Community Supported Agriculture

by Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc. on June 10, 2010

South of the Sound Community Farmland and Trust is an organization of local farmers concerned about the economic viability of small-scale, locally-marketed agriculture. They work to keep our farms, farmland, and the farm economy in our region alive and well.

Would you like to buy your produce locally? From people you know, from land within our community?

Many farms associated with the South of the Sound Community Farmland and Trust offer Community Supported Agriculture or CSA shares. A CSA share is an arrangement that gives you the consumer an opportunity to directly invest your money into local agriculture. At the beginning of the season a flat fee is paid to the farm and you will get fresh produce, either delivered to you or picked up at the farm, at agreed upon intervals, usually weekly. There are 19 CSA farms listed on the “Thurston County Direct Sales Farm Map”.

Many farmers also sell their produce at our local Olympia Farmers Market, as well as, the Tumwater Town Center Farmers Market.

Visit for a list of farms, or contact South of the Sound Community Farmland to have a Thurston County Farm Map mailed directly to you!

In addition to purchasing fresh produce from our local farmers you may also help promote and protect our South Sound farms by volunteering, becoming a member of the organization and much more. Visit their website for more information on ways you can help.

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