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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.


Welcome Aboard Lori Mercer - New GM!

Coop Manager

The Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative is pleased to announce Lori Mercer as our new General and ask that you join us in giving her a warm welcome!

Lori Mercer arrives at the Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative with a unique, albeit unorthodox, skill set.  She spent her for 30+ years as a private practice audiologist in the Seattle area before a reckoning prompted her to shift toward sustainable agriculture.  A blossoming interest in the connections between farming and it’s broader cultural and environmental implications led her back to graduate school at the age of 52.  After recently obtaining a Master of Sciences degree in Agriculture via Washington State University, she found her perfect match with the Cooperative.  “The more I learned about the simple (ha!) act of growing food, the more I realized how intimately farming shapes virtually everything on our planet, for better or worse.  It really is true that every time we choose what to eat, we are saying something about what we believe-- climate change, equity, power, natural resources, food access, community, the list goes on… Furthermore, the studies are emerging at breakneck pace about how food directly impacts our health on all fronts-- physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  The honor of offering the freshest, tastiest, healthiest food available to our local communities isn’t something I take lightly.  My 18-year history of owning and operating a private practice has equipped me with the customer-centric skills to make your experience with our organization a rewarding one.”

Raised as a cheesehead in Wisconsin, Lori still pulls hard for her Packers during football season.  She and her husband, a chemist who develops pesticide testing protocols for the FDA, have two grown sons (NOT living with them!) and two cats (living with them).   Since moving from a Lynnwood cul de sac to a four acre parcel in Snohomish a few years ago, most of her time is spent working on their property and mastering the perfect loaf of sourdough bread.   She also plays the bagpipes and lives to travel as often as possible. 

Lori’s goal is to broaden the impact of the Cooperative’s many assets through a vibrant CSA program and acting on other opportunities as they arise.  “The more customers that savor our CSA Veggie Boxes and add-ons, the more secure our farmers’ futures become, the tighter our communities become and the more resilient our planet becomes.  It truly is a win-win-win-win!”

What can you do to help our local farmers?  First and foremost, get on board and order a CSA box for the coming season.  See how gratifying it is to eat freshly picked produce.  Explore and experiment with what you find in your box each week.  We’re here to help you with ideas!  Second, please spread the word; tell your friends!  Third, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.  We’ll share positive, uplifting stories on how farming and local food can transform our health and natural resources.  Fourth, come join us some week as we prepare CSA boxes.  It’s a great time to learn more about farming, food and community out here in the valley.  Lori’s looking forward to a long, rewarding relationship with each and every one of you!

On behalf of the Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative please send your warm wishes to Lori and if you’ve been waiting to renew your CSA membership or sign-up for the first time, please join today.

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Where are the Farmers?

Coop Manager


Shouldn’t a Farmers Market have at least one farmer? Over the past few weekends I’ve visited several area Farmers Markets where food trucks outnumbered farmers and in one case there weren’t any farmers at all.  What gives?

Most of us know farming organically is an intensive labor of love requiring dedication, long hours bent over tending the soil and plants, and a savvy business sense. Add to that the soaring cost of land, plethora of rules and regulations; competition from big agri-business, and the difficulty of finding seasonal full and/or part-time farm help especially when high wage, low skill jobs are plentiful in the city. Right now, today, several of our local Snoqualmie Valley farmers are unable to fill many of the farm labor positions they have. Help wanted advertisements go unanswered, interview appointments cancelled, and farmers face the daunting prospect of having a field full of crop without help to harvest.

Competition from large-scale industrial farms place local farmers in a difficult predicament with organic produce readily available in supermarkets at loss-leader prices, essentially cutting the local farmer out of some markets. Furthermore recent efforts by the USDA to muddy the waters by proposing a new brand/logo for producers of genetically modified foods (or bioengineered, BE for short) depicting a cartoonish image with a happy face will make it more confusing for consumers seeking local, healthy, organic and non-genetically engineered produce in the supermarket or veggie stand.

Despite the challenges farmers are tenacious.

In the spirit of collaboration and unity local Snoqualmie Valley (minutes east of Seattle) farmers teamed up to create a joint venture, the Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative, where they can work together to join forces and market their locally grown vegetables to local Seattle area consumers though a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. This technique and program allows a little breathing space to focus on farming rather than marketing and selling.

The CSA model has community supporters buy a membership for a season of vegetables directly from the farmer or cooperative at a fair and sustainable price; the farmer gets a reliable annual source of income for their produce and the customer gets fresh, wholesome and delicious produce delivered to their neighborhood. It’s a win-win situation. The Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative offers a 20 week CSA Veggie Box (with fruit and egg add-on’s available) beginning June 28th through mid-November.

To learn more and sign-up visit:


Contact: Brad Johnson is the General Manger of the Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative, a nonprofit 501(c)(5) farmers’ cooperative, based out of Carnation, Washington. / / 319.329.1509




Coop Manager


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

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

2. Resume

3. References (3)


Coop Manager



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:

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
Phone: 319.329.1509

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: