Cultivator Veggie CSA

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How does it work?

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Members invest in the success of local farms while ensuring your access to fresh, sustainably grown food. You pay for your share up front, which means we have enough funds to pay for farm supplies and staffing to grow the amazing food you’ll be enjoying!

What’s included in my share?

Each week you’ll take home a box of fresh seasonal vegetables, fruits and herbs, as well as a small bouquet of seasonal flowers (as available). Everything you’ll receive in your box is sustainably grown right here on the GRuB Farm, by youth, interns, volunteers and staff, without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. You’ll also receive a weekly e-newsletter covering what’s in your box, farm happenings, recipes, GRuB updates, and special youth writings. This year, you will also receive a 10% discount off produce sold at either of our market stands. Just mention to the staff that you are in our CSA.

What makes the GRuB CSA different?

A portion of what you pay for your share goes to subsidize the produce that we send home and prepare with youth in our GRuB School program each week, as well as the food that we send to the Thurston County Food Bank throuout the growing season. The youth in our GRuB School program tend the farm thought out the year, harvest for the CSA and markets, work the onsite farm stand, and are responsible for the high quality of your boxes. 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.

Another benefit of our CSA is that you can pay for it using your EBT card. For more info on how this works, contact farm@goodgrub.org .

Is CSA right for me?

photo 1 (6)Our CSA share is a “full share” and, on average, feeds a household of four. We try to focus on growing what our customers have told us they’ll cook and eat most.

Summer CSA

  1. On average, feeds a household of four. We try to focus on growing what our customers have told us they’ll cook and eat most, with the occasional interesting item to pique the veggie interest of members (for the unique items, we will include a recipe in our newsletter to help you out.) Shares cost $550, for 16 weeks(late June to early October). Typical fall shares include 10-15 items a week, such as summer squash, kale, salad mix, broccoli, cabbage, leeks, onions, carrots, beets, berries, beans, peas, and tomatoes. You also receive a hand-bouquet as long as flowers are available. Pick up is from the onsite GRuB cooler, available anytime between Fridays after ,1 until Sunday night. You’ll bring your own bag or container to take the food home. If you decide you need more goodies, you’ll receive a 10% discount anytime you shop at our farmstand.

 

MarketStand CSA Small Share:

  1. Exciting new option! These shares cost $250.00, lasting 14 weeks starting the first week in July. Items will be picked up from our onside Wednesday Farm Stand, between 4 and 7pm. The format is a bit different than our regular share, in that it is fewer items and you have the opportunity to customize it. You will pick 7 of 14 listed items to take home.

Fall CSA

Shares cost $210 for 7 weeks (early October to late November). Typical fall shares include 10-15 items a week, such as winter squash, kale, salad mix, broccoli, cabbage, leeks, onions, carrots, beets, and tomatoes. Pick up is from the onsite GRuB cooler, available Thursdays after 5, until Sunday night. Bring your own bag or container to take the food home in.   Like the other shares, if you decide you need more goodies, you’ll receive a 10% discount anytime you shop at our Farm Stand.

How do I sign up?


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

Option 1
Make your $550 full payment now.
Full payments received by March 31, 2015 will receive an Earlybird bonus – your choice of a GRuB t-shirt or cookbook!

Option 2
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. 

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

FALL  CSA: The Fall CSA typically begins in early October. 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

Testimonials

“What’s better than a “2 for 1?” Going to GRUB to pick up my weekly CSA produce instead of going to the grocery store to get it! As a bonus I get a beautiful freshly cut bouquet of flowers each week too! When you sign up for a GRUB CSA you are not only getting absolutely wonderful fresh produce, you are participating in the opportunities it gives to so many youth who work there. I can’t wait to go in the cooler, pick up my box and see what’s inside. I think about what it took to grow such a variety of items and what amazing things our kids and volunteers are learning from working on the farm. I am so proud to share my support of GRUB with anyone I know or meet, even the checkers at the grocery store. It’s always a great to go back to GRuB, where my son was in the first group of students invited to participate. Count me in every year! ”
– Terri Dashiell

“After volunteering a few times at GRuB, I was intrigued by their CSA program. How did they manage to pull a group of high school kids together to grow food in addition to all the other things they were learning? So I signed up for a fall share, knowing that at least my CSA membership was supporting a good cause, regardless of what my veggies might look like. But we were very happy with all the fresh yummy produce in our box each week–leeks, greens of all kinds, brussel sprouts, potatoes, cucumbers, carrots, kiwis, raspberries–enough to share with another family. And, as a volunteer, it was very cool to see the kids working together, teaching me what to do, having a good time with each other but learning and growing, too. I give the GRuB CSA program two thumbs up!”
– Joy Nguyen