Newsletter No. 1


Welcome to Vibrant Valley Farm's 2016 Community Supported Agriculture program! We are thrilled to have you as a member of our community and to showcase all our hard work. 

As CSA members you will receive everything from our famous silky salad mix to a wide variety of peppers including padrons and Nardellos. Every Wednesday morning before you pick up your CSA we will email you recipes of all sorts to expand you culinary world and a small tidbit of what's happening on the farm in our newsletter (this is also available on our website along with all our past newsletters and recipes). 

Vibrant Valley Farm is in its fourth season of operation as a CSA, CSB (community supported bouquets), wholesale cut flower and vegetable farm. Vibrant Valley Farm all started 14 years ago in the dorms of University of Oregon when Kara and I, thinking we were hilarious, bonded over knowing every word to a TLC song. Since then we've been farming, gardening, cooking, teaching and laughing separately and collectively everywhere from

Argentina to Spain to California to Italy. After doing a lot of the same things and brainstorming ways of doing them better we decided to start Vibrant Valley Farm. 

We started in 2013 with a season in Carlton on a jorry clay wine filled slope, then moved to a farm in Mcminnville surrounded by big Ag and filberts until we found our current home on Sauvie Island (just 10 miles from downtown Portland). We are currently farming over 4 acres with a lot of help

From 2-4 volunteers, 3 employees and 1 cat named Parsnip. 

Starting a farm from nothing, with no money and then moving it three times is no easy feat. The only way this has been possible from the beginning is through CSA memberships. Many of you are still with us. And we love you. We are so happy to have new members join this season and can't say it enough but truly this has been made possible by all of you. So thank you very much; this farm is as much your as it is ours. 

Cheers to a wonderful season ! 


Vibrant Valley Farm 


  • Kale
  • Mustards 
  • Dill
  • Radishes
  • Silky salad mix 
  • Baby Beets with tops 
  • Green Garlic