Summer Session

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Photo by Libby Lewis Photography

“It’s been a great summer. We love the food cycle from early June to October, but for us the farm is more than produce. It is a meditative experience drawing you into the fields, the animals, the insects, the visitors, the kids, the sky, the Cascades, the weather…Every time it’s  different and every time the same. Thank you for what you do.”

CSA members Paul & Karen G.

Your Summer CSA Experience at Jubilee Farm

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Join our CSA

A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) allows residents to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown by local farmers. When you become a member of a CSA, you’re purchasing a “share” of vegetables from a local farmer. By paying up front you are helping us buy the things we need; seeds, equipment, tools when we need them. By being a member of our CSA, not only do you enjoy fresh, nourishing food – but you also get to engage with the land & the people that provide that food.

During our Summer CSA Session, which lasts for 20 weeks (June – October), you can choose between three share sizes.

FULL SHARE

$900 for 20 weeks 

The Full Share is our standard share size.  This is meant to feed a typical family of four or so or 2 adults that like to eat vegetables and possibly do a little preserving and fill their freezers.

THREE QUARTER SHARE

$700 for 20 weeks 

The Three Quarter Share is just that, 3/4 of our Full Share.  This share size is designed to meet the needs of 2-3 people or a family with small children with little left to carry over from week to week.

HALF SIZE SHARE

$500 for 20 weeks

The Half Share is half of our Full Share.  This is a new option for us, meant to provide for either a single person or those that tend to eat out a few nights a week or are just learning to love veggies!


You also have the choice to either come to the farm to pick up your produce or to have it delivered to a depot.

PICK-UP AT THE FARM
CSA pick-up day (photo by Libby Lewis Photography)
CSA pick-up day (photo by Libby Lewis Photography)

When you pick up at the farm, most of your share’s produce has already been harvested by us and is waiting for you in the barn when you arrive. We also have some U-Pick options available – throughout the season, there are flowers, beans, peas, berries, herbs, and much more that you get to harvest.

Please remember to bring a box or bags to bring your produce home. Many members bring ice chests or other kinds of coolers as it is often warm on summer afternoon pick-up days. If your produce is in a cooler, it will stay fresher and you’ll be more relaxed and less likely to feel compelled to rush off.  Laundry baskets work well, too.

You should also bring scissors for u-pick (especially for flowers) and gloves if you want to keep your hands clean. Many members bring vases to take their flowers home in.

To help you make the most of your share, we have our Cascading Kitchen available for you in the barn.  You can prep your veggies before you even take them home, and our kitchen whiz – Terrie – will lend advice, provide you with recipes, and share samples from her cooking demonstrations.

Because we want children to have every opportunity to enjoy farm life and engage first-hand in the growing & harvesting cycle here at Jubilee, we also offer Farm School throughout July & August.  It’s absolutely free, and no registration is required.  Kids get to harvest veggies, check for eggs, visit our animals, and more.

If you plan to pick up your share at the farm, we ask that you choose one of these three dates to pick up your produce:
  • Tuesdays between noon and 6 pm
  • Fridays between noon and 6 pm
  • Saturdays between 10 am and 2 pm

Nestled in the lush Snoqualmie Valley, with the Cascades just in the distance, Jubilee is a uniquely beautiful place – we hope that when you come to pick up your share, you’ll be able to enjoy a walk or a picnic on the farm.  We invite you to make a day of it.

Picnic on the farm on pick-up day (photo by Libby Lewis Photography)
Picnic under the walnut trees (photo by Libby Lewis Photography)

“I just want to thank you for making Jubilee Farm such a wonderful, welcoming place to be.  This was the first year that we’ve been part of your CSA, and we look forward to many more years.  I have a 5-year-old boy, and our Fridays at the farm were the highlight of the summer for us.  He absolutely loved farm school, and he had so much fun helping me with the u-pick items.  Every time we got home from the farm, my son wanted to try all of the vegetables.  This summer, he discovered a love for cucumbers, beets, kale chips, artichokes, winter squash, and edamame.  I feel so fortunate to know that he’s eating the healthiest food available and really enjoying it!  We really want to raise our son to enjoy healthy foods and appreciate where our food comes from.  You’ve helped us so much with that.”

CSA member Emily C.


DELIVERY
$96 additional, one-time charge
Week 18 share
Photo by Libby Lewis Photography

You can choose to have your share of produce delivered weekly to one of our Summer Session depots.  Beautiful boxes of just-harvested produce are available at depots throughout Seattle and the Eastside on Wednesdays from noon – 7 pm.  This is a great option for folks who want to enjoy fresh, local produce but aren’t able to make it out to the farm on a regular basis – we’ll bring the bounty of the farm to you!

(If you choose to have your produce delivered, you can still pick up at the farm by contacting us by noon on Monday of the week you wish to come).

EASTSIDE DEPOTS
  • Newport Hills
  • Kirkland (near Downtown. Central Way and Market St.)
  • Issaquah (Downtown and at Gemini Fish Market)
SEATTLE DEPOTS
  • Ballard
  • Mercer Island (Downtown, 77th Ave SE & SE 27th)
  • Mt. Baker (near Mt. Baker Community Club)
  • North Capitol Hill
  • North Ravenna
  • Queen Anne
  •        West Seattle (near Genesee Elementary)

What’s in a Summer CSA Share?

20 weeks of shares from Summer 2014 (photo by Libby Lewis Photography)
Week-by-week bounty from our 2014 Summer CSA Session (photo by Libby Lewis Photography)

“The raspberries and grapes were to die for. I have never cooed over carrots so much in my life. Your romanesco is gorgeous. The tomatoes and peppers were amazing. The melons, the squash, the salad mix!!!”

CSA member Nancy H.

When our Summer CSA Session begins in June, the first few weeks of CSA shares mostly consist of greens: head lettuce, arugula, mizuna, totsoi, poc choi, mustards, chard, kale, etc. Soon, the shares become a smorgasbord of the freshest and tastiest vegetables you can imagine—and all grown without any herbicides, pesticides, preservatives, or any synthetic fertilizers.

Greens continue throughout the season, joined by summer squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, peas, beans, raspberries, artichokes, broccoli, cauliflower, strawberries, cabbage, watermelons, peppers, potatoes, onions, cantaloupes, basil, kohlrabi, corn, leeks, fennel, carrots, garlic, beets, radishes, cilantro, turnips, winter squashes, and more.

“Thank you for growing such a wide variety. You have some very unique and interesting things growing at the farm – like a yellow watermelon that I’ve never tried or seen before, or edamame beans, that I’ve tried before but have never seen how they grow, or grapes that you can’t buy in store, because they are not a popular variety, but they smell and taste just like the ones we had at home when I was growing up, or sorrel that in stores they sell in 2oz boxes, more like an herb instead of greens. That is one of the many reasons I love Jubilee farm.”

CSA Member Olga

Picking berries (photo by Libby Lewis Photography)
U-Pick berries (photo by Libby Lewis Photography)

We also have a plethora of U-Pick items available for our members throughout the season – flowers, herbs, beans, berries, and more.  The Upick is a great way to really get involved with the farm and get you hands in the dirt a bit!

Join our CSA!

 

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