How does Oxbow’s CSA work?

Invest in your farm

You invest in the growing season as a CSA Shareholder, paying your farmers an up-front price; your farmers then purchase the seeds and equipment needed to grow your delicious organic produce. 

Pick up veggies

Visit Oxbow’s CSA Farm Stand or farmers market booth to select exactly what you’d like in your weekly Share. Our unique “Market Style” structure means easier meal planning, more eating what you want, and less food waste!

Explore Oxbow with your loved ones! During pickup time, see our farming practices in action, talk with your farmers, and enjoy seasonal U-Pick veggies, orchard fruit, berries, herbs, and flowers. Oxbow is YOUR farm!

You become part of our community of CSA Shareholders! Get to know the people (and the soil!) behind your food, and connect with other like-minded friends and neighbors through special events.

Read Oxbow’s response to COVID-19 and our Farming Health & Safety practices to learn about the ways we’re keeping our community safe.

Market Style = Flexibility and Choice

Oxbow’s Market Style CSA puts you in control of exactly what produce—and how much—you take home each week. Need extra lettuce for a potluck? Already stocked up on chard? Need to take a week off for summer vacation? No problem! Our Market Style CSA is all about flexibility and choice to help you waste less, eat better, and support a local King County farm and nonprofit organization.

When you visit our on-site CSA Farm Stand, bring your own reusable tote bags or boxes and fill them with a rainbow of fruit and veggies that you select—or even pick yourself—based on what’s in season! You also have the option to select your Share at our Mercer Island Farmers Market booth (additional market locations will be announced in spring of 2020).

Want to learn more about Community Supported Agriculture? Visit our Policies & FAQs Page.

20-Week CSA

June 24-Nov 4
Sold out! $550 for 20 Weeks of fresh veggies
  • Includes access to U-Pick and partner products like eggs and honey!

Oxbow is a Certified Organic and Certified Salmon-Safe farm.

CERTIFIED ORGANIC AND SALMON-SAFE


Investment

An up-front investment* of $550 gives Shareholders up to $600 worth of Oxbow-grown produce and partner products (honey, eggs, mushrooms, and fruit) for the 20-week season. See our Policies & FAQ Page for more information.

*Payment plans are also available. Processing fees apply. Please contact us directly at farmers@oxbow.org or call 425-788-1134 to set up a payment plan!

Shareholder Benefits

  • A season’s worth of fresh, certified organic produce at a discount, below retail price
  • Access to local partner products like honey, cherries, and fresh eggs (on-farm pickup only)
  • Access to seasonal U-Pick beans, cherry tomatoes, raspberries and orchard fruit*
  • FREE U-Pick flowers & herbs*
  • A weekly Shareholder e-newsletter
  • A canvas OxTote and U-pick “busket”
  • Exploration of Oxbow’s Living Playground, trails, and picnic spaces during the weekly pick-up window
  • Access to FREE Shareholder events throughout the season
  • The option to participate in weekly gleans for hunger relief
  • Support ALL of Oxbow’s work and mission!

Dates & Times

The Season

June 24-November 4, 2020

On-farm pickup

  • Wednesdays from 3PM-7PM at our farm in Carnation, WA. Explore the farm, play in the “Living Playground,” and take a nature walk! U-pick is available during pickup time starting in July.
  • Select Oxbow Saturdays: July 11th and August 8th
  • During our annual Oxtober Fall Festival, Thursday through Sunday throughout the month of October.

Other pickup locations

  • Mercer Island Farmers Market: Sundays from 10AM-3PM, June 27-end of October. Other market locations and times will be announced in spring of 2020. 
* U-Pick is available ONLY during the weekly pick-up time and on days when Oxbow is open to the public. See pickup times above. 

Visit our Policies & FAQs Page for full details.


Seasonality Chart

Click on the graphic below to download a PDF of our anticipated CSA and U-Pick crops for 2020. Please note that crop availability is subject to change due to weather, pests, and other variables.

2020 Crop Availability
Click on the thumbnail to download our 2020 Crop Availability Chart.