Every week, you will receive the freshest of fresh bounty directly from Myrtle Glen Farm, with a wide variety of vegetables, fruit, herbs, and mushrooms, all of which are grown using organic and sustainable practices.
What is a Weekly Farm Box?
Based on the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model, the Weekly Farm Box program is a produce box that you receive every week from Myrtle Glen Farm. It includes the freshest vegetables, fruit, herbs, mushrooms, and foraged goods that the farm has available at the time. The weekly farm box is ample produce for 2-4 people who like to cook at home. Sometimes two individual friends or co-workers will team up on a CSA share. The variety of what’s included in your box depends on the season, so a weekly share in June might include: strawberries, garlic, kale or leafy greens, lettuce, radish, broccoli, rhubarb, mushrooms and beets/carrots/potatoes. A weekly box in August could include: zucchini, tomatoes, cucumber, garlic, lettuce, onions, peppers, berries, carrots, corn, potatoes, and an herb bunch. Farm boxes are often less diverse in June and early July, but more diverse in the late summer and fall when the harvest is at its peak.
How much does it Cost?
Depending on the interests and needs of our community, we will offer 3 payment options for the farm box program:
- Pay on a Weekly Basis: Like last year, we are still going to be offering customers the ability to purchase farm box orders on a per week basis for $35 per box. This options is for folks who need flexibility or cannot finish a full box within a week. With this option though, there is no guarantee as the week’s farm boxes could be sold out by folks reserved through the Share program (see below).
- Pay for a Full 24-Week Share Upfront: We will be offering a more typical CSA farm box member payment program in which you can pay for a 24-week share upfront ($720 due on June 1st, at $30/box). Why would you want to pay upfront? You will always have your spot reserved so that you do not have to compete with the general Coos public, you won’t have to remember to put in an order every week, and you pay less overall for each box. Also, you would be providing consistent guarantee for our farm and financially supporting the farm upfront which is a huge deal when you are a farmer that incurs numerous costs early in the season. The Farm Box Share is a partnership between the grower (us) and the eater (you), fostering resilient relationships and community. For many farms, this CSA share payment model is the reason why farms can sustain themselves.
- Pay for a 24-Week Share in 5 increments: This is happy-medium option which you pay for a full 24-week share over 5 increments ($145/per payment due the 1st of June, July, August, September, October, total $725). This option is great for folks who want the guarantee of consistent fresh produce weekly but can’t afford the upfront total cost.
There will a partnership agreement sent out to all full share members with all the information regarding our farm share program and you.
**We will likely have farm boxes beyond the 24-week share (either before June and/or after mid-November), however we will most likely sell those on a weekly basis, not as a share.
For full share payments, we accept cash or check, that can be paid in person at the pick-up location. We will send reminders before payment is due, especially important for those that choose to purchase the full share over 5 increments. For weekly payments, you can pay via cash, check, or credit card through our online store.
Many folks like our value added farm products too. You will be able to purchase our teas, ferments, jams and jellies, pickles, bouquets, and bulk produce from our online store every week for pickup on Wednesdays with your weekly farm box. You just need to put in your order the weekend before the Wednesday drop.
How do you pick up your Farm Box?
When you sign up with us, you choose a pick-up site that has a designated pick-up time. Our pickup time and location is currently set to Wednesdays at 11am in Coquille (at the Coquille Community Center) and 12 pm in Coos Bay (at Coos Head Coop), however these locations might shift (We will let you know beforehand). Each week we’ll harvest and pack your produce into re-usable totes on the farm and then deliver to your pick-up location. You come to the pickup site with your own bag, unpack the contents, and leave the emptied tote at the site. If you are sharing a basket with someone, it’s your responsibility to divvy up the basket with your share partner each week.
If you know that you’ll be out of town, we suggest that you arrange for a friend to pick up your basket, or notify us so we can either hold your share in our cooler at the farm or arrange to donate it. Any unclaimed shares at a pick-up site will be donated after 24 hours.
*If you are a full share member, we are considering giving members Vacation voucher option for just 2 weeks worth of farm boxes or 2 farm boxes. If you notify us in advance that you will not be able to pick up your farm box due to vacation, we will give you a voucher for $30 voucher that you can either use for another box or any of our online store items (ie. ferments, teas, bouquets, hot sauce, jams, jellies). We will give you up to 2 of those as long as you let us know a week before. If this is something that interests you, let us know when you email us to reserve a share.
Why should I sign up for a Weekly Farm Box Program?
The Farm Box program is the most affordable, convenient and guaranteed way to get fresh and local produce directly from Myrtle Glen Farm. We harvest everything at its peak ripeness and highest nutritional content. Members are also always the first in line for our fresh produce, and as a farm box member, you are our first priority every week.
For the farm, this program is our financial backbone. Your financial commitment early in the season helps us afford early costs and provides stability throughout the season. It is truly a partnership between you, the consumer, and us, the farmers. Farm box programs like these create community resilience by supporting our local economy and make our region more sustainable in terms of getting fresh food into the hands of the community.
We are only offering 15 spots this 2021 season, so make sure you reserve your spot before they fill up!
Weekly Farm Box Pricing
24 week Share Paid in Full
Averages $30 per box due June 1
24 week Share paid in 5 increments
$145/per payment due the 1st Wednesdays of June, July, August, September, October
By the Week
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