Creative Growers is a small family farm located in the foothills of the coast range outside of Forest Grove, Oregon. Since 2000, David and Lori Hoyle have been growing high quality, certified organic vegetables, fruits and culinary herbs for discriminating chefs and families throughout the Willamette Valley. Specializing in open pollinated, heirloom and European varieties chosen for their superior flavor, our focus is on bringing our customers the best the seasons have to offer. This year marks an exciting year in the progression of the farm as we begin our first season on a new piece of property. We are grateful for our great community of CSA members, family, restaurant customers and friends that helped make the purchase of the land and the move possible. Starting in 2009 we started offering the same great products we have been providing to some of the most distinguished chefs in Oregon to local families through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. CSA members join the farm by paying up front for their share of produce for 25 weeks from June through November. Crops are carefully harvested fresh from the fields, washed, packed and delivered to neighborhood pick up sites, a true farm to fork experience! Boxes are delivered on Wednesdays to neighborhood pick up sites throughout Portland. Weekly e-mailed newsletters include updates from the farm, information about the crops in the boxes and recipes. We grow a wide variety of vegetables, fruits and culinary herbs. The weekly shares reflect the abundance of diversity throughout the growing season from cool weather crops in the spring and fall to the fruitful bounty of the height of summer. All of our crops are Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth. Our vegetables are served at some of the finest nationally recognized restaurants in Eugene and Portland including: Marche, Belly, The Rabbit Bistro, Party Cart, and in Portland at: Paley's Place, Wildwood, Beast, Le Pigeon, Ned Ludd, Ava Genes, 23 Hoyt, Laurelhurst Market, Simpatica, Lucca, Park Kitchen, Toro Bravo, Natural Selection, The Woodsman Tavern, Grain and Gristle, The Gilt Club, Olympic Provisions, Urban Farmer, Genoa, Clyde Common, Noble Rot, Nostrana and The Screen Door, to name a few.
Creative Growers is a small family run farm dedicated to producing high quality, certified organic vegetables, fruit and herbs for chefs and CSA members. Our own passionate love of good food permeates all that we do. Please visit our listing or website for more information.
Season: June through November
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 200
Full Share: $600 per year. ($500 with full payment by Feb. 1s or $560 with full payment by April 1st)
Work Req? No
I would like to thank you for making my first CSA experience a great one. I would not have joined were it not for your delivery to our office. That really made a difference in the feasibility for me (I work long hours at an office downtown).... [more]
Not normally one to write a review - but after subscribing to the Creative Growers CSA for the past two years - and after reading the past review - I felt compelled to spread the word.... [more]
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As my first CSA, albeit in a less than ideal growing year, I am not off to a great start. The produce has been dominated by way too many fennel bulbs and tops, purple potatoes, purple broccoli, beets, and not nearly enough carrots, lettuce, zucchini, onions, beans and other basic foundations of a family's vegetable needs.... [more]