Hello Friends of Valley Flora!
Although it feels like the coldest winter I can remember here on Floras Creek, calendar spring is right around the corner. Our greenhouse is filling with more and more tender starts every week, and if it ever stops raining we'll be out there planting before you know it! That means it's time to sign up for our 2023 CSA season!
We are particularly excited about a few new initiatives we've launched this year to make our CSA more accessible to everyone:
- Our new CSA sliding scale payment system - a way to collectively make food access more equitable in our community while keeping the farm economically viable
- Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) - a program that helps low-income Oregonians purchase more fruits and vegetables while supporting local, family farms. SNAP customers can purchase one of our CSA shares using their Oregon Trail card and DUFB will provide 1:1 matching funds (members pay half the cost of the CSA with SNAP and DUFB covers the other half). It's a win-win that strengthens our community by providing better access to fresh, healthy food while helping local farmers earn a living.
We hope you'll consider signing up for the 2023 CSA season with us, and please spread the word widely about these new programs at the farm. Here's to fresh, local veggies for all!