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Delicious Produce from Mercy Corps NW

The Portland Growers Alliance is a new social enterprise helping beginning farmers to market and distribute fresh produce. It is a collaborative effort between Mercy Corps Northwest’s refugee agriculture project and Grow Portland, a new grassroots urban agriculture organization.

Starting this August, they will be kicking off a 14-week Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. CSAs offer customers a share of the harvest at the start of the season. Members pay upfront and receive a box of fresh vegetables each week. In a CSA, the community can both connect with and support local farmers on an ongoing sustained basis, and also easily incorporate fresh, delicious and seasonally harvested food into their lives.

CSA Details

Members receive 14 weeks of produce for $400. Each box includes 8-12 different vegetable varieties, enough to provide the weekly produce for 2-4 people.

Crops Include:
Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Green Beans
Broccoli, Lettuce, Carrots, Beets
Onions, Garlic, Cabbage and Herbs

We will also supplement boxes with spray-free berries and sweet corn from our land sponsor, Thompson Farms.

Box pick-up: 4-6pm each Monday

Dates: August 23 to November 22

Location: Mercy Corps Northwest’s office in Old Town Portland, located at 43 SW Naito Parkway. We’re accessible by MAX at the Skidmore Fountain stop. Parking is available on SW Ankeny.

– Share the harvest –
– Enjoy fresh produce –
– Support local food –
-Assist new and refugee growers-

To sign up for the Portland Grower’s Alliance CSA, complete the CSA membership form:

2010 CSA Brochure

Questions? Contact David Beller – 503-477-2333

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