Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Food & Nutrition

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Our community supported agriculture (CSA) program connects you to great produce grown at Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands and other small Washington farms.

Join Our Flower CSA

Enjoy local, seasonal bouquets all summer long! This year, instead of our produce CSA, we are offering a stand-alone Flower CSA so members can receive weekly fresh cut flowers grown right at Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands. Just pick up your bouquet from the farm stand on Thursdays!

Local, sustainably grown flowers are long lasting, provide an incredible variety of blooms, change throughout the season, and minimize the carbon footprint associated with global commercial floriculture.

What is a CSA?

Produce inside of a CSA box

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a model where customers deepen their relationship to a farm by investing as members. CSA members pay up-front to support a farm in the cost of purchasing seeds, amendments, and supplies, as well as all the labor it takes to bring produce to harvest in the coming months. This model creates important early-season cash flow for a farm, and an extra safety net in case of disaster or personal hardship. CSA members get to know the micro-seasons of produce in their area, develop familiarity with new and delicious crops, and support a farmer in the most direct way possible.

At Tilth Alliance, we offer a hybrid CSA model where we grow the majority of the produce we share at Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands. We also intentionally source additional fruits and vegetables from small Washington growers to ensure variety and bounty in our boxes. All produce is grown using organic practices, and is supported from seed to harvest by our Youth Employment Program. Members pay ahead (payment plans are available) to receive 15 weeks of produce, pre-packed and picked up at our Thursday farm stand from mid-June through September.

Questions?

If you have questions about Tilth Alliance’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program or would like to learn more about signing up for a share, please contact us.