Above are images of example shares from last year’s 2021/22 winter season

We’re excited to announce that CSA Sign Ups

for the 2022/23 winter growing season are now open!  

Working Hands Farm Winter CSA at a glance:

  • The Winter CSA is scheduled for every other week pick ups (12 shares picked up over 24 weeks).  Click here to see the pick up calendar.
  • The total cost of the Winter Share is $750 for 6 months of local, seasonal, organically grown vegetables.
  • Share size increasing: A diverse selection of 12 – 14 unique veggies in each share (from 8-12 items in season’s past).
  • Each share will contain enough veggies to meet the needs of a household for one week per pick up. An average of 28lbs per share.
  • Extended CSA season: we’re starting the season earlier than ever and extending it too!
  • A large variety of vegetables, including many you can’t get at the store!
  • Convenient pick-up at the farm in Hillsboro on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s from 3:00-6:30pm
  • Know your farmers, know your food: Everything we (Jess and Brian) grow is produced using organic methods that work in conjunction with the soil and ecosystem on our farm.  

3 Steps to Signing Up:

  1. Read all about the 2022 Winter CSA Season Below (the Who, What, Where, Why, When & How Much)
  2. Fill out the CSA Sign Up Form & Member Agreement form for On Farm Pick Up
  3. Submit payment (within two weeks of filling out the form) to reserve your share!  Mail or drop off a check at the farm or Make a Payment Online.

Read Below for all the details!

When does the Winter CSA begin?  

  • The WHF Winter CSA will run from November 15th/16th – April 18th/19th, a total of 12 Winter Shares over the course of 24 weeks!
  • On Farm Pick Ups will take place on Tuesday’s & Wednesday’s at the farm from 3:00-6:30pm. You will choose your assigned pick up day in the Member Agreement and Sign Up Form.
  • Please note: On Farm Winter CSA Pick Up schedule: ALL members will be on the same pick up weeks (every other week pick up). See calendar below.

CSA Member Benefits:

  • With every CSA Share you will be emailed a detailed list of vegetables (how to use them) and 6-8 recipes that correspond with the veggies in that weeks share.
  • In addition to your winter 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!

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 12-14 items (dependent on weather) in each share.  Each share will contain enough veggies to meet the needs of a household for one week per pick up. An average of 28lbs per share. Check out the slideshow below to see past year’s 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, Leeks, Rapini, Chard, Spring onions, Fennel, Braising Mix, Kohlrabi, Parsley, Microgreens, Cilantro and more…!

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How do I Sign Up?

  1. Fill out the CSA Member Agreement Form: https://workinghandsfarm.com/winter-csa-sign-up/ 
  2. Submit payment (within two weeks of filling out the form) to reserve your share!  Mail or drop off a check at the farm or Make a Payment Online.

What is the cost for the Winter CSA?

$150 Deposit + $300 First Payment + $300 Second Payment = $750

How do I make a Payment?

  • 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. 
  • 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 (8:00am-6:30pm).  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 by Check (mail): Make checks out to ‘Working Hands Farm’ and send it to 7705 SW River Rd. Hillsboro, OR 97123.

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. Keep in mind, we will be limiting our CSA so we encourage you pay your deposit ASAP.
  • After paying the deposit of $150, the first payment of $300 is due by September 15th second payment of $300 is due by October 15th

Where are farm pick ups located?

What happens if I’m unable to pick up my share?

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.

What happens if there is inclement weather?

In the event of inclement weather we may have to move pick ups to the following week and will communicate that through email.

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 organic 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 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.

A note from your farmers on Winter Growing..

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 six 95′ x 30′ high tunnels and 8 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!