Seattle Tilth CSA
Find out about Seattle Tilth's community supported agriculture (CSA) program.
Our community supported agriculture (CSA) program connects you to great food and to your farmers! Enjoy food that's kind to the earth, fair for farmers and good for you.
Choose from veggies, fruits, herbs, mushrooms, pastured chicken and pork, eggs, cheese, bread, beans and sauerkraut and pick up at any of 23 locations in Seattle and South King County. Thank you to all our members past, current and future!
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.
Our Summer CSA members get a weekly box full of fresh, delicious produce for 20 weeks June-October. Produce is 100% local, grown using organic and ecological practices and comes to you direct from farmers in Seattle Tilth programs and family farmers around Puget Sound.
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 Produce is grown by farmers in our organic agriculture education programs:
- 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 from 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 the most ecologically sound, 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 for 20 weeks, 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 in November. Sign-ups for Fall Shares will start in October.
- "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.
- Workshares are 50% off your share price -- we're offering 5 workshare positions this year for members who contribute at least 50 work hours during the season, usually during Wednesday or Friday mornings in Seattle. Read more about workshares, or contact us if you're interested in being a workshare member.
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 more regularly!
What Else Can I Get Through the Seattle Tilth CSA?
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.
- Farmstead cheese share from Samish Bay Cheese is $9/week
- Pastured chicken share of three chickens from Windy Acre Farm is $105
- Egg share from Skylight Farm is $8/dozen or $4.25/half dozen weekly
- 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.
We have over 20 pick-up locations around the Seattle and south King County area on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, usually at a farmers' market stand, local business, or CSA members' house.
Read more about pick-up locations and times, and find one near you.
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 and 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 are supporting and connecting directly with new, small-scale farmers who have limited resources. Many are recent immigrants, some are refugees, and all are investing in creating local sources of food, an important investment in 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.
Email Chris Iberle at email@example.com or call (206) 633-0451 ext. 129.