The planting plan is finished, the seed orders are in, and the 2021 P&C Summer CSA is open for new members!
Check out the season details on this page below, we’ve made some changes! New this season we’ve added a bi-weekly pick-up option for members who may want fewer vegetables but don’t want the hassle of splitting a share. Of course the weekly share remains the best value for the vegetable lovers out there! Either way we hope you’ll join us for the upcoming 2021 Summer CSA season.
Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions we haven’t covered here.
– Your Farmers: Carri & Jeff
4 Steps to Joining the Pitchfork & Crow CSA:
- Step 1: Review the Summer CSA season details further down this page. Some things have changed!
- Step 2: Fill out and submit the member sign-up form.
- Step 3: Receive an emailed invoice from Pitchfork & Crow within 48hrs.
- Step 4: Pay first payment by mailing us a check, having your bank mail us a check, or paying online here: https://pitchforkandcrow.com/csa-payments/.
What is Community Supported Agriculture?
CSA’s are supported by community members who pre-pay for a weekly share of the farm harvest. This pre-payment helps provide stable financing for farming operations, allowing your farmers to focus on thorough planning and quality care of the soil and crops. A CSA provides members the knowledge of where and how their food is grown.
Focused on the local community, a CSA lessens travel time between harvest and cooking, increasing nutritional content and lessening environmental impacts of transportation. CSAs help build local economies and protect valuable farm land from urbanization and most importantly, produce good food for local community members.
2021 Pitchfork & Crow CSA @ a glance:
- Two share options! $754 for a weekly share or $450 for a bi-weekly share
- 6 months of local, seasonal, organic vegetables (June thru the week of Thanksgiving)
- A mix of 9-15 vegetables and fruits each week.
- A diverse selection of vegetables throughout the season, including many open-pollinated varieties.
- Weekly newsletters that include recipes and farm updates.
- Two convenient pick-up options: one near downtown Salem, at the Willamette Heritage Center, and one in Lebanon at the farm.
- Opportunities to visit the farm. Meet your food in the fields and meet your community of other CSA members too.
- Know your farm, know your farmers, know your food!
All the CSA Details
Vegetables & Share Size
We offer one CSA share size but have added a new bi-weekly share option. You can now choose to invest in a weekly share of the harvest or a bi-weekly share where you pick up every other week.
Our goal is to provide a diverse mix of seasonal vegetables from week-to-week, including many familiar vegetables and some less familiar varieties. Lettuce or salad mix will be included in the share most weeks. Favorites like carrots, broccoli, and tomatoes will make many appearances in the share and we’ll round out the variety by including less familiar vegetables like kohlrabi, fennel, and celeriac a few times throughout the season.
We also try to include fruit when available and in season. We grow strawberries and many varieties of melons. We also have several small orchards and include pears and apples when available. This winter we planted 200 blueberry bushes and look forward to sharing blueberries in future shares.
- Our share size should easily feed a family of four or two vegetable-loving adults.
- Want to know what crops we’re growing this season? A list of the vegetables we are planning to grow this next year and their projected harvest months can be found here.
CSA Season Length
The Summer CSA season will run 26 weeks, from the first week of June thru the fourth week of November. That’s six months of local, seasonal vegetables!
Members who choose the bi-weekly pick-up option will be split into two groups to keep our weekly harvests balanced. Some bi-weekly members will begin the first week of June and others will begin the second week of June. We will notify bi-weekly share members in May which group they’re in and their start and end dates.
Pick-Up Location Options
Both the on-farm and Salem pick-up sites will be market-style, enabling you to choose your vegetables from the quantities listed.
- Please bring your own bags for bringing home your vegetable.
- We have a swap box for members who choose to trade out an item. Anything you don’t want from your share can be left for donation.
- If you can’t make it to a pick-up, consider offering your share to a friend or neighbor. Just ask them to check in with us upon arrival.
Lebanon Pick-up Option:
= On-farm CSA pick-up will be Wednesday evenings, 3:30pm – 6pm.
Farm Location: 34077 Santiam Hwy, Lebanon, OR 97355
Share Payment Options
Membership is $754 for the full season. There are two payment options:
- Single-payment option: Pay $754 at sign-up.
- Two-payment option: Pay $377 at sign-up and remaining $377 by July 31st.
Membership is $450 for the full season. There are two payment options:
- Single-payment option: Pay $450 at sign-up.
- Two-payment option: Pay $225 at sign-up and remaining $225 by July 31st.
Need a different payment option? Shoot us an email at email@example.com and we’ll see what we can do!
Once memberships are confirmed on our end, members will be emailed an invoice within 48 hours.
We accept checks and cash for payments and we’ve added an online payment option here on our website. Click here to make secure online payments using your Paypal account or debit/credit card for an extra bank fee.
Newsletters & Other Member Resources
In addition to fresh, seasonal vegetables each week, we’ll also have a newsletter updating members on what’s in the share, what’s happening on the farm, and recipe suggestions. The newsletter will be sent directly to members in the weekly member email and will be available here on the Pitchfork & Crow farm updates blog.
- More recipe suggestions available on the Recipe page of our website.
- Storage tips, recipes, and more are also available in the member resources section of our website.
- Finally, you’ll get access to the private member Facebook group where members often share what they’re cooking up with P&C vegetables.
Other Farm Information
We are planning a couple of opportunities during the season for members to visit the farm. We believe farm visits are a valuable opportunity for you to connect your veggies to a specific place and see how they’re grown. We’ve also found these open houses to be fun social events where we can get to know members better and members can interact with each other. A few good friendships have been kindled this way! Specific dates will be announced after the beginning of the season.
The Farm and Farmers
Information about our growing practices, farm location, and farmer backgrounds can be found here.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Pitchfork & Crow | Lebanon, Oregon | firstname.lastname@example.org | (503) 999-7918 |