What is a CSA? (Copied from localhavest.org)

Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season. This arrangement creates several rewards for both the farmer and the consumer. In brief…

Advantages for farmers:

  • Get to spend time planning and marketing the food early in the year, before the long days begin.
  • Receive payment early in the season, which helps with the farm’s cash flow so that we can focus on growing food!
  • Have an opportunity to get to know the people who eat the food they grow! (My favorite)

Advantages for consumers:

  • Eat ultra-fresh food, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits
  • Get exposed to new vegetables and new ways of cooking (we give you recipes)
  • Visit the farm at least once a season bring the kids when you get your veggies – they get a taste of the farm
  • Find that kids typically favor food from “their” farm – even veggies they’ve never been known to eat
  • Develop a relationship with the farmer who grows their food and learn more about how food is grown

Common Questions and Answers about our CSA Program.

HOW LONG IS THE SEASON?

The Mason Jar Farm is offering produce subscriptions for our 4th year. We follow organic and sustainable practices in the growing of our produce. The 2017 season is 26 weeks, May 5th to October 28th.

 

WHAT SIZE SHARE SHOULD I GET?
A standard share provides ample vegetables for a family. For example if you enjoy cooking and usually prepare meals, salad and snacks to go at least 3-4 days a week then this share is the one you want. A mid-size weekly box has a similar mix with about 1/3 less qty. suitable for 1 to 2 people or enough produce for a couple of meals each week.
WHERE IS THE PICK UP LOCATION?
Pick up is at The Mason Jar Farm location; 40228 278th Way SE Enumclaw WA 98022 at Open Farm Friday between 11:00 A.M. and 5:00P.M. each Friday. Pick up is available after 5:00 p.m. at the farm at the self-serve cooler. Your reserved share will be there with your name on it. We are flexible and always willing to work with our customers as we know “life” does happen. A Saturday pick up is also offered see the contract for details.
We recommend pick up for freshest produce by Saturday morning. If you are out of town for the weekend and can come on Sunday afternoon or Monday morning, let us know by Wednesday the prior week and we will make a fresh box.

Feel free to call (360) 625-8071 or email masonjarfarm@icloud.com with additional questions.

Share Prices and Payment Options

~Weekly Recipes Included~

~Standard Shares will also sometimes include BONUS ITEMS such as our “Pesto kit” –enough fresh basil and garlic to make a “batch” of pesto.  You add olive oil and, if desired, nuts and/or cheese~

 

Payment Options: Payment can be made in cash or by check made out to The Mason Jar Farm. Cash and check payments receive a 1.5% discount. Credit Cards and PayPal are accepted.

Just some of the food we have planned to grow:

SALAD GREENS:

Leaf, semi-head and head lettuces • Pea shoots • Red Russian kale •Spinach • Radicchio • Mâche • Mustard greens • Belgian endive •Nasturtiums • Turnip greens • Purslane • Cabbage • Beet greens • Pea tendrils

COOKING GREENS:

Mustard greens • Kale • Collard greens • Broccoli raab • Braising mix • Spinach • Beet greens • Turnip greens • Swiss chard • Cabbage

ONION FAMILY:

Green onions • Leeks • Chives • Green Garlic • Sweet red and white onions • Yellow storage onions • Garlic scapes

ROOT CROPS:

Radishes • Beets • Carrots • Turnips • Potatoes

ALSO GROWING:

Asian Pears • Apples • Broccoli • Cauliflower • Brussels sprouts • Snow peas • Sugar snap peas • Fennel • Winter squashes • Pumpkins •

SUMMER CROPS:

Tomatoes • Sweet peppers • Hot peppers • Eggplant •Summer squashes • Cucumbers • Green beans

HERBS:

Chocolate Tangerine Mint • Sorrel • Chervil • Parsley • Basil • Dill • Sage • Chives • Marjoram • Rosemary

The Mason Jar Farm is offering produce subscriptions for our 4th season. We follow organic and sustainable practices in the growing of our produce. The 2017 season is 26 weeks, beginning with the 6 May through the last pick up 28 October.  More detail is provided in our CSA Contract which is available here. CSA FORM -2017

 

Please email Jenni – Plateaugirl@live.com for additional information

Thank you for considering supporting our small local business. We really love what we do and consider your family as if we were feeding ours.