$80/member/week

Members Choose

from a selection of organic seasonal vegetables, berries, pasture-raised meat, dairy, eggs, and heirloom grains.

Weekly drop sites

Eugene, Corvallis, and Portland.

Trust, Honesty, Partnership

free choice, full diet CSA style allows members to become part of their local food system on a deeper level. Seasonal and weekly farm dinners included.

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Contact the farm by calling 541-998-4697 or emailing to deckfamilyfarm@gmail.com to sign up now!

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the “Full Farm CSA” and why join?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a food system model that builds connections between community members and their farmers, making food production a community event where the benefits and risks are shared. The intent of the Full Farm CSA is to be a full diet, personally crafted CSA program, meaning members can choose how much to contribute as well as which products they get each week to a create well-rounded, seasonal diet. Member farms benefit from educated and invested community members, while community members benefit from transparency and lower prices. Some phrases we like to keep in mind are “Trust, Honesty and Partnership”. We use the term “Member” in place of “Consumer” as each member is fully invested and an integral part of making the CSA happen. Members end up eating “whole” foods and cooking at home more often. By eating seasonally and locally, not only do both members and farms benefit, but we are also able to reduce our footprint.

Where does the food come from?

All products are grown in Junction City, Oregon on the following farms: Deck Family Farm, Sweet Leaf Organic Farm, Lonesome Whistle farm, Beetanical Apiaries, and Camas Country Mill.  All member farms are committed to producing local and nutrient dense foods.  By working together, we can bring you a truly “full” diet CSA. Deck Family Farm is spearheading the project by compiling and distributing products weekly.

Is the FFCSA really free choice?

Yes! With a few exceptions: we ask that with each weekly order, FFCSA members order only what they can personally eat in 1 week. Each family has a “suggested weekly budget” that reflects amount contributed to the CSA. For example, 2 adults would have a suggested weekly budget of $160. Each item in the member store is labeled with a “value” so it would be easy to see if the CSA is a good fit for your family if you can compile all the items you would want in a typical week and it is at or under your suggested budget. In the peak of the growing season we will encourage members to order extra for freezing and canning to supplement the winter months. Some items, which are scarce, energy intensive or costly to produce (such as cured meats or early season tomatoes) will have a weekly limit, so that all FFCSA members will have an equal opportunity to enjoy the bounty! To ensure the success of the FFCSA we aim for complete honesty of all members to only order what they can consume in a week and to not to feed their friends with these products. If a member is taking unfair advantage of their membership and obviously ordering above what they need, or going above thier weekly budget every week, they may be asked to leave with a refund for that month’s membership, in the best interest of other FFCSA members and the viability of the CSA itself.

How do I sign up?

Sign-ups are all year round! We ask that all family members sign up. Call or send us an email for the sign-up documents and we will let you know the next steps you can take, which will include a phone or in person meeting to go over logistics and commitment. Please have all documents signed and the first month paid before the 15th of the previous month that you would like to start. Members sign up for a full year and can re-subscribe after 12 months from initial sign up. Payment is made monthly by automatically reoccuring payments.There is a one time $100 sign up fee.

What are my product options?

The FFCSA includes staples such as organic vegetables, heirloom grains, grass fed and pasture raised meat, raw dairy, honey, walnuts and animal fats (such as lard and butter). A seasonal availability chart can be viewed at the bottom of this page and interested members can also check out our online member store to get a feel for the different product options available. For more information on raw dairy please visit: https://www.realmilk.com/.

How do I make my weekly order?

All FFCSA members have an online account that they log in to weekly to make their order. At our online member store, members are able to see a full inventory of what is available that week as well as a weekly “example box” which will change to reflect all the goodies that are at the peak of ripeness. Each item has a “value” which reflects the cost to the FFCSA to get that product to the member. We try to have these values fall somewhere in between retail and wholesale prices, and sometimes they are much better, such as with weekly specials. Members order, on average, within the range of their weekly budget and will be held that budget each month as the member store will not allow for over ordering. So, one week you may order a little over, the next a little under, but for the month, you will stay at or under budget. Members are able to see their weekly budget on their member store account as well as a breakdown of amounts contributed and amounts ordered on their “order history” tab. Members put together their online order between Monday at 5 pm and Wednesday at midnight. The most recent inventory of products will be available on Monday at 5 pm, so it is best if members can wait till Monday at 5 pm to make their order, so that they can see the most recent inventory of all products.  Online orders must be ready by Wednesday at midnight so that we can have it ready for Friday pick up or Saturday delivery.

How do I pick up my weekly order?

Members have the option to have orders delivered to drop sites Saturday in Portland (PSU and Hollywood Farmer’s Markets), Eugene (Corner Market, Lane County Farmer’s Market) or to pick up their order at the Deck Family Farm on Fridays 4-6pm. Members are advised to bring their own totes, coolers and bags to pick up their product. 

What are the benefits of picking up at the farm?

Members who come to the farm on Friday PM can enjoy a free dinner using the week’s seasonal FFCSA ingredients. There is also a possibility of last minute add-ons of meat, milk and eggs for members who pick up at the farm. Members who don’t normally pick up at the farm can let us know when they make their weekly order on Wednesday if they would like to join us for dinner that week, or just pick up their order at the farm that Friday.

Do I have to order every week?

Members can pick up to 4 weeks throughout the year that they will not receive farm products and will be refunded for those weeks at the end of the year if they have stayed at or under their suggested weekly budget.

How much is the FFCSA?

FFCSA Cost to members is $80/week for adults, $40/week for children 6-10yrs and free for children 5 and under. Sliding scale options are available for low income families.  In addition, each family pays a one time, nonrefundable $100 sign up membership fee. We calculated these prices based on what we thought an “average” member might spend on groceries in one week:


                                                                                OTHER SOURCES   FFCSA

Pasture raised meat (½ pound per day at $12/lb):      $42                $30       

Raw Dairy (1/2 gal milk, 5 oz goat cheese):                 $20                $15

Pasture Raised Orgainc Eggs (1 dozen):                      $8.50             $7.81

Organic heirloom grains:                                                 $6                  $5

 Total:                                                                                  $96               $73.81

As you can see from above, we estimate that the typical adult can easily spend around $96 on local, organically raised products. The same amount of products ordered through the FFCSA would total to less than $80/week, making it easy for members to keep under their suggested weekly budget. You may actually find that you will be able to save money by eating more “whole” foods and eating at home more often, without having to order in bulk. We feel that you have earned your discount by paying upfront, thereby sharing with us both the benefits and risks of farming.

    Seasonal Availability of Products

This is our best estimate and  not a guarantee of availability. Our online member store will be updated weekly as the year progresses.