Member Program FAQs

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Oxbow’s Member program! Here you will find our most Frequently Asked Questions. If your question isn’t answered below, please feel free to contact us at members@oxbow.org or call 425-788-1134.

General Member Program Questions

By becoming a Member of Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center, you support our work to inspire people to eat healthy, sustainably grown food and to steward our natural resources for future generations. Oxbow’s work goes beyond farming: it also supports building healthy food systems through conservation and land stewardship, increasing awareness and availability of native plants, and teaching people of all ages about agriculture and the environment. 

Becoming a Member is the best way to connect with Oxbow and live your values – by supporting a nonprofit dedicated to making real, lasting impact in the fight against climate change.

Need a reminder of all our great Member benefits? See a detailed benefits list HERE.

Oxbow’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and Member Program are two of the many ways that you can support Oxbow’s work and mission. What’s the difference between the two programs? 

CSA Shareholders make an up-front investment that supports our farmers in all aspects of the 20-week CSA season, which runs from late June-early November. In return, Shareholders receive a weekly “Share” of produce (which averages out to about $30/week) that they select themselves at our on-site Farm Stand, or at the Issaquah or Mercer Island Farmers Markets. Oxbow’s CSA gives participants the choice to select the veggies they want and need, provides regular U-Pick access, and connects them directly to the people who grow their food and care for the land! Learn more about Oxbow’s CSA here.

Oxbow’s Member Program supports all areas of Oxbow’s work. Membership is valid for 365 days, during which Members have access to a host of benefits including event invitations, U-Pick access during our public Oxbow Saturdays, Farm Stand discounts, and more. If you’re not able to come out to Oxbow frequently or don’t need your fridge stocked with a weekly haul of veggies, the Member Program is a great way to show your support of our work and mission!

Oxbow is located in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley, nestled between the cities of Duvall and Carnation off of Hwy 203. Our Farm Stand is located on-site. We’re just 25 miles from Seattle! Get detailed driving directions and other visitor info here.

We are open to Members and the public on Oxbow Saturdays, the second Saturday of every month from May through August, from 10AM-4PM. Learn more about Oxbow Saturdays here. Members receive free admission for the cardholder and up to 4 additional guests at each Oxbow Saturday. 

We are also open to Members and the public during the month of October, Thurs-Sunday, 10AM-5PM, for our annual Oxtober Pumpkin Festival.

Other special Members-only opportunities will be announced throughout the year.

Yes, and thank you for sharing the Oxbow experience with friends and family! Oxbow Membership allows four additional sub-members to be added to your membership. Whether they’re your partner and kids, your roommates, or your neighbors down the street, share with whomever you like (but please leave your furry friends at home)!

Sub-members can be added within your account after you register. If you need assistance, or if you would like to add more than four sub-members, please contact us at 425-788-1134 or email members@oxbow.org.

U-Pick is a fantastic time for all, and is a wonderful opportunity to connect with the land that feeds us! Get detailed information about U-Pick here.

Dress for the weather, pack a picnic, and get ready for a good time exploring your farm! Don’t forget your Member Card! Our tips for what to wear and bring (and what NOT to bring) are available on our Visitor Info page.

Throughout the season you can look forward to special events like a summer hops harvest and fall activities just for Oxbow Members and their friends and family – with more surprises in store! You’ll also enjoy special member pricing on events like Stargazing on the Farm, and a 10% discount on Oxbow’s annual Family Dinner on the Farm tickets. 

Check out our event calendar for more information on what’s coming up!

Yes! Our memberships are annual and begin on the day you sign up. While the majority of our events are planned for the summer and fall months, we are planning additional opportunities throughout the year. Oxbow is magical during every season! Stay tuned for more information about off-season member opportunities.

We do not currently offer payment plans for our Member Program. If you’d prefer to pay by cash or check, please contact us at members@oxbow.org to make arrangements.

Thank you for supporting Oxbow! You will receive an email when your Member Packet is mailed out. In the meantime, the confirmation email you received during registration will serve as your temporary Member card. To conserve resources and support a healthy environment, we will send many Member materials digitally. If you’ve recently joined as a Member, make sure that members@oxbow.org is added to your address book.

Your Member packet will include:

  • Your Member card. Please keep your card safe! You’ll need to present it when you and your group check in at the Farm Stand. 
  • A welcome letter

Member tote bags and U-Pick Buskets will be available for pickup at our Farm Stand starting in May. 

If you’d like to check on the status of your Member packet, please contact us at members@oxbow.org or give us a call at 425-788-1134 x 1.

All Members get to take advantage of a 10% Member discount! The discount can be used

  • At the Farm Stand and on U-Pick produce, open to Members the 2nd Saturday of the month from May-August
  • At our booth at the Issaquah Farmers’ Market
  • On Summer Camp registration
  • On Oxbow’s CSA
  • On certain special events, like our annual Family Dinner on the Farm

At the Farm Stand, just show your Member card to receive your discount. For online registrations, like Summer Camp, discounts will apply automatically as long as you are signed in to your Oxbow account.

If you need help applying a discount, please contact us at members@oxbow.org or give us a call at 425-788-1134 x 1.

We accept cash, check, debit, or credit to pay for your farm stand and U-Pick purchases. We do require you to show your Member card to receive your 10% member discount.

No worries! Your remaining OxDough can be used for Farm Stand and U-Pick purchases at Oxbow Saturdays, our Issaquah Farmers Market or Mercer Island Farmers Market booths, and “magic bean” purchases during our Oxtober Pumpkin Festival.

Note: OxDough is not refundable and may not be exchanged for cash.