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CSA: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How is Tilth Alliance CSA different from other CSAs?

  • By becoming a member, you are supporting Tilth Alliance Farm Works, a farm business incubator for new, immigrant and limited resource farmers. You're also supporting the growth and visibility of small-scale local farm businesses.
  • Participant farmers in Tilth Alliance Farm Works receive capacity training from Tilth Alliance on business development, sustainable and organic growing and access to farmland. Many of the participant farmers are recent immigrants, some are refugees, and all lack direct access to land.
  • Tilth Alliance CSA provides small farm businesses access to a large base of new customers and an entryway into the local market.
  • By becoming a CSA member, you are contributing directly to job security for the next generation of local farmers!


Q: What sort of packaging do you use?

Tilth Alliance CSA is packed into wax produce boxes, which protect and preserve freshness during distribution. Occasionally, we may use paper or plastic bags for quality assurance or food safety reasons. Your wax boxes are reusable – we ask that you return them each week when you collect your new box to help us do our part to reduce waste. If you are unable to return your box, make sure to put it in the green food and yard waste bin and not the blue recycling bin!

 

Q: What would be an example of a typical Seattle Tilth CSA box?


Full Share Half Share
 June Broccoli heads - 1.25 lb
Red Beets - 1 bunch
Cilantro - 1 bunch
Collard Greens - 1 bunch
Frisee Endive - 1 head
Oyster or Wild Mushrooms - 1/4 lb
Pac Choi - 1 bunch
Parsley - 1 bunch
Snap Peas - 1 pint
Salad Mix - 1/3 lb
Strawberries - 1 pint
Hakurei Turnips - 1 bunch
Broccoli heads - 1.25 lb
Red Beets - 1 bunch
Mushrooms - 1/4 lb
Snap Peas - 1 pint
Salad Mix - 1/3 lb
Strawberries - 1 pint
July Green Cabbage - 1 head
Basil - 1 bunch
Carrots - 1 bunch
Garlic - 2-3 heads
Kale - 1 bunch
Lettuce - 1 head
Mustard Greens - 1 bunch
Sweet peppers - 1 lb
Green beans - 1 lb
Summer fruit - 1.5 lb
Summer squash - 1.5 lb
Basil - 1 bunch
Slicing/Lemon Cucumbers - 1.5 lb
Summer fruit - 1.5 lb
Green beans - 1lb
Garlic - 2-3 heads
Lettuce - 1 head
Mustard Greens - 1 bunch
August Chioggia or Gold Beets - 1 bunch
Broccoli heads - 1.25 lb
Bi-color Corn - 3-4 ears
Eggplant - 1-2 fruits
Green or purple Kohlrabi - 3-4 bulbs
Cippolini Onions - 1 bunch
Parsnips - 1 bunch
Hot peppers - 1/2lb
Salad Mix - 1/3 lb
Winter Squash - 2 lb
Spinach - 1/3 lb
Sungold Tomatoes - 1 pint
Bi-color Corn - 3-4 ears
Romanesco - 1.5lb
Hot peppers - 1/2lb
Salad Mix - 1/3 lb
Spinach - 1/3 lb
Sungold Tomatoes - 1 pint


Q: What else can I add on to my weekly CSA share?

You can add on to your share with products direct from farmers and local producers on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or one-time basis. Read more about add ons.

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Q: What do current Tilth Alliance CSA members say about their experience?

  • "Every step and part of the experience was easy, and deepened my connections with my community, my food, and myself."
  • “It was great to get a variety of produce to force my cooking/eating to be more creative and fabulous knowing that it was all healthy, organic produce for a great price serving a great purpose.”
  • “First time trying a CSA. I enjoyed trying new foods and having recipes and explanations for foods that were new to me”
  • “It makes me feel really good to get produce from the Tilth Alliance Farm Works farmers. I liked getting the stories and recipes in the weekly email.”
  • “Friendly folks, great food, loved being part of the beginning of an awesome community project.”
  • "Signing up was simple. I loved the e-mails I got including what was going to be in the box and possible recipes. The best part was getting to read about who grew the food, and a little about them. Thank you!" 


Q: What are the nitty gritty details and policies?

Read all the nitty gritty details on vacation weeks, missed box pick-ups and more on our Program & Policies page.


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