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 outbreak? The CSA is a great way to obtain fresh produce while helping to "flatten the curve" and avoid 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 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, 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 broken up into segments, a 10 week spring share (SOLD OUT) beginning in mid-April and ending in mid-June, and a 12 week summer share beginning in mid-June and ending ind Mid September. We will possibly be adding a fall share at a later date. Breaking it into segments will make it a little bit less of a commitment for those of you that are new to the CSA and allow us a little flexibility with the number of shares we will offer during these uncertain times.
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 Tuesdays 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. We are excited to have one of the pickups be at the farm this season!
JUSTIN'S HOUSE: which is located at 3111 Woody Drive, Boise ID 83703 in the Collister neighborhood on Tuesdays from 4 P.M.- 7 P.M. The Collister neighborhood pick up is back!!
WILD PLUM EVENTS: which is located at 1621 N Orchard St, Boise, ID 83703 located on the BoiseBench on Thursdays 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.
What are my CSA share options?
WEEKLY SPRING 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 10 weeks beginning in Mid-April and ending in Mid-June. $350.00 BI-WEEKLY SPRING SHARES: This share is great for a single person or a couple new to seasonal eating. You will receive 6-12 different types of vegetables EVERY OTHER WEEK beginning in Mid-April and ending in Mid-June. $175.00
WEEKLY SUMMER 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 12 weeks beginning in Mid-June and ending in Mid-September. $420.00 BI-WEEKLY SUMMER SHARES: This share is great for a single person or a couple new to seasonal eating. You will receive 6-12 different types of vegetables EVERY OTHER WEEK beginning in Mid-June and ending in Mid-September . $210.00
SPRING 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 last for 10 weeks starting in April and going through mid-June. The cost is $100.00 for a full share(weekly) and $50 for a half share (bi-weekly). If you are purchasing a half CSA share, but are thinking you want a full flower share, please keep in mind that you will have to come pick up flowers every week, and your vegetable share will be a bi-weekly pick up.
SUMMER FLOWER SHARES: The summer flower CSA will last for 12 weeks starting in Mid-June going through Mid September . The cost is $144.00 for a weekly share and $72 for a bi-weekly share.
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 would like to set up a payment plan, please email email@example.com and we can work something out. To sign up, go to the CSA Sign up form by clicking the CSA sign up button below.