Northwest NEWS

July 10, 2000

Home & Garden

Family and farmers connect at Woodinville Farmers Market

Woodinville Farmers Market

A local farmer displays her products recently at the Woodinville Farmers Market. Farm fresh produce is now available for prepurchase through the new Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

   WOODINVILLE--In a new program being offered by the Woodinville Farmers Market, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) will bring farm-fresh products direct from the farmer to every family.

   In addition to the family-farmer connection, CSA farms and markets build a sense of community, encourage stewardship of the land, and eliminate costly long-distance distribution systems. Seasonal produce, by the bag or box, is reserved ahead of time for $10, $20, or $30 depending on the quantity desired, and prepared by the grower for pick-up on Saturdays at the Farmers Market.

   Only the highest quality, freshest items are offered. Currently, in-season items could include berries, garlic, broccoli, peas, carrots, and leafy greens.

   For more details on CSA or to reserve your produce, stop in at the Woodinville Farmers Market information booth any Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Woodinville Farmers Market is located next to City Hall, 13205 NE 175th.

   The market and its related events are free and open to the public. All events are subject to change, depending on crop availability. Call market manager Grant Davidson at 425-485-1042, or log on at www.woodfarmersmarket.com.