With Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), we grow for you and you help us grow!
By investing in your share of the harvest, you help our farm start out each season with the working capital we need to grow a variety of fresh and flavorful certified organic produce for you and our farm community as a whole. Being a part of a CSA is a great way to make the most of your spending dollars. You make a pre-payment, and we give you 6-10 types of produce per week, grown and harvested fresh for you. In addition to the basic share, we maintain herb gardens, and extra vegetable beds that share members are invited to harvest from throughout the season— free of charge. CSA members can also make the most of a 10% discount on purchases of additional produce at the farm & our market stands.
How do I sign up for my share?
You can sign up for your share online or by coming into the farmstand during business hours to register in person. Click on one of the seasonal shares for pricing and registration:
SUMMER: JUNE 4 - SEPTEMBER 28, 2019
FALL: OCTOBER 1 - DECEMBER 18, 2019
FULL YEAR SHARE - (SAVE 10%)
When and where do I pick up my share?
Tuesday at the Farm (12-7pm)
Wednesday at the Farm (10am-5pm)
Thursday Tacoma Farmers Market (10am-2pm) SUMMER ONLY
Saturday at the Farm (10am-3pm) SUMMER ONLY
What size share should I purchase?
We have two share sizes to choose from, large and small. These guidelines vary greatly of course, depending on the age of the people who will be eating the share and whether or not vegetables are a main dish. Feel free to call the farm or ask at the store for further guidance.
Valued at $30 a week and we recommend for about two to four people, depending on your veggie eating habits and how often you cook at home.
Valued at $20 a week and will feed one to three people.
Not sure what size will be your best fit? We recommend starting with a small share and sizing up to a large if you’d like during the season.
In the Fall, Winter and Spring, we also have a Green Veg Only share, which is smaller than our small share but provides an option for people who want to pass on fruit, squash and roots.
What kinds of add-ons are available for the shares?
Once you’ve chosen your large or small share, you might consider adding one of the following to your weekly pickup as they are available:
- Egg Share $7/dozen or $3.50/half-dozen of delicious pasture-raised eggs from our flock of lovely Wild Hare Hens.
- Salad Share $6, per week for 2/3 lb of our Wild Hare Salad Mix
- Artisan Bread Share $5/week, for your choice from a wide array of loaves, rolls, gluten free options and even pizza crusts delivered on Tuesdays from Essential Baking Company.
How will I know what is in my share?
The items in the share vary based on the season. Weekly newsletters, typically sent and posted by Monday evening, will provide you with tips about what will be in the share, recipes and tips for storing, cooking and preserving your share of the harvest. You can check out our Newsletter Archive anytime.
Do I have to wait for the beginning of a season to start?
No. We can give you a pro-rated price so you can join up during any season at any time.
How do I pay?
Members can join at anytime and we will prorate the share costs. Options to pay by credit or cash/check/EBT are available. The prices listed in the online store represent prepaid payments. Members may make arrangements for monthly payment plans; however, additional processing fees may apply.
Cancellations: By buying a CSA — a share of the harvest — you have made a commitment to the farm for a season. We commit to you to grow produce for the season. Therefore, we can only give store credit for cancellations, not cash refunds. If you are moving out of the area, we encourage you to sell or gift your share. If there are extenuating circumstances, please let us what they are and we will try to work out a fair solution for all.
Should I bring anything with me when I pick up my share?
We encourage people to reduce and reuse wherever possible, so feel free to bring your favorite boxes, baskets, bags or cartons from home.
What if I can't pick up my share?
Illness, vacations or just forgot! Life happens, but if we're in the know, we can help make alternate arrangements with you. During the summer share season, we are happy to arrange an alternate pick-up day if you give us a week's notice. We are pretty flexible since you pick up your share at the farm and not at a drop-off point, so we can often make arrangements for you to pick extra, or double-up when you miss. Please let us know ahead of time! Running late? Call or text and we will bag up your share and make available for you to pick up after hours. You may ask a friend or family member to pick up your share if you will be out of town, otherwise, we are more than happy to donate your share if you are not able to use it on any given week.
Is there a farmstand store discount?
Yes! Share members get a 10% discount on most other items available in our store when you are a current member.
We will never sell, barter, give away or rent your personal information to anyone, ever! We ask for your email so we can send you details about your CSA share and the weekly newsletter.
Photos by Wild Hare Organic Farm and Molly Goren, PCC Farmland Trust