Seattle Tilth CSA
Find out about Seattle Tilth's community supported agriculture (CSA) program.
Our community supported agriculture (CSA) program connects
new, immigrant and limited resource farmers with YOU! Enjoy food that's kind to the earth, fair for farmers and good for you.
Winter Pastured Meats
We have humanely pastured and organically raised heritage half and whole pigs available now! Chickens, turkeys, and more pigs may be available during the summer CSA season. Read more about pastured meats.
Summer 2015 CSA
Our CSA members get a weekly box full of fresh, delicious, 100% local, ecologically grown produce and products direct from farmers in Seattle Tilth programs and around Puget Sound. Thank you to all our members past, current and future!
Sign up deadline is June 7.
We accept cash, check, e-check, credit cards, and EBT/SNAP
Find Seattle Tilth Produce at local farmers markets, grocery stores and restaurants.
Our Farms & Farmers
- Seattle Tilth Farm Works (STFW) provides farm business training and support for immigrants, refugees and new farmers with limited resources in South King County. Meet your STFW farmers!
- Seattle Youth Garden Works (SYGW) is a farm-to-market employment program that empowers homeless and underserved youth. They farm at Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands (RBUFW) and the Center for Urban Horticulture.
- We source great produce and high quality foods for your CSA to support other regional, organic family farmers. See our farm partners.
At our educational farms, Seattle Tilth trains participants in ecological farming practices that build healthy soil and biodiversity, using only organic techniques. As a CSA member, you are directly supporting new, immigrant and limited resource farmers while creating a unique relationship between farmers and eaters. Build a new, alternative food economy with us!
How Does it Work?
CSA members join up front to help fund our early season costs to run our farms and education program, and know that produce grown during the season will go to a good home. Then you share in the delicious bounty throughout the season!
Every week, June-October, you'll pick up a box full of farm fresh produce at one of our host locations. Boxes include a great variety of seasonal vegetables, fruit and herbs, with optional add-ons of eggs and more. We also have an optional fall/winter share in November with seasonal fall produce.
What's in a Box?
It varies week to week, but you can expect tasty, diverse produce in every box and benefit from eating with the seasons. Learn a new vegetable, or find a new way to cook your favorites by enjoying recipes and other information in our weekly CSA newsletter! See sample boxes...
What's it Cost?
- A full produce share is $700 -- averages 12-14 items/week of fresh, local vegetables, herbs, and fruit for 20 weeks June-October. Good for 3-4 people, families, or two people that eat a lot of veggies. Best diversity and value! Delicious, seasonal produce from our farmers.
- A half produce share is $400 -- averages 6-7 items/week of fresh, local vegetables, herbs, and fruit for 20 weeks June-October. Great for 1-2 people. Delicious, seasonal produce from our farmers!
- A fall share is $60 -- averages 4-5 items/week of fresh, local fall vegetables and herbs (leafy green, onion or garlic, potatoes, root crops) for 4 weeks, last week of October through the third week in November.
- "Good Food for All" shares -- In addition to your produce share, help a limited resource family access fresh produce through our Good Food Bag program. Your $5 per week donation makes it possible for members at partnering agencies to get food from our farmers at a subsidized rate, and provides a bag for one family for 20 weeks.
- (Workshare positions are FULL for 2015 - Thank you!) Workshares are 50% off your share price -- we're offering 4 workshare positions this year for members who contribute at least 50 work hours during the season. Read more about workshares, or contact us if you're interested in being a workshare member.
* For our returning members: We haven't raised the price of our produce, just the price of the shares in 2015. This way, we'll be able to include another item in the share or fruit more regularly!
What Else Can I Get Through the Seattle Tilth CSA?
Read more about these options and get all the tasty details on weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or one-time options for foods direct from farmers and local producers.
- Organic farmstead cheese share from Samish Bay Cheese is $9/week
- Pastured chicken share of three chickens from Windy Acre Farm is $105.
- Thanksgiving turkey from Windy Acre Farm is a $50 deposit
- Pastured heritage whole or half pigs from Feliz Farm are a $100 or $200 deposit
- Artisan bread share from Grateful Bread is $6/week
- Local lentil & garbanzo share from Joseph's Grainery is $6.65/bi-weekly
- Raw fermented sauerkraut share from OlyKraut is $10/bi-weekly
- Weekly "A la Carte" options for you to order for your box through our online Farm Store include: honey, goat cheese, hummus, mustard, local jams, and coffee.
Stay tuned for other weekly subscriptions or Farm Store options currently in the works.
Seasonal Pick-up Locations
Read more about pick-up locations and times.
- Home Bicycle Delivery by Freewheel Cargo
- Columbia City Farmers Market
- Homegrown Sandwiches South Lake Union
- Good Shepherd Center (Wallingford)
- Stockbox Grocery First Hill
- Eat Local Capitol Hill
- Patrick and Sarah's House (Beacon Hill)
- SoDo Kitchen in Starbucks Support Center
- King County Housing Authority (Tukwila)
- Neighborcare (Rainier Beach)
- Madrona Cupcake Royale
- Irene's House*
- Michelle's House (Phinney Ridge)
- Homegrown Sandwiches Queen Anne
- Portage Bay Grange (University District)
- Rachel's House (West Seattle)
- Peddler Brewing Co.
* Rainier Beach Urban Farm is scheduled to be under construction this summer. Irene's House is the closest current pick-up spot to the farm.
What our Members are Saying...
"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 Seattle Tilth 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!"
FAQs: What Else Should I Know?
How is Seattle Tilth CSA different?
- Learn & Eat: We will educate about your food throughout the season through our weekly newsletter with recipes, nutritional and storage info for your produce and home cooking.
- Get involved: We'll host some CSA member events and work party opportunities at our farms throughout the season.
- By becoming a member, you connect directly with new, small-scale farmers with limited resources. Many are recent immigrants, some are refugees, and all are investing in creating local sources of food which is very important investment for our region.
- Our farmers receive training from Seattle Tilth using the best ecological practices, based on Seattle Tilth's 35 years as a "go to" organization for organic agriculture education in the region.
What's a "swap box"?
At locations that allow it, we'll leave out a "swap box" for members to trade items in their boxes they may not want for something else tasty someone has left. To paraphrase, one person's least liked item is another person's favorite! Read more on our Programs & Policies page.
Program & 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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