Winter/Spring CSA

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August 11, 2019 Update

Hello Farm Friends!  We’re ready to begin accepting members for the P&C 2019/2020 Winter CSA. This will be our 7th Winter CSA season and we hope you’ll join us for the winter vegetable adventure ahead!

Check out the updated details below or click here to head directly to the sign-up form.  Shoot us an email at farmers@pitchforkandcrow.com with any questions.

Thanks!  Carri & Jeff


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What is Community Supported Agriculture?

CSA’s are supported by community members who pre-pay for a share of the farm harvest. This pre-payment helps provide stable financing for farming operations, allowing 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 poor management.

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2019/2020 Pitchfork & Crow Winter CSA @ a Glance

  • $400 for 5 months of local, seasonal, organic vegetables (10 bi-weekly pick-ups December thru April.)
  • A diverse selection of 9-12 vegetables in each share.
  • A variety of vegetables, including many open pollinated varieties
  • Convenient pick-up at the farm in Lebanon or near downtown Salem at the Willamette Heritage Center.
  • Know your farmers, know your food!

CSA Details:

Vegetables & Share Size

Our goal is to provide a diverse mix of seasonal and storage vegetables from week-to-week, including many familiar vegetables and some less familiar varieties.  Favorites like carrots, potatoes, and butternut winter squash will make many multiple appearances in the shares 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 whenever possible.

  • Our share size should easily feed a family of 4 or 2 vegetable-loving adults.
  • A list of the vegetables we are planning for the winter shares and their projected harvest months can be found here.
  • Winter shares are made up of storage crops like potatoes, onions, and winter squash and field crops such as kale, cabbage, and leeks.  Please Note: Winter weather can be rough on vegetables outside and both storage and field crops are higher risks through the winter months.

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Duration

The Winter CSA season is biweekly for 5 months.  It will include 10 shares, beginning the week of December 17th thru the week of April 22nd, with pick-ups every other week.

Payment

Membership is $400.  There are two payment options:

  • Single-payment option: full $400 by October 1st
  • Two-payment option: pay $200 October 1st and the remaining $200 by Feb. 1st

Need a different payment option?  Shoot us an email at farmers@pitchforkandcrow.com and we’ll see what we can do!

Once memberships are confirmed, members will be emailed an invoice.

We accept checks, cash, and money orders for payments and we’ve added an online payment here on our website.  Click here to make secure online payments using your Paypal account or debit/credit card.

Pick-up

As with the summer season, 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 vegetables.
    • We’ve added a swap box for members who choose to trade out a share 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 have them to check in with us upon arrival.

Lebanon Pick-up Option: farm pickup4

= On-farm CSA pick-up will be Wednesday evenings, 4pm – 6pm.

Farm Location: 34077 Santiam Hwy, Lebanon, OR 97355

Salem Pick-up:

= Salem CSA pick-up will be Tuesday evenings, 4pm – 6pm.

The Salem CSA pick-up location will be in the parking lot in front of the Mission Mill Museum at the Willamette Heritage Center.

Location: 1313 Mill St. SE Salem, OR  97301

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Newsletters & Other Resources

In addition to fresh, seasonal vegetables, we’ll also have a newsletter updating members on what’s in the share, what’s happening on the farm, and recipe suggestions.  To avoid wasting paper, the newsletter will be e-mailed directly to members and will be available here on the Pitchfork & Crow website.

Plus:

  • More recipe suggestions available on the Recipe page of our website.
  • Storage tips, recipes, and more are included on the comprehensive CSA member website that can also be used as mobile app on your phone.
  • Finally, you’ll get access to the private member Facebook group where members can share what they’re cooking for dinner with P&C vegetables.

Other Information

Farm Visits

Come to the farm for a potluck lunch in March!  We’ll have more details as the date gets closer, but we promise a farm tour, good food, and great company!

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.

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Pitchfork & Crow | Lebanon, Oregon | farmers@pitchforkandcrow.com | (503) 999-7918 |