the CSA season. Members sign up and pay for their shares in the winter and spring months. The early-season income helps farmers purchase seeds, hire employees, make repairs, and finance new infrastructure to get the farm season going.
You can purchase a weekly share, which will be picked up every week, or a bi-weekly share to be picked up every other week. This year the CSA will be 22 weeks long beginning the 3rd or 4th week of May and lasting into October. Each week (or every other for a biweekly share)you will pick up your pre-packed share of veggies at one of our 3 pickup locations in the Boise area.
Your share will directly reflect what is growing on the farm. You can generally expect lots of tender greens in the spring; tomatoes, peppers, carrots and summer squash in the summer; and winter squash, onions, garlic and storage vegetables in the fall. We will provide a diverse mix of vegetables and make sure to include some sort of leafy green in your share every week. We will also give you some exciting new vegetables to try, but we promise not to overload you with exotic vegetables you have never heard of.
Where are the pickup locations?
AT THE FARM: which is located at 14440 N. Broken Horn Road, Boise ID 83714, out near the Hidden Springs subdivision on Wednesdays from 4 P.M. -7 P.M. This pickup location will help our CSA members have more of a connection to the place where their food is grown and lets them see the farm throughout the growing season..
WILD PLUM EVENTS: which is located at 1621 N Orchard St, Boise, ID 83703 located on the BoiseBench on Wednesdays from 4 P.M.-7 P.M. Our friends at Wild Plum Events are awesome enough to let us use there sweet shaded porch for a pick up spot.
JUSTIN'S HOUSE: which is located at 3111 Woody Drive, Boise ID 83703 in the Collister neighborhood on Thursdays from 4 P.M.- 7 P.M.
What are my CSA share options?
WEEKLY SHARES: This share is big enough to feed two serious veggie lovers or a family of four. You will receive 6-12 different types of vegetables a week for 22 weeks beginning in Late-May and ending in Mid-September. For $35 a week you can supply your household with a bounty of fresh, Certified Oganic produce all growing season long! You can do a one time payment of $770.00 or a payment plan of a $250 deposit followed by $260 payment due April 1st and a 2nd payment due May 1st. BI-WEEKLY SHARES: This share is great for a single person, home gardeners or a couple new to seasonal eating. You will receive 6-12 different types of vegetables EVERY OTHER WEEK for a total of 11 shares spanning a 22 week period beginning in Late May and ending in October. The biweekly shares are the exact same box of produce as the weekly share, just picked up every other week. The total cost of the Bi-weekly share is $418.00 total or you can do a payment plan with an initial payment of $150 followed by a 2nd payment due April 1st of $134 and a final payment of $134 due on May 1st
FLOWER SHARES: You can help increase biodiversity and pollinator habitat on our farm, all while receiving a beautiful bouquet of flowers every week with your share. Every week you will receive a bouquet of seasonal flowers grown right here on the farm! The flower CSA will be 22 weeks long with the same time line as the vegetables, Late-May through Mid-October. The weekly flower share is available for $12/week for a total of $264. Or we have biweekly flower shares available for $132 for 11 shares bouquets distributed over a 22 week period.
PAYMENT OPTIONS: You can pay by check (preferred), or through Pay Pal. If paying through PayPal a 3% fee will be added to your total. If you cannot afford to pay it all at once and the payment plan we have set up doesn't work for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work something out. To sign up, go to the CSA Sign up form by clicking the CSA sign up button below!