What’s in a CSA? See example CSA shares!

Zenger Farm’s CSA shares include 6-12 organic vegetables every week. CSA shares may also include very limited amounts of organic fruit, herbs and edible flowers. Our CSA is seasonal—the amount and type of vegetables change throughout the year. Check out the photos of our example shares below.

How much food will I get?

Everyone’s eating habits are different, so it’s difficult to answer this question! A weekly CSA share provides about enough vegetables for two veggie-loving adults or a family of four omnivores who eat most of their meals at home. We did the math once, and a CSA share contains enough vegetables for 2 ½ adults to meet their USDA dietary recommendations for a week but… only 10% of Americans eat the recommended amount of vegetables! So, the size of our CSA shares really depends on your eating habits. Take a look at the photos of example CSA shares below.

Spring EXAMPLE CSA SHARES

(not pictured) Our Spring CSA Shares (picked up on May 17th, 24th, and 31st) are a bit smaller than our later shares and contain mostly salad greens, salad roots (like radish and turnip), scallions, sugar snap peas and green garlic. Because spring weather in Oregon is more unpredictable, the contents of our Spring CSA Shares will vary with the weather.

June Example CSA Shares

June Example CSA Shares

  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Red Butter Lettuce
  • Green Butter Lettuce
  • Lacinato Kale
  • Green Garlic
  • Flowering Sage
  • Pink Beauty Radishes
  • Red Scallions

JuLy Example CSA Shares

July Example CSA Shares

  • Napa Cabbage
  • Red Butter Lettuce
  • Dill
  • Daikon Radish
  • White Beets
  • Rainbow Chard
  • Thai Basil
  • Blueberries
  • Walla Walla Onions
  • Shintokiwa Cucumbers
  • Yello Patty Pan Summer Squash
  • Zucchini

August Example CSA Shares

August Example CSA Shares

  • Black Krim and Cosmonaut Volkov Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Romano Beans
  • Tromboncino Summer Squash
  • Oxheart Carrots
  • Tomatillos
  • Fennel
  • Eggplant
  • Holy Basil
  • Lemon Cucumbers

September Example CSA Shares

September Example CSA Shares

  • Eggplant
  • Lemon Cucumbers
  • Tromboncino Summer Squash
  • Winterbor Kale
  • Red Leaf Lettuce
  • Leeks
  • Farmer Uli’s Italian Prune Plums
  • French Cherantias Canteloupe
  • Galia Melon
  • Cherry Tomato Mix
  • Moldovan Green Tomatoes

October Example CSA Shares

October Example CSA Shares

  • Escarole
  • Brussels Sprouts Tops
  • Romanesco Cauliflower
  • Bolero Carrots
  • Acorn Winter Squash
  • Brandywine Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Green Tomatoes
  • Jimmy Nardello Red Sweet Peppers
  • Doe Hill Yellow Sweet Peppers
  • Marketmore Cucumbers

Fall Example CSA Shares

Our Fall CSA Shares include a regular-sized share picked up on November 8th (similar to the above picture October CSA Share) and an extra-large share, pictured below, that will store throughout the holidays picked up on Monday November 19th – just 3 days before Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving Fall CSA Share

  • Red and Yellow Storage Onions
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Red and Yellow Mixed Sweet Peppers
  • Red, Yellow, Green and Black Mixed Hot Peppers
  • Winterbor Kale
  • Green Cabbage
  • Delicata, Acorn, Red Kuri and Butternut Winter Squash
  • Persimmons
  • Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
  • Storage Garlic
  • Red Beets
  • Purple and Orange Carrot Mix
  • Parsnips

Do these example CSA shares look delicious?

Join our SE Portland CSA today!