Resources for Farmers

List Serve – We host a list serve as a resource for local CSA farmers and related Ag Professionals to share information and discuss related issues.  Traffic is typically very manageable and especially low in the busy summer months.  If you’re interested in joining the list contact us.

List serve discussions can generate a great deal of useful information. We’re capturing some of this information here. Suggestions in the following documents are based on the experiences of farmers in the Portland area and, where cited, on research.

Canada Thistle Management

Meetings – Meetings are held monthly in the off season – typically October through March. Meetings are held on area farms and often involve a farm tour, potluck lunch, and an afternoon discussion.  Meeting times and locations are shared through the list serve.

Listing on portlandcsa.org – The PACSAC website hosts a directory of area CSAs. Contact us for information about listing your farm on the directory.

Other Resources of Interest to CSA Farmers
Friends of Family Farmers promotes and protects socially responsible farming in Oregon through grassroots legislative advocacy, community education about agriculture, and programs that connect farmers to resources and education.

OSU Small Farms Program provides research and education to the commercial small farmer.

Soil and Water Conservation Districts provide information and resources to help farmers and land owners protect our soil and water resources. In the Portland area, we are served by the EMSWCD, WMSWCD, and Clackamas County SWCD.

Food Safety & Storage is a publication created by Zenger Farm to help CSA members store and handle fresh produce. Free to use with attribution.