A traditional CSA or Community Supported Agriculture program consists of a farmer offering a certain number of CSA shares to the public. You pay a large sum upfront and throughout the growing season you will receive a weekly box of seasonal produce. Traditionally, you have no choice of what’s in the box.
Trempler Family Farms’ CSA is a non traditional and much more relaxed. You pay only $15 week for a box tailored to you & your family’s tastebuds. Here’s how it works:
I will text you (or use another form of communication that’s easy for you) a list of available produce that week.
You text back and tell me if there’s anything you don’t care for or are allergic to.
You pick up* at the farm stand on a day that is convenient for you or at the Southtown Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays from 5pm-7pm and pay at the time of pickup**.
*Delivery is available in Corvallis during regular business hours for a $5 delivery charge. $5 delivery charge is still applied for no shows or those who are later than 15 minutes.
**Pay in cash, Square cash (aka Cash App), or PayPal. Let me know if you have another preferred way to pay.
If you’re going to be out of town, no worries! Just text me back, let me know, and I will text you the following week. You do not lose any money because you did not pay upfront.
If I am going to be out of town, I will let you know ASAP so you can plan your meals accordingly.
The CSA season runs from May to October. Mother Nature is unpredictable. I can usually count on having $15 worth of produce for you weekly; however, if I can’t provide that amount of produce we can adjust the amount to a $10 CSA. Alternatively, if there is an abundance of produce and you would like to up your CSA from a $15 to a $20 for one or multiple weeks, I can do that for you too.
Add ons available such as homemade jelly, bbq sauce, juice, pancake syrup, and more!
CSA members get first dibs on the best produce. Looking to can? CSA members get first dibs and a discount on bulk purchases.
What you can expect each season:
Months of April, May and June. Spring is green veggie heavy.
-Mostly greens, some broccoli, peas, radishes, possibly early tomatoes, strawberries, herbs etc
Example $15 Week: 2 gallon ziplock of mixed lettuce, radish bunch, 1 gallon of broccoli, pint of strawberries
July, August, September, 1st 2 weeks of October
-Tomatoes, Peppers, Summer Squashes, Winter Squash, Pumpkins, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Beans, Chiles, Carrots, Herbs, Garlic, Fruits (may include grapes, apples, pears, plums, and cherries), etc
Example $15 Week: 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, 3 heirloom tomatoes, 1 cucumber, 1 zucchini, 1 summer squash, a clove of garlic, 1 pint of beans, 3 Gravenstein apples
Example Week with Preserves Option: 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, 2 heirloom tomatoes, 1 cucumber, 1 zucchini, 1 pint of beans, 2 Gravenstein apples, 1 pint salsa
Example of Add On Produce: Howden Carving Pumpkin in October
Middle of October until the season ends and as produce is available.
Greens, Brussel Sprouts, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Winter Squash, Pie Pumpkins
Example Week: A pint of Brussels Sprouts, 1 Cabbage, 1 Cauliflower, Acorn Squash, Head of Garlic
Example Week with Preserves and Eggs: 1 Cauliflower, 3 eggs, 1 half pint jelly
Please return coolers, ice packs, jars, and other containers.
Example of Farmer/CSA Customer Text Interaction:
Farmer Lindsey: This week I have tomatoes, potatoes, onions, summer squash, cucumbers, garlic, apples, pears, eggs, broccoli, eggplant and green beans.
You: I don’t like eggplant and I just bought garlic but I really would love extra cherry tomatoes
Farmer Lindsey: No problem, see you tomorrow when you pick up your box!
Then you’d see in your $15 box: 2 pints tomatoes, 1 pint green beans, 2 apples, 2 pears, 1 summer squash, 1 pint potatoes, 1 yellow onion
Because of the small amount of CSA customers, I can spend more time customizing the CSA box to fit your needs. You won’t always get everything that I list in the text, but you will always be able to customize.
Pickup times anytime from 8am-8pm Monday-Sunday (unless otherwise discussed)
Preferred to have contact via text or email so I can reference older discussions.
Do you still have questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Call/Text 231-750-9321Share This: