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Carnation, WA
United States

The Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative is an organization of 20+ small, local farms working together to bring you fresh produce. Farmers run the show! Our member farms initiated and built the co-op so that they could spend less time on logistics and more time growing your food. In exchange, you get more diversity while supporting the whole local foodshed, not just one farm. All of our member farms utilize responsible environmental and food production practices- read our pledge to learn more.

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HELP WANTED

Coop Manager

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

CSA Team Member

Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative

Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative is seeking a dependable, hardworking and committed individual to join our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) team for 2018. This part-time position(s) (10-20hrs/wk through early Winter 2018) will work directly with the general manager in support of our nonprofit farmers’ cooperative to grow our CSA Veggie Box Program.

The ideal candidate(s) will be interested in farm CSA’s, value organic food production, willing to learn and work hard as part of a team, able to lift heavy boxes repeatedly, attention for detail, have a clean driving record, and be able to drive a van and delivery veggie boxes throughout the greater Seattle area each week

Responsibilities include but not limited to: Veggie Box Production: assist with weekly veggie box preparation (including ensuring food safety and quality control measures); Farm Pick-up (e.g., weekly vegetable pick-ups from member farms) with delivery van; Production (e.g, veggie box production, labeling, storage and van loading); Delivery (e.g., load/unload, veggie box delivery, site coordination and communications); Quality Control (e.g., ensure all boxes are carefully loaded, delivered with highest quality contents).

Hours: 10-20 hours/week

Rate of Pay: $12-$14/hr

Anticipated Start Date: Approx. June 18, 2018

Additional employment opportunities exist with member farms (inquire if interested)

 

To apply: Please send the following to Snovalleycoop@gmail.com

1. Letter of interest (include why you are interested and why you’d be a good fit)

2. Resume

3. References (3)

PRESS RELEASE

Coop Manager

CSA HELPS LOCAL FARMERS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Snoqualmie Valley, WA / April 25, 2018 - It’s CSA Time! Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) helps local farmers connect directly with consumers by delivering weekly veggie boxes and allows farmers to plan, grow and provide the highest quality local vegetables to its CSA members.

It’s no secret it takes hard work, determination and sometimes sheer will to work the deep, rich soils of the Snoqualmie Valley that are often mired in springtime muck. Just a couple weeks ago farmer Jason Salvo of Local Roots Farm reported over 4.5 inches of rain had fell on his farmstead near Duvall. Planning, good weather, and a solid base of CSA supporters helps make sustainable farming a reality in the greater Seattle area.

As the 2018 CSA season begins the Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative is reaching out to communities across the greater Seattle area to join. Now with over 13 CSA Veggie Box drop locations (places where CSA members retrieve their weekly boxes) a CSA box location is close to home.

•    14 CSA Drop Sites: Multiple Seattle sites, Burien, Kenmore, Kirkland, Redmond & others
•    25+ Farms means incredible weekly diversity of vegetables
•    Many CSA Veggie Box Options (with egg and fruit add-on’s available)
•    The Giving Box (donate a Veggie Box to those in need)
•    CSA box delivery will begin June 28th.

“CSA memberships are the lifeblood of a thriving farm operation in that they provide a farmer a sense of financial security, early funds to crop plan and till, and a base of consumers they can count on,” said Brad Johnson, General Manager of The Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative, an organization that represents more than 25 SnoValley farmers.

To learn more about CSA, please visit: http://snovalleycoop.com/veggie-box/

ABOUT: The Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative represents 25+ local farmers that practice sustainable agricultural practices and are committed to growing their produce using organic principles. You can be assured our vegetables are grown locally in the rich, deep soils of the Snoqualmie Valley and will be fresh, wholesome and delicious.

Media Contact:
Brad Johnson, Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative
Email: snovalleycoop@gmail.com
Phone: 319.329.1509
Web: http://snovalleycoop.com/

7 New Drop Locations - Thanks Pagliacci Pizza!

Coop Manager

7 NEW DROP LOCATIONS! We’ve teamed up with our friends at Pagliacci Pizza to test out seven new CSA drop locations across the greater Seattle area this year. We are incredibly happy and excited by our relationship with this local pizza powerhouse. Not only do they make scrumptious pizza they support local agriculture and are giving us space to hold your weekly CSA boxes! BONUS: you can either pick up your Veggie Box at one of these locations…or if you want, you can also order a pizza for home delivery and they’ll bring your Veggie Box along with the pizza you purchase. That’s pretty awesome!!

1. Bellevue/Redmond (Pagliacci - Crossroads): 15238 Bel-Red Rd
2. Kirkland (Pagliacci - Bridle Trails): 13005 NE 70th Place
3. Kirkland (Pagliacci - Juanita): 11640 98th Ave. NE
4. Kenmore (Pagliacci - Bothell Way): 6504 NE Bothell Way
5. Seattle (Pagliacci - Lake City Way): 8024 15th Ave. NE
6. Seattle (Pagliacci - North Capitol Hill), 2400 10th Ave. E
7. Seattle (Pagliacci - Columbia City): 4901 Rainier Ave S

Thanks Pagliacci Pizza and thank you all for being a part of our CSA!!

 

New Blog, New GM

Coop Manager

Hello CSA Friends!

There have been many changes occurring at the Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative (SVFC) during the past several months beginning with a new grant we’ve received from the King Conservation District and a recommitment and increased engagement by our board to grow our CSA.  The past couple weeks has witnessed a General Manager transition from Hannah Cavendish-Palmer to the new GM, Brad Johnson.  The SVFC thanks Hannah for her leadership during the past years and help during the transition and is excited to welcome Brad to the team.

Brad Johnson brings many years of nonprofit (e.g., volunteer center and land trust), marketing, and business management skills to the Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative.  For the past decade Brad has worked in the wine industry in production, marketing/sales and wholesale distribution; additionally, brad is a professional photographer and documentary filmmaker having recently completed a feature length documentary about the Midwest wine industry, called “Wine Diamonds: Uncorking America’s Heartland.”

“I’ve been looking for a truly meaningful position in my work life for a long time and the Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative provides just that. As a nonprofit farmers cooperative I am given the opportunity to help the local farming community by building a sustainable economic model that our farm families can reliably depend upon over the harvest season. Our CSA model differs from traditional 1-farm CSA’s in that we have 25+ farm families to draw on to build our Veggie Boxes – that means lots of delicious variety,” said Brad Johnson, General Manager at SVFC.

Originally from Michigan, Brad and his family moved to the Seattle area from Iowa more than a year ago so his wife, Jill, could attend the Naturopathic Medical School at Bastyr University.  Brad holds a BS, MA and completed PhD graduate work in Conservation Social Science at the University of Idaho.  He loves photography and film making, gardening, making wine, and hiking in the mountains.  Brad and Jill have been married since 1983, have two adult sons (Logan and Tyler), and a lab-greyhound mix dog (Spencer).

“My goal is to increase capacity of the SVFC, develop a sustainable CSA program whereby our farmers can reliably depend upon our annual orders to grow their farms, and become an example of how a local farmer’s cooperative can make a difference in a large community. I’d love for you to be a long-term member of our CSA,” said Brad.

Join us today: http://snovalleycoop.com/veggie-box/