Winter CSA 2019-2020

Boldly Grown Farm specializes in growing fall and winter crops. Our winter CSA is a chance for you to receive a regular supply of high-quality, locally grown, organic veggies during a time of year when local produce tends to be less abundant.

Why CSA?  CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, is a model in which members pay up front for a share of the season's harvest and, in return, receive a regular supply of produce throughout the season. CSAs help farmers by guaranteeing a market for their crops and providing cash flow to cover the season's expenses. Members benefit by receiving fresh, healthy, local produce and by becoming attuned to what can be grown seasonally in their region—gaining a greater understanding of where their food comes from, how it's grown, and what it takes to go from seed to plate. 

New for 2018!  We're expanding our Winter CSA into Bellingham this year, as well as extending the program through the end of March (12 boxes in total). And, in addition to our biweekly winter share, we're also offering a bulk box in November and January. We are also offering the opportunity for members to join us in donating shares to those in need.

CSA Share - Biweekly Option

 

Share size  We offer one share size that's delivered every other week. We estimate this share works well for 2-3 adults (or a family of four) who like their veggies. We don't generally recommend splitting a share between households (as many items don't divide up easily and you will miss out on the full CSA experience), but we've had members do it with success. 

What's in the box?  Our winter CSA provides you with certified organic staple veggies that are in-season and locally available in Western Washington over the winter months. This includes items that are harvested in the fall or early winter and stored (like carrots, beets, winter squash, potatoes, onions, shallots, garlic, celeriac, etc.) as well as items that we harvest fresh for each box (kale, collards, Swiss Chard, broccoli, cauliflower, radicchio, cabbage, purple sprouting broccoli, etc.). You’ll usually receive 7-9 different vegetables in each box. See photos and sample boxes at right to get an idea of what to expect. We provide an e-newsletter with each box that includes a list of box contents and recipes.

Swap box  Each drop site has a swap box stocked with a few extra veggies, and members may exchange one item for another. While we can't guarantee what will be in there — especially after other members have swapped out items — this allows for some flexibility if you have a dietary restriction or don't like a certain veggie.

 

Pick up locations, times & prices  We deliver pre-packed boxes to the following drop sites on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Exact pick up time frames vary slightly by drop site. Unless prior arrangements are made, any boxes left after the designated pick up window will be donated or redistributed.

 

  • Bellingham - $520 (Thursday pick up)

    • Larson Gross (employees only) - 11:00am-5:00pm

    • Sustainable Connections Office - 1701 Ellis St​ - 12:00pm-4:00pm

    • Structures Brewing - 1420 N State St - 3:00pm-9:00pm

  • Seattle - $520 (Wednesday pick up)

    • Ravenna neighborhood - 3:00pm-8:00pm

    • The Northwest School (employees & families) - 2:00pm-8:00pm

    • Northwest Yeshiva High School (employees & families) - 1:30-5:00pm

  • Skagit Valley - $470 (Wednesday pick up)

    • ​On-farm pick up at Viva Farms - 12:00pm-8:00pm

These prices include a 3% credit card processing fee, which will be waived if paying by check or bank transfer. 

 

Dates  Boxes are delivered every other week from late October through March, with a short break for the December/January holidays. The 12 pick up dates for the 2018/2019 program are (Wed & Thurs):

  • Oct 17 & 18

  • Oct 31 & Nov 1

  • Nov 14 & 15

  • Nov 28 & 29

  • Dec 12 & 13

  • Jan 2 & 3

  • Jan 16 & 17

  • Jan 30 & 31

  • Feb 13 & 14

  • Feb 27 & 28

  • Mar 13 & 14

  • Mar 27 & 28

Absences  The share cost can be pro-rated for pre-planned absences that are communicated to us during the registration process. We don’t offer refunds or credits for missed pick-ups. If you’ll miss a box, you can let a friend or family member pick it up that week, or let us know in advance so we don't pack your box.

Bulk Box Option

 

If biweekly pick ups don't work for you, you may be interested in a bulk box. Our bulk box is a larger delivery of produce twice over the course of the season—once in November and again in January. You can sign up for one or both bulk boxes.

 

What's in the bulk box? The bulk box provides a larger volume of storage crops—winter squash, carrots, beets, potatoes, onions, garlic, cabbage, etc.—for you to store and eat over the ensuing months. The boxes will also contain an assortment of fresh items (kale, chard, broccoli, radicchio, cabbage, etc.) that are available at the time of distribution. See sample box at right. We'll provide an e-newsletter, recipes & storage tips with each bulk box.                

 

Dates  Our bulk box will be distributed twice this fall/winter on Wednesdays & Thursdays, depending on location.

  • November 7th & 8th

  • January 23rd & 24th

 

Pick up locations  Exact pick up locations, dates and time frames will be confirmed prior to the box delivery.

  • Bellingham

  • Seattle

    • Ravenna Neighborhood

    • South Seattle

    • The Northwest School (employees & NWS families only)

  • Skagit Valley (Viva Farms)

Price  The bulk boxes are $165 each or $310 for both ($20 savings). This includes a 3% credit card fee, which will be waived if paying by check or bank transfer.

Donate a Box

​We believe that healthy, local, organic food should be available to everyone. We also realize this is a financial challenge for many people. Boldly Grown Farm is donating one full share to a family who could otherwise not participate in our CSA, and we're offering our members an opportunity to contribute to additional donated shares. We are happy to offer a way for our members to join us in supporting our community and offering fresh, local food to those in need. Look for the donate option on the registration page to contribute.

 

Registration & Payment

 

How to join  Please fill out our online form: Boldly Grown Farm Winter 2018/2019 CSA. Once we receive your form, we'll e-mail you payment details.

Payment  Payment for your share or bulk box is due upon registration and is required to secure your spot. We accept checks, bank transfers and credit cards. If cost is a barrier, we are happy to arrange a payment plan. Please contact us!

Refunds  Once you are signed up, the CSA or bulk box is non-refundable, but are transferrable if you need to leave the program for any reason.

 

Questions?  Contact Amy at boldlygrownfarm@gmail.com or 206-795-5715.

 

Thanks for your support — we look forward to supplying you with lots of tasty veggies this winter!

Our program has started!

If you are interested in joining for the remaining boxes, fill out the registration form and we'll let you know if we have space at your chosen drop site.

Farm Visit!

Come see where your food is grown! Our farm visit day is Sunday, Sept 30th from 10am-1pm. CSA members and those interested in learning more are welcome. Stay tuned for more details!

Sample Box 1

  • 1 bunch red beets

  • 1 bunch yellow carrots

  • 2 delicata squash

  • 1-2 heads broccoli

  • 1 bunch curly kale

  • 3 lbs potatoes

  • 2 bulbs garlic

  • 3 lbs sweet onions

  • 1 bunch rainbow chard

Sample Box 2

  • 2 lbs orange carrots

  • 2 lbs gold beets

  • 3 lbs russet potatoes

  • 1 bunch lacinato kale

  • 1 lb leeks

  • 1 green cabbage

  • 2 lbs celery root

  • 1 Treviso radicchio

  • 2 bulbs garlic

Sample Bulk Box

  • 10 lbs carrots

  • 10 lbs beets

  • 10 lbs potatoes

  • 12 lbs winter squash

  • 10 lbs onions

  • 2 lbs shallots

  • 2 lbs garlic

  • Other (cabbage, celeriac)

  • Assorted greens (kale, chard, radicchio, broccoli)

Our program has started!

If you are interested in joining for the remaining boxes, fill out the registration form and we'll let you know if we have space at your chosen drop site.

Here's what members have had to say about our Winter CSA:

  • “The quality of BGF's CSA is excellent. I was always really excited to unpack the contents of my box and start dreaming up meals! And the variety was also really great!”

  • “I felt your CSA share was well curated and I was always appreciative of the personalized cooking suggestions and information about the produce included in the box!”

  • “Thank you so much for providing such delicious food for the winter. It brightened my every other Wednesday SO much to get my box and see the beautiful and colorful veggies ready to eat.”

  • “The taste and appearance of your produce is just beautiful - we are so happy with our box every single time.  It's so gratifying to have a relationship with the people who grow part of our food!”

 

  • “The produce was excellent. The organization was superb. Your newsletters are entertaining and useful.”

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