Above are the images of each share from last year’s 2020/21 winter season!

Our 2021 Winter CSA Sign Ups are now OPEN!

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We are offering two types of zero contact CSA Shares for the Winter:

Weekly & Bi-Weekly Shares with On Farm Pick Up.

Thank you all for supporting us (Jess and Brian) and our small farm.  We’re excited to grow for our 7th Winter Growing Season and have been busy seeding, starting and prepping the soil for some fresh eating winter goods.   We will be limiting our CSA so we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible.

WHF Winter CSA details for the 2021/2022 growing season:

When does the Winter CSA begin?  

  • The WHF Winter CSA will run from the first week of December – the first week of April, a total of 18 Weekly Shares or 9 Bi-Weekly Shares!  That’s 4 1/2 months of delicious CSA veggies!
  • On Farm Pick Ups will take place on Tuesday’s & Wednesday’s at the farm from 3:00-6:30pm.
  • Please note: There will be NO on Farm CSA pick up the week of Christmas (12/21 & 12/22).

Note about Home Delivery: At this time we are not offering a home delivery option for the 2021 Winter CSA.  If this is something you need in order to participate in the Winter program please fill out this form and we will contact you later this Fall if that should change.  Keep in mind that the Winter CSA is limited so if you can arrange to pick up your share on the farm please sign up and pay asap!

Weekly Share Members

will begin CSA the first week of December (11/30 or 12/1) and continue until the first week of April for a total of 18 shares.  That’s 4 1/2 months of delicious CSA veggies!  *Note: there will not be a CSA distribution the week of Christmas (12/21 & 12/22).

Bi-Weekly Share Members

receive their produce every other week starting either the first or second week in December (a total of 9 shares over the course of 18 weeks).  Members will receive their shares on weeks 1,3,5,7, etc… or 2,4,6,8, etc… depending on your assigned CSA start date (the farmers assign the start date).  *Note: there will not be a CSA distribution the week of Christmas (12/21 & 12/22).

CSA Member Benefits:

  • With every CSA Share you will be emailed a detailed list of vegetables (how to use them) and 4-8 recipes that correspond with the veggies in that weeks share.
  • In addition to your weekly fruits and veggies you will receive a weekly newsletter full of beautiful photos and updates about the farm.
  • Exclusive access to our Working Hands Farm CSA Members page to share recipe ideas, kitchen prep successes, food preservation ideas etc.  You have permission to get creative in the kitchen!  Now go for it!

To give you an idea of what last years Winter CSA looked like…

We started our Winter CSA journey on December 1st and we made it all the way to April!  Our expectation for the Winter Shares was 8-12 items (depending on weather) in each share.   Over the course of 18 weeks, Farmer Brian and I grew, harvested and distributed 69,000lbs (2,200 shares) of winter produce with 12-16 items in each weekly share!  Blowing away expectations!  We were also impressed with the variety of veggies we harvested through the winter months – most weeks we had more fresh picked produce than storage veggies which is amazing (even in the coldest and darkest of winter days)!   To top it all off, it was an average of 576lbs per weekly share which comes in around $1.52/lb of produce.

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How does zero contact On Farm Pick Up work?

We will be pre-packing everyone’s share as a “TO GO” style CSA for a simple and easy pick up.  CSA shares will be pre-packed “to go” in sanitized bins in the CSA room.Take 1 bin to your vehicle and transfer it’s contents into your own bags/box etc.  DO NOT TAKE OUR BINS HOME WITH YOU.

What kind of winter veggies will be included throughout the season?

The winter share will include 8-12 items (dependent on weather) in each weekly share.  The shares will be slightly smaller than those of the Spring, Summer and Fall.  Check out the slideshow below to see last years Winter CSA shares.

Shares will include a mix of storage crops and fresh field crops:  Arugula, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Herbs, Onions, Spaghetti Squash, Pie pumpkins, Heirloom Winter Squash, Garlic, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Beets, Herbs, Celeriac, Celery, Winter Greens, big beautiful lettuces, Mustards, Potatoes, Chicories, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Kale, Collards, Bok Choi, Chinese Cabbage, Spinach, Storage Tomatoes, Shallots, Radish, Turnip, Romanesco, Scallions,  Rapini, Parsnips, Rutabaga, Leeks, Rapini, Chard, Spring onions, Fennel, Braising Mix, Kohlrabi, Parsley, Microgreens, Cilantro and more…!

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What is the cost for the Winter CSA?

Weekly Share (18 weeks/shares total) $894

Bi-Weekly Share (9 weeks/shares total) $518

How to Sign Up?

In order to reserve your share we require a $150 deposit that is non-refundable and is applied toward the total cost of the CSA.  The deposit is due within two weeks of submitting the CSA member contract.  Once your deposit of $150 is received we will send you a confirmation email welcoming you to our CSA program.

Important!!!  We encourage those members who can, to pay more than the deposit upon signing up,  to help your farmers absorb the initial expenses that happen at the beginning of the season.

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How to Make a Payment?

Mail a Check, Drop off payment at the farm or Make Payment Online:

Pay by Check (mail): Make checks out to ‘Working Hands Farm’ and send it to 7705 SW River Rd. Hillsboro, OR 97123.

Pay by Check via drop off on the farm: If you would like to drop off your payment in form of a check on the farm, there is clearly marked white CSA lockbox located at the red barn (on your left when you pull in).    Please drop it off during regular business hours (9-6pm)Click here to see where to drop off your check! We check it daily.  Checks only!  Please make sure to put the shareholders name & type of share in the memo.

Pay Online Visit our Online Farmstore http://workinghandsfarmstore.com to pay online.  Please note that the online payment option includes the 3% + .30 online processing fee.  If you wish to avoid this online fee you can pay by check. 

When is payment due?

Your non-refundable deposit (checks or online payment!) of $150 will be due within two weeks of signing up in order to reserve your share in the CSA. We encourage those members who can, to pay more than the deposit upon signing up,  to help your farmers absorb the initial expenses that happen at the beginning of the season.

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Upon receiving your deposit we will confirm with you to let you know space is still available. If we receive your deposit after the CSA is already full we will inform you that we have already reached capacity and we will promptly nullify the deposit/full payment and give you the option of joining our waitlist.

Payment deadlines:

Weekly Members (On Farm Pick Up) deposit of $150 due upon signing up first payment of $372 is due by September 15th second payment of $372 is due by October 15th

 Bi-Weekly Members (On Farm Pick Up) deposit of $150 is due upon signing up first payment of $184 is due by September 15th second payment of $184 is due by October 15th

Where are farm pick ups located?

What happens if we can’t come pick up our share or if we will be out of town the week of a pick up?

Try to have a friend, family member, neighbor, co-worker etc pick it up for you or for themselves.  If you can’t find anyone who wants the veggies than please give us 48hr notice so we don’t harvest for you.  All unclaimed CSA shares are donated or recycled back into the farms ecosystem in the most sustainable way possible in order to minimize waste.

Is it important to sign up early? 

Yes! It is important to sign up and pay for your share as early as possible for two reasons: to reserve your CSA share, as shares are limited and our memberships fills up every year, and to help your farmers absorb the initial expenses in the beginning of the season.

Why Our Farm?

  • To gain access to the healthiest, freshest and most delicious food available.
  • To have the peace of mind that all the food you are eating is being grown safely and thoughtfully on one farm by Jess and Brian your two farmers.
  • To support the local food system and the local economy.
  • To be more connected to the seasonal bounty!
  • To convince your kids that veggies are awesome! Parents tell us constantly that their kids are now eating their veggies because they know their farmers.
  • To try new types of veggies, learn new delicious recipes and learn all the tricks to efficient and healthy food prep!
  • To gain a greater sense of your community.
  • To have a farm to visit and explore with family and friends at member pick up, farm days, etc!
  • To be proud of the fact that your investment is preserving a small farm in your community for future generations to enjoy!
  • To have access to our Working Hands Farm CSA Members page  to share recipe ideas, kitchen prep successes, food preservation ideas etc.

The Winter Bounty in 2020 recap! 

We started our 2020 Winter CSA journey on December 1st and we made it all the way to the first week of April!  Our expectation for the Winter Shares was 8-12 items (dependent on weather) in each share.   Over the course of 18 weeks, Farmer Brian, Rob and I have grown, harvested and distributed 69,000lbs of winter produce with 12-16 items in each weekly share!

We were also impressed with the variety of veggies we harvested through the winter months – most weeks we had more fresh picked produce than storage veggies which is amazing (even in the coldest and darkest of winter days)!   To top it all off, it was an average of 576lbs per weekly share which comes in around $1.52/lb of produce.

So many different kind of goodies in the winter shares…Lettuce mix, winter mix, microgreens, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, collards, garlic, greens mix, kale, kalettes, leeks, lettuce heads, onions, herbs (thyme, oregano, sage), pac choi, parsley, purple sprouting broccoli, pumpkins, radish, rapini, radicchio, romanesco, shallots, spaghetti squash, microgreens , spinach, sweet potatoes, swiss chard, turnips, winter squash and more!

For those of you looking to join us for a delicious winter growing season it is important to understand that the winter weather is more variable than other times of the year. Crop losses can happen from a hard freeze, disease pressure, bugs, etc…  and many of these things will be out of your farmers control, winter season perhaps, more than any other, speaks to the nature of CSAs shared risk.   We’ve been through just about every bit of weather you can experience the last few winters… hail, sleet, ice rain, torrential down pours, SNOW (more than once and 12 inches!), high winds, frigid temps (12 degrees for successional days)… and through it all we always had food to put on the table (see the shares image at the top of the page).  You invest in the farm and the farmers and we do our very best to provide you with organic seasonal produce that is sure to inspire.  Your favorite farmers have taken measures to give the Winter CSA the best possible chance at success like building a pole barn for storing, washing and packing, building three 95′ x 30′ high tunnels and 6 caterpillar tunnels for tender greens, a storage cooler, investing in specialty winter hardy crops, a pellet stove for our propagation house (microgreens etc) etc…

All that said,  you have gotten to know Brian and I, and our work ethic over the course of this season (and for the majority of you over several seasons) and you know we will do our very best to ensure you have food on your table all winter long!

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Thank you for supporting your local farm!