Our 2019 CSA shares are OPEN!
Welcome to Mama Tee’s Farmstead 2019 CSA season! We have another exciting year ahead! Farmer’s Carrie and PJ are eager to grow vegetables and meats this year for our local community and customers. We will be offering not only our full and half vegetable and fruit shares but also SEASONAL vegetable shares as well, which includes spring, summer, and fall share options. We are also happy to be offering Mama Tee’s FULL BOUNTY share which includes a combination of a full vegetable, a biweekly egg, and a farm preserve shares all rolled into a discounted price. Several additional shares include pastured eggs, as well as pasture-raised chicken and meat. The egg and chicken shares both have an additional winter season and the meat share is winter only.
We grow over 60 varieties of vegetables and fruits and tend to chickens, goats, and pigs in the fields. We use agro-ecological principles and practices (sometimes referred to as “beyond organic” or regenerative) to promote soil health, ecological diversity, and community well being on the farm.
Check out our egg, chicken and combo meat shares are available too. Our meat share includes pasture-raised pork, chicken, and chevon. Through our tireless efforts we provide a great and humane living environment for our animals that roam and forage among 5 acres of pastures. This results in healthier animals and tastier meats! We never use antibiotics or hormones in any of our animals and our chickens and pigs are supplemented using a GMO-free, locally milled feed.
What is a CSA anyway?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a shared commitment between farmer and consumer ( or share holder—YOU) that helps the farmers pay up front costs in the time we need it most and supplies the share holder with a plethora of vegetables, herbs, fruits, eggs, meats and/or preserves each week during the season. CSA’s share the benefits and costs of farm production with its members, thus keeping everyone in the community connected to where their food comes from and keeping the farm’s practices transparent and open. There is no better way (other than growing your own) to connect with your food and farmer than joining a CSA.
How Mama Tee’s CSA works…
Starting in January, members can sign up for the CSA share they choose. Then, when your chosen season begins, you will pick up your box full of produce (and/or eggs, meat, preserves, etc.) either at a designated location: Farm, Willamina, Sheridan, SE, NE – 2 locations, or SW Portland) or have it delivered to your chosen place (delivery option). The season length varies depending on which option you chose. Vegetable shares are weekly, egg shares are weekly or biweekly, meat shares are monthly. Your full share includes anywhere between 7 and 12 items and is estimated to feed 2-4 moderate veggie eaters. The half share usually includes between 4 and 7 items and is estimated to feed 1-2 moderate to light veggie eaters. If you chose shares which exceed $100, payment plans are available with the downloadable form. Just download the CSA Form, fill out the information, sign and mail it in with your choice of payment required on the form. Want to use a credit or debit card to sign up online today? You can submit all your information, sign up, and pay online by STARTING HERE!
Here are some examples, by season, of items that might be in your weekly share:
Mama Tee’s is happy and proud to be able to accept SNAP/EBT benefits again this year for ALL of our CSA shares and ALL farm store products! For more information, download our SNAP CSA agreement.
The three ways to purchase your shares:
- Online: submit membership form and purchase shares
- Download CSA Membership Form – fill it out and send it and payment in the mail
- SNAP members – Download SNAP form, fill it out and send it in the mail with required information on the form
Check out our delivery areas in the Portland and West Valley (areas within the red lines):