Welcome to 2023!

January 13, 2023

Well, the new year is here, and we hope each and every one of you had a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year! It’s a little wet and rainy here, but we’re still out there plugging along and getting the season going. We’re so excited to gear up for the 2023 CSA Season, and we hope you are, too!

The 2023 CSA Season Signups are now open!

The 2023 CSA Season officially opened on January 2, 2023. If you’re a new member, hop on over to our website and signup for a share! HOWEVER, if you were a member in 2022 and want a share for 2023, go ahead and send me an email instead. We do offer a $10.00 discount for being a returning members that I can only implement online if I set up the order. So, for those who have already let me know they want to reserve a share, I am in the process of setting up those orders online. If you would like to join us again this year, please shoot me an email at [email protected] so I can make sure your online invoice includes that discount, the $25.00 deposit if you paid one, and any credits from 2022. If you create the order yourself, I cannot add those discounts/credits on your end, and they will only be reflected on your account on my side.

It also saves you time! I’m setting up the order and then emailing the invoice to you, so all you have to do is decide how you want to proceed. You’re more than welcome to pay online (plus that 3% transaction fee) or send a check, either personal or direct from your bank. If you would like to pay by SNAP, that’s fine too! We are still open to all payment types we have accepted in the past.

Our Payment Plan Options:

  • Pay in full: If you would like to pay in full, no problem! The due date for full payments is May 15, 2023. However, if you pay in full by April 1, 2023, we’ll offer an additional $10.00 discount!
  • Pay in two equal payments: If you would like to pay in two payments, we are happy to work with you! The first payment will still be due by May 15, 2023, and the second payment will be due by August 15, 2023.
  • Pay in monthly installments: We completely understand needing to spread out your payments, and we’re happy to help with that! We do ask that you make the payment in five installments, due the 1st of each month from June to October. We are still happy to take post-dated checks if that’s your preference.
  • Pay with SNAP: We are more than happy to work with SNAP and the Double-up Food Bucks program! If you used SNAP last year, I will set up your online accounts with that payment option. If you’re no longer with SNAP, just let me know and I’ll make the adjustments. If you’re a new SNAP member this season, shoot me an email with the name on your SNAP account, the card number, and your benefit loading day. SNAP confirmations will be going out in the next month or so, so you’ll have an idea of your monthly payments and the matched DUFB benefit.

If you need financial assistance, please let me know either by filling out the request form or sending me an email, and I will get you on the list. Once we know how much assistance we will have for this season, I will be able to apply the amounts to the requests to make sure we can help as many people as possible. Please note, we have to have an order to get you on the list!

If you get an online invoice and you’re no longer interested in a share for the 2023 season, just let me know! I’m going off my list of requests that I received from October to now, and I did not add anyone to the 2023 list automatically. That said, if changes to your share type need to be made or you’d like to cancel altogether, no problem! It’s an easy fix, so just let me know by email at [email protected]

What’s Going on at the Farm?

Right now, we’re gearing up for the early Farmers’ Markets! Our first seeds of the season are going in today, so before too long, you’ll be able to find veggies like beets, arugula, salad mixes, radishes, and turnips at the Lane County Farmers’ Market! We will be there beginning in February, and we’d love to say hi and see how your off-season is going. Next week, we’ll begin seeding veggies in the propagation house! It’s still pretty quiet around here, but things are starting to get exciting! We can’t wait to share it all with you this year.

Thank you so much to everybody who filled out the survey! We were thrilled to read all your comments and ideas, and we’re looking forward to considering them for the future of Winter Green Farm. We truly appreciate the insight.

More information for the 2023 CSA Season will be going out as the season gets closer. We hope you’re all enjoying a wonderful winter! We’re excited to be included in your 2023 plans!

Many blessings,

Chelsea and your Winter Green farmers