We are currently full for both the 2016 Main and 2016-17 Winter seasons. To be contacted when sign-ups for the 2017 season begin, please contact Sara@mintogrowers.com.
If you have any questions that are not answered on our FAQ page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For some perspective on how we at MIG approach our CSA, check-out this essay written by co-owner Elizabeth- Behind the CSA curtain- An Essay on 2016 Season
Main Season Share- 22 weeks long, every week. June through the end of October. Full Share cost is $627 and Partial Share is $430.
Winter Season Share- 7 weeks long, every other week. November through early February. Full share cost is $330 and Partial Share is $235.
Some form of payment is due upon registration. Either pay in full, or in two payments by choosing the "down payment" 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.
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.
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 both Salem and Portland. 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. The first is mid to late summer and the second is the first weekend in October. 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!