Can we get meat, eggs, or other local foods through your CSA?
Yes! We are always looking to include new things with your veggies. Our long-term goal is to offer a more ‘full-diet’ CSA including meats, eggs, honey, grains, etc. In the short-term, we are raising meat and know a number of other farmers & local producer friends with goodies to share. Email us for more info.
Are there payment options?
Yes, we have a number of options. This is the first year we will be accepting SNAP payments. If you only receive cash benefits (allowing you to buy non-food items), then we cannot process your payment. Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) will also be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. DUFB will save you $200 of the cost of a Full Share or $100 of the cost of a Partial Share. DUFB provides matching money to Diggin’ Roots Farm, making CSA more affordable while helping farmers earn a living. You are eligible if you pay with SNAP/EBT, were not a member of any CSA in 2016, and pick-up On-farm or in Portland. Additionally, while we prefer full payments upfront, we are happy to discuss cash-flow-friendlier payment plans. Please select your payment option(s) on the sign-up form.
Can I split a share with another family?
We have partial shares available. You are welcome to split any sized share with another family but we ask that you coordinate that personally and identify one contact person for farm-related communication.
When does the CSA start?
The CSA will start in mid-June. The exact start date for the season will depend on the weather & other factors: members will be informed by email of the start date 7-10 days before the first pick up.
What if I have to miss a share?
If you cannot pick-up your share, you must arrange for someone else to pick it up for you. We ask that members explain the pick-up location and procedure to any substitutes. Shares that are not retrieved during the pick-up time will be donated to a food pantry or to the drop site host.
Is there risk in joining a CSA?
We promise to do our best to provide you with a bountiful share each week. The quantity of produce can, and will, vary with the season, because each season is unique in its challenges and rewards. Some production factors -extreme weather, pests, disease – will require short-term compromise and long-term mediation. In the unlikely event of significant crop failure, our procedure is as follows:
If only a small portion of crops fail, we compensate for the failed crops by filling shares with other crops ready for harvest. If a large portion of crops fail, there may be a noticeable reduction in share size. Likewise, when crops are especially abundant, you will share in the bounty.