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Farmer Resources

Resources

How to operate a CSA program

Developed in partnership with the OSU Small Farms Program, this flow chart guides beginning CSA farmers to resources that can help take their business to the next level.

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Join the PNW CSA List Serve

Limited to CSA farmers and related agriculture professionals, this listserv is used to share information, communicate with regional farmers, and post job listings. It’s also a great way to get announcements from the PNW CSA coalition.

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Comparison of e-Commerce platforms for CSA

A comprehensive summary of farmer-to-farmer ratings of the top 9 e-commerce platforms by the CSA Innovation Network with detailed pros/cons and video tours. Farmer to Farmer eCommerce Platform Report.

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CSA Info Cards for your members

CSA Info Card with Food Storage Information is a printable 4X6 card that provides information about CSA and includes a quick reference for food storage on the back.

The CSA Farmer’s Nationwide Guide to Accepting SNAP/EBT Payments 

Created by Zenger Farm, this guide and webinar is designed to help CSA farms accept SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps) as payment for CSA shares.

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Food Safety & Storage 

A publication created by Zenger Farm to help CSA members store and handle fresh produce. Free to use with attribution.

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CSA Innovation Network

The CSA Innovation Network generates and facilitates idea sharing across the CSA community, to assist farmers in building sustainable businesses, and to build awareness of value to CSA consumers.

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OSU Small Farms Program 

Provides research and education to the small farms in Oregon.

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Friends of Family Farmers 

Promotes and protects socially responsible farming in Oregon through grassroots legislative advocacy, community education about agriculture, and programs that connect farmers to resources and education.

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Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Provides information and resources to help farmers and land owners protect our soil and water resources. Oregon Association of Conservation Districts provides state-wide conservation information. In the Portland area, we are served by the EMSWCDWMSWCD, and Clackamas County SWCD.

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Other Resources of Interest to CSA Farmers

Delivering your CSA shares with B-Line

For farmers that want to offer home delivery of their shares, but don't have extra time or staff, PNWCSA and B-Line have developed "CSA by Bike".  Drop your shares off at their downtown warehouse, and they'll be loaded with other CSA shares into their cargo bikes for delivery that day.  This short video describes the program.

The USDA is currently accepting applications for the Pandemic Response and Safety Grant program.

Applications are due 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, November 22, 2021.