Our Winter CSA
Share members receive a box of vegetables straight from the farm every other week. A full share is enough for 2 to 4 people, depending on your hunger level and diet. Members also have access to the tasty Cook With What You Have recipe archive.
We harvest vegetables for you throughout the winter on our 5 acre Certified Organic farm located in Ridgefield, WA . Organic vegetables offer more nutrients, making them the best choice for you and your family. Then, of course, there is the taste! Fresh vegetables just taste better. By joining Full Plate Farm you are also supporting fair labor practices, plant and seed diversity, water conservation, the local economy, a healthy ecosystem — and your belly!
choose a csa share:
BAKERCHIC’s BREAD SHARE
(FOR WASHINGTON PICK UP SITES ONLY)
We are excited to partner with bakerchic’s to offer organic, whole-grain bread through their Community Supported Bread (CSB) program. Their weekly menus include a variety of breads with freshly milled whole grains and grains grown in the PNW. Read more about the program here.
Pastured Egg Share
Get a dozen pastured eggs from our neighbors at Greene Jungle Farm delivered with your vegetables. Chickens are rotationally grazed on fresh pasture, supplemented with a custom feed made on the farm with no GMO corn or soy. Jim at Greene Jungle Farm says, "Our laying hens are spoiled and sing to prove it."
For a projected harvest schedule and list of vegetables that we’re growing see our 2019/2020 vegetable matrix.
$850 for a full share
$475 for a half share
Those who signed up last year have preference for this season. Those who have signed up previous years will get a 1% discount per year, up to 5%.
Due in full at the first pickup, unless we make other arrangements. We’re happy to work with you and set up a payment plan. Trades are also welcome.
We happily accept SNAP. Just choose the SNAP option when you’re signing up. Double up food bucks are back!
Picking up your vegetables
Pick up is every other week from first week of November through the first week of April, with a two week break for the December/January holidays. If a big freeze occurs, we may have to postpone a harvest.
Convenient Bin Pickup
We are offer pre-packed bins dropped at locations around town. If you’re in a hurry grab your bin and bring it back empty to swap out at the next vegetable pick up. If you have some time and don’t want the hassle of remembering your bin, just transfer to you own bags/containers be on your merry way.
Pick up sites and times:
Farm: Ridgefield, WA
NE Alberta: 9th and Mason
Thurs 5pm - Sat evening
SE Laurelhurst: 41st and Pine
Wed 3pm - Fri evening
SE 11th and Main:
Elevator Cafe + Commons
Wed 2pm-5pm + Thurs 7:30am-5pm
NW Ecotrust Building
Wed 2-6pm + Thurs 8:30-6pm
SW Becker Dr., Garden Home/Raleigh Hills
Wed 6-10pm + Thurs all day
Vancouver Yoga Center
Add your own pick-up site!
Have 5 friends or neighbors that want to sign up, too? We’ll happily consider adding your site to our drop-off rotation. Suggest a new site here.
For 2019/2020 season:
Week 1 - November 6th/7th
Week 2 - November 20th/21st
Week 3 - December 4th/5th
Week 4 - December 18th/19th
••• Holiday Break •••
Week 5 - January 8th/9th
Week 6 - January 22nd/23rd
Week 7 - February 5th/6th
Week 8 - February 19th/20th
Week 9 - March 4th/5th
Week 10 - March 18th/19th
Week 11 - April 1st/2nd
Are we Certified Organic?
Yes, we are!
How much food can I expect in a Full Share?
A Full Share feeds roughly 2-4 people. It’s usually between 16 and 23 pounds of produce. The CSA shares before the thanksgiving holiday and the winter holidays are on the bigger side, so you can share and feast more.
How much food can I expect in a Half Share?
A Half Share feeds roughly 1-2 people. It’s usually between 8 and 12 pounds of produce. The CSA shares before the thanksgiving holiday and the winter holidays are on the bigger side, so you can share and feast more.
What is CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Each season share members of the farm provide money in exchange for a weekly bounty of vegetables distributed throughout the growing season (every other week in the case of our winter season). This gives you a direct line to your food, by knowing your farming, trying new varieties and visiting the land where your food comes from. By making a commitment to the farm, you are entitled to the bounty, but also share the risk of the season. Occasionally a crop may fail due to inclement weather, disease, pest, or other conditions beyond our control. Our goal is to bring you, despite these challenges, an abundant and diverse harvest all season long. For more information on CSA check out portlandcsa.org
Why CSA might be right for you?
By joining the Full Plate Farm CSA you will receive freshly harvested vegetables. Fresh vegetables offer more nutrients to you, making them the best choice for you and your family. When vegetables are picked fresh and delivered quickly, they are not shipped thousands of miles across this land of ours. And you all know that a thousand miles is a long drive inside a car. Then, of course, there is Taste! Fresh vegetables just Taste better. You know it and we know it, they do taste better. By joining Full Plate Farm you are also supporting fair labor practices, plant and seed diversity, water conservation, the local economy, a healthy ecosystem, and your belly. We also believe in having fun.
Can I visit the farm?
Yes, come on out! We’d love to show you around. Just give us a heads up and we’ll let you know if it’s a good day to visit. A couple times a year we have harvest parties and potlucks. We’ll let you know when they are happening.
What are our farming practices?
We are a 5 acre certified organic farm. We cover crop to protect the soil from erosion, hold nutrients in place to put back at a later time, provide habitat for beneficial insects, and increase the soil’s fertility. We rotate our vegetables throughout different parts of our fields and continue to work hard at increasing the tilth of the soil. Over the years we’ve closely worked with the NRCS to manage water, nutrients and cover crops in and out of our high tunnels. We also are Certified Salmon Safe.
What will I be getting in my share?
The staples of the winter share are carrots, beets, kale, collards, chicories (endives, escaroles, radicchios), leeks, winter squash, garlic, and herbs. Mixed in throughout the season will be a smattering array of potatoes, parsnips, turnips, parsley root, rutabagas, brussels sprouts,shallots, onions, cabbage, and maybe some popcorn/dent corn if we get a warm dry October. For a projected harvest schedule and list of vegetables that we’re growing see our vegetable matrix. The matrix is part of the crop plan we make to shape the farm’s season. It is a rough draft and subject to change.
If I need to leave the CSA is the share refundable?
Once you are signed up for the CSA your payment is non-refundable, however it is transferable, so you can find someone else to take over your share if you need to leave the CSA for any reason.
I don’t see a pickup site near my house/business, how do I create a pickup site?
If you have a site that you think would be popular, let us know and we’ll consider adding it. Our driving range is limited but we can add sites that are on our route. At least 5 shares are needed to make a new site. Suggest a new site here.
Should I bring my own bags to the pick up site?
Yes, then you can transfer the vegetables from your bin to your bags and not have to worry about returning your bin the next time.