Cultivator Veggie CSA

    joe - smallHow does it work?

    CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, which allows you to invest in the success of local farms while ensuring your access to fresh, sustainably grown food. GRuB’s CSA is designed for folks who want to support our greater mission while receiving great produce and flowers. You pay for your share up front at the beginning of the season, which means we have enough funds in our coffers to pay for farm supplies and staffing to grow the amazing food and then you reap the benefits!

    What’s included in my share? 

    Each week you’ll take home a box of fresh seasonal vegetables, fruit and herbs as well as a small bouquet of seasonal flowers. Everything you’ll receive in your box is sustainably grown right here on the GRuB Farm. Each box will include a newsletter covering farm happenings, recipes, GRuB updates, and special youth writings.

    Is CSA right for me?

    Our CSA share is a “full share” and on average would feed a household of four. While there are many different types of veggies, fruits and herbs that grow well in the Northwest, we try to focus on growing what our customers have told us they’ll cook and eat most. Occasionally, we’ve been told by members that sometimes they receive too much produce. There are two beautiful ways to handle this situation should it ever arise:
    1) Put any excess produce in our donation box at the farm and we’ll make sure it goes to youth in our GRuB School program or to the food bank.
    2) Connect with a neighbor, friend or family member and spread the good food around. It’s a great excuse to cook a big meal and gather around the table.

    Summer CSA

    For 16 weeks from late June to early October, you’ll pick up your weekly share of healthy, local produce at the GRuB Farm in West Olympia and we’ll also send good food home with youth in our GRuB School program. These same youth tend the farm, harvest for the CSA and are responsible for the high quality of your boxes.

    Our summer CSA shares cost $550 for 16 weeks of yummy produce (be sure to check out our Earlybird Special details below!). That may be a tad more than some other CSAs in our area (not by much), but that’s because a portion of the cost goes to subsidize the produce that we send home with youth in our GRuB School program each week. Your support enables low-income and disengaged youth to bring the fruits of their labor home. This reduces strain on the family budget and often introduces healthier food into the family diet. Upon request, we can provide a tax deductible receipt for the portion of your payment which is above typical fair-market value.

    Fall CSA

    We typically offer a 7 week fall CSA from early October to late November. You’ll pick up your weekly share of healthy, local produce at the GRuB Farm in West Olympia and we’ll also send good food home with youth in our GRuB School program. These same youth tend the farm, harvest for the CSA and are responsible for the high quality of your boxes. Typical fall shares include 10-15 items a week, such as winter squash, kale, salad mix, broccoli, cabbage, leeks, onions, carrots, beets, and tomatoes.

    Our fall CSA shares cost $210 for 7 weeks of yummy produce. That may be a tad more than some other CSAs in our area (not by much), but that’s because a portion of the cost goes to subsidize the produce that we send home with youth in our GRuB School program each week. Your support enables low-income and disengaged youth to bring the fruits of their labor home. This reduces strain on the family budget and often introduces healthier food into the family diet. Upon request, we can provide a tax deductible receipt for the portion of your payment which is above typical fair-market value.

    How do I sign up?

    FALL 2014 CSA: The 2014 Fall CSA will begin on October 3rd. Reserve your CSA by making your $210 full payment now.

    If you are unable to register or pay online for any reason, please contact us at 360-753-5522 or grub@goodgrub.org

    SUMMER 2015 CSA: There are two options for those who are ready to sign-up for our 2015 Summer CSA:

    Option 1
    Make a $100 deposit online now and then set up a payment plan with us for the remainder of the $550.
    PLEASE NOTE: CSAs must be paid for in full before the first week of the season. For those unable to complete their payment plan, we are not able to offer refunds as CSAs are designed to help farms offset expenses necessary to start production prior to the growing season. Instead, we will shift your payments to a fully tax-deductible donation and send you a receipt for your taxes. 

    Option 2
    Make your $550 full payment now.
    Full payments received by May 15, 2015 will receive an Earlybird bonus – your choice of a GRuB t-shirt or cookbook!

    If you are unable to register or pay online for any reason, please contact us at 360-753-5522 or grub@goodgrub.org

    Other local farms offering CSA shares: These are just a few of the local farms we know and love. Check the Thurston County Farm Map for most current listings and information.