How it works
Community Supported Agriculture is the backbone of the Oxbow’s farm. We are part of a dynamic non-profit organization that promotes responsible land use through our restoration and conservation efforts, our inspired education programs for kids of all ages, and our commitment to exploring the safest growing methods for food production. Joining our CSA is an investment in YOUR food. You will learn how and why we grow the crops you receive in your share, and we will share delicious ways to enjoy each and every item.
Continue reading to learn more about our program or click here to sign up.
A CSA is a partnership with a farm. By becoming a CSA member, you commit to supporting a farm and the farm commits to feeding you through the growing season.
We pack boxes of organic vegetables and deliver them to neighborhood pick-up locations for our members from June through October. We began our CSA on a half-acre in 1999 and have growing and improving our program ever since. Our 2017 CSA will provide regular food throughout the growing season to thousands of people around King County.
This season, we will offer one 20-week season of delicious organic produce.
We deliver our CSA boxes to locations throughout King County (updated delivery locations coming soon).
We are able to offer home delivery in select locations through our partnership with Pagliacci Pizza! If you choose one of 14 participating Pagliacci Pizza locations as your pick-up site AND you order a pizza on your pick-up date, Pagliacci will deliver your CSA box to your home alongside your pizza. If you don’t want to order the pizza, you are also welcome to pick up your box in the store.
Our CSA community is made up of members throughout King County who are committed to healthy food, sustainable agriculture, and supporting the local economy. During the season, our weekly CSA newsletter, The Eater’s Digest, will alert you to your anticipated box contents and provide tips for preparation and storage.
Check out our CSA FAQs and more on our members page.
What’s in a box?
In 2017, we will pack boxes according to what’s freshest during any given week. Each box will contain at least $25 or $30 worth of produce. These boxes are good for a household of 2-3 people.
Here are what some sample boxes might look like over the course of the season:
|1 lb fava beans
2 baby fennel
1 bunch garlic scapes
1 bunch dino kale
½ lb sugar snap peas
1 bunch Japanese wax turnips
½ lb rhubarb
1 bunch dill
|1/2 lb green beans
1 bunch red beets with greens
1 bunch purple carrots
2 diva slicing cucumbers
1 bunch red chard
1 green bell pepper
2 summer squash
2 small shallots
|1 bunch collard greens
1 bunch French breakfast radishes
1 head broccoli
2 gatherer’s gold peppers
1 bunch Oxbow’s finest carrots
1 medium butternut squash
1 lb French fingerling potatoes