Our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program gives you access to the freshest local produce around, and by purchasing a share, you directly support the farm and it’s students throughout the growing season!
Fall: The UW Farm is offering a six-week Fall CSA Share – Join our interest list for additional information and the first chance to purchase your share when sign-ups open!
*If you missed out on our Summer CSA session you can subscribe to our farm newsletter to stay informed about our upcoming fall session as well as other fun farm news.
Box Size: One size- produce valued at an average of $30 per week
Cost for Summer CSA Membership: Total $510 ($30 per week) for faculty, staff, and community members and $470 for students.
Here are some of the veggies that you can expect in your box: basil, beets, bok choi, carrots, celeriac, celery, chard, cherry tomatoes, chicory/radicchio, cilantro, collard greens, cucumber, dill, eggplant, fava beans, fennel, garlic, green beans, heirloom tomatoes, hot peppers, kale, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, melon, napa cabbage, onion, oregano, parsley, parsley root, parsnips, peas, potatoes, radicchio, radish, rosemary, sage, salad mix, salad turnips, scallions, shallots, spinach, summer squash, sweet peppers, thyme, tomatillo, winter squash
Over the course of 14 weeks, City Fruit (a Seattle non-profit dedicated to harvesting fruit that would otherwise go to waste and donating it to local food banks) will provide members with 30-35 pounds of super-local, fresh fruit starting with cherries and red plums in the early summer and ending with European Pears, apples, and grapes in late fall (with plenty more in between!) Enjoy all the fresh produce Seattle has to offer while supporting City Fruit by signing up for the CF fruit add-on today!
You do not have to be a member of the UW Farm CSA in order to take advantage of this delicious offer!
EARLY BIRD SIGN-UPS
If you pay by the end of February, we are offering your choice of:
3 U-picks of cut flowers throughout the season, OR
*Any boxes remaining out at the sites at 7:30am on Thursday will be removed. If you are not able to pick-up your box while you are out of town, please let us know ahead of time so that we can keep the produce from going to waste!
Q: I need financial assistance, are there any options for me?
A: We offer need-based discounts! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. You may also pay in installments, but full payment for the whole season is due by the first pick-up on June 7th.
Q: What Happens If I go on vacation or miss a pick-up?
A: Due to health and safety regulations, any produce remaining at the sites at 8am Thursday will need to be composted. If you are not able to pick-up your box while you are out of town, have a friend pick it up or let us know ahead of time so we can keep the produce from going to waste. We have many students who would gladly eat this delicious produce rather than seeing it get tossed!
Q: What would be an example of a typical box?
A: August bounty; Heirloom tomatoes, salad greens, basil, hot and sweet peppers, melons, and kale.
“The benefits I experienced as a CSA member included a much greater variety of locally produced, organic vegetables and herbs than I had made a part of my diet in the past. It also provided an opportunity to share the bounty with family and neighbors. I became good friends with my neighbors and shared meals! The variety of vegetables led naturally to my cooking a greater variety of meals….and when tomatoes were plentiful, I learned to can them!”
“The UW Farm CSA was an incredible way to connect with the seasons and support urban farming! This is by far the best CSA we have ever participated in, and each box was like unwrapping a gift. There was a huge variety of delicious vegetables each week- we loved experimenting with new produce and recipes thanks to this CSA. We’re glad we could support the UW Farm, and look forward to the next season.”