Sick of paying $5 for a bunch of organic kale? Tired of anxiously peering into your CSA box every week only to find 14 pounds of your least favorite root vegetable? Maybe it’s time to switch it up a little bit, and trade trips to the grocery store produce section for the promise of a delectable supply of super-duper local produce via a CSA from City Grown. Wallingford’s own urban farmers are expanding their operations and looking for new Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) shareholders with appetites for fresh yummy garden goods.
City Grown’s CSA memberships are a handy way to shop local, ensure an influx of fresh and healthy food into your family’s kitchen and a great way to meet your neighbors! Unlike traditional CSA programs, City Grown sells shares of their organic goods that the members choose themselves at the Wednesday Wallingford Farmers’ Market and the City Grown farmstand on Eastern Avenue (hours for the farmstand are yet to be determined–check their website and Wallyhood for updates in the coming weeks).
City Grown is a distributed, urban farm whose primary goal is to “bring people closer to the source of their food, both physically and in their level of understanding.” Vegetables are grown in the yards, parking strips and vacant lots of Wallingford and Ballard residents, farmed by the City Grown crew and volunteer workers and enjoyed by the farmers, and happy-tummied local families. This partnership in food production forms the core of the City Grown enterprise. It’s all about neighbors and locals working together to use the fertile Seattle soil for the production of healthy and delicious food. So get in touch today! City Grown is accepting CSA memberships (with discounts!) through February 28th. To find more information, meet the farmers and get involved, visit the City Grown website.