Early Bird Farm

Early Bird Farm
Contact:
Rawley Johnson
Address:
4220 Gay Road East
Tacoma, 98443 WA
Phone Number:
253-426-9846
Email Address:
Hours of Operation:
CSA Pickup: Wednesdays in Ballard 3-6:30 PM, Thursdays on the farm • Farmers Markets: Capitol Hill
Types of payment accepted:
Credit
Debit
Cash
Check
EBT
Where to Buy:
  • CSA,
  • Farmers Markets

Description:

We grow a little bit of everything using sustainable growing practices at our small farm in the Puyallup River Valley. Our farm internship program provides training to cultivate the next generation of farmers. Share in the delicious bounty by visiting our spectacular spread at the Capitol Hill farmers market or by joining our unique CSA. CSA members meet the farmers each week at pickup sites in Ballard or on the farm and choose from a "market style" spread of veggies as well as berries, fruit, herbs, and our incredible eggs!

Farming practices: We use only sustainable, chemical-free growing practices. For example, we fallow half our vegetable fields each year and rejuvenate them by growing cover crops and letting our chickens graze and fertilize them. We deal with weeds the old fashioned way: by hand and with a hoe. Insect pests never get sprayed, and although we suffer some crop loss, crop rotations, row covers, and biodiversity around the farm manage the bugs pretty well. Our egg-laying chickens are truly pasture-raised and you will taste the difference. They spend their whole lives outside and are rotated around our green pastures in their mobile coops. They are fed certified organic, certified non-GMO, soy-free feed, sprouted whole grains, and lots of fresh veggies from the farm.

CSA details: Sustainably grown vegetables. 20 weeks, June-October. Pick-up locations in Ballard or on the farm near Tacoma.

 

Products Offered

Dairy & Eggs

Eggs, Chicken

Fruits & Nuts

Blueberries
Grapes
Melons
Pears
Pears, Asian
Plums
Strawberries

Vegetables

Arugula
Beans, Green
Beans, Yellow Wax
Beets
Bok Choy
Broccoli
Broccoli, Romanesco
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Chard
Collard Greens
Corn, Sweet
Cucumbers
Daikon
Eggplant
Endive
Escarole
Fennel - Bulb
Kale
Kohlrabi
Leeks
Lettuce
Mustard Greens
Onions
Parsnips
Peas, Sugar Snap
Peppers, Sweet
Potatoes
Pumpkins
Radicchio
Radishes
Rutabaga
Snow Peas
Spinach
Squash, Summer
Squash, Winter
Tomatoes
Turnips
Zucchini

Markets

Capitol Hill Farmers Market
Broadway Farmers Market

Product availability may vary due to weather and other conditions - contact farmers/producers to verify.

Go to Crop & Farm Locator.
Go to Harvest Schedule.