Join Our CSA
Connecting Latino Growers with Local Eaters
Our 2016 CSA is full for the season, please check back for more information about becoming a member!
What is CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture is a program that allows local community members to buy local fruit and vegetables directly from the source.
In most CSA relationships, the produce is distributed to members in weekly "shares," which the community members purchase in advance at the beginning of the growing season.
In the Adelante Mujeres CSA, our distributor buys local produce from many farmers, who are also Sustainable Agriculture program participants, and compiles the produce into shares for the CSA members each week.
Your fresh local produce is not just the effort of one farmer, but rather an aggregate result of a the labor of a group of hardworking Latino farmers dedicated to sustainable farming practices.
Purchasing CSA shares in the spring allows the farmers guaranteed sales throughout the season, stabilizing their income in the very hectic world of produce sales.
CSA has supported local agriculture systems since it was introduced to the United States in the 1980s, and it has since grown to over 6,000 farms across the country.
To join a CSA, members buy a share of the harvest in the Winter and Spring and receive a box of local produce each week throughout the growing season.
CSA Salsa Share
Our specialty CSA Salsa Share runs August through October, and provides ingredients and a recipe for salsa each week!
Many of our local Latino farmers love to grow peppers, onions, cilantro and tomatillos. We've crafted this Salsa Share to highlight these fabulous products and cater to local salsa lovers!
Introducing Double Up Food Bucks!
Double Up Food Bucks is part of a statewide program that provides SNAP matching funds at farmers markets and through the Portland Area CSA Coalition. This program is funded by Farmers Market Fund, a Portland-based nonprofit dedicated to improving food access, via private foundations and the USDA. Double Up Food Bucks will be matching funds to supplement the cost of CSA shares for SNAP members who are new to CSA! By making CSA membership more affordable, Double Up Food Bucks also helps farmers earn a living.
- Double Up Food Bucks are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis only.
- Only available to new CSA members (you, and anyone in your household, must not have previously been a member of any CSA).
- Only available to CSA members who pay with SNAP (formerly known as food stamps).
How to use Double Up Food Bucks for the Adelante Mujeres CSA:
- Sign-up for our CSA using the form above, and make an initial payment of $50.
- Adelante Mujeres will send you paperwork to complete and return. Please mail this paperwork back to the Portland Area CSA Coalition within 2 weeks of signing up.
- That’s it! Once the season begins, the Portland Area CSA Coalition will process your SNAP payments and provide the Double Up Food Bucks directly to the Adelante Mujeres CSA.