Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Would you like to receive a box of fresh-picked vegetables every week or two? If so, CSA may be the perfect fit for you.
What is CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) started in the 1980s. It’s a beautiful way for families to connect with farmers. As a family, you can count on a steady stream of fresh produce from late spring through late fall. (With the caveat that occasionally “Mother Nature” has her own plans and some harvests are light.). As a farming family, CSA makes it easier for us to plan how much of each type of crop to grow. Learn more about CSA’s here. If CSA isn’t the right fit, check out more ways to buy including our farm stand in Kingston, WA.
How CSA Works
Simply purchase your subscription before the season begins then relax. Whether you choose weekly or bi-weekly service from approximately mid-June through mid-October, a box filled with a variety of fresh produce will be ready for you to pick up at Fat Turnip Farms. The peak of our season usually begins in August, so this is when the most choices are available.
FAT TURNIP FARMS 2023 CSA PROGRAM
(CSA ordering is closed for the 2023 season, and will re-open for 2024 on January 1, 2024).
We plan to provide boxes from mid-June through mid-October (approx. 16 – 18 weeks, depending on the weather). Select weekly or bi-weekly boxes of our WSDA certified organic produce, and our potatoes, onions, and Eastern Washington fruit at your option. Note: for the 2023 season, potatoes and onions are being grown on acreage that will start to be transitioned to organic most likely in the 2025 season. We do not offer a fully organic certified potato or onion selection for 2023.
In June, boxes will likely contain mixes of lettuce, beets (red and golden), cucumbers, turnips, radishes, summer squash, broccoli, spinach, and new potatoes.
In July, green beans, yellow beans, peas, pickling cucumbers, broccoli, cabbage, kohlrabi, cauliflower, potatoes, carrots (orange and yellow), and herbs can be added to the mix.
In August, we are usually able to add Walla Walla sweet onions, mixed peppers (hot and sweet), eggplant, basil, melons, sweet corn (white, yellow, bi-color), and tomatoes. The latter part of August includes brussels sprouts and artichokes, although they may start early if they overwinter well.
September likely includes cantaloupe, leeks, rutabaga, parsnips, and a large variety of winter squash.
Our goal is to provide a hearty mix of vegetables throughout the growing season. As the season changes, the mix of produce will change accordingly and continue into October. Every crop we grow is not listed here, and weather can alter the start and end dates of each particular vegetable. Each CSA share will be assigned to one of our staff along with a contact phone number. If you are going to be out of town, have questions or need to make some changes regarding your CSA, your Fat Turnip Farms staff person will be your point of contact for the entire season.
Program start and end dates are weather dependent as well as the start and end times for each crop.
CSA 2023 OPTIONS
Weekly On-Farm Pickup
Mid-June to mid-October pick up your box every week (approx. 16 – 18 weeks, depending on the weather) at the farm.
- One U-Pick one fresh flower bouquet every week on your pickup day.
- Pick your own pumpkins in October on your final pick up day of the season. Maximum of 4 pumpkins.
Bi-Weekly On-Farm Pickup
Mid-June to mid-October pick up your box every other week (approx. 8 – 10 boxes, depending on the weather) at the farm.
- One U-Pick one fresh flower bouquet every other week on your pickup day.
- Pick-your-own pumpkins in October on your final pick up day of the season. Maximum of 2 pumpkins.
How to Join our CSA Program:
You may pay directly with check to: Fat Turnip Farms, CSA P.O. Box 1412 Kingston, WA 98346. To pay by credit card, email a request for an e-invoice to email@example.com. For questions regarding the program, phone us at 425-286-3226.