Lil' Starts is a 2 acre Urban Farm located in the East Columbia neighborhood of NE Portland. Lil' Starts uses permaculture and biodynamic principles to grow clean, healthy produce and robust, productive plant starts for local farmers markers, restaurants and their two CSA programs.
Owners Luke & Lillian Klimaszewski wholeheartedly believe in sustainable and natural growing methods. That's why they only use non-GMO seed stock and their plants and produce are free of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. Lil' Starts makes their own soil mix and feeds their plants compost, locally sourced manures and plant and fish teas they ferment on their farm. These earth honoring practices, along with a good dose of community and love, ensure the best conditions for healthy, thriving plants.
Experience Your Local Growing Season!
Lil' Starts is excited to offer two CSA programs to the Portland, Oregon area for 2019! Our Veggie CSA will provide you with produce you can trust was grown with high standards every week from May-October. Our Gardener's CSA will supply you with seasonally appropriate ready to go in the ground vegetables, herbs, and flowers once a month throughout our frost free growing season, April - September.
Participating in a CSA is an amazing way to support your local farmer and community!
2019 Sign up begins December 15th!
May 5th - Oct. 27th
Full Share $600
Bi-Weekly Full Share $300
Our 2018 Veggie CSA is sold out but we are accepting waitlist sign-ups. Our Veggie CSA will provide you with beautiful produce every weekly from May through October. You can expect some roots and fruits and greens every week plus fresh seasonal favorites. We will send out your produce list every Sunday. Our Full Share Veggie CSA is good for 3-4 people and a half share is good for 1-2
*We are not offering delivery for our 2019 programs
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2019 Sign up begins December 15th!
Main Season Monthly April - July $165 Main Season Seed Option $25
Monthly August, September & October $75 Late Season Seed Option $20
A CSA Program developed for Portland, Oregon's backyard gardeners! Our live plant CSA is for gardeners who want to have a diverse selection of heirloom vegetable varieties right on time to plant in their gardens. Once a month from April through July you will receive a mix of annual vegetable, flower and herb starts. The plants you receive each month are exactly the varieties that need to go in the ground at that time and were chosen to provide you a reliable and steady harvest throughout the season. You will receive a comprehensive grow guide with detailed growing information and care when you sign up. A specific plant list will be sent to you about one week before your pickup/delivery date.
The Late Season option is for folks who want to grow food to harvest through the winter and spring and includes late planted cold hardy crops such as greens, roots and brassicas plus cover crop seed and garlic seed.
You can also add seeds to you main season and late season Gardener's CSA. This option is for root vegetables that do not like to be transplanted. Seeds will be added to monthly shares at the appropriate time for planting.
Our Gardener’s CSA program is good for Portland dirt lovers with 100 square feet of gardening space or more. If you are working with a smaller space we recommend ordering off of our weekly availability list.
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Lil' Starts now accepts SNAP for the Veggie and Gardener's CSA! Sign up by selecting a CSA program above.
SNAP option is available only if you are receiving food benefits. We cannot process cash benefits.
There is a $50 payment at sign up and the rest of CSA cost is split into 5 equal payments that will automatically come out of your account in June, July, August, Sept, & Oct.
Check out Portland Area CSA Coalition PACSAC for a list of other farms that accept SNAP.
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