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.
Email us to find out when you can sign up for the 2015 summer CSA. Summer CSA sign-up begins in early February.
Our CSA members get a weekly box full of fresh, delicious, 100% local, ecologically grown produce and products direct from our farmers. Thank you to all our members past, current and future!
We accept cash, check, E-check, credit cards. We also accept EBT/SNAP at Rainier Beach Urban Farm (summer), and Good Shepherd Center (fall).
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!
- Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands (RBUFW) is an urban community education farm where diverse community members of all ages learn to grow food in the city.
- Seattle Youth Garden Works (SYGW) is a farm-to-market employment program that empowers homeless and underserved youth.
- Regional partner producers like Hallet Family Farm, OlyKraut, Mountain Lodge Farm, Urban Bee Co., Ballard Bee Co., and Joseph’s Grainery
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 pay up front to help fund our early season costs to run our farm and education program. Then you share in the delicious bounty throughout the season!
Every week, June-October, you'll get a box full of farm fresh produce at one of our pick-up locations. Boxes include a mix 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 $600 -- averages 12 items/week of fresh, local vegetables, herbs, and occasional 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 $350 -- averages 6 items/week of fresh, local vegetables, herbs, and occasional 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.
What Else Can I Get in My CSA?
- Farm fresh eggs add-on is $125 -- get a dozen fresh, non-GMO eggs produced by pastured poultry on the farm in your box, $6.25/week for 20 weeks, July-October. Half shares also available. Summer season only.
- Pastured heritage pork add-on from Feliz Farm is $350 -- Enjoy 35 pounds of heritage pork at $10/lb, delivered to your pick-up location.
- Pastured chicken add-on from Hallet Family Farm is $73.50 -- GMO-free, soy-free, gourmet quality birds for $6 per pound. You'll get three chickens through this meat share (summer season only). Must pick up at Hallet Family Farm in Enumclaw, WA. Summer season only.
- Thanksgiving turkey from Windy Acre Farm is a $50 deposit -- Beautiful, delicious 15-20lb pastured turkeys great for roasting, raised using only organic practices and soy-free feed. Turkeys cost $7.75/lb, plus a $15 processing charge. Final cost should be $130-$170, depending on the size. Must be able to pick-up at Seattle Tilth Farm Works the evening of November 22.
- Grass-fed beef 1/8 share from Hallet Family Farm is a $400 deposit -- Local, pastured, premium grass-fed beef. You get 80-100lbs of beef in a variety of tasty cuts, including: Steaks, roasts, ribs, stew meat, ground beef and more. Total cost of the share is $380-$475 depending on size, at $4.75/lb hanging weight (final take-home cost between $5.95/lb-$7.90/lb). Must pick-up at a local butcher in Kent, WA. Summer season only.
- Local lentil & garbanzo add-on from Joseph's Grainery is $66.30 -- One 3lb bag of lentils and one 2.5lb bag of garbanzos every month. Local Washington grown lentils and garbanzo beans (chickpeas), high-protein and nutritious legumes, GMO and pesticide-free. Summer season only.
- Raw fermented sauerkraut add-on from OlyKraut is $140 -- Build your intestinal power and immune system by eating raw sauerkraut. Flavors include Original, Eastern European, Spicy Garlic, Curry Kraut, Spring Nettle, Cumin-Jalapeño, Sea Vegetable, and Sour Pickles. Summer season only.
Interested in buying meat on its own, without produce? Contact us and we'll put you in touch with our farmers.
Seasonal Pick-up Locations
Not all pick-up locations are available for the Fall Share
- Good Shepherd Center (Wallingford)
Wednesdays, 3:30-7 p.m.
- Columbia City Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m.
- Greenfire Campus in Ballard
Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m.
- South Lake Union Farmers Market
Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Stockbox Grocery First Hill
Thursdays, 4:15-9 p.m.
- Madrona Cupcake Royale
Fridays, 3-7 p.m.
- Portage Bay Grange (University District)
Fridays, 3-6 p.m.
- Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands - visit us at the farm!
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Seattle Tilth Farm Works - visit us at the farm! (Auburn)
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
What our Members are Saying...
“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.”
“Not only did the local farm thing, but also supported local workforce development...what could be better?”
FAQs: What Else Should I Know?
How is Seattle Tilth CSA different?
- 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.
- We will educate you about your food throughout the season and invite you to farm events and special perks for CSA members.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 633-0451 ext. 129.