Rogue Winter CSA: 6 Favorite Features

Free Home Delivery

Free Home Delivery with The Rogue CSA!

There’s no drop-spot for the Rogue Winter CSA; we deliver for free right to your door, all year long! We serve Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Jacksonville, Medford,Central Point, Eagle Point, Shady Cove, Rogue River and Grants Pass. The Rogue Winter CSA begins November 16th!

Variety

We are in regular communication with your favorite local farmers and producers so we can supply the very best of what’s local, including fruits, veggies, breads, cheese, meats, and so much more. Additionally, we source from numerous certified organic farms outside of our region to make sure we have a wide selection of delicious quality produce all year round.

Online Custom Ordering

Make your orders online!

Above and beyond what goes out in our CSA Share, you have the ability to choose any other items from the entire list at our Online Farmers Market. You can get the best of both worlds (receiving a CSA Share, and making custom orders) when you sign-up for an Individual Account.

No Big Commitments

You don’t need to sign-up for a whole season – just order whenever you want to receive a delivery of amazing local produce. You can skip a delivery anytime!

Exclusive Products

We shop for the best products locally and regionally, like the amazing sausages from Riverdog Farm in the Guinda Valley of Northern California. You won’t find a tastier Italian sausage anywhere! From the same fertile valley, we purchase the fine olive oils of Pasture 42 – you’ve got to try their garlic infused variety. We also purchase from some local farms that don’t sell anywhere else!

Great Gift Idea

What better gift can you give? Rogue Produce is the perfect option for your friends and family who love eating local and organic! Check out our convenient gift options. Have fun supporting local!

 

Online Farmers Market: Local & Organic!

Online Farmers Market, Rogue Produce

Shop local and organic produce year-round with Rogue Produce, and have your orders delivered directly to your home! We choose the highest quality products from local growers and producers, and supplement with organic items from outside our region to ensure a wide selection of your favorite foods are always available. Our variety of CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Shares arrive to your door with no delivery or processing fees, and when you sign-up for regular deliveries we eliminate the processing fees for custom orders through our Online Farmers Market! We deliver from Ashland to Grants Pass, and Jacksonville to Shady Cove; and everywhere in between.

Take Full Advantage

The way to take full advantage of Rogue Produce is by signing up for regular CSA Share deliveries. Here are the highlights you’ll want to remember about our unique CSA program:

  • Every week you have at least 3 different CSA Shares to choose from:  The Fruit & Veggie Share; the Omnivore Share; and the Whole Kitchen Share. That’s right, you can preview the 3 shares (described in more detail below), and choose which one you want every week (that means you get to choose, every week, which kind of share you want)!
  • We deliver every other Friday from November 16th, 2018, through the end of May, 2019.
  • You can skip a delivery any time you want with no penalty, and you can sign-up for as little as 2 deliveries. In other words, there are no big commitments, and we’re totally flexible!
  • Perhaps best of all, when you sign-up for CSA Shares, you can supplement your delivery with any additional items you’d like to order from our Online Farmers Market, with no processing fees!

CSA Descriptions

  • The Fruit & Veggie Share will consist entirely of vegetarian items, including a predominance of fresh fruits and veggies; and an occasional item such as a block of cheese from Rogue Creamery, fresh made tortillas from Windborne Farm, Olive Oil from Pasture 42, and others. This bag can be further customized to include only veggies and fruits if so desired.
  • The Omnivore’s Share is also dominated by fresh fruits and veggies, but will include one of the following: Chorizo pork sausage from White Oak Ranch; breakfast or Italian sausage from Riverdog Farm; grass fed ground beef, beef jerky, or steak from Dauenhauer Cattle; or lamb cuts from Rock Field Farm. Much of the selection of meats we offer are difficult to find anywhere else, and we choose only the best tasting, highest quality products!
  • The Whole-Kitchen Share will include a loaf of bread from Rise Up! Bakery; a dozen eggs from Poetential Farm; a meat selection from

    Mild and spicy Italian, breakfast sausage, and more!

    a local producer (see above); a cheese selection from either Rogue Creamery, By George Farm, or Oak Leaf Creamery; and will be rounded out with a complimentary selection of fresh fruits and veggies.

The Online Farmers Market Option

If for any reason you don’t prefer the CSA Share option, you can always shop our Online Farmers Market and order whatever items you’d like. With this option you incur a processing fee of $10 for each order. Our online market includes eggs, meats, cheeses, olive oils and vinegars, breads, and much more!

Gifts for the Holidays

What better idea for your friends and family who live in Southern Oregon and support local and sustainable agriculture – purchase them a gift of Rogue Produce! Gifts are great any time of year, especially since we deliver our CSA year-round!

Winter CSA Shares, Multiple Choice!

Rogue Produce Winter CSA Shares

Sign-up for CSA Share deliveries, and order additional items from our Online Farmers Market with no processing fees!

Friday, November 16th (the week before Thanksgiving), marks the first delivery of the Rogue Produce Winter CSA, and we continue delivering the Winter Shares every other Friday until the end of May, 2019 (we deliver directly to your home or business). The Winter Shares contain approximately $50 in fresh produce; and this year we’ve created 3 types of CSA Shares, to meet the needs of every unique household!  We pick the highest quality produce from farms in Southern Oregon, and supplement the shares with organic produce from additional farms in the Northwest. Not only do we have new selections of CSA Shares – now any customer who signs up for one can order additional items from our Online Farmers Market, with no processing or delivery fee!

Here are brief descriptions of the 3 different kinds of CSA Shares you can choose from each week we deliver:

  • The Fruit & Veggie Share will consist entirely of vegetarian items, including a predominance of fresh fruits and veggies; and an occasional item such as a block of cheese from Rogue Creamery, fresh made tortillas from Windborne Farm, Olive Oil from Pasture 42, and others. This bag can be further customized to include only veggies and fruits if so desired.
  • The Omnivore’s Share is also dominated by fresh fruits and veggies, but will include one of the following: Chorizo pork sausage from White Oak Ranch; breakfast or Italian sausage from Riverdog Farm; grass fed ground beef, beef jerky, or steak from Dauenhauer Cattle; or lamb cuts from Rock Field Farm. Much of the selection of meats we offer are difficult to find anywhere else, and we choose only the best tasting, highest quality products!
  • The Whole-Kitchen Share will include a loaf of bread from Rise Up! Bakery; a dozen eggs from Poetential Farm; a meat selection from a local producer (see above); a cheese selection from either Rogue Creamery, By George Farm, or Oak Leaf Creamery; and will be rounded out with a complimentary selection of fresh fruits and veggies.

Online Farmers Market

Huge selection of your favorites!

When you sign-up for our CSA Shares, you now have the ability to choose additional items from the entire selection at our Online Farmers Market, with no processing or delivery fees! Additional items include pastries, nuts and seeds, super foods, smoothie mixes, frozen fruits, olive oils and vinegars, and so much more!

Sign-Up

If you sign-up for 6 Winter CSA Shares before November 1st, we’ll include a $10 credit to our Online Farmer’s Market for custom ordering! You can sign-up at www.rogueproduce.com, or give us a call at 541-301-3426.

Re-Cap, Why Rogue Produce?

Here are just a few points that make the Rogue Produce CSA Share the way to go:

  • Direct delivery to your home or business, from Ashland to Grants Pass; Jacksonville to Shady Cove!
  • Highest quality items from your local farms and producers.
  • Supplemental organic produce of the highest quality from regional producers.
  • The option to skip deliveries any week you need to, for any reason.
  • Greatest flexibility and customization options.
  • Year-round delivery.
  • Our service is “Full-Circle”, with Community Compost.

Community Compost?

Food-scraps to farm soil!

That last bullet point refers to our weekly food-scrap pick up service, currently available in Ashland, Talent, Phoenix and Medford. You collect the compostable foods-scraps from your kitchen, and leave them curbside on your pick-up day every week. We pick them up and donate them to local small farms to integrate into their composting operations. Food-scraps are a valuable commodity to our local farmers; and serve our community by returning as nutrients to the soil, rather than as waste to a land-fill. We’ve even created an incentive for residents to participate in this program, by partnering with local businesses to create the Annual Customer Appreciation Coupon Book!

Community Supported Compost

Local businesses in Southern Oregon are stepping up to the plate to support Community Compost customers! This week we are distributing the first annual Customer Appreciation Coupon Book, consisting of approximately $100 in discounts to local businesses, exclusively for our loyal customers. This may warrant a new acronym in the agricultural industry, of CSC, for “Community Supported Compost.” We are grateful to the businesses who have stepped forward to help grow the vision of Community Compost; and who support our efforts to assist local farms and reduce the amount of waste in our local landfill.

The Coupon Book

We will be showing our appreciation to the businesses that provide a coupon for the book, by highlighting one or two of them each week on our Facebook Page. Please tune in so you can show your support for these local businesses. Here’s a list of who’s contributed so far:

What is Community Compost?

For over 5 years, we have provided a weekly compostable food scrap collection from residents in Ashland, Talent, Phoenix and Medford; diverting these scraps from the landfill and donating them to small farms as an amendment

Happy Dirt Veggie Patch Wheelbarrow

Food scraps to farms makes healthy soil and happy farmers!

to their composting operations. Food scraps are a valuable resource for farmers, and some spend hours each week picking up the material anywhere they can find it. Community Compost helps collect all that can be re-used from your home kitchen and brings it to the farm where it can add nutrients back to the soil, to grow the amazing local produce we all enjoy!

Get Started, and Get your Coupon Book!

You can sign-up for Community Compost by visiting our website, or by calling 541-301-3426. Give us a call if you are a local business that would like to contribute a coupon to our next annual publication.

 

 

 

Resource, not Waste!

Community Compost:  Smart Resource Management

We are the only residential food-scrap pick up service in Southern Oregon!  We collect your food-scraps on a weekly basis, and instead of dumping then in the land-fill, we donate them as a resource to local small farms.  Community Compost has been in business for 6 years, and we’re ready to expand service to new neighborhoods in the Medford area!  We are also accepting new customers in Ashland, Talent and Phoenix.

Incentives:  Support from Local Businesses

Since we began our service in 2011, we have relied on the support of customers who pay us to collect their food-scrap resources (veggie scraps, breads, coffee grounds, egg shells, etc.), that they could otherwise simply throw away into the garbage.  Our customers support us because they know our system is a smarter way:  it prevents waste in our landfills, reduces methane emissions, and supports the efforts of local farms (we donate all of our scraps to local small farmers at no charge, who use the scraps in their composting operations).

Happy Dirt Veggie Patch Wheelbarrow

Food scraps to farms makes healthy soil and happy farmers!

Beginning this Spring, we are offering an incentive to Community Compost customers, with the help of supporting local businesses that want to be a partner in the cause of smarter resource management.  Together with these businesses, we are creating an annual coupon book for all of our Community Compost customers!  The total value of the coupons in the book is already around $100, and we plan to see it grow above and beyond the cost of a yearly enrollment in the Community Compost program.  We’ve already gathered coupons from local restaurants, book stores, coffee shops, acupuncturists, massage therapists, and more!  It’s truly a community effort.

If you are a local business owner that would like to donate an annual coupon to our book, please send us an email to compost@rogueproduce.com, or call us at 541-301-3426.  Our customers are passionate about supporting businesses that support green endeavors!

Lets Grow!

The time is now, as a region, to start getting smart about our resource management, and the preservation of the food-scraps produced in our local households is a great place to start.  We already have the system in place, and we are ready to grow — and we are confident we can do this from the grassroots.  The annual coupon book is our first effort to reduce the cost of participation in our program; the second is getting more customers!  The more people we have on board, particularly in condensed areas, the more we can lower the fees for our service.

If you are interested in getting the folks on your block, street, or apartment complex on board with Community Compost, we are more than happy to work out a way to reduce the cost for individual households that sign-up as a conglomerate.  We can come up with creative solutions to make this work!

Sign up with Community Compost today, and make sure you get on board with our program before the end of May, which is when we will be distributing our coupon book for 2018-19!

Holiday Gifts – Shop Local

brussel sproutsRogue Produce has great holiday gifts for your friends and family in Southern Oregon who love to support local! Our Rogue CSA, and Online Farmers Market provide flexible options for you to create the perfect gifts for all of the unique people on your list. Take a look at a few of our most popular gift ideas, and find out more about the local farms and producers we work with!

Gift Recommendations

One Time Special Order – This option allows you to put together a special order of your own design from our Online Farmers Market. It’s so simple! Just visit our Online Market, and choose which items you’d like to include, and we’ll deliver them right to the home of the gift recipient!

online farmers marketOnline Farmers Market Credit – Put some cash into an account for your friends or family to shop at our Online Farmers Market. There are several options to choose from at our gift page.

Standard CSA Options – This is for the ones on your list who love to be surprised with a medley of locally grown produce and food items delivered to their home on a regular basis. We often include fun recipes that use the food items in the share! These can also be purchased at our gift page.

Flexibility

Home delivered giftsWe’ve taken customer input over the years and made our service options as convenient as possible. There is no expiration date on gifts, and our customers can skip deliveries any time, for any reason. One of the most loved parts of our service is that we deliver right to the home. We now deliver to Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Medford, Jacksonville, Central Point, Eagle Point, White City, Shady Cove, Rogue River and Grants Pass!

When you purchase a gift, the recipient will be notified by email. Or, we can arrange to send you or the recipient a physical gift certificate – it’s up to you.

Our Sources

Winter VeggiesIf you love to shop local, you probably already know and trust our amazing partners. We work with your favorite local farms, including Blue Fox Farm, Fry Family Farm, Dunbar Farm, Wandering Roots Farm, Happy Dirt Veggie Patch, and many more. During the Winter months, we go the extra mile to keep a wide selection of fresh produce by working with partners in Guinda Valley, California, including Riverdog Farm and Pasture 42.

Rogue Creamery Cheese GiftsWe source  organic cow cheeses and butter from Rogue Creamery and By George Farm. Dave at Oak Leaf Creamery supplies us with incredible goat cheese feta, chevre, and a host of other varieties. Enjoy fresh bread from Rise Up! Bakery, and gluten free options from Organicos. We have organic grass fed beef from Scott River Ranch, and amazing pork products from White Oak Ranch. Pickled Planet provides us with a vast quantity of creative kraut varietes, and Pennington Farm always satisfies with their pies and other pastries.

Bonus

We also don’t want to forget to mention that when you purchase gifts of $100 or more, you’ll receive a $10 credit toward any of our services! Best of all, the recipient of your gift will be thanking you for giving them the best of what’s local!

The Rogue CSA Share this Week!

We’ve got a host of local fare in the Rogue CSA Share this week, from Rogue Produce! Our Standard Share includes fresh corn tortillas made by Jennifer Greene of Windborne Farm; TouVelle Cheese from Rogue Creamery; arugula from Dunbar Farm; and white onions and potatoes from Ben Yohai of Wandering Fields. The Standard Share also comes with a 6 oz. jar of Cinnamon Maca Almond Butter to pair with deliciously crisp organic Opal apples; and a seasonal favorite, persimmons, for which we’ll provide a popular recipe included in your delivery (ever tried persimmon arugula pasta?).

The Plus Share this week focuses on the amazingly flavorful Chorizo sausage from White Oak Ranch in Eagle Point. We’re including fresh cilantro and leeks from Dunbar Farm, and butternut squash from Ella Bella Farm, to prepare a yummy looking squash and Chorizo tostada (using the tortillas from the Standard Share). We’ll be including that recipe along with your delivery as well!

Of course, you can always order whatever delicious local produce you’d like from our Online Farmers Market, or maybe just a block of organic butter, apple juice, olive oil, pizza dough, smoothie mix, or others to go along with the Standard or Plus Shares described above. This week we have some serious sales on a variety of cheeses from Rogue Creamery, so it’s a great time to join!

Orders for our next delivery this Friday, December 1st, need to be submitted by Tuesday at 4:00 PM. You can sign-up for any of our convenient service options, and start shopping for your local favorites. We make home deliveries from Ashland to Grants Pass, and Jacksonville to Shady Cove.

Rogue Produce makes a great gift idea for the holidays, and, you receive a $10 credit to our Online Farmers Market for every new customer you refer.

Hope you’ve had a joyful Thanksgiving weekend, and wishing you all the best this Holiday Season!

– Rogue Produce

Shifting with the Season

A lot of our favorite Summer and Fall crops are winding down here locally, so at Rogue Produce we’re shifting with Online Farmers Marketthe season! We continue to support all of our local farms here in Southern Oregon, by bringing you the best of the produce they have to offer during the Fall and Winter. Our reach extends to our friends in the Sacramento area so we can continue to offer a wide selection of products on our Online Farmers Market.Eggplant Head

Our Priorities

Our first priority at Rogue Produce is two fold. First, we purchase only the highest quality produce, which means certified organic (or, at a minimum, we purchase from farms that use organic methods, but have not necessarily gone through the process of certification), no GMOs, and no chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Many of our growers go above and beyond this criteria to bring us the most environmentally and humanely benevolent produce. Secondly, we support the smallest and most local farms we can find that can meet our demands for the highest in quality.

Our second priority is convenience and flexibility. Are you tired of trying to find a parking space at your local market, or is it a long drive to find high quality produce? We solve that inconvenience by providing home delivery – all the way from Ashland to Grants Pass, and Jacksonville to Shady Cove. Are you hesitant to make a long-term Valley View Orchard Productscommitment? At Rogue Produce you only place an order when you want to, and you can skip deliveries anytime you need to for any reason.

Our Selection

Four Winds Farm, a Rogue Produce partner

Geoffrey, Four Winds Farm, Ashland

The selection of produce we offer continues to grow, even through the Winter. We make sure to provide products from your local favorites, such as Rogue Creamery, Rise Up! Bakery, Pickled Planet, Scott River Ranch, Higher Power Raw Foods, Bright Earth Foods, and many more. The list of the local farms we work with continues to grow.

We also have a strong connection growing with our friends in the Guinda Valley of California, near Sacramento. We acquire olive oils and delectable balsamic vinegars from Pasture 42; insanely delicious Italian sausage, breakfast sausage, and fresh produce from Riverdog Farm; and fresh herbs and produce from Say Hay Farm and Full Belly Farm.

Available through Rogue ProduceYou can view all of the products we have available for purchase and home delivery at our Online Farmers Market, and you can learn about the variety of our service options by visiting our sign-up page.

Enjoy supporting local!

Fresh Produce: Berries, Cucumbers, Summer Squash, and More!

Tons of fresh produce is popping up at your favorite local farms here in Southern Oregon, and we’re ready to deliver it to your home – anywhere from Ashland to Grants Pass, Jacksonville to Eagle Point, and every where in between (and close by)!

What’s New

The most delicious fresh black, blue and raspberries are now available from Pennington Farm, and Ella Bella Farm has some of the most scrumptious strawberries we’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting. Not only are the pints of strawberries over-flowing from Ella Bella, but they have 5 different varieties! We make sure to share a new variety every week.

Wandering Roots Farm has helped us put some new items on our list too. These include the first cucumbers of the year, cauliflower, sugar snap peas and purple carrots. Fry Family Farm also has some early firsts, including fresh basil, zucchini and crookneck squash.

Get Your Share!

There’s never been a better time to sign-up with Rogue Produce, and get all of this amazing fresh produce delivered to your door. We’ve got loads of other local food products on the list too, including grass fed organic beef, cheese, olive oil, bread, coffee, pastries, and much more.

This week is extra special though. Our Standard Share is more than $7 over our promised value. We usually go over our promised value so that you typically get a greater market value than what you actually pay to sign up for our service.

If you’re not convinced, make sure to check out this previous blog post to see the 10 ten reasons why our current customers love to be a part of Rogue Produce.

 

Happy Summer!

 

 

Service Upgrade: The Plus Share!

Rogue Produce has taken steps to get even better this week with a service upgrade, the “Plus Share.” This upgrade gives every Rogue Produce customer a chance to enjoy additional local products every week without being charged any processing fee.Some CSA Items

When we made the shift to every week deliveries in May, we faced the same challenge we do every year with our Standard Share. We keep the Standard CSA Share simple and manageable by maintaining the value each week to between $21 and $25. We emphasize loading the share with as much fresh local produce as possible, leaving little room for additional products such as our delicious olive oil from Pasture 42, goat cheese chevre from Mama Terra Micro-Creamery, sauerkraut from Pickled Planet, and many others. We want to support these businesses by purchasing their amazing products as much as possible, and the Plus Share enables us to do just that!

You can see the contents of the Plus Share at the Online Market Page every week. You can purchase credits for the Plus Share for $25 a piece, and we’ll provide at least that much value in the Plus Share every week – and usually more. This week, for example, the Plus Share consists of Arbequina Olive Oil ($15.95), and Caramelized Goat Cheese Chevre ($10.50), with a total value of $26.45.

It’s so easy too! All you have to do is notify us by text (541-301-3426) or email (localtolocal@rogueproduce.com) if you want the Plus Share. Or, as an Individual Account holder, you can simply select it as part of your custom order. As long as you order the Standard Share and/or the Plus Share, you won’t be charged the $6 processing fee.

Usually the order deadline for the Plus Share will be the same as for our regular orders, which is Tuesday by 4:00pm. However, this week we need to have your orders for the Plus Share in by Monday evening at 6:00pm, since they include the Mama Terra Cheese, which we need to order earlier than other items.

Sign-Up today at our website!