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How to join our CSA

Sorry, at this point, we are not taking any new members for the 2013 growing season. Stay tuned for updates as the planning season progresses.

  Our good friends Bubba and Sarah are expanding their CSA this year… you can find them at TheCollectiveNewberg.com

 

 

The following information is subject to change in the next month or two… please stay tuned for updates.

The box –

Each box will contain the vegetables, herbs and fruits (and sometimes flowers) that are ready to be harvested that week. Members will also have the option of adding eggs, cheese and bread to their base box.  Shares are meant to feed a family of 2-4.

The pick-up –

The pick-up location is our farm. Pick-ups can be arranged for either Thursday or Sunday of each week.

The timeline –

We will deliver for 20 weeks, from the beginning of June through October (and perhaps beyond if we can!)

The cost –

Base cost for each box: $30/week, or $600 for the 20-week season.

  • No “half-shares” please (the logistics of this is a nightmare) but splitting a share with a friend or neighbor  is encouraged!

Add $5/week for a loaf of fresh bread from the BREAD BOARD Artisan Bakery ( thebreadboard.net). Thursday pick-up only if you want to add bread. Our bakers bake on Wednesdays.

Add $5/ week for a dozen eggs from our own happy hens.  Eggs will be available this year on a pay-as-you-go basis. First come, first serve. 

Add $5/week for a 4 oz dose of homemade goat cheese from Fairview Farm.

* What can you trade for a reduced cost or free share? Contact us for details!

So that’s the scoop. Let us know if you have any questions.

If you would like to join up,  please contact  nlew0908@gmail.com.  Shares are on a first-come, first-served basis and membership fills up quickly.

17 Comments leave one →
  1. Jan Cain permalink
    March 24, 2010 5:31 pm

    Yes,am interested in more information on joining the Dundee Dirtbox. We live in Dundee, and have belonged to CSA’s in the past. Can you sign up for 1/2 a share? Email me. Thank you.

  2. March 31, 2010 4:29 am

    base box only.Half share please and thank you.

    • nadine permalink*
      April 14, 2010 11:12 pm

      Jan,
      Thanks! We’ve got you on our list, and Alix has sent out some more info to your email. Please call if you have any questions… 503-209-0431.
      Nadine

  3. Cristina Gonzales permalink
    April 10, 2010 5:50 pm

    I’d like to join if there’s still space. I’d be interested in the base box with goat cheese. Let me know!

    • nadinelew permalink*
      April 12, 2010 5:18 pm

      Christina! Awesome! It’ll be great to have you! The goat cheese, so you know, comes from Harlow Hills… They supplied a ton or so of grapes last year. But their main business are the dairy goats…

      We’ll get you signed up and Alix will get in touch re: payment. Do you want to pick up from Dundee (pearl) or NE Portland?

      Sent from my iPhone

  4. Jennifer Sitter permalink
    October 11, 2010 3:00 pm

    Hello,

    Just came across your CSA on the local harvest website. I live in Dundee and have been looking for a CSA close by. I am interested in signing up for 2011. Do you do 1/2 shares? I would like a 1/2 share with eggs.

    Thanks!

    Jennifer Sitter

    • nadinelew permalink*
      October 11, 2010 4:34 pm

      Hi Jen! Thanks for your interest!

      We’re just wrapping up the 2010 season in the next few weeks, and then I’ll start sending out more info about the 2011 membership… I’ll keep you posted!

      Nadine

  5. Kelly B permalink
    November 2, 2010 5:22 am

    Hello,

    I know you’re just wrapping up for the 2010 season, but I’d love to get more information for the 2011 season whenever that’s available.

    Thanks so much!
    Kelly

  6. Susan permalink
    March 9, 2011 6:21 pm

    Hi, I’ve never belonged to a CSA. Is there any way to pay for the produce with food stamps?

    Susan

    • nadinelew permalink*
      March 9, 2011 7:01 pm

      Susan, you’re the first to ask this, and you got me on-line to do some research…. I don’t think we can do it this year. The USDA requires farms to make a minimum of $100 in sales each month for the entire calendar year in order to use the EBT system. We only run from June-Oct, which is one hurdle. We’re a relatively small CSA, but I think some of the bigger ones that operate like a produce stand all year round might be able to get their application approved more easily. So, I’m sorry, not that this helps you any this year, but you’ve got the wheels turning for getting us to push this through in the future… I do think some of the local farmer’s markets are set up for EBT.

    • Christen Mestre permalink
      May 10, 2012 1:26 am

      Susan,
      You may already know this, but you can use your EBT card at some, if not all of the farmer’s markets. I know you can use it at the Beaverton Farmers market on Saturdays (opens this Saturday), and if the Dirtbox CSA is unavailable, I’ve heard that some of the bigger ones also are at farmers markets, so it might be easiest to meet up with them there and ask about their CSA offerings too.

  7. charles goodwin permalink
    March 15, 2011 8:28 am

    is it to late to join your csa . we live in yamhill . am intersted in the bread and cheese also fullshare

  8. Sarah C. permalink
    March 19, 2012 6:42 am

    My family is interested in joining this year if spots are available. If you are full at this time we would be interested in being a sub. Thank you.

    Sarah Craft

  9. Christen Mestre permalink
    May 10, 2012 1:22 am

    I can’t wait to taste all of the yummy organic produce and the bread too! 🙂 I noticed in the past that you offered people who were not yet members to be substitutes when members were on vacation… how does that work? We’ll be out for a few weeks right at the start.

    -Christen Mestre

    • nadinelew permalink*
      May 10, 2012 2:52 am

      hey christen! i’ll send out an email soon with the ‘sub list’ (people who are interested in buying occasional CSA boxes from members going out of town. what dates will you be away?
      -n

      • Christen Mestre permalink
        May 10, 2012 10:32 pm

        We’ll be heading out of state on a road trip starting probably May 19th through either the middle of June or middle of July, depending on how long it actually takes us to finish our travel, or if we get sick of being on the road – whichever comes first. 🙂 If the dirtbox boxes are starting the first week of June, for sure we’ll have ours available w/bread for a sub for at least the first couple of weeks, up to 6 weeks. And if it takes more than one sub, I’m happy to coordinate. Thanks!

  10. Shari permalink
    August 20, 2012 12:11 pm

    Hi, I am just learning about the CSA and am so excited to be apart of this… Please put me down on the waiting list for next year or the list for subs. Thank you, Shari

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