CSA helps local farmers

Snoqualmie Valley farmers join together in cooperative venture.

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. Late last week 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.

“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, in a press release.

To learn more about CSA, visit http://snovalleycoop.com/veggie-box/.