Registration for our 2019 CSA is now OPEN!
Deliveries for our main season CSA occur on Thursdays, with market-style and farm stand pickup on Wednesdays. We have also added a market-style pickup option on Fridays!
Deliveries for our winter season occur on Thursdays, with market-style and farm stand pick-up also on Thursdays.
If you are a returning member or have an existing Farmigo account, registration can be found at: https://csa.farmigo.com/join/mintoislandgrowers/2019season
For new members, use the "Click here to register" button below.
Our CSA also includes add-on options for pasture-raised eggs from local Henny Farms and fresh-roasted coffee beans from local Steel Bridge Coffee. Members can choose weekly or one-time deliveries of add-on options throughout the season.
NEW this year! We have added one-time add-on Preservation boxes. You can opt to purchase any one of these boxes to add on to your share delivery. We are offering Preservation boxes which include recipes and ingredients that we grow for salsa, tomato sauce, pickles, and sauerkraut. Choose which week you’d like to receive your box upon purchase.
To access your existing CSA account to view payments, add options, change dropsites, or place vacation holds:
If you have any questions that are not answered on our FAQ page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Main Season Share- 22 weeks long, every week. June through the end of October. Full Share cost is $638 and Partial Share is $440.
Winter Season Share- 7 shares, every other week. November through early February. Full share cost is $336 and Partial Share is $245.
For Main Season Shares: some form of payment is due upon registration. Either pay in full, or in two payments by choosing the "2 installments" option. The second half of the payment is due by August 1st. We accept EBT payments through the Salem Saturday Market! Email us about this option and other flexible payment plans.
For Winter Season Shares: payment is due in full upon registration. You may choose to register for the winter season when signing up for the main season, in which case you can choose to pay in the Spring, or by the first Winter Share delivery in November.
Your CSA share will include a wide variety of vegetables, with consistent staples like salad greens and cooking greens, onions and garlic herbs, plus new vegetables for you to discover and enjoy. Fruit is also a consistent staple, appearing in your shares most weeks- strawberries and blueberries from our farm, grapes and apples from farmer friends. We’ve learned over the years that our members’ taste vary wildly- some love kale (like us farmers) while others don't, the same goes for pretty much every vegetable, except for perhaps blueberries. Thus, we try hard to keep it diverse while also providing more of the things people universally enjoy, like carrots!
Regular Share- For families of 2-5 that enjoy vegetables and cook often and/or for those who want to split the share with family, friends, or neighbors. Supplies all of the vegetable needs for a given week depending on your family size and cooking frequency. Regular shares receive between 8 and 12 different types of vegetables each week.
Partial Share- For families of 1-5 that want some vegetables, but may also garden or enjoy shopping at farmers markets or other produce outlets. Supplies all or most of the vegetable needs for a given week depending on your family size and cooking frequency. Partial shares receive between 7 and 10 different types of vegetables each week.
The partial share is roughly two-thirds the size of the regular share. It is not simply a regular share divided in half (or more accurately minus a third), but it's own individually crafted share meant to be a diverse yet balanced share. Because regular shares receive more items, they often get more fruit and more diversity over the entire season. Partial shares get nearly all the same items, but not necessarily on the same weeks (fruits and vegetables do not ripen uniformly), or in as much quantity (it is a smaller, lower priced share after all.) However, we try very hard to make each share full of the things people like the most- lots of blueberries, carrots, tomatoes and more.
Please go to the FAQ page for a list of vegetables, the frequency with which they appear in the share and answers to other common questions.
CSA shares are delivered at regular times and days to locations in Salem. For more information about exact dates, delivery times, and drop locations go to the FAQ page.
Two vacation credits are available to CSA members during the Main season CSA. None are available during the Winter season. Members can use trade vouchers for bulk item purchases delivered to drop-sites, or at our Farm Stand or Salem Saturday Market booth. Vacation holds must be placed by Monday of the requested week in order to be eligible for trade credit.
Every week you will receive an electronic newsletter full of information about your produce, news from the farm, recipes and information about farm events.
CSA members are encouraged to explore the farm any time of year, but we have two events each season with vegetable tastings, wood fired pizza, and a farm tour. This year we hope to add more impromptu CSA gatherings, possibly involving work parties, to provide more opportunities to get to know you and involve you in all the fun activities on the farm!