Our farm offers an eclectic and diverse selection of fresh, local, sustainably grown produce to our community through the Sweet Hollow Farm CSA. We specialize in growing nutrient dense staple foods that are both familiar and interesting. Our vegetable and herb selection includes open-pollinated and heirloom varieties of unmatched flavor, rich histories, intercultural significance, and unique beauty.
What CSA Membership Looks Like
What is a CSA? Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a community-centered, membership-based relationship between a farm and the community members who buy (or otherwise trade for) farm produced vegetables, fruit, and other goods. CSA farms depend on pre-season membership sign ups to cover the upfront cost of seeds, land & resource expenses, equipment, and infrastructure to grow healthy food for the season. This mutual farm-to-community commitment and business structure allows farmers to plan our farm operations knowing the fresh produce we grow throughout the season will be distributed directly to our communities to be enjoyed. We are able to make more deliberate and informed decisions about our business by having our community directly involved and invested in the success of our farm.
How Our CSA Works The general logistics of our CSA are very simple:
Before the growing season starts, CSA members pay upfront or put down a deposit (with subsequent recurring payments) on a full season CSA share.
For 14 weeks, from June thru October, members will pick up their CSA shares at one of Sweet Hollow's CSA pick up sites, conveniently located in neighborhoods throughout Seattle & King County.
Weekly pick up in Woodinville on WEDNESDAYS, pick up in Seattle on THURSDAYS. CSA shares will be available for pick up from 3-8pm at all locations (possibly subject to change).
Unfortunately, we are not able to accept EBT/SNAP for CSA shares this season. We are currently seeking out community partnerships and working hard to make EBT/SNAP payment a possibility in the future. Seattle & East Side Pick Up Locations Pick up locations are currently being finalized and confirmed in the following neighborhoods in Seattle:
East side: Woodinville (On Farm)
If you are located in other areas of King County and interested in joining our CSA, please contact us. We are considering adding pick up locations in other neighborhoods if there is enough community interest. We hope to be in community with you and we want to hear from you!
Additionally, if you are interested in being part of our CSA but cannot make it to weekly pick up locations due to disability or experience of other inaccessibility, please contact us. We are here for you and want to make this work to the best of our ability! Detailed accessibility information about each pick up location will be available as soon as we have finalized our locations.
Perks of Being a Sweet Hollow CSA Member In addition to your weekly share of the harvest, there are some awesome extras you will receive as a CSA member of Sweet Hollow Farm!
Weekly email newsletters describing your CSA share each week and featuring original vegetable-forward recipes and recipes sourced from our cherished community members/cookbooks/blogs. We will be sending these newsletters out a day or two before weekly pick up so you can plan your meals and other grocery shopping around what you will receive in your share on any given week.
Weekly text and/or email reminder each pick up day, so you don’t ever have to worry about forgetting your CSA pick up. (Optional, but strongly recommended!)
Original, limited edition zines throughout the season written by the Sweet Hollow farmers that will include relevant culinary techniques, seasonal musings about food and local sustainable agriculture, background on the history and cultural contexts of the vegetables and varieties we grow, artwork in collaboration with local artists, and more!
Ongoing opportunities to place bulk orders of seasonal vegetables for your canning, preserving, winter storage, and feast-throwing needs throughout the season.
Early access to sign up for 2019 CSA membership for you and your household!