The weather has gotten cooler but many farms still offer Whidbey Island Grown products. You can get a share of this delicious cool-weather bounty by signing up for a local Winter CSA. Community Supported Agriculture is a cooperative relationship between a farmer and consumers; consumers commit to buying a crop “share” and growers commit to growing fresh, quality produce during the growing season.
- CSA benefits consumers by providing fresh, quality produce during the growing season, the opportunity to connect with the farm, and a sense of community from cooperative work, shared responsibility, and keeping food dollars in the local economy. All the cool weather produce is exciting and so are the recipes.
- CSA benefits farmers by providing funds to make pre-season purchases and a known market in advance of the growing season. Farmers can plan more accurately and concentrate on farming.
- CSA benefits the Earth by supporting farmers that employ sustainable agricultural practices and minimizing waste by avoiding overproduction and reducing packaging and transportation.
- CSA benefits your health because fresh, locally grown produce is better for you, and when it is abundant you are going to eat it up.
- CSA benefits your wallet because in the long run, fresh food lasts longer and it will save you money as you eat well all through the winter.
Here are a few of our Whidbey Island Grown member offerings.
Willowood Farm begins November 18 and is $350 for 7 weeks. Email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately if interested.