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, organic produce will be ready for you to pick up at Fat Turnip Farms or a drop-off location near you. Additionally, if you elect to pick up at the farm, starting in August (date to be determined) – you will have the option to fill your own box instead of picking up a pre-packaged box. Come to the farm on your pick up day and we’ll give you an empty box and a smorgasbord of vegetables to select from. The peak of our season usually begins in August, so this is when the most choices are available. We may pause this option when the season begins to draw to a close.
FAT TURNIP FARMS 2021 CSA PROGRAM
2021 Summer CSA sign up is now open. 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.
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, cabbage, kohlrabi, cauliflower, potatoes, carrots (orange and yellow), and herbs will be added to the mix.
In August, Walla Walla sweet onions, garlic, 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. Not all crops we grow are listed here.
Program start and end dates are weather dependent as well as the start and end times for each crop.
YOUR CSA 2021 OPTIONS
Weekly On-Farm Pickup, $575
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, $300
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.