Category: Farms and Farmers

Relating to local farms and farmers who raise small-scale, often organic, fruits, vegetables, and herbs for community supported agriculture (CSA) shares and for wholesale

What the Pandemic Means for Farmers and CSAs

This is the second of a special three-part series by Martha Wagner and Mi Ae Lipe about how COVID-19 is transforming local food systems—farmers markets, local farms, and community and backyard gardens. ____________________ As we all know, no part of our lives has been left untouched by the coronavirus pandemic, and the same goes for […]

How the Pandemic Is Changing Farmers Markets—and How to Shop Safely at Them

This is the first of a special three-part series by Martha Wagner and Mi Ae Lipe about how COVID-19 has transformed the local food scene of farmers markets, farms, and victory gardens. ________________________________ It was only weeks ago that people worked in and ate at restaurants, looked forward to hanging out at their favorite farmers […]

Part 1: Climate Change and Farming…A Conversation with Rebecca Thistlethwaite

Bounty from the Box: The CSA Farm Cookbook encourages people to broaden their culinary repertoire with information on more than 90 fruits, vegetables, and herbs grown by community-supported agriculture (CSA) farms. In addition to its 360 recipes, it also highlights the challenges that small-scale organic farmers often experience in producing and selling their food. Climate […]

Spring CSA: One Woman, One Story

Welcome to Spring! After a long, hard winter, it’s truly a relief to feel warmth seeping into earth’s bones and emerging as life irrepressible once again. With spring’s resurrection of a lush growing season ahead for most of the country, I’m happy to announce renewed vigor in our blog this year with fantastic new writers, […]

Late-Summer Reflections from Helsing Junction Farm

This week’s blog post comes from Helsing Junction Farm in Rochester, Washington, south of Seattle, which is mentioned in my book, Bounty from the Box: The CSA Farm Cookbook. We’re big fans of this farm that was founded in1992 by Annie Salafsky and Susan Ujcic as one of the country’s first CSA operations. HJF began as a 75-member CSA and over […]

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