CSA: Community Supported Agriculture
CSA is a grassroots movement to bring consumers into a closer relationship to their food producers. Become a member of our CSA program to receive a weekly food box full of delicious, seasonal produce.
Gathering Together Farm started the CSA program in 1996. Over the years, the relationships we have developed with our members have proved important and enriching for all involved. Through our weekly newsletters, farm tours, and conversations, we offer you a rooted connection to our farm and the food you eat.
We offer 8 different pick-up locations: four in the Portland area, two in Corvallis, one in Newport, and of course here at our farm in Philomath. See a map of all pick-up locations.
We grow 40 different crops in 100 different varieties, so your box is always full with a diversity of produce. You can enjoy the convenience of a weekly box of produce which provides the finest fruits and vegetables of each season.
As a member of our farm CSA you will...
Eat locally grown, organic food harvested only a day or so before you pick it up, minimizing shipping and packing costs, and maximizing freshness and flavor.
Support a small family farm devoted to working in an ecological and sustainable manner.
Strengthen our community by re-establishing the link between farmer, food, and families.
Owners John & Sally
What's in a CSA Box?
Your produce will vary from week to week, depending on what's ripe and abundant. Take a look at our CSA Newsletters from last year to get a good idea of what you'll be getting in your box this year.
Example Boxes from the Season
Lettuce, New Potatoes, Red Kale, 2-3 Zucchini, Bunch Carrots, 3 Cucumbers,
2 Storage Onions, Fresh Thyme, siletz tomato, Green Cabbage
Lettuce, Potatoes, Napa Cabbage, Baby Red Onions, Chioggia Bunch Beets,
Cilantro, Jalapeno Pepper, Broccoli, Fennel, 3 Cucumbers, 2-4 Zucchini, 3 Tomatoes
Lettuce, 1½ lbs Potatoes, 2 Anaheim Peppers, 2 Colored Bell Peppers,
1 lb Green Beans, 1 Water Melon, 1 Shallot, 2 Dried Onions, Bunched Chioggia
Beets, 3 Heirloom Tomatoes, 4 Ears of Corn
Lettuce, 1½ lbs Potatoes, Honey Orange Melon, Poblano Pepper,
2 Red Anaheim Peppers, Bunch Hakurei Turnips, Bunch Carrots, Acorn Squash, Swiss Chard, 2 Dried Yellow Onions, 1 Dried Red Onion, Broccoli, Dill, 2 Big Beef Tomatoes
Lettuce, 1½ lbs Potatoes, 1 lb Sunchokes, Bok Choy, 2 Colored Peppers, 1 Bunch Colored Carrots, Romanesco, 1 Dried Sweet Onion, 1 Dried Red Onion, 3 Roma Tomatoes
Early Bird Special: $650 by January 30th, includes $20 GTF gift certificate
Payment Plan: $115 initial payment and four monthly payments of $115 (postdated checks for April, May, June, and July should be sent with the initial payment and will be cashed on the 1st or 15th of each month).
$650 after January 30th, no gift certificate
Payment Plan: $130 initial payment and four monthly payments of $130 (postdated checks for April, May, June, and July should be sent with the initial payment and will be cashed on the 1st or 15th of each month).
Your CSA box will include a head of lettuce and possibly other greens each week. But if you eat salad every day, you may want to add a bag of our mixed salad greens on a regular basis. "Salad Lovers" receive salad mix twice a month, and "Salad Addicts" receive salad mix every week.
$65 - Salad Lovers (2/3-lb bag twice/month)
$115 - Salad Addicts ( 2/3-lb bag every week)
The CSA season lasts 21 weeks starting the week of June 9th through the week of October 30th in 2020
You may sign up for 2 vacation credits in the 21-week season. Tell us at least 7 days in advance, and we will give you a $30 coupon for a standard box, or $35 for a salad week box. The more notice, the better! The coupons can be applied to purchases at the Farmstand, any market location, or to special orders during the season.
If you need to switch your pick-up location for one week, it is extremely helpful for us if you can notify us 7 days in advance so that we can make the switch before the boxes are already wrapped and packed on the trucks. Last-minute emergency switches will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
Forgot Your Box?
If you forgot to pick up your box or you went to the wrong pick-up site, you can still get it! All missed boxes will be brought back to the Philomath Farmstand and can be picked up there any time until Thursday evening. Friday mornings and Monday mornings, boxes that have not been picked up will be donated to the gleaners.