Worksite produce deliveries
Eating healthy through Community Supported Agriculture
Balanced You and the Department of Natural Resources and Parks connect employees with local King County CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farms that deliver weekly boxes of freshly-harvested produce to many King County worksites. The season typically runs from June through November.
How to participate :
- Read this post for information on our 2018 program and check back in early 2019 for details on next year's program.
- Our partner farms request that there be a minimum of 10 interested participants in order to deliver to a King County worksite.
- Once you’ve identified an interested group of co-workers, contact us to get connected to one of our farm partners.
- The season typically begins in May or June and ends in the fall. The farms typically take new subscribers in April and May.
What is CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and is a popular way for consumers to buy local seasonal food directly from a farmer who offers a “share” in their harvest. Typically, the share consists of a weekly box of vegetables delivered throughout the farming season – usually June through November.
Why should I sign up for CSA@Work?
King County is committed to supporting local farms and farmers as part of our Local Food Initiative. Participating in CSA@Work is a great way to eat fresh produce throughout the growing season, while supporting local farmers. CSA deliveries often include recipe ideas to help expand your horizons or instructions on cooking with unique ingredients. They can become a weekly bonding activity for meal planning in your household and remind you of what is seasonal and fresh on King County farmland.
How much does a CSA cost?
Costs vary per CSA farm and per CSA size, and ranges in cost from about $18 - $30 per week. Some farms offer installment plans.
How does a CSA support farmers?
Buying a CSA helps farmers early in the season with “seed money” to plant crops for the summer harvest. Farmers can spend more time growing healthy delicious food, delivering to members shortly after harvest, and practicing good stewardship on their land.
Local Harvest website
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