2022 will be our 23rd year operating a Community Supported Agriculture Program, or CSA. Essentially our CSA is a locally-grown vegetable subscription service, filled with produce grown on our farm, occasionally supplemented with crops from other small, local farms. Over the years we have upsized and downsized, we’ve done a lot of experimenting, and we’ve learned a lot about how to keep our subscribers happy. Our CSA now proudly serves over 150 families in south King County and Seattle.
CSA Share Seasons:
Our Spring CSA season is 10 weeks long, and runs April to mid-June. The Main CSA Season supplies produce for 22 weeks, mid-June to mid-November, and the shorter Winter CSA season finishes out the last six weeks of the year mid-November through December.
We offer Small and Large Shares for Spring and Winter; Small consists of 7-10 items per week, and Large contains 14-18 items per week. During the Main Season, we also offer a Mini Share option which consists of 5 items per week.
We offer weekly CSA pickup at the farm on Tuesday afternoons, 2:00-8:00pm or Saturdays, 10:00am-5:00pm. Seattle CSA members can choose to pick up from one of several neighborhood drop-site locations, including Columbia City, Capital Hill, University District, Greenwood, Wallingford, and different sites in West Seattle. All CSA members are encouraged to partake of the U-Pick Cutflowers and other attractions at the farm free of charge, no matter which pickup location they select.
A vital piece of farming in the urban fringe is encouraging our CSA members to visit the farm regularly, and putting faces and a location on the food that you feed your family. We are busy planning new, expanded u-pick opportunities for our 2022 CSA members. A large Cut-Flower Garden and Culinary Herb Garden (June-October), the September Sunflower Patch, and Pumpkin Patch in October are all available to CSA members free of charge while in season. We encourage you to pick up your visit the farm regularly, but ALL CSA members are welcome to visit on any Tuesday or Saturday during pickup hours.
Practice Your Naturalist Skills:
Whistling Train Farm is an Audubon and eBird hotspot. Stop at the Birder Kiosk to pick up or photograph a map, and read the whiteboard to see which birds have been visiting. We are in the process of planting an acre of wildlife habitat in the back of the farm, and you are welcome to visit and see which creatures you spot there.
Enrollment for 2022 is open to all now. Click here to go to our Barn2Door online store. Spring CSA shares are sold out, and a limited number of Winter CSA shares are available. But the Main Season has plenty of space available. In addition, we are offering a Flower Bouquet Subscription, which you can find on the CSA options page. Click Here to Enroll in Our 2022 CSA
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