I have had many loyal friends of our farm ask me how they can help save the farm and help shoulder the costs of sustaining an orchard as a young farmer. One of the ideas that I came up with is starting an all fruit local CSA. That's right ONLY FRUIT. Including a generous amount of cherries, blueberries, apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums, apples and pears all freshly harvested from our orchard. If you would be willing to commit to joining Mt. View Orchards CSA and invest now to help out this will be a lovely and delicious partnership that would be a real practical way to invest in our farms future.
I love when our CSA families come out to the farm to taste and see where their fruit has been raised all year. Look as these adorable young farmers harvesting with all their farming hearts.
Joining the Mt. View Orchards Community Supported Agriculture 2016 is a lovely way to partner with your grateful farmer and experience the local growing season.
CSA members of the farm purchase a share in advance (MARCH), committing to the farm for the season and helping cover the initial annual costs of the farm operation. In return, members receive boxes of the farm’s produce or products throughout the growing season, as well as satisfaction gained from reconnecting to the land and being more knowledgeable of local food production. Once harvesting begins(July), members pick-up a weekly box of fresh fruit. There is no need to buy tasteless fruit in big box stores that were harvested long before their natural sweetness has fully developed. When you can buy directly from your local farmer who grows fantastic, tree-ripened fruit for their region. Its a WIN/WIN! Buying directly from a farmer matters. Its a better price for both of us. Please consider buying locally and friending my farm.
Dates: July 11th to October 24th-(16 weeks)
Available Drop Locations: Portland(West/Eastside) Our farm, Hood River, The Dalles
Attention: Madras/Bend if we can get enough CSA members to join(40 households needed) we want to start a drop site there. Also potential drop sites are in White Salmon and Vancouver, Washington(40 households needed) Consider talking to your friends and neighbors about the the opportunity of partnering with a local farm/farmer in their community for this delicious collaboration.
What if I go on vacation? Donate your box to your neighbor/friend or we can donate it to the Oregon Food Bank. We are a generous farm and love offering fresh local fruit to everyone in our region
WE RUN A FULL SEASON CSA FROM THE 11TH OF JULY THROUGH THE END OF OCTOBER. 16 WEEKS - $600
Each week members receive 3/4 bushel of fresh, seasonal local fruit along with a farm update and recipe/preservation suggestions. Be ready for some unexpected bonuses too!
Its an ample and generous amount of fruit and some households share their weekly CSA box with another CSA family and other CSA families plow through their whole box each and every week!
Last year, 30 households joined us in our first year and I would love to invite you all back to carrying on your partnership with our farm in 2016! I am hoping to double our CSA shares this year friends, and ask you to consider signing up for the Mt. View Orchards 2016 All Fruit CSA! Thank you to everyone who has responded to the call to help save my small family farm. Sure do love you all and appreciate your support, xoxo your grateful farmer.