CSA@Work sign-ups are currently open through early June! Learn more about the program here, check out a few frequently asked questions (FAQ) below or reach out to Balanced You for more support.
What is a CSA?
CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) are a great way to support local farmers and keep our region thriving while enjoying fresh seasonal produce delivered right at/near work. Individuals can subscribe or sign up to receive boxes of fresh goods directly from farmers who offer a “share” in their harvest. Typically, the share consists of a weekly box of vegetables delivered throughout the farming season. Fruits and other add-ons are also available.
How does it work?
Beginning late June, weekly boxes will be delivered to participants at 10 King County worksites. Each worksite has a site coordinator – employees that have volunteered to make this program work smoothly. They are available to help if you need assistance in accessing your box.
What’s inside of each box?
Heirloom tomatoes, mixed greens, eggplants in colors you didn’t know existed, mystery produce? Each week’s delivery will vary and be packed into a reusable wax box that is lined with a compostable or plastic liner. You can bring a reusable bag to transfer your veggies to. Or, if you take your wax box with you, return it to your pick-up site the following week so that they can be reused. Boxes will also include recipes so you can use what you receive in all sorts of delicious and creative ways.
Where do I pick up? What if I’m out of the office?
As the season approaches, site coordinators will contact participants and let them know where and when pickups will take place. If you will not be available to collect your box, please let your site coordinator know if advance and send a colleague or friend to pick it up for you. You can also have your box donated to local food banks.
What are my CSA box options?
Pike Box CSA
Pike Box supports 15 farmers from all over the state of Washington. Several of these farmers are certified organic, and a majority of the others grow to organic standards but are not certified, or use “no spray” techniques to manage their crops. This year, two CSA box sizes are available and flowers or fruit can be added on. Learn more about Pike Box, available box sizes and payment plans.
Sno-Valley Farmers Co-op
The Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Cooperative is made up of 20+ small, local farm that practice sustainable agricultural practices and grow their produce using organic principles. There are three CSA box sizes available, to which eggs and other items can be added. You’ll also have the choice to purchase a Veggie Box subscription or make a donation of a Veggie Box to a charitable organization. Learn more about Sno-Valley Farmers Co-op, available box sizes and payment plans here.
How do I sign up?
To sign up for Pike Box CSA, choose a location to pick up from, a box size, add-ons and a payment plan. To sign up for Sno-Valley Farmers Co-op, choose a location to pick up from, a box size, add-ons and a payment plan.
Who to contact for more information
Reach out to Balanced You or 206-263-9626 for more information.