At a Glance
CSA stands for community supported agriculture, which establishes a direct relationship with the farmer to the community. Members pay a share price to the farmer at the beginning of the growing season and are then provided a weekly box of fresh seasonal produce throughout the harvest season. Both consumers and farmers benefit from this method of distribution. On average, CSA members save 15% on retail pricing of fruits, vegetables and herbs. They are also guaranteed the freshest and highest quality harvest. The small scale farmer benefits from having upfront cash reserves in late winter and early spring to cover early season expenses, such as labor and seed. CSA programs allow for better field planning and minimize food waste. Best of all is the added benefit of establishing the community with a direct relationship to the farmer.
2019 CSA Membership Prices
Full Share - $575 / Half Share - $325 / Greens Share - $225
Fall Share - $175
U-Pick Share - $100 per month or 6 months for $500
Home or Work Delivery* - $175 Full Share / $100 Half Share / $40 Fall Share
Main Season - 22 weeks: Last week in May to 4th week in October - OPEN
Each basket will include a variety of seasonally available produce, typically between 9-12 items. Shares are one size and will be delivered weekly (bi-weekly for Half-Shares). Additionally, a newsletter is emailed for each week to include produce storage tips, recipes, and updates on farm life.
Crops grown for the Main Season CSA include: Strawberries, Blueberries, Salad Mix, Head Lettuce, Spinach, Microgreens, Radishes, Turnips, Beets, Carrots, Kale, Chard, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Romanesco, Summer Squash, Onions, Green Onions, Leeks, Garlic, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Peppers, Melons, Celery, Winter Squash, Basil, Cilantro and Parsley. Ambrosia Farm will also provide corn and fruit supplemented by local farms.
Extended Fall Season - 5 weeks: 5th week in October through week of Thanksgiving - OPEN
Ambrosia Farm’s CSA program continues into the fall of 2019. Each basket will include a variety of seasonally available produce, between 8-10 items. Additionally, a newsletter will be emailed for each week to include produce storage tips, recipes, and keep you updated on farm life.
Crops grown for the Fall/Winter CSA include: Salad Mix, Head Lettuce, Spinach, Microgreens, Radishes, Turnips, Beets, Carrots, Potatoes, Kale, Chard, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Romanesco, Brussel Sprouts, Onions, Green Onions, Leeks, Garlic, Celeriac, Winter Squash, Cilantro and Parsley. Bulk storage crops are also available at a discounted price for members.
Ambrosia Farm CSA Members will also be provided with organic fruit supplemented by local farms.
Salad Greens Share - 27 weeks: Last week of May to week of Thanksgiving - OPEN
Farming in the Willamette Valley offers us a unique ability to grow salad greens throughout the entire season, and even year round. Ambrosia Farm specializes in spring mix, spinach, arugula, mesclun, asian greens, microgreens, pea shoots and more. This share offers you a One Pound bag of fresh cut, washed, and pre-bagged greens. Use this share as an add-on to your Main Season share, or purchase only this share and simply enjoy one pound of fresh greens each week.
Produce U-Pick Share - 6 Months: May 1st to October 31st - OPEN
Ambrosia Farm has been offering U-Pick crops for the past three years. Many of our locals know that as harvest season goes full swing, we have also opened the gates up each September for U-Pick on the entire garden. After three successful seasons of having the locals come out to pick their own crops we are now offering a whole new style of U-Pick CSA. Prepay for each month you would enjoy, and come out to the farm to harvest your weekly share of the bounty. Take as much from the garden as you feel you can use in a week, no strings attached. Joining this CSA program comes with two requirements: (1) There is an orientation meeting each month for harvest guidelines as new crops come available. (2) We kindly ask you only take from the garden what you will use for the week - no canning projects or food for friends and neighbors. You will be responsible for harvesting and washing your own crops but can enjoy all the fresh local organic produce you need! For those in need of garden therapy and keeping their hands dirty.
How it Works
Shares are individually packed into bins and are available for pick up at the location of your choice. Regardless of where you pickup, we kindly ask that you bring bags or baskets from home to transfer your produce into. A clipboard with members’ names on it will be at each pick-up site. Check off your name indicating that you have successfully picked up your share, and enjoy the fresh bounty of delicious food. There will be an opportunity to exchange unwanted produce at each location.
Where to Pick Up
Florence: Corner or Bay and Kingwood at the Florence Market, Tuesdays from 3pm-6pm
Veneta: Corner of 3rd and Broadway, Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm or Saturdays 10am-2pm
Eugene: Crux Climbing Gym: 401 W 3rd (Across from REI) Thursdays from 5pm-7pm
Home Delivery: Serving the Veneta, Florence and Eugene areas
*Note that half shares are picked up Bi-Weekly starting the last week of May
CSA Member Perks
Our members are the foundation of the farm. When you visit Ambrosia Farm for U-Pick produce or berries, or visit us at farmers market, we offer 15% off your total purchase. Additionally, any time you would like to place a pre-order for additional produce, we provide our members 15% off pricing on available crops. Stocking up throughout the season and preserving food when readily available ensures you can enjoy top quality produce and canned or frozen food all year around.
Ambrosia Farm’s CSA Program is an integral part of our farming operation. We are glad you are considering joining as a member and hope to incentivize you to encourage your friends to sign up. When a new CSA member joins and lists you as a referral, Ambrosia Farm will give you a $15 farm voucher to be applied towards Farmstand purchases or your next year CSA membership fee.
We promise to deliver fresh produce for your weekly share. Members, please remember to pick up your produce, or call someone to pick-up for you. Logistics of connecting with you to organize another pickup can become overwhelming for us throughout the season. If you forget or something came up, call or email us to schedule another pick-up. We will hold missed shares for up to a week but can no longer guarantee peak freshness for late pick-ups.
Getting away to enjoy summer is important for everyone. We get it, and rest assured we offer two weeks vacation credit for Full Shares, and Greens Shares, and one week for Half Shares. $25 in farm credit ($7.50 for greens shares) will be issued to you for the share/shares you miss while you’re away. When you know that you’ll be out of town and won’t make a CSA pick-up, please let us know at least a week ahead of time in order to receive your credit.
Farm credits will be issued as a gift certificate. These are redeemable at our Farmers Market Stand, a future CSA membership, or when you place a Pre-Order.