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CSAs: What’s available in your county this season

Apr 19th, 2013 | Category: Farms, Features

A number of local farms offer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, in which residents or businesses can subscribe for a season’s worth of produce. Most CSA options provide weekly boxes, with shares purchased up front or on an agreed payment plan. The content of the boxes differ from farmer to farmer, but generally include vegetables and fruits grown on site (those using off-site products are listed). Some offer extra options and add-ons such as eggs, cheese, meat, honey, bread, herbs and flowers. Following are CSA options submitted by local farms. Please contact them directly to sign up or if you have questions. (Additional options will be listed on our website as they are submitted.)

Some of the contents in a CSA box from Shambala Farm. COURTESY PHOTO

ISLAND COUNTY

Deep Harvest Farm, Langley

deepharvest@gmail.com, deepharvestfarm.com

The Summer CSA is June through September and costs $375. Members receive nine items per week on average, all organic vegetables. “This would be enough for two people who eat lots of vegetables or 3-4 people who eat a moderate amount.”  The veggies are all grown on site, and extra items are grown on Whidbey Island. Work shares available. There is an option to receive local grains (emmer, wheat, barley, etc.) from a farm in Coupeville and value added items (jams, pickles, and other preserves) made with local ingredients. Pick-up location in Freeland or Bayview. The Winter CSA is October through January, the rate to be determined.

Greenbank Farm, Greenbank

Jessica Babcock,  (360) 222-3171

csa@greenbankfarm.com

http://greenbankfarm.biz/agriculture/agriculture-training-center/csa/

The season runs 20 weeks from June through October. Two share sizes are available. The Basic (average 7 veggies per week) is $350 and the Bountiful (average 11 veggies per week) is $550. Work trade options available. Grown by beginning/student farmers on an ecologically and sustainably focused certified organic farm. Payment plans available.

SKAGIT

New Earth Farm

Mount Vernon

newearthfarm@newearthworks.org. http://farm.newearthworks.org

Serving Skagit Valley and Bellingham. The season runs first week of June to mid-September. Total cost of share is $23 per week for 18 weeks. Share size good for 3-4 people weekly, 1-2 people biweekly. Variety of vegetables, with berries later in the season. Everything grown on site, with occasional produce from partner organic farms in the Skagit Valley. Work shares available. Extras include “Direct trade” coffee and artisan bread roasted and baked by men and women in recovery. Pick-up at Farm site at 16665 Britt Road or specific churches in Skagit or Bellingham for a delivery fee. New Earth Farm is one of three social enterprises under the umbrella of New Earth Works, which seeks to provide advocacy for farm workers, former inmates, and men and women in recovery from addiction.

Jericho Farm

Birdsview, east of Concrete

jericho00@yahoo.com

www.facebook.com/JerichoFarmWA

Serving eastern Skagit County. CSA runs mid-June through mid-October. $300/share for a family of 2-4. Veggies with some berries, organically grown, but not certified. All veggies grown on site. Monday pick-up at farm, with option to pick up Wednesday afternoons at the Sedro Woolley Farmers Market, or Saturday afternoons at our farmstand at the Birdsview Brewery.

Blue Heron Farm

Rockport

Anne Schwartz, als@fidalgo.net

Serving eastern Skagit to Mount Vernon. Season starts in late May and goes 20 weeks until the end of October. Small share $200, 1 person;  medium $325, 2 people; and large $400, family of 4. Veggies, berries and tree fruit. We grow everything that we distribute, except potatoes may come from other local farmer. Work shares available. Extra options for bulk berries, pesto package and fall storage produce. Pick-up location in Sedro Woolley, National Park Service building, and others.

Viva Farms &  Growing Washington

Sarita Schaffer

info@vivafarms.org, vivafarms.org

(206) 914-7948

Full weekly share runs June through October for $450; half bi-weekly share (June through October) $225; super grande share (May to November) $525. We offer different box options, including options that allow customers full choice over items in their box each week. Workplace CSA option: Minimum of five shares for workplace delivery. Schedule and content individually arranged. Delivery options throughout Skagit County.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY

Freshly Doug Vegetables

Char Byde

24008 Valde Road, Stanwood

bydenmythyme@hotmail.com

freshlydougvegetables.blogspot.com

The season runs from July 1 through mid-to end of October, approximately 15 weeks (weather dependent). The share cost is $300 for on-farm pick-up only. Includes wide variety of certified organic vegetables as well as apples, plums, and asian pears. Everything grown on site. Local honey also sold at farm stand. Work shares available. If planned ahead, will grow u-pick vegetables for canning/freezing, such as green beans, cucumbers, cabbage, and other produce. The farm blog has photos, hours, and list of produce available at the stand.

Garden Treasures Organic Farm

Arlington, (360) 435-9272

arlingtongardentreasures.com

The season runs June 20 through Thanksgiving. The total cost of a share depends on size, $24 to $38 per week. Options include: Weekly Small,  $24 (for 2 people); Economy, $29.50 (4 people); Large, $38.50 (5-6 people); Every other week, $32; Fruit only, $19.50. Veggies and fruit available. Regular shares grown on site in Arlington. Fruit share grown by Smallwood Farms in Okanogan, WA. Optional bulk share and Thanksgiving day share available. Various pickup locations or pickup at the farm. EBT accepted. Certified organic, extended season. A 20 percent discount in farm stand applies for CSA members (excludes bushel/case pricing).

Shambala Farm and Nursery

Nancy Chase

395E North Camano Dr, Camano, (360) 387-4110

ShambalaFarm.com, nancy@ShambalaFarm.com

The season runs 18 weeks, from June 28 through Oct. 25. Thursday pick-up from 3 to 6 p.m. Share costs for the season are: Weekly Boxes, family 2-5/week, $495; Weekly Half-Boxes 1-2 people/week, $275; and Semi-Weekly Boxes 1-2 people/week, $275. A 50 percent deposit confirms membership (20 shares total), balance May 1. Partial work shares available. Organic produce all grown on-site with a unique variety to include nutrition packed perennial vegetables and diverse berries/fruit from our Food Forests, aside diverse annual produce. Open pollinated/non GMO/locally sourced seed stock used, no spray site. Special order duck/chicken eggs, goat milk, gluten free baked goods and ferments/jams and other items.

Klesick Family Farm

18826 Marine Dr. Stanwood

(360) 652-4663

www.klesickfamilyfarm.com

Serving the greater part of Snohomish County, as well as Sedro-Woolley, Burlington/Mt. Vernon, Oak Harbor and Anacortes. Farm offers 11 standard produce boxes, prices range from $18.50-$45 weekly. Delivery is free within delivery area. Rural delivery fees apply to some locations. Year-round. Produce comes from 20 local organic farms as well as non-local organic suppliers. Variety of seasonal fruits and veggies, as well as eggs, bread, honey, and items such as coffee, chocolate, and organic grocery options. No work shares available. Extras include grass-fed beef shares, certified organic grass fed lamb, and certified organic pasture raised pork shares. Build-your-own-box option. Custom produce boxes also available. No farm pick-ups.

WHATCOM

Cedarville Farm

Mike and Kimberly Finger

3081 Goshen Road, Bellingham

360-592-5594, cedarville322@mac.com

www.cedarvillefarm.com

Cedarville Farm packed its first CSA box in 1992, and have grown to serve more than 220 families in 2012. The farm cultivates 40-plus types of vegetables, culinary herbs and fruit, and offers eggs, broiler chickens, and turkeys. A variety of share options offered over a 30-week harvest season. 2013 CSA prices are: Spring Share (May- mid-June), $ 56 – $112; Summer Share (Mid-June-Oct.), $205 – $433; Fall Share (Nov. – mid Dec.), $67 – $137; Farmers’ Market Share (May – December), $75 and up. Cedarville works with other local and organic producers of mushrooms, vegetables, and fruits to expand the diversity of offerings. Pick up available at the Farm, Ferndale, and several Bellingham locations. New in 2013 is the “Your Choice” share which allows CSA members to chose for themselves the product they receive (one downtown location only).Grower’s Choice Shares can be picked up at sites in Bellingham, the county, and at the farm. The farm is expanding to Work Place and School CSA delivery sites (contact if interested). Work Shares possible. On farm events and weekly newsletters offered.

Five Loaves Farm

A Rocha (NW Washington)

201 S 17th St, Lynden, (360) 961-4061

nwwashington@arocha.org

fiveloavesfarm.blogspot.com

Season runs mid-June through October. Full and half shares starting at $250. Will work with subscribers to determine appropriate size and pick-up frequency for particular needs. Five Loaves Farm has been a food bank farm and community garden in Lynden since 2008, and also acts as the Lynden Farmers Market organizer. Farm locations are on church and private properties around town. Crops are all grown without spray. Seeking share sponsors (from churches and individuals), as we will be offering tiered-pricing options for many of the families we work with. Depending on demand, there will also be sustainable meat add-ons through a partnership with Oak Meadows Farm. Tuesday pick-up in Lynden.

Holistic Homestead and Spring Frog Organic Farm

Gretchen Norman

5709 Putnam Rd, Everson, 360-303-3711, springfrogfarm@gmail.com

www.holistichomestead.net

The season runs June 5 through Oct. 19 for a total of 20 weeks. Shares include: Full $450 or Half $250 (by April 22) or Full Share $500 or Half share $300 (by June 1). Eggs may be added on per month for additional fee. Pick-up at three locations: Farmstand, Wednesday or Saturday, 10 a.m. to  6 p.m.; Fairhaven Wednesday Farmers Markets, noon to 5 p.m.; or Bellingham Saturday Farmers Markets, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Optional farm account credit with extra 10 percent added. April-October. Certified Organic and Certified Grown Local: Non-GE and GMO-Free.

Bellingham Country Gardens

2838 E. Kelly Rd., Bellingham

360-223-3724, grubbssm@msn.com. bellinghamcountrygardens.com

Accepting applications at the end of April. The season runs 10 weeks (July 15 through September), plus $75 farm credit. Cost of share $275. Nice box of seasonal vegetables plus available strawberries and blueberries.All no spray from Bellingham Country Gardens U-Pick farm and Breckenridge Blueberries. Pick up is available at the farm and on Wednesdays in Bellingham on Lakeway Drive. U-pick veggies, strawberries, and flowers available.

F.A. Farm

Walter Haugen

5890 Barr Road, Ferndale

360-312-0335, www.fafarm.org

18-week season starts about June 20 and ends about Oct. 20, vacation extensions offered. Multi-tiered pricing, $550 base price, substantial discount for early payment. Shares average 17 pounds/$35 per week (enough for 2-3 adults). Includes vegetables and fruit. Everything grown on site, beyond organic. Work share possible for reliable person. Average share overage over 40 percent each year. On-farm pickup Wednesdays only. Serving Whatcom County area, mostly farm pickup but will drop off in North Bellingham with minimum of five shares for $5 per box. Shareholders must coordinate this. We are a teaching farm and welcome volunteers. If you would rather just come out to work and get some food, contact us. Photos of exact CSA offerings available on www.fafarm.org.

Osprey Hill Farm

Anna Martin

ospreyhillfarm@yahoo.com

(360) 595-9134

Drop points throughout Whatcom and Skagit Counties, serving individuals, neighborhood or community groups, and workplaces. Three 8-week sessions to choose from; Session A: June & July; Session B: August & September; Session C: October & November. Harvest Boxes start at $180 per session with discounts for purchasing multiple sessions; payment plans are available, pay by credit card, check, and SNAP/EBT. The Harvest Box has a retail value of $200 but members pay a discounted price of $180 for a single session and a 15-20 percent discount for multiple sessions. Harvest Boxes include a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables. Additional options include a Farm Fresh Egg Share and a Chicken Meat Share. Work shares possible. Certified organic. Weekly newsletters with recipes, farm stories, nutrition information, and relevant news.

Patterned Ground Farm

at Inspiration Farm, Bellingham

360-223-8794

mattcshannon@gmail.com

patternedgroundfarm.com

The season runs 20 weeks, June-October. Availability for 20 members. $500 per share, good for 2-4 people. A variety of fruits and vegetables are included, and everything is grown on-site. Pick-up at farm, Bow Little Market, or Elizabeth Station. All sustainable methods.

The Carrot and Stick

4104 Y Road, Bellingham

(360) 739-8826

The season runs June 5 through September 25. $340 full share,  $170 half share, flower share an addition $64 for the season. Generally a half share will serve 2 and a full share serves 4. Everything is grown on site and we are working toward organic certification. Work shares available. Pick-up Wednesdays at the Depot Market 5-6 p.m. Farm events and workshops at our farm as well.

Terra Verde Farm

Amy and Skuter Fontaine

terraverdefarm@gmail.com

(360) 393-25200

The season runs 20 weeks, mid June-October. Fall CSA extension available in November, 4 weeks. Full Share  great for a family of 3 plus, or 2 vegetarian adults. Share is $400. Half share cost is $290. Fall extension is 4 weeks for $80. All the vegetables we provide are grown on our Certified Organic farm in Everson. Work shares are available. Our CSA provides a large range of vegetables, as well as strawberries and raspberries. Boxes are available for pick up at either the Saturday Bellingham Farmers Marker, the Wednesday Fairhaven Farmers Market, or at our farm on Saturday or Wednesday.

Wake Robin Farm

Brigget LeClair

2660 Thornton Road, Ferndale

(360) 815-1190

wakerobinfarm@gmail.com

Season runs June to October. Full share $425, half share $300. More than 40 different vegetables offered during the season. Icelandic lamb, fleeces, yarn, and roving are available by phone order.

Roll Organic Farms

Steven Roll

5720 Windgate Dr, Ferndale

(360) 441-8356

rollorganicfarms.com

Season runs 20 weeks, June to October. Full share $525, half share $300. Variety of fruits and vegetables offered.

Sage and Sky Farm

Sam and Andrea Roper

Bellingham

(360) 255-0757

sageandskyfarm.com

Season runs June to October. Full share $425, half share $212.50. Offers a wide variety of vegetables and herbs. Delivery to Bellingham locations. Grown without harmful chemicals. Offer grass-fed lamb, pastured eggs, and pastured chicken. Weekly newsletters and recipes, or follow our blog at www.sageandskyfarm.com.

Sumas River Farm

Helen Solem

(360) 319-0895

helenssumasriverfarm.com

Season runs 26 weeks, May–October. Single-person size $275, two-person size $375, four-person size $475. Grows vegetables, berries, herbs, and flowers using sustainable practices. Picked on the day of delivery, buckets are packed with fresh seasonal vegetables and fruit, and delivered to your neighborhood each Wednesday. Recipes and farm information often accompany each delivery. Farmer Helen hosts a Midsummer Open House for CSA clients where you can see the farm, pick blueberries, and smell the flowers. EBT accepted.

Growing Washington & Viva Farms

Jay Dennison

(360) 927-4845

growingwashington.org

Full weekly share runs June through October for $450; half bi-weekly share (June through October) $225; super grande share (May to November) $525. We offer different box options, including options that allow customers full choice over items in their box each week. Workplace CSA option: Minimum of five shares for workplace delivery. Schedule and content individually arranged. Delivery options throughout Whatcom County.

Jordan Creek Farm

Jon Gergen

360-653-3005

jordancreekfarm.net

Full Season Share $440, (20 weeks, June–October). $30 Seed Fee. Pay as you go with $45 minimum per order. Home delivery in Whatcom County and select Skagit County locations, or downtown Bellingham. We offer a large variety of fresh produce throughout the growing season and sell pork by the cut or by the half or whole. We also have a variety of CSAs to choose from and can be found each Saturday at the Ferndale Public Market.

Moondance Farm

Billy Tate and Nicole Brown

(360) 510-4828

billyandnicole@moondancefarm.net

Our vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers are grown organically and offered seasonally, including ethnic specialties and heirloom varieties. Weekly boxes vary with the growing season. Recipes, nutritional tidbits, histories, and stories accompany each weekly delivery. Each box will include a variety of vegetables, and occasionally culinary herbs, fruits, and flowers. Shares can be picked up in Bellingham or at the farm in Acme; delivery arrangements are also available. Several different payment options.

Rabbit Fields Farm

Roslyn McNicholl

Everson

(360) 393-8747

rabbitfieldsfarm.com

The Main Season Share is 20 weeks, June to October, and costs $400. The Fall Share is 6 weeks, late October to early December for $150. Bunny Bucks farm account April to December $200. CSA shareholders receive a weekly box of seasonal mixed vegetables, all organic, and recipes. Monthly newsletters include what is happening in the fields and the surrounding farm community. Pick up at either the Wednesday or Saturday Bellingham Farmers Markets. The farm account program Bunny Bucks is a prepaid system with 10 percent more purchasing power, and you can choose products directly from the market table Wednesday and Saturday.

ACME Farms + Kitchen

Bellingham

www.acmefarmsandkitchen.com

ACME Farms + Kitchen is a company that distributes local products and meals in Whatcom County and portions of Skagit County. Products sourced from about 40 local farmers, fishers and producers. Year-round. Members pick and pay as they go and must order at a minimum. Large Locavore Box contains products to make five local meals that feed a family of 3-4. Fruit and vegetables, grass fed beef, pastured pork, lamb and chicken, salmon, cheese, pasta and more. Pick-up location at 1313 N. State Street, Bellingham. Home delivery for a fee.

Published in the April 2013 issue of Grow Northwest

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