Lil’ Starts

Lil’ Starts
Lil’ Starts is an urban farm operating on 2.5 acres in the East Columbia neighborhood of NE Portland. At Lil’ Starts uses permaculture principles to grow clean, healthy produce and robust, productive plant starts for local farmers markers, restaurants and their two CSA programs.




rsz_1logo_full-color-2-06Owners Luke & Lillian Klimaszewski wholeheartedly believe in sustainable and natural growing methods. That’s why they only use non-GMO seed stock and their plants and produce are free of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. Lil’ Starts makes their own soil mix and feeds their plants compost, locally sourced manures and plant and fish teas they ferment on their farm. These earth honoring practices, along with a good dose of community and love, ensure the best conditions for healthy, thriving plants.
Farming has given owners Luke and Lillian Klimaszewski the opportunity to change our values into purpose. Working with just a couple acres of cultivated land in the East Columbia Neighborhood of Portland soil health is of utmost importance to them. East Columbia is a very unique neighborhood due to its wetlands, open space and drainage ways and Lil’ Starts farm is located about half way between the Columbia River and the Columbia Slough. Anything that goes into our soil winds up in our food and our treasured waterways and this is our basis for all of the farming decisions we make.

rsz_img_1710Our CSA Programs:
Gardeners CSA
Lil’ Starts offer a Gardener’s CSA designed to fill your backyard beds with produce all season long. The program runs April- September and provides you with perfectly timed, ready to plant annual vegetable, herb and flower seedlings. $200 pick-up/$225 in Portland delivery.
Veggie CSA
Our Veggie CSA provides fresh produce weekly from May through October. You can expect some roots and fruits and at least a pound of greens every week plus fresh seasonal favorites. We send out a produce list every Sunday.
$575 pick-up/$650 in Portland delivery
Deliveries go out Wednesday evening
Pick-up neighborhoods:
North Portland- St Johns(Grace Christian Fellowship Church), Kenton(Kenton Farmers Market)
NE- East Columbia(Lil’ Starts Farm), Bridgeton(Channel’s Edge), Woodlawn(Dekum St. Doorway)
SE- Mt. Tabor(Tabor Space), Creston(Oregon Buddhist Temple)


1304 NE Gertz Rd
Portland, OR 97211
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