csa

SUBSCRIPTION FARMS

 
 

CSA stands for Consumer Supported Agriculture. Personally, I think participating in a CSA farm program is the most direct way to connect with the source of our food. We don't have very many farms offering this option in our area. But, I think there is a trend for more.


When you join a CSA, you usually pay a flat fee at the beginning of the year, in the winter. Then, on a certain day each week, for a set period of time, usually from June through October, you pick up a bag or box of fresh picked, organic vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs, all grown at "your" local, family farm. Some offer eggs, and other farm products. The idea is that you are buying a "share" in the farm. You receive your "share" of the food products throughout the season. In this way, the consumer shares the risks and joys of farming with the farmer.


Each farm offers a different sized share, with different prices and extra options. Just looking at prices doesn't offer an accurate comparison. Location is, of course, a very important consideration. Consider sharing pick up duties with neighbors or friends. If a share of your closest farm is a large one, you might share it with a friend. Call or email the farms in your region and ask for more information. We have not included prices, or details. At the time of this writing, November, many farmers don't yet know exactly what they will offer next year. To the best of my knowledge, all of these farmers use organic practices, although many are not certified.


Is someone missing? Please send us any corrections or additions at info@slowfoodskagit.org. Help us keep these listings as complete and accurate as possible.

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SKAGIT COUNTY


Happy Little Farm

Casey and Shelley Schoenberger

18385 Torset Road, Conway, WA 98273

360-445-3178

June through October, Boxes are available for pick-up on Thursdays, at the farm.

A variety of fresh vegetables and fruits with recipes and cooking tips.

(CSA only - no other outlet)

happylittlefarmers@yahoo.com


Hedlin Family Farm

Serena Campbell or Dave Hedlin

12052 Chilberg Road, La Conner, WA

360-466-3977

Offers a short season, a long season, or a fall season, as well as 1/2 share or full share.

There are various pick up locations, including Hedlin Family Farm Stand at the traffic circle near La Conner, Island Hospital in Anacortes, Mount Vernon Farmers Market, and Bellevue Farmers Market. June through October. Organic and pesticide free.

(Farm Stand, open April through October. Mount Vernon Farmers Market)

hedlin@hedlinfarms.com


Gaia Rising Farm

7389 Chestnut lane

Anacortes WA 98221

360-293-2980

Gaia Rising Farm is now offering shares in the storage crops that will be harvested in the fall of 2011.Our aim is to provide as much as possible towards our members yearly food needs. Soon we will also be offering shares for fall and winter vegetables.

A big part of what we are working on is diversity. Diversity of crop types and diversity of varieties is important for a more secure food supply.  If one crop or variety fails because of weather or disease another might do well, This year we are growing 13 varieties of potatoes, 2 or 3 varieties of corn and 9 types of beans.


Highwater Farm

Certified organic. Farm Pickup. Full or half share.

Danielle & Jeff

21135 Francis Rd

Mt Vernon, WA 98273

360-424-3289

highwaterfarm@gmail.com


Jericho Farm

Rebecca Morse

7606 NE Cape Horn Road, Concrete

360-826-3046 - jericho00@yahoo.com

June through October, pick up at the farm. Non-certified organic.

(Concrete Farmers Market)


Klesick Family Farm

from Everett to Anacortes - to your door

Tristan Klesick

24101 Miller Road, Stanwood, WA 98292

360-629-5350 or 866-629-5350

Year round, weekly delivery to your door. All organic products, but not all local.

www.klesickfamilyfarm.com


Lake Cavanaugh Farm

Martha Goodlett & Becky Brown

27998 Lake Cavanaugh Road, Mount Vernon

360-422-7706 -

June through mid-October, pick up at the farm, or in Seattle.

(Farm Stand mid-June through September, Friday 4:30 - 7 & Saturday 9-1)

lcfarm@fidalgo.net

www.lakecavanaughfarm.com


New Earth Farms

A social enterprise of Tierra Nueva 

Larry Rogers

East end of McLean Rd. 

Mount Vernon, Washington 98273

336.263.0325

New Earth Gardens is part of the recovery branch of Tierra Nueva, a non-profit organization based in Burlington, WA. The gardens work with young men coming out of substance abuse. We use french-intensive growing practices, offering half and whole shares from June to October, in a 20 week season. We offer on-site pick up on Friday afternoon to Saturday morning. We also offer direct-trade, locally roasted coffee. Your patronage helps support our work with with men, women, youth from the jail and juvenile detention. 

newearthfarm@newearthworks.org


Patterned Ground Farm

part of Viva Farms

WA 20 & Higgins Airport Way

CSA is 20 weeks, June - October, pick up or delivery.

Also offer a Buying Club and sell at the Bow Little Market.

Matt & Gina

360-223-8794

patternedgroundfarm@gmail.com

www.patternedgroundfarm.com


Riversong Farm

Christie Stewart Stein

16384 Donnelly Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

360-424-1999

20 week season, June through October. Tuesday or Friday pick up days, at the farm. Members are welcome to visit the animals and enjoy the setting. Seasonal potluck gatherings add to the social aspect of participation. Fresh picked vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. Eggs and salad mix are also available. Subscriptions open to new members in mid-February. Certified Organic.

(CSA only - no other outlets)


Viva Farms CSA

WA 20 & Higgins Airport Way

360-707-3223

Season: June 21th to Dec (20 or 25 week options).

In the true spirit of cooperation, Viva Farms partners with Growing Washington to offer customers in Skagit and Whatcom the first total choice CSA box that supports dozens of new farmers and two great organizations that are un-paving the way for the next generation of sustainable food producers.

This CSA offers customers a variety of choices, box sizes, pick-up points and, most importantly, the best locally grown food that farmers in Skagit and Whatcom County have to offer!

Farm boxes can be picked up at Viva Farms and workplace pick-up sites throughout Skagit County. Please email if you’d like to host a new pick-up site!


cell 206-914-7948 / 360-707-3223

Director, Viva Farms (www.VivaFarms.org, a project of www.GrowFood.org)

Regional Coordinator, WSU Latino Farming Program


WHIDBEY ISLAND


Forget Me Not Farm

Lois Wenzek

5700 Double Bluff Road, Freeland, WA

360-321-2523 June through September, pick up at the farm. Non-certified organic.

(Farm Stand at the farm open year round)

(Coupeville Farmers Market & Bayview Farmers Market)

forgetmenot_farms@yahoo.com 

www.forgetmenotfarms.org


Maha Farm

Anza Muenchow

4328 Glendale Road, Clinton

360 - 579-2890 

Pick up at farm from mid-May to mid-October. Non-certified organic.

(Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market)

mahafarm@whidbey.net

www.mahafarm.com 


Molly’s Island Garden

Anna Petersons

3340 Craw Road

Langley, WA 98260

360-321-5547

The first CSA on the island. Certified Organic.

April through October pick up at the farm on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Small and large shares available

You can also find our produce at: South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market, Bayview Farmers Market, Langley Second Street Market, local grocers, restaurants, and caterers

mollysislandgarden@gmail.com

http://mollysislandgarden.blogspot.com/



Pam's Place Produce

Pam Mitchell

Langley

360-321-2157

pamsplaceproduce@whidbey.com


Quail's Run Farm

Will not have a CSA in 2008, but will return to CSA later.

Loren Imes - 360-579-2503 

(Bayview Farmers Market)

info@quailsrunfarm.com

www.quailsrunfarm.com


Rosehip Farm and Garden

Linda Bartlett

338 Fort Casey Road, Coupeville, WA 98239

360-678-3577 -

June through October, pick up at the farm. Non-certified organic.

(Coupeville Farmers Market)

rosehip@whidbey.net


The Raven and the Spade

Camille LaTray

4785 E Harbor, Rd. Freeland WA 98249

206-782-2412


Certified Organic produce and eggs available year around, farm pickup

Summer CSA shares available May 1st have the added benefit of fruit,

herbs and flowers. Guests are welcomed to the farm all year around to

enjoy the garden.  Come wander, stay and take home delicious vegetables!

ravenspade@whidbey.com

www.ravenspadefarm.com


NORTH SNOHOMISH AND CAMANO ISLAND


Freshly Doug Vegetables

Charlene Byde - 425-220-3903

Certified organic produce. Stanwood-based producer participates in CSA with weekly deliveries. July through the end of September. Sign-ups prior to the season.

freshlydoug@aol.com


Garden Treasures

3328 State Route 530, Arlington, 98223, 360-435-9272, 360-435-9274

Mark and Patricia Lovejoy grow and sell certified organic produce (mixed greens, heirloom tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers, carrots, head lettuce, many more) at their farm stand. U-pick strawberries and raspberries. They grow on 6 acres and in a 5,000 square food greenhouse. Also have natural foods, a garden center and a gift shop. They participate in a CSA program with weekly pick-ups. Certified Tilth Farm of Washington and Snohomish County. (Seasonal farm stand)

puravita99@yahoo.com


Klesick Family Farm

from Everett to Anacortes - to your door

Tristan Klesick

24101 Miller Road, Stanwood, WA 98292

360-629-5350 or 866-629-5350

Year round, weekly delivery to your door. All organic products, but not all local.

www.organicproduceshoppe.com


Ninety Farms

Linda Neunzig

22912 Sixty Seventh Avenue North East, Arlington, WA 98223

360-435-9304 

June through October, pick up at the farm.

www.ninetyfarms.com


Shambala Farms

395E North Camano Drive,

Camano Island, WA 98282

360 387 4110.

We offer weekly pick-up of farm-fresh produce boxes.  Grown without the use of chemicals and with the love of integrated community in mind, Shambala Farm Fruits and Veggies will nourish your family through the summer.  Special local feature included weekly, 18 weeks, $395.

www.ShambalaExchange.com 



WHATCOM COUNTY


Osprey Hill Farm

5800 Saxon Road

Acme, WA 98220

(360)595-9134

ospreyhillfarm@yahoo.com

Our CSA harvest boxes are the next best thing to growing your own.

Picked fresh from the field and delivered to one of our convenient pick-up locations in town or one of our county locations. If you’ve got the gumption, get five friends or co-workers together and we’ll deliver to your neighborhood or place of work. We offer a full selection of your favorite in-season fruits and vegetables plus farm-fresh eggs and poultry, too. Experience the season with us & support the tradition of sustainable family farms.

Click here for all the details!


Uprising Organics

Crystine Goldberg & Brian Campbell

uprisingorganics.com

360-201-0468

This CSA is geared toward serving those on fixed incomes. They accept EBT/Food stamps to allow those who do not have lump sums to pay weekly with their EBT card.

Drop offs in Bellingham and Whatcom County.


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