Learn about our 2018 CSA

We’re excited to launch a CSA program for our Columbia Gorge community servicing Portland, Hood River, and White Salmon! If you live in another nearby city and want to see our CSA there, please e-mail us.

You can use the quick links below to learn about the details of our CSA. If you would like to purchase a sample-share before committing, please visit our Web Store!

What is a CSA?Box ContentsPricingCustomizations

Pickup/MeetupsCancellations/SkipsScheduleSign Up –

What is a CSA?

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It’s essentially a subscription to our farm’s products, allowing us to start each season from a place of strength with you as our committed customer. Our CSA members will enjoy a selection of our unique products delivered to a central pickup point in their area once a month from April to December of 2018. Each customer’s collection of monthly products is referred to as their ‘share’.

Our CSA is intended to complement, not replace, any vegetable CSA you may already be a part of. Horseradish Ranch focuses on providing high-quality proteins and a few flavorful extras that will help round out your locally-based diet.
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Share Contents

Your monthly share will contain 6-7 lbs of frozen meat/poultry, one dozen eggs, and a small selection of flavorful herbs & extras. Have a larger household, or just love to eat? Sign up for a double share, which is 2 times the contents of a single share with a 5% price reduction.

Example of a monthly single share:

  • 1 Whole (or pieced on occasion) Red Ranger Chicken (3-4 lbs)
  • 1 of the following (2-3 lbs), these products will rotate throughout the season:
    • Whole Rabbit
    • Whole Duck
    • Lamb (cuts and/or ground)
    • Whole Heritage Chicken
  • 1 dz Heritage Chicken Eggs or Duck Eggs
  • A small selection ($5-10 of share value) of regional herbs & produce that complement our meats (We often partner with our close neighbors Blue Moon Stead and The Raymond Ranch to provide these items)
  • Recipes, cooking suggestions, and educational materials tailored to the box contents!

Contents may vary depending on the season and availability of products, but the dollar value of the share will always be met using the types of products listed above (e.g. we may substitute one kind of meat for another, or include more meat or eggs if our supply of one or the other is short during the season). Our CSA members always get priority for limited-supply items, and we do our best to stick to the projected contents above.
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Pricing

Our CSA membership cost is $75/month for a single share ($142/month for a double share), with a total of 9 monthly shares available throughout the 2018 season from April to December.

You can join the CSA at any time throughout the year until we are sold out of shares. You have the option of paying your membership all at once at the beginning of the season for a 5% discount, or being billed monthly. Monthly billings require payment be made to Horseradish Ranch by the 7th day of each month. Payments can be made via check or Paypal.

The CSA allows our farm to plan ahead for the year, and so we appreciate a commitment from CSA members to maintaining membership for the 2018 season as outlined in the CSA Schedule. If you do need to cancel your membership mid-season due to extenuating circumstances, please contact us and we can accommodate you.
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Customizations

Being a CSA customer allows our farm to plan ahead for the season, making sure we get the right amount of the best items to our most committed customers. It takes time to raise quality animals — some of our products have to be planned for a whole year or more in advance of when we want to sell them.

For this reason, we do not offer customization of the CSA share itself. We, the farmers, determine the contents each month. BUT:

If you want more of certain items (e.g. you love chicken or rabbit in particular), you can sign up for a CSA share and then order additional items from our CSA members’ webstore (launching in late March) for delivery at the same time!

For those who specifically don’t want certain items or are looking for full control over what they order and when, we recommend making a’la carte orders through our Web Store or finding us at one of our Farmer’s Markets instead of joining the CSA.

We always welcome feedback on our box contents to better serve our members!
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Pickup/Meetup Policies

We offer at least one pickup/meetup point in each city we service, where you must pick up your share on the specified date and within the time window — we try to offer wide time windows to accommodate a variety of schedules. These times and locations are specified in the CSA schedule below, and you can choose which site best suits your needs. We partner with local residents and businesses to provide easy access for picking up your share each month!

Would you like your home or business to become a pickup/meetup point for our CSA? Contact us for details on how to become one! We offer special benefits to members who participate as a pickup site partner.

If you live within the city limits of White Salmon, WA or Hood River, OR and are interested in having your share delivered directly to your home instead of a pickup point, please Contact Us for details on this service.
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Cancellations, skipped shares, and failure to pick up

We allow members to skip up to 2 shares over the course of the season if you are on vacation or otherwise unavailable, as long as we are given advance notice via e-mail. If you need to skip more than 2 shares a year, we recommend buying through one of our other sales channels instead of CSA.

If you are late, do not show up to your pickup point, or leave town (unable to receive delivery) without contacting us at least 24 hrs in advance of the delivery day, we cannot guarantee a refund of your share — you are responsible for showing up on time to receive your food. However, if for any reason you cannot receive your share on time the day of delivery, please do call or text us at (509)-310-3157 to let us know!

If your share is missing from your pickup point when you arrive, please contact us right away!
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Pickup/Meetup and Delivery Schedule

These dates are subject to change (weather, road conditions, and unforeseen events occasionally cause us to need to reschedule a delivery), we will notify you if this occurs, but we do our best to stick to the schedule.

Here is a list of our pickup locations and dates/times. Further details related to the pickup procedure at each site will be provided.

  • Portland, OR
    • Erickson Residence, 3033 NE 44th Ave – 3pm-7:30pm
      • Thurs April 12th
      • Thurs May 10th
      • Thurs June 14th
      • Thurs July 12th
      • Thurs August 16th
      • Thurs September 13th
      • Thurs Oct 11th
      • Thurs Nov 15th
      • Thurs Dec 13th
  • White Salmon, WA
    • White Salmon Baking Company, 80 NE Estes Ave – 12pm-7pm
      • Thurs April 12th
      • Thurs May 10th
      • Thurs June 14th
      • Thurs July 12th
      • Thurs August 16th
      • Thurs September 13th
      • Thurs Oct 11th
      • Thurs Nov 15th
      • Thurs Dec 13th
    • Horseradish Ranch (on farm pickup), 1381 Snowden Rd – 3-8pm
      • Sat April 14th
      • Sat May 12th
      • Sat June 16th
      • Sat July 14th
      • Sat August 18th
      • Sat September 15th
      • Sat Oct 13th
      • Sat Nov 17th
      • Sat Dec 15th
  • Hood River, OR
    • Hood River Farmer’s Market, lot at 5th st & Columbia Ave – 9am-1pm
      • Sat April 7th – This drop only will be at Springhouse Cellar from 1pm-4pm
      • Sat May 12th
      • Sat June 16th
      • Sat July 14th
      • Sat August 18th
      • Sat September 15th
      • Sat Oct 13th
      • Sat Nov 17th
      • Sat Dec 15th – Location & Time for this drop TBD
      • We are still seeking a second Drop-point for Hood River to be served on Thursdays! Please Contact Us if you are interested in working with us as a site partner. 🙂

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Sign Up

Shares are now available for the 2018 season! Please click the link below and you’ll be redirected to our online CSA application form. Please contact us with any additional questions or concerns.

If you’d like to hear more from us, consider joining our Newsletter also!

Click Here for the Online CSA Application

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