I am intending to start a different kind of CSA in the Newberg area come 2014. Based on Carol Deppe's book, The Resilient Gardener, I would like to offer a CSA whereby members can take part in a farming enterprise that will help to make them more locally self-sufficient, purchasing and receiving more of staple foods that would get them by in the case of economic collapse, in which long distance food hauling would be impossible.
If this is something you'd be interested in, let me know your thoughts and opinions so I can know if this is something I should prepare to offer.
I am working out the details right now, but it looks like I will be raising spring and fall root crops such as beets, carrots, turnips, etc.; potatoes, corn for grinding/eating/parching, etc.; storable winter squash, and dry beans.
Keep checking for updates. I'd like to begin offering subscriptions sometime early next year.
If you are also interested, I'm planning a Salad CSA as well. This should begin the last week of December or the first week of January. Subscriptions will be opening up very soon for that. Basically the Salad CSA will be a way for you to get fresh salad greens and amendments all year long. For a family of 4-6, a full share will get you about 2 salads a week, per person. Of course, it depends on how much each person serves himself. Could be only for 2 people if those two really really like salad. I'll be raising the greens locally, organically, and in high/low tunnels through the winter.
Thanks and hope to hear from you soon!