Greetings, friends of Ffynnon!
We are happy to announce that shares are now available for the 2016 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program at Ffynnon. A CSA is like a subscription service for vegetables, but more than that, it is a sustained relationship between you, your farmer, and the land we love out here at Ffynnon.
If you are not familiar with the concept of a CSA, these are the nuts and bolts: you purchase a “share” in the production of our farm for the 2016 season. Then, each week for 21 weeks beginning in mid-June, we will deliver farm-fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruits from the fields here at Ffynnon to designated pick-up sites in the Portland metro area. Each share is designed to meet the produce needs of a family of three to four, or a household of two serious veggie lovers. The advantages of this “subscription” concept are many: by pre-paying for your season’s vegetables, you enable the farmer to purchase seeds, supplies, and soil amendments for the whole year, eliminating the risk of borrowing against an uncertain market. In turn, you receive the freshest possible vegetables without paying the mark-up at a retail store or farmers’ market. In most cases, the produce you receive at your pick-up site in the afternoon will have just come out of the ground that morning! Each week, you will also receive a newsletter with details about what’s in your food box, along with recipes and tips for getting the most out of your share. We will also have a limited number of egg shares available from Ffynnon’s flock of happy chickens.
A share in the CSA costs $550, but we are starting the season with a $50 discount for signing up before April 30. Discounts are also available for those who become members of Ffynnon at the Warden or Elder level. Shareholders can pick up their bounty at convenient locations in the Portland area: inner Southeast (near 11th and Harrison), inner Southwest (near Nebraska and Macadam), inner Northeast (in Alameda near 27th), outer Northeast (near 102nd and Fremont), Beaverton, and Hillsboro.
For more information and to sign up for your share, visit:
We hope that our love of the land and our commitment to bringing you the best of Ffynnon’s bounty proves to be infectious. All of us here at Ffynnon thank you in advance for letting us play with your food.
Wishing you the best of health and happy eating,
Your Ffarmers at Ffynnon