Persephone Farm has been a pioneer in the Community Supported Agriculture movement. We started with 11 subscribers in 1991, making us one of the longest-running programs in the country. From the first week of June through the end of October, subscribers receive an armload of fresh-picked seasonal vegetables, herbs and flowers from our farm. In addition, subscribers can choose to receive all sorts of optional add-on shares from other local producers. These offerings change from year to year as we partner with different small businesses, friends and neighbors. We aim to foster a deeper connection with all the foods we offer through recipe sharing, a fun newsletter, and lots of foodie conversation at our weekly pick-ups. We also invite subscribers to enjoy a magical summer evening on the farm when we prepare field-inspired hors d’oeuvres, have tours of the gardens and always a few surprises!
We’re the CSA for Flower Lovers!
Many subscribers tell us that choosing their flower bouquet is a high point of their week. As ecological farmers we appreciate our flower beds and borders for not only their beauty, but also for their ability to attract precious pollinators and beneficial insects. Bees are in trouble for all sorts of reasons. The abundance of pesticide-free blooms scattered across our fields provides a refuge as well as a banquet for them. The flowers also help us add diversity to our crop rotations, helping to break disease and pest cycles. For all these reasons as well as the sheer joy they bring, we include flowers as an integral part of our CSA shares. Full shares receive a bouquet every week. Split shares receive a bouquet every other week. Please don’t feel guilty about receiving flowers! They are essential to our farm’s sustainability.
“We come for the vegetables but stay for the flowers!”– longtime subscriber Charlotte Rovelstad
CSA is a collaboration between grower and eater, rather than a mere exchange of dollars for vegetables. We aim to provide 10-15% more value over the season than the cost of similar produce at the farmer’s market and other local outlets. It is our way of thanking you for paying in advance, which helps the farm at the beginning of the season to defray the cost of seeds, tools and other inputs.
How much does it cost?
A full share contains 5-6 different seasonal veggies and includes a flower bouquet each week (21 weeks). A split share contains a similar amount of produce — about a week’s worth for most households- and includes a bouquet every other week.
1 lb. broccoli
¼ lb. pea shoots
6 oz. salad mix
Choice of 1 bunch Hakurei sweet turnips or radishes
½ lb. spinach
1 bunch leeks
1 bouquet flowers
3 summer squash
1 Butterhead lettuce
1 lb. tomatoes
1 lb. multicolored string beans
1 lb. onions
choice of carrots or beets
1 bouquet flowers
To extend the season, subscribers also receive a 10% discount at our Bainbridge Island Farmers Market stand, open early April through late autumn.
Pick-ups are at the historic Johnson Farm on Bainbridge Island and at our farm in Indianola on Wednesday afternoons from 3 pm until dark and, for your convenience, all day on Thursdays.
FREE Box of Veggies!
Refer a friend to join and receive a free box of veggies! Word of mouth is our finest endorsement.
How to sign up for our CSA
OR simply mail in your check made out to:
PO Box 158
Indianola WA 98342
Please be sure to include your email address and pick up location (Indianola or Bainbridge Island) in the check memo line.
Don’t wait too long, shares go quickly.
Do you love Persephone Produce but feel that the CSA is too big of a commitment or will be too much food for your household?
Find us most weeks with more limited offerings at Kitsap Fresh, a producer owned cooperative providing local food online. Access 40+ local farms and food producers all from one online storefront. Weekly pick-up at 7 locations around Kitsap County or home delivery.
Please note: our CSA subscribers receive offerings grown only for our members. Due to our small scale, not all produce will be available on Kitsap Fresh.