Located on a lil' 1 acre urban homestead in 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.
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1304 NE Gertz Rd Portland, OR
Experience Your Local Growing Season!
Lil' Starts is excited to offer two CSA programs to the Portland, Oregon area for 2017! 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!
SOLD OUT! Sign up on our waiting list.
May 5th - Oct. 25th
Full Share $575
Half Share $287.50
Bi-Weekly Full Share $287.50
*In Portland delivery add $75 (see map below)
Add On Options
Eggs SOLD OUT
Bread (local wheat & farm grown herbs) $125
Cut Flower Bouquet $200
We are now accepting members for our 2017 Veggie CSA program! 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. Out of town for a week or two? No problem. We can double up on your next delivery or offer you a credit for up to two weeks per season. We just ask for 3 days notice. Our Full Share Veggie CSA is good for 3-4 people and a half share is good for 1-2
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Monthly April - September
*In Portland delivery add $25 (see map below)
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 September 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 one week before your pickup/delivery date.
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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Pick-Up & Delivery
We deliver within Portland city limits. Please check our delivery map to see if you fall within our delivery area. Thank you!
North / NE Portland
Lil' Starts Urban Farm
Wed-Sun 10-6 or by appointment
1304 NE Gertz Rd
Bridgeton Neighborhood at Channel's Edge
207 N Bridgeton Rd
Kenton Farmers Market
N McClellan & N Denver
Woodlawn Neighborhood at Dekum St. Doorway Saturdays 10-2
728 NE Dekum St
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 lit of other farms that accept SNAP.
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