Hi I’m Dan. An organic farmer from D.C. who moved to Oregon to make a living as a farmer! I wake up at the crack of dawn everyday to farm, and bring CSA boxes to our many loyal fans.
I love farming! And organic food. Sometimes I wake up wondering if I’m the luckiest guy on earth. Living in at the base of Mount Hood and growing organic produce for health conscience people like you is what drives me. After getting asked the same questions over and over here’s a list about how we help our customers at Hood River Organic?
Who is Hood River Organic CSA for?
We built community around the idea that good people wanted organic produce. Organic was hard to find in the early 2000’s so we wanted to make it accessible. There also wasn’t much of a selection, and the quality was usually not that high in stores. Our local community in Hood River, and Portland were clambering for more. That’s when we decided to give people the opportunity to get food from their community.
Who is your CSA Not for?
Hood River Organic is not for people who want the cheapest produce around. If you want quality produce, that’s organic and sustain-ably sourced. Also if you don’t care about what you eat then we’re probably not for you either. We use USDA and Oregon Tilth certifications on our own organic produce. We also source produce from other beautiful local farms who do the same. Putting healthy beautiful chemical pesticide-free food is what we love, and so do our kiddos!
Is organic food healthier than other fresh fruit?
Not really. Organic is just more sustainable. As far as healthy eating fresh fruit is much better than junk food. But organic is a step at being more environmentally sustainable. We use traditional fertilizer, and natural pesticides to grow our fruit and veggies. Some of our amazing customers argue that it tastes much better! Which I absolutely agree with. Any way back to the fertilizer and pesticides. These go back to the ground and leach into our rivers and lakes. The chemical fertilizers are just much stronger and really harm the ecosystems they flow into. If you want more information just jump on Google, there’s more info than you can handle.
Is your CSA all local?
Yep, it’s local to the pacific northwest. This way we are able to go year round. We grow fruit and veggies and many of our farms are in Hood River. Although we do get some produce from the Willamette Valley, and eastern Washington. We live in a wonder place in the Northwest and want to offer you the best that it has to offer.
What do you grow?
Aside from growing pears, apples, peaches, blueberries, tomatoes, we are a full time mushroom farm. We sell our mushrooms to many of the Whole Foods, and New Seasons and Co-ops in Portland and Seattle.
Why should I join your CSA?
We are a big lover of all CSA’s. If you shop local, then eating local is even better! But we do offer customizability, many home delivery and pickup options. Also we have other items such as eggs, cheese, bread, and canned goods from other local companies in Hood River, and Portland Oregon!
So what should you do next?
Well, If you like supporting your local farmer, and the environment, then join us. We’ve got a great group of farmers, and an even better community of customers. Sign up today and start getting local organic produce delivered to you!