Updated: Mar 4, 2022
Did you know there are small farms all around the Portland area selling shares of their harvest to residents as a subscription?
The subscription is called a CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, and the trend is growing locally, nationally, and around the world. The reasons are simple: People want delicious, nutritious, sustainably grown food, with as short a supply chain as possible.
Subscribing to a CSA “share” results in a weekly box of delicious vegetables throughout the harvest season. By becoming a member of a farm’s CSA program, you provide your farmer with the resources they need to grow your food at the start of the season.
In return, your farmer commits to giving you a “share” of their crop, and you receive the highest quality, sustainably grown food available, all season long.
Shares can vary by size and some are delivered every two weeks instead of weekly, depending on a person’s needs. Some farms include fruit and other options such as herbs, flowers, meat, fish, eggs and even mushrooms.