|This week Melissa from Sun Love Farm is opening up her CSA subscriptions. This is such a great way to be guaranteed fresh produce each week by signing up ahead. CSA’s have come a long way by offering varieties, sizes, pricing plans and add on options, such as fresh bread and flowers! |
Support your local farm by choosing to participate in their Community Supported Agriculture farm share.
Here’s what Melissa has to share about her CSA:
I’m excited to announce that our 2022 CSA is now open for sign-ups!
Sign up via: Sun Love Farm’s Store (barn2door.com)
Additionally, we are offering a discount for those who are willing to sign up for the share early!
If you sign up by February 14 and pay the full cost up front, you will get $25 off your share. Use the Promo Code: SUNLOVECSA2022 at checkout.
If you sign up by February 14 and get a subscription or Market Share, you will get $10 off your share. Use the Promo Code SUBSCRIPTIONCSA2022
We will have all the fabulous produce that we have offered in past seasons, with a few new offerings. We heard your feedback on the 2021 share and are going to be making some changes to make the share more diverse and delicious. We are going to be growing sweet corn this year. Expect more beans, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, squash, and a wider offering of herbs (marjoram, oregano).
Pick up hours on Wednesdays will now be permanently expanded to 3pm-7pm for the whole season.
In other ways, the veggie CSA is going to be quite similar to 2021.
The biggest change is that the share prices have gone up (to $37/week for pick up and $43/week for delivery). We do not take price increases lightly, which has made this a tough choice. We are committed to keeping good food accessible, but costs of all the goods needed to grow food (fertilizer, seeds, bags, produce boxes, equipment) have become significantly higher which means that we need to value the shares higher. We also are committed to getting to the point where we are able to pay our fabulous employees living wages. All that being said, we still want to make sure that we are making our food accessible-Scholarships are available for folks that need it, and SNAP recipients are able to use their benefits to pay for their share. I am open to trade possibilities as well (body work, acupuncture, carpentry, childcare).
Another exciting change is that we are going to have more add on possibilities this season.
Eggs from Out of Ashes Farm
Berries from Our Table Collective
Flowers from Free Hand Farm
Bread from Tabor Bread
Hazelnuts and Nut Butters from Squirrelly Jane
***Fruit from Kiyokawa Orchards (details are still in the works, sign ups will come later)
We are so excited to be teaming up with this exceptional collection of local producers to provide you more options for delicious food and gorgeous flowers. All of the add ons that you sign up for will come alongside your veggie share either at pick up or delivery. FYI you must first purchase a veggie share in order to unlock our private store, which is where all the add ons are listed.
More details about all the add ons and the CSA are on the website:
Thank you so much for considering being part of our CSA this season! Early season sign ups are a huge help for us in both planning for the new season and bringing in off season income to help us grow food. While we don’t have much food to offer or sell this time of year, a huge chunk of the overall cost of growing food for the CSA starts right now- for seeds, potting soil, soil amendments, labor and more. That being said, your support during this time of year is HUGE in getting the farm growing this spring!
If paying the entire CSA upfront is just too much, please do choose the “auto pay” subscription option, listed on the top of the page after you “add to cart” in the online store . You will only be required to pay for the first share with the subscription, and will be charged for each box three days before you receive it once the share gets going. Subscriptions work great for us as well and we love being able to offer them! (If CSA is not flexible enough for, consider signing up for our Market Share program. With Market Share, you can choose your own produce, rather than receiving a “farmer’s choice” box each week as you do in the regular CSA program. You still have the option to choose add ons as well! The big difference is that we are not offering home delivery to Market Share members- you must pick up your share at the Oregon City or Milwaukie farmer’s markets or at the Wednesday pick up on the farm).
If you have any questions about the CSA, please feel free to email or call me at 914-536-1024.
Looking forward to a bountiful season!
Best, Melissa www.sunlovefarm.com