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4/16/12 4:55 P

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I agree about the website, the full farm share is something I needed to talk extensively about (via phone with the farmer) My friend has been a customer of theirs for awhile and is thrilled with the farm so that makes it a little easier for me, she has answers a lot of questions for me. It's expensive, but because you're getting all the dairy/meat/veggies plus some grains and fruit you want it is cheaper in the long run. I do have to learn to can (you have access to unlimited veggies during canning season) and cook more than I do now and that makes me nervous. We won't be able to go out to dinner much since that wouldn't make sense. It's about 100.00 bucks a week for a family of four. I spend more than this at new seasons. I am going to have to be careful not to be wasteful. I will know more throughout the year how well I like this set up. There are other great farm shares, there is just no way I can do a pick up weekly. I also found in the past I did not eat half of what I was delivered. I need to be able to choose what I want every week. The good news for me is I can cook a lot more grass fed meat than. Used to because I just couldn't afford it. I will let everyone know my experience, this starts in July and they will add more members every spring. I love the idea of people supporting as many farms as possible.

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4/16/12 3:34 P

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Do you mean the "Full Diet Farm" tab? I've read all of that and it still...well, it just says too much! Under "How Does it Work" it hardly explains how it works...or I'm totally dense. It looks like, as I read the price, that for the 2 of us it would be $4,600.00 per year. Just hard to take that in especially if a household is also purchasing other household goods from other sources. That's 383/month.

I think they ought to put all that stuff about their philosophy of farming and quality and all that stuff on another page and just give a clear list of options--or something like that. Maybe I should just call them. I sure like that they can deliver pretty close to me. The drop site is on my road about 6 miles west; that's handy.

I'm still looking into another farm share deal. I'll be visiting a farm tomorrow to pick up several pounds of grass-fed beef and talk to them about their cow share program. This farm is up highway 26 toward Mt Hood which is probably totally out of the range of the team members here.

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4/16/12 3:02 P

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You need to click n the "full farm share" part of the website. What I'm excited about is that's it's an all you can eat, as in, YOU pick what you want every week, and they deliver doorstop. You don't need to pick anything up. I did a farm share before where they just sent why they sent, you had no choice. YOU choose from a weekly shopping cart. It's confusing, I did the farm tour and talked to Vernie on the phone, many times. I recomend calling them, Internet service where they are is iffy. Other farm shares are great too, I just wanted one delivered to my door where I can choose how much a want (meat and dairy heavy for my family)

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4/16/12 12:48 P

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Honestly, when I go to the C'est Naturelle website and have a look around I just get confused. I think there are farm share programs that don't make the rules so complex. I like Dancing Roots Farm in Troutdale. They have pick up stations in the N/NE Piedmont area (Thursdays), Parkrose (Tuesdays) and Troutdale (Mondays). Check out their website and download their brochure to see if this place will work for you. Plus, when I emailed them I heard back quickly and got my questions answered. When I emailed C'est Naturelle I never heard back.

I am also looking into another farm share deal that I just heard about; I'll get back to you if I get some good info.

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4/16/12 10:18 A

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Erigust, this is good information and I'm glad you shared it. Thank you!

I've been interested in CSAs for a while, but haven't known anyone who takes part. I'd appreciate it if you'd be willing to come back and let us know what kinds of foods you receive and how you make use of them.
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4/15/12 8:28 P

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The five hundred dollars goes towards the purchase of your first month's+ purchase of food, it isn't extra.

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Yeah, if you can afford a $500 deposit!

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4/11/12 6:20 P

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Last night I saw that butter was five dollars a pound. Check out the full farm share, it is a steal. It is much less expensive this way.

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4/11/12 3:56 P

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4/11/12 11:16 A

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I've found this page which has pricing for a variety of items.

csa.farmigo.com/store/cestnat
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I'm sure in the long run the cost works out. Short-term though it's a bit too pricey for us. I guess I got stuck on $12.00 for a pound of butter.
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4/10/12 11:37 P

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I don't know individual pricing. I'm doing the full farm share, which is a set price for all you can eat. If you call and talk to Vernie she will answer all your questions. My friend is a long time customer and says their meat is the best.

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4/10/12 8:42 P

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All I'm seeing is info about milk...can you point me to the pricing for the meat and produce?

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4/10/12 1:33 P

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On the full meal plan they deliver weekly to your door.

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I haven't checked the whole site out yet but looks pretty cool. I want to find out where their drop stations are. Thanx for sharing the information!

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I wonder how far they are willing to deliver. I just found their website:
cestnaturellefarms.com/
I'm going to check them out
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4/9/12 5:49 P

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For all interested members (who love whole food straight from the farm) Cest Naturelle farms in Oregon City is doing a all you can eat farm share. I just joined myself, it is grass fed meats, dairy, veggies and some grains. They deliver weekly to your door for a set monthly price. I just took the farm tour and taste test and am so excited! If anyone wants more info you can write me or google the company.

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