Please support Initiative I-522 http://yeson522.com/ to label genetically engineered foods in Washington. It would require companies to inform consumers about the presence of GMOs in food products. We have a right to know whats in our food so we feed our selves and our families safely. A number of the companies that produce GMOs have developed their seeds to be used with their own pesticides and herbicides. This will lead to an increase in the use of these chemicals.

Please support Initiative I-522 http://yeson522.com/ to label genetically engineered foods in Washington. It would require companies to inform consumers about the presence of GMOs in food products. We have a right to know whats in our food so we feed our selves and our families safely. A number of the companies that produce GMOs have developed their seeds to be used with their own pesticides and herbicides. This will lead to an increase in the use of these chemicals.

We love the #GRuB in the Schools Initiative, disengaged and/or low-income students earn credits while learning about and contributing to their #local #food systems.#organic #sustainable #farm http://goodgrub.org/

We love the #GRuB in the Schools Initiative, disengaged and/or low-income students earn credits while learning about and contributing to their #local #food systems.#organic #sustainable #farm http://goodgrub.org/

Awesome time of year all restaurants produce comes from Rising River Farm #organic #local and Bremer Mt. Farm - they bring us their best !!! we really enjoy!!! feeling like a lucky kitchen!!!!  http://risingriverfarm.com/

Awesome time of year all restaurants produce comes from Rising River Farm #organic #local and Bremer Mt. Farm - they bring us their best !!! we really enjoy!!! feeling like a lucky kitchen!!!!  http://risingriverfarm.com/

We had a great visit from the folks at  Johnson Berry Farm last night and are very much looking forward to having supply of their beautiful fresh organic berries this summer!!!!  Johnson Berry Farm is a small, farmer owned, 40 acre berry farm based in Olympia.
avail at a NW Farmers Market near to you

We had a great visit from the folks at  Johnson Berry Farm last night and are very much looking forward to having supply of their beautiful fresh organic berries this summer!!!!  Johnson Berry Farm is a small, farmer owned, 40 acre berry farm based in Olympia.

avail at a NW Farmers Market near to you

Jerry and Janelle Stokesberry just dropped of the #locally produced, free range #organic chickens for tonights private dinner! http://www.stokesberrysustainablefarm.com/

Jerry and Janelle Stokesberry just dropped of the #locally produced, free range #organic chickens for tonights private dinner! http://www.stokesberrysustainablefarm.com/

Community Supported Agriculture
 Even though it’s still raining, summer is quickly approaching! However, there is still time to purchase a CSA box for the upcoming season. CSA boxes generally include a weekly supply of local, organic, and seasonal fruits and vegetables, and can be bought in varying sizes depending on how many people they are for. There are many options from different farms, all in the local Olympia area.

Rising River Farm
This CSA box comes in two sizes and lasts through October. It includes mostly vegetables, but also herbs and strawberries.
Sign up here: http://risingriverfarm.com/csa-details

GRuB Farm
This CSA box feeds around four people and lasts until October. It includes vegetables, fruits, herbs, and fresh flowers. A portion of the proceeds from buying this box helps subsidize GRuB’s after school gardening program.
Sign up here: http://goodgrub.org/grub-farm/cultivator-csa/

Boistfort Valley Farm
There are three size options for this CSA box, all of which last till the end of October. It includes vegetables, herbs, and cherries. Boisfort Valley Farm also has separate delivery packages for local honey, coffee, and tea.
Sign up here: http://boistfortvalleyfarm.csaware.com/2013-summer-share-C3660

Kirsop Farm
This CSA box feeds two to four people and runs through October. It has a wide variety of vegetables ranging from very fancy cucumbers to Oly Oly onions.
Sign up here: http://www.kirsopfarm.com/csa.php

Helsing Junction Farm
There are three size options for this CSA box, all of which run until mid October. This CSA box has a truly diverse selection of fruits and vegetables, and comes with weekly recipe ideas. Helsing Junction Farm also offers other shares that include flowers, mushrooms, juice, sauerkraut, and many more.
Sign up here: http://www.helsingfarmcsa.com/share.php

Wobbly Cart Farming Collective
There are two size options for this CSA box, both of which last until mid October. It includes vegetables and culinary herbs.
Sign up here: http://wobblycart.com/csa.html

Calliope Farm
This CSA box feeds two to five people and runs until the end of October. It includes only vegetables
Sign up here: http://calliopefarm.com/csa-info/

photo and research contributed by TESC intern Olivia Wolper Greenfield

Community Supported Agriculture

Even though it’s still raining, summer is quickly approaching! However, there is still time to purchase a CSA box for the upcoming season. CSA boxes generally include a weekly supply of local, organic, and seasonal fruits and vegetables, and can be bought in varying sizes depending on how many people they are for. There are many options from different farms, all in the local Olympia area.


Rising River Farm

This CSA box comes in two sizes and lasts through October. It includes mostly vegetables, but also herbs and strawberries.

Sign up here: http://risingriverfarm.com/csa-details


GRuB Farm

This CSA box feeds around four people and lasts until October. It includes vegetables, fruits, herbs, and fresh flowers. A portion of the proceeds from buying this box helps subsidize GRuB’s after school gardening program.

Sign up here: http://goodgrub.org/grub-farm/cultivator-csa/


Boistfort Valley Farm

There are three size options for this CSA box, all of which last till the end of October. It includes vegetables, herbs, and cherries. Boisfort Valley Farm also has separate delivery packages for local honey, coffee, and tea.

Sign up here: http://boistfortvalleyfarm.csaware.com/2013-summer-share-C3660


Kirsop Farm

This CSA box feeds two to four people and runs through October. It has a wide variety of vegetables ranging from very fancy cucumbers to Oly Oly onions.

Sign up here: http://www.kirsopfarm.com/csa.php


Helsing Junction Farm

There are three size options for this CSA box, all of which run until mid October. This CSA box has a truly diverse selection of fruits and vegetables, and comes with weekly recipe ideas. Helsing Junction Farm also offers other shares that include flowers, mushrooms, juice, sauerkraut, and many more.

Sign up here: http://www.helsingfarmcsa.com/share.php


Wobbly Cart Farming Collective

There are two size options for this CSA box, both of which last until mid October. It includes vegetables and culinary herbs.

Sign up here: http://wobblycart.com/csa.html


Calliope Farm

This CSA box feeds two to five people and runs until the end of October. It includes only vegetables

Sign up here: http://calliopefarm.com/csa-info/


photo and research contributed by TESC intern Olivia Wolper Greenfield

The local food season has begun our Friends from Rising River Farm as well as many other local farms can be found at Olympia Downtown Farmers market already! 
Olympia Downtown Farmer’s Market:- Currently open- Runs on Thursday through Sunday from 10am to 3pm- Located at 700 Capitol Way N- http://olympiafarmersmarket.com
West Olympia Farmer’s Market:- Opens May 14th- Runs on Tuesday evenings from 4pm to 7pm- Located at 1515 Harrison Ave. NW- http://wolyfarmersmarket.orgTumwater Farmer’s Market:- Opens June 5th- Runs on Wednesdays from 11am to 2pm- Located at Capitol Boulevard and Israel Road- http://www.tumwaterfarmersmarket.org

The local food season has begun our Friends from Rising River Farm as well as many other local farms can be found at Olympia Downtown Farmers market already! 

Olympia Downtown Farmer’s Market:
- Currently open
- Runs on Thursday through Sunday from 10am to 3pm
- Located at 700 Capitol Way N
http://olympiafarmersmarket.com

West Olympia Farmer’s Market:
- Opens May 14th
- Runs on Tuesday evenings from 4pm to 7pm
- Located at 1515 Harrison Ave. NW
http://wolyfarmersmarket.org

Tumwater Farmer’s Market:
- Opens June 5th
- Runs on Wednesdays from 11am to 2pm
- Located at Capitol Boulevard and Israel Road
http://www.tumwaterfarmersmarket.org



Holiday parties in full effect!

Holiday parties in full effect!

look what we just picked up from Rising Rivers stand at our #local #farmers market! http://risingriverfarm.com/ ,  http://olympiafarmersmarket.com/

look what we just picked up from Rising Rivers stand at our #local #farmers market! http://risingriverfarm.com/ ,  http://olympiafarmersmarket.com/

Fresh Certified #organic herbs and beets from Rising River #Farm http://risingriverfarm.com/

Fresh Certified #organic herbs and beets from Rising River #Farm http://risingriverfarm.com/

Lisa had a great visit at the Left Foot Organics Farm! She found them weeding the beds getting ready for the season! 
Left Foot Organics promotes self-sufficiency, inclusion and independence for people with disabilities and rural youth through meaningful, paid employment and training in the business of growing and selling quality organic food and farm products.
learn more/follow:
Left Foot Organics: Homepage
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Left-Foot-Organics/270942725613?sk=wall

Lisa had a great visit at the Left Foot Organics Farm! She found them weeding the beds getting ready for the season! 

Left Foot Organics promotes self-sufficiency, inclusion and independence for people with disabilities and rural youth through meaningful, paid employment and training in the business of growing and selling quality organic food and farm products.

learn more/follow:

Left Foot Organics: Homepage

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Left-Foot-Organics/270942725613?sk=wall

Awesome farm visit with our poultry providers: organic, local and humanely - produced the Stokesberry Sustainable Farm! http://www.stokesberrysustainablefarm.com/

Awesome farm visit with our poultry providers: organic, local and humanely - produced the Stokesberry Sustainable Farm! http://www.stokesberrysustainablefarm.com/

Thank you for a beautiful evening. We savored all of it—the jasmine and herb gardens, the sky changing colors overhead, the transporting music, the delicious and conscientious menu selection, and of course, the staff. Marcus said “I would fight for the food” so I bought him another drink… and he mellowed and we stayed the whole evening :)
Jessica Markowitz 

Thank you for a beautiful evening. We savored all of it—the jasmine and herb gardens, the sky changing colors overhead, the transporting music, the delicious and conscientious menu selection, and of course, the staff. Marcus said “I would fight for the food” so I bought him another drink… and he mellowed and we stayed the whole evening :)

Jessica Markowitz 

A healthy Family dinner adventure enjoying organic and local food!

A healthy Family dinner adventure enjoying organic and local food!

Patio Nights!

Patio Nights!