What is a CSA?
While new in
name, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
brings us back to an earlier time; a time
when people knew where their food came from,
ate in harmony with the seasons, and enjoyed
a delicious, healthy diet of pure, fresh
A CSA farming
operation is a combined effort between a
farm and a community of supporters (known as
harvest shareholders, members, shareholders)
that creates a direct relationship between
the production and consumption of the fruits
and vegetable: Each season the harvest
shareholders provide payment up front for
their shares. The payment is then used by
the farm to operate, grow and assure quality
fruit for you during the season's harvest.
Operating costs include seeds, labor,
growing supplies and soil-building
amendments. Most CSA’s disclose that if they
lose their crop, you lose your weekly supply
plus your money. At ProFarm Produce we do
things a little bit different. We have been
farming for 4 generations and our
relationship with other farmers grows deep.
If we were to lose our crop for some
unforeseen reason, we will use our contacts
in the farming industry to assure that you
will still receive your weekly basket.
The CSA model
is an economically viable way for small
scale farmers like ProFarm Produce to
produce a wide variety of high quality
fruits and vegetables. Our CSA’s main goal
is to create responsible relationships
between the grower, the consumer, the food,
and the land on which the food is grown.
How does a CSA Work?
Produce CSA Program is dedicated to
supplying you with fresh fruit and produce
on a weekly basis for 18 weeks per year
starting in June and ending in October.
When you sign
up for our CSA, you will select the location
of where you’ll be responsible for picking
up your weekly share. You will need to show
up at that farmers market you selected
between market hours. If you aren’t able to
pick up your share for whatever reason, let
us know in advance and we will work with you
to figure out a solution.
sign up, you will also be asked whether you
want to purchase a full share or
half-share. Each share will contain between
7-12 fruits and vegetables on a weekly
basis. A full share cost $475 and typically
feeds a family of 4 people or more. The
half share is for $275 and is for a smaller
family. The half share will consist of
either fewer items per week, or less
quantity of each item.
Extra fruit or
produce can be purchased at our farmers
market locations. You can contact us by
email any time with questions at
Pros & Cons of a CSA
will receive fresh, non-contaminated
fruits and vegetables.
will have the opportunity to meet and
talk to the people who are growing the
food that you are eating.
will help support a 4th generation
family farm and enjoy the highest
quality fruit and vegetables grown in
the Pacific Northwest.
will become more aware of what the true
difference is between buying at the
store and straight from the farm.
will receive a weekly newsletter and
will receive 20% off any additional
purchases at our farmer's market booths.
have the pleasure of knowing who is
eating our product and feel more
satisfaction with our work.
Farmland is preserved from development.
Farmland is preserved from harmful
community gets an economic boost when
food dollars remain within the local
will pay upfront for your share.
will need to pick up your share on a day
and farmers market that you select.
of you will receive the same assortment
of produce each week, no custom orders
(Allergies are the exception). You will
be trying new vegetables.
What is the cost and season?
The cost of
our Harvest share is $475 for a full share
and $275 for a half share. Our season runs
from mid-June through mid-October for 18