The SW Washington Food Hub is making locally-grown vegetables available to the community through its multi-farm produce box program.
To date, nine farms located throughout the region are participating in the program. Anyone can sign up to purchase an 8-week subscription or one box at a time. The produce is early winter crops such as brussel sprouts, squash, garlic, dill, spinach, salad greens, kale, beets, carrots, potatoes and more.
Subscriptions open on October 12 and cost $35 per box. Distribution begins on October 28 with pickup locations in Olympia, Tumwater, Lacey, Aberdeen, Chehalis, Rochester, Shelton, Long Beach, South Bend and Elma.
Participating farms include Kirsop Farm, Rising River Farm, Ellis Creek Farm, Boisfort Valley Farm, Bee Organic Farm, Calliope Farm, Newaukum Valley Farm, Piece by Piece Farm and Five Hearts Farm. All participating farms are either Certified Organic or use organic growing practices.
WHO: SW Washington Food Hub
WHAT: Multi-Farm Produce Box
WHEN: Boxes are distributed throughout the region beginning on October 28 through December 16.
About the Thurston Economic Development Council and Center for Business & Innovation:
The Thurston Economic Development Council has been supporting a strong economy in Thurston County since 1982 with a mission to create a dynamic and sustainable economy that supports the values of the people who live and work in Thurston County. We work to maintain the health of local businesses by offering technical assistance, and providing advocacy on their behalf. We present market opportunities to Thurston County employers, providing support for them to expand their operations. We actively attract investment and employment opportunities into our region through outreach, promotion and trade missions.
About the Southwest Washington Food Hub:
The Southwest Washington Food Hub team is part of a farmer-owned SW WA Growers Cooperative, comprised of individual farmers, calling the shots and working tirelessly to connect you with the foods you want to eat. Our Marketplace provides affordable access to healthy food from multiple farms and local food manufacturers that can be ordered from the comfort of your home or the office of your business. Project partners include the Thurston Economic Development Council, Northwest Agricultural Business Center, Washington State University Extension and Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council.