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Use the form on the right to ask us about our CSA subscription or for general questions.

 


Carnation, WA

The Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative is an organization of about 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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Veggie Boxes

Our veggies boxes contain produce grown exclusively in the Snoqualmie Valley by small farmers. We give you the best of our valley!

 
One of our 2016 boxes

One of our 2016 boxes

How do I subscribe?

  1. Complete and submit our sign-up form.

  2. Check your email for sign-up confirmation and payment instructions.

  3. Submit payment (check or online). 

NOTE: If you'd like to subscribe partway through the season and you can use one of our existing drop sites, please do so! Just give us two weeks of lead time to fit you into our system and calculate a pro-rated payment.

Our packing line in 2016 Image courtesy of Robin Woelz

Our packing line in 2016

Image courtesy of Robin Woelz

How do The Logistics Work Each Week?

  1. Pick up your box each week at your site during the allotted time window (you’ll receive a confirmation with location and timing details).
  2. It is best to leave the wax box at the pick-up site and bring a bag to transfer your veggies to. If you take your wax box with you, return it to your pick-up site the following week so that we can reuse it.
  3. If you cannot pick up your box, call Hannah at 360-305-6078 to let her know as soon as you can. A friend or neighbor can always pick up on your behalf. If nobody picks up your veggies, they will be donated or redistributed. Please contact Hannah with any questions!
  4. Share your feedback, farm experiences and recipes with us on Facebook or at snovalleycoop@gmail.com.
More delicious veggies from 2016

More delicious veggies from 2016

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Image courtesy of Mountains to Sound Greenway

Image courtesy of Mountains to Sound Greenway

Image courtesy of Wikipedia

Image courtesy of Wikipedia

Marisa, our Logistics Coordinator, with our veggie boxes in 2016.

Marisa, our Logistics Coordinator, with our veggie boxes in 2016.

What is in a box?

Each week, your box will contain 7-9 seasonal produce items, primarily vegetables. Most weeks it will contain at least one variety of: lettuce or salad greens, squash (such as zucchini or butternut), a root vegetable (such as carrots, beets, turnips, radish, or potatoes), dark leafy greens (such as kale, collard greens, or chard), and an herb. We will include local fruit when it is available (and grown in the Snoqualmie Valley). 

If you'd like to know what types of vegetables grow in our valley, the "Eat What's In Season" section of this Savor Snoqualmie Valley Brochure should help. 

Sample Box: July

1 head lettuce, 1 bunch radishes, 1 cucumber, 1 bunch kale, 1 bunch green onions, 1.5 pounds potatoes, 0.5 pound mushrooms, 1 bulb fennel

Sample Box: September

0.5 pounds salad greens, 1 bunch carrots, 2 zucchini, 1 pound green beans, 1 bunch collards, 1 head broccoli, 1 pound tomatoes, 2 bell peppers

Where is the Snoqualmie Valley?

Situated at the base of the Cascade Foothills, the Snoqualmie Valley runs from North Bend up to the confluence of the Skykomish and Snoqualmie Rivers at Monroe. Its special status as a flood-way makes it home to incredibly productive farmland. Located just 25 miles from Seattle, the Snoqualmie Valley is one of the metropolitan area's closest actively farmed areas. Learn more here! 

Can I visit the Farms?

Yes! The Savor Snoqualmie Valley Brochure provides a map and other information about how to come out for a visit. We also plan to host a farm tour for our CSA members in the fall.

What is Community Supported Agriculture?

Veggie box delivery programs are often referred to as Community Supported Agriculture programs or CSAs. CSAs are a uniquely wonderful vegetable distribution method for farmers. By paying up front for the season, customers give farmers money when they need it most. In return, those farmers can fill the weekly boxes with a mix of their freshest and most abundant produce throughout the growing season. One of the key environmental benefits of this model is biodiversity. Supporting CSA programs means ensuring that a wide variety of crops continue to be grown.

CSAs have a long history in the United States. Learn more about it here:

http://newfarm.rodaleinstitute.org/features/0104/csa-history/part1.shtml

Visit the links below for more information about CSAs and their benefits for farmers and eaters. 

For basic info: http://www.localharvest.org/csa/

We love the first "con" listed here: http://www.seriouseats.com/2013/05/should-you-join-a-csa-what-is-a-community-supported-agriculture-pros-and-cons.html

You Tube is full of educational videos about CSAs. Here is one to check out: https://youtu.be/BcNHlcX7XBk