Mike McGinn, Mayor
6/3/2013 10:25:00 AM
Lois Maag (206) 615-0950
CSA subscriptions available from Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens
Subscribers receive fresh organic produce grown by low-income farmers
The Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens CSA (community-supported agriculture) program is accepting subscribers for its farm-fresh organic produce. Each week subscribers receive up to 15 items of seasonal produce grown at the NewHolly and High Point Seattle Market Gardens, a city of Seattle program that helps to establish safe healthy communities and economic opportunity in low-income neighborhoods.
The cost ranges from $15 to $25 a week based on size of the share. Prorated shares are available. Two of the pick-up locations are at the gardens where subscribers can meet the immigrant farmers and visit the site.
The pick-up locations, dates, and times are:
Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to dusk - June 8 through October 19
St. Andrews Episcopal Church (111 NE 80th Street)
Community members can subscribe now by completing and mailing an application (see form for address) with payment or by contacting Julie Bryan, P-Patch Coordinator, at 206-257-8257.
Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens is a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods P-Patch Community Gardening Program in collaboration with the Seattle Housing Authority and P-Patch Trust to support low-income gardeners. Its mission is to establish safe, healthy communities and economic opportunity through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and farm stand enterprises. To learn about the Seattle P-Patch Market Gardens, visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/ppatch/marketgardens/.
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods provides programs and services that engage residents in civic participation, foster stronger communities, make government more accessible, and preserve and enhance the character of Seattle's neighborhoods.