Join GRuB's Farm Share CSA!
GRuB sells shares of the beautiful flowers and fresh veggies grown on our farm each year! Our CSAs are available for community purchase at the beginning of each growing season, and they go quick. Interested? Read on!
How Does the GRuB Farm Share CSA Work?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSA members pay up-front for a share of farm produce for an entire season and receive weekly boxes of fresh, seasonal, sustainably-grown food. It’s a direct farm-to-table relationship between consumer and grower. Membership supports small farms by helping cover up-front supply and staffing costs and sharing in each season’s risks and rewards. GRuB CSAs also support programs like GRuB School and thousands of pounds of food donations each year.
What’s Included in My Share?
Each week, members take home a box of fresh seasonal vegetables, fruit, and herbs, as well as a small bouquet of seasonal flowers (as available). Everything in the share is sustainably grown right here on the GRuB Farm by youth, interns, volunteers, and staff, and without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. Members receive weekly e-newsletters about their box of produce, farm-based activities and events, recipes, general GRuB updates, and special youth writings.
Members also receive a 10% discount off produce sold at our farm stand.
What Makes GRuB's CSA Different?
A portion of what folks pay for their 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 produce that we provide to seniors through our senior share in partnership with Senior Service for the South Sound, and food that we send to the Thurston County Food Bank throughout the growing season. The youth in our GRuB School program spend class time learning on the GRuB Farm, tend the farm throughout the year, harvest for the CSA and markets, work the onsite farm stand, and are responsible for the high quality of the produce. Member support enables low-income and disengaged youth to bring the fruits of their labor home, reducing strain on the family budget and providing healthy food for their families.
In order to make our CSA shares as accessible as possible, we accept SNAP/EBT and offer monthly payment plans. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those unable to fulfill 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.
If you are unable to register or pay online for any reason, please contact us at 360-753-5522 or email@example.com.
Interested in sponsoring a CSA for an elder in your community? Learn more here!
Shares cost $210 for 7 weeks (October 5th-November 15th). 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.
The Fall CSA typically begins in early October. Reserve your CSA by making your $210 full payment now.
Fall Small Share CSA
Our Fall Small Share CSA shares costs $125 for 7 weeks of yummy produce. 6-9 Items a week, such as winter squash, kale, salad mix, broccoli, cabbage, leeks, onions, carrots, beets, tomatoes etc.
Summer CSA Share
PLEASE NOTE: CSAs Must Be Paid In Full Before The First Week Of The Season.
On average, our Regular CSA box 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).
There are two options for those who are ready to sign up for our Summer CSA.
Pay in Full
Make your $550 full payment now. Full payments received by March 15, 2016 will receive an Early Bird bonus – your choice of a GRuB t-shirt or cookbook!
Make a $100 deposit online now and then set up a payment plan with us for the remainder of the $550.
Market Stand CSA Small Share
These shares cost $250.00, lasting 14 weeks starting the first day of our onsite farm stand, usually the first week in July. Pick up is at our onsite Farm Stand, Wednesdays, between 3 and 6pm. The format is a bit different than our regular share. It is fewer items, and you have the opportunity to customize it. You will pick 7 of 14 listed items to take home. Items will vary throughout the season and include things like herbs, lettuce, carrots, beets, tomatoes, peppers, kale, squash, and onions. You’ll also receive 10% off any additional items you want to stock up on from the farm stand.
SIGN UP FOR MARKET STAND CSA SMALL SHARE
Make your $250 full payment now. Full payments received by March 15, 2018 will receive an early bird bonus– a GRuB cookbook!