2023 Winter CSA Details
Boldly Grown Farm specializes in growing fall and winter crops. Our CSA is a chance for you to receive a biweekly supply of high-quality, locally grown, organic veggies during the typical off-season. (If you missed the primer on CSAs, check it out here!)
What's in a share?
Our CSA share consists of 10 biweekly boxes, each containing approximately 8-10 different items. Boxes include a core rotating cast of stalwart winter vegetables (carrots, beets, winter squash, potatoes, onions, shallots, garlic, cabbage, etc.) plus freshly harvested items (kale, collards, Swiss Chard, broccoli, cauliflower, radicchio, purple sprouting broccoli, etc.). Value-added products like sauerkraut, pickled peppers, dried peppers and chili flakes brighten up the winter months.
We offer a traditional CSA model in which we share with you the bounty of the season. Our boxes are not customizable, but we work to ensure you receive a diversity of items.
We offer one share size that's delivered every other week. We estimate this share works well for 2-4 people. We have satisfied members ranging from individuals to families depending on how many veggies they like to eat. Check out some of the photos and sample boxes on this page to get an idea of the quantity of veggies provided in each box. Visit our FAQ for more on share size.
Bread Subscription Add-on
We partner with Water Tank Bakery here in the Skagit Valley to offer a bread subscription along with your winter vegetables.
A CSA bread share will feature four rotating loaves; you will receive one loaf with each CSA box delivery. The cost for the bread share add-on is $115. More details about the bread share are available during registration.
*NEW* Cheese Subscription Add-on
We are excited to be partnering with several local cheesemakers to offer a local cheese subscription this year!
A winter CSA cheese share add-on will include a different cheese with each CSA delivery for a total of ten, sourced from producers like Samish Bay Cheese, Twin Sisters Creamery, and Ferndale Farmstead. The cost for the cheese share add-on is $90. More details about the cheese share are available during registration.
We enjoy sharing our love of food and cooking with our members! Each box is accompanied by an extensive e-newsletter with tips, recipes, produce information and updates from the farm. Our members have consistently rated our newsletters as a highlight of our CSA program. We also provide members with a storage guide to maximize the life of your veggies. You'll have an opportunity to visit the farm on either our summer or fall visit day.
Program Dates Shares are delivered every other week on either Wednesday or Thursday, depending on your drop site. We take a short break for the holidays. The 10 pick-up dates for the 2023/2024 program are:
Drop sites: We deliver pre-packed boxes to multiple drop sites in Seattle, Skagit Valley and Bellingham. Members may also pick up at our farm in Bow at a discounted price. Pick-up time frames vary by drop site and can be viewed on the registration page.
Please note: Drop site pick-up windows are subject to adjustment. Final details will be provided prior to the start of the program.
Cost and Payment Methods
A winter CSA membership is $570, or $525 if picking up on the farm. Discounted shares are available via our Financial Aid Fund (see below). Payment may be made in one, two or three installments.
We accept e-checks (ACH transfer), credit cards, and paper checks. We accept EBT payments for on-farm pick up only, as we need staff present to run the card reader. Payment by e-check helps us minimize credit card fees and keep program costs down. If paying for an installment plan by credit card or e-check, your card/account information will be securely stored and charged when your next installment is due.
If you have capacity to pay the full share cost up front, it helps us cover the start-up costs of the growing season—one of the main benefits of the CSA model for farmers.
Members who pay in one installment will be entered into a drawing for a Boldly Grown t-shirt or hat! Winners will be drawn on July 1, August 1 and Sept 1.
The share cost can be pro-rated for one absence by using the coupon code "MISSONE" during registration.
If you'll miss a delivery date after you've registered, you have two options.
The first (and preferred option) is to have someone else pick up your share.
If that's not possible, you may receive the full value of your share as a credit in your CSA account and use it to purchase items from the web store during the season. This option is limited to two absences and must be requested no later than the Saturday at midnight prior to a CSA delivery (as boxes are planned ahead of that time). Credits don't carry forward to future seasons, and refunds are not provided, so make sure to use your credits to buy some yummy goods from our online store!
Financial Aid Fund
We believe that healthy, local, organic food should be available to everyone. In pursuit of this goal, we created a Financial Aid Fund to make our program accessible to those who could not otherwise participate in our CSA.
We invite our members to contribute to the Financial Aid Fund during the registration process. If you have the means to contribute, it goes directly to providing a greater number of shares at a discounted cost. Your support makes a big difference in our community and helps increase access to fresh, local food. Boldly Grown Farm will provide a 100% match to all financial aid fund contributions, doubling your impact. Any amount helps! Please note your donation is not tax-deductible.
CSA is built on trust. If you don't have the means to pay for the standard cost, we want you to decide what to pay based on your situation. Below are coupon codes to use at registration for the level of discount you need. The availability of these coupon codes throughout registration will be dependent on financial aid fund availability. Please note the discount will only be applied to the vegetable share; we aren't able to offer discounts on the bread or cheese subscriptions.
Financial Aid Fund coupon codes: Delivered shares
25% off: kaleyeah25
50% off: kaleyeah50
Financial Aid Fund coupon codes: On-farm pick-up in Bow
25% off on-farm pickup: Bow25
50% off on-farm pickup: Bow50
If other discount options or payment plans are needed, please feel free to reach out to CSA@boldlygrownfarm.com to discuss how we can make our CSA work for you!
You can only use one coupon code at check out, so if you need both a 'Missone' coupon for an absence and a discount code, reach out to us and we will coordinate it with you.
Registration and Refunds
We use a software called Farmigo to manage our CSA. You'll need to create an account to join and pay. If you were a member a previous season, you'll use the same account. We encourage you to sign up early to secure your space at your preferred drop site.
Depending on overall program and individual drop site capacity, we'll accept registrations after the program has begun, prorating the cost based on the remaining distribution dates.
Please see our CSA Member Agreement for detailed policies on absences, missed boxes and refunds/cancellations. We encourage you to review all of the CSA information on our website before you join to make sure it's a good fit. Your registration confirms you understand and accept the information on our website and the CSA Member Agreement.
If you have any questions after reviewing the CSA information on our website, please e-mail CSA@boldlygrownfarm.com
Farm Visit Day!
We have an annual fall visit day for CSA members. The date for 2023 will be finalized soon!
Sample Box - Fall
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 - Winter
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 Box - Late Winter
2 lb rainbow carrots
2 lb rainbow baby beets
1 bunch green curly kale
2 lb parsnips
2 lb potatoes
1 lb daikon radish
1 jar sauerkraut
1 jar chili powder
In 2022, our members donated $3,160 to the Financial Aid Fund. Combined with Boldly Grown's own contribution of $3,103, we raised $6,263 to discount 26 shares for our community!