Winter Community Supported Agriculture vegetables from Boldly Grown Farm

Community Supported Agriculture

When the growing season begins in the Skagit Valley, shoppers eagerly await their box of farm-fresh produce, vegetables, fruits, meats, or cheese. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) business models are a way for farmers to directly connect with their customers. Preparing fields and seeding crops are just one of many spring time activities for growers. CSA registration opens as well!

What is a Community Supported Agriculture?

Otherwise known as a CSA, community supported agriculture is a business model in which customers pay up front for a “share” of the season’s harvest. When members join or subscribe to a CSA, they provide working capital while also guaranteeing a market for the farmer’s crops. Furthermore, 100% of the share revenue goes directly to the grower or food producer.

Know your Farmer

One of the most meaningful benefits for both the farmer and the customer is getting to know each other. Many farmers offer an annual farm tour or event for their members. Plus, on-farm pick-up allows for customers to see how their food is being grown or raised. Foods could not be fresher because crops are harvested and packed mere hours prior to pick-up.

Waxwing Farm farmstand and Community Supported Agriculture program in the Skagit Valley, WA

“Operating our farm stand and CSA is as much about the food, the produce, and the farm as it is about community. I value that my farm is a place to gather and engage about the food that we grow. Both stewarding this piece of land and our connection to our community is what inspires us.”

~ Arielle Luckmann, Waxwing Farm

Where can I find a CSA?

Below is a current list of Community Supported Agriculture models and programs. Find fresh produce, meats, cheeses, preserves, ferments, bread and more in the distinctive CSA programs of the Skagit Valley.

Harmony Fields logo. Offers Community Supported Agriculture shares for a Sheep Cheese CSA
Harmony Fields
Summer Sheep Cheese CSA

Harmony Fields produces artisan, farmstead sheeps cheese at their farm and creamery in Bow, WA. In addition to their fresh cheeses, they sell grass-fed lamb, organically-grown herbs and yarn. Six CSA boxes are provided May through August.

Waxwing Farm
Skagit CSA

Waxwing Farm is a Certified Organic, small scale, diverse vegetable farm. Owners Arielle Luckmann and Taylor Barker focus on providing exceptional produce directly to their Skagit Valley community. From May through October, they offer both a “Market Style” and “Farmstand” CSA share options.

Boldly Grown Farm
Boldly Grown Farm
Winter CSA

Boldly Grown Farm specializes in growing high-quality, organic, fall and winter crops. Ten bi-weekly boxes are offered from November through March. Multiple drop-sites in Bellingham, Seattle, and the Skagit Valley inviting customers across the Puget Sound Region to participate.
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Mesman Farm
Weekly Meal Boxes

Established in 1905, the 5th generation of Mesman Farm continues their family’s farming tradition in La Conner, WA. They offer weekly meal boxes of 100% organic and pasture-raised beef, lamb, and pork. Both classic and specialty cuts are regularly stocked in addition to farm fresh eggs.
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Egbert Acres
Beef-Pork-Lamb Shares

Humanely, sustainably grown USDA certified pork, beef, and lamb.  The herds are rotated and pasture-raised on a 60-acre, fourth-generation farm in Bow, Washington. Both whole-animal and half-animal shares are available for July 2022 butcher dates.
In Tended Fields
Bouquet Subscription

Ten weeks of colorful, unique and fragrant flower bouquets. Over 50 different varieties of annuals and perennials resulting in one-of-a-kind bouquets. Summer subscriptions for both flowers, and a limited number of vegetable boxes available. DM on Instagram to register.
Blackburn Gardens farm stand in Mount Vernon, Washington_visit Skagit

Blackburn Gardens
Bouquet Subscription

Lush and generous cuts from the field each week in both July and August. Locally grown with care on 3/4 of an acre. The bouquets are available for pick up in the heart of Mount Vernon, Washington. Best cuts and beautiful flowers!

  • Dear Table Farm – NEW! Offering 2022 CSA subscriptions with pick-up locations in the Skagit Valley as well as Seattle. In addition to produce and eggs, the boxes also feature breads from Water Tank Bakery.

  • Viva Farms – Fresh, organic produce provided by member incubator farms. 50% off for SNAP recipients.

  • Padilla Bay Farm – Weekly boxes of seasonal veggies, fruit, and eggs. Employs regenerative and no-till farming methods.