Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center
- Farm Store/Farmstand,
- Wholesale to Restaurants,
- Wholesale to Grocery Stores
CSA, wholesale, summer camp, field trips, educational programming, seasonal pumpkin patch and farm stand and native plant sales. Oxtober Pumpkin Festival: Saturdays and Sundays in the month of October, 10 AM-5 PM. Hay rides, live music, beer & wine, food, family-friendly activities, pumpkin picking, and more!
Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center is a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire people to eat healthy, sustainably grown food and to steward our natural resources for future generations. The 230 acres of forest and valley land that make up the Oxbow property are used for much more than growing food; 30 acres are actively used for farming, and the rest is used to facilitate conservation research, grow native plants, restore natural habitats, and teach future generations about the connection between the food they eat and the land where it’s grown.
Our organic produce is available through our CSA, at select food co-ops, and at some of the best restaurants in Seattle.
CSA details: Vegetables. Delivers Mid-June through early November. 25+ pickup locations throughout Puget Sound, including many participating Pagliacci Pizza locations. Members can choose from a 20-week share or a 4-week share. Shareholders receive enough produce, on average, to feed 2-3 people each week. Anticipated crops include sugar snap peas, radishes, turnips, carrots, lettuce, beets, broccoli, onions, summer & winter squash, cabbage, herbs, potatoes, bunch greens (kale, collards, and chard), and more!
Farming practices: We cultivate over forty different crops that represent seven different plant families, which helps us maintain a crop rotation that allows our soil to recover and regenerate. We also strategically remove fields from our production each year and leave them fallowed in cover crop. Fallowed fields protect our watershed and allow the fields to rest and build up nutrients, as well as manage weeds, pests, and diseases.
Our fertility management plan is customized to specific fields’ deficiencies and each plant family’s cultural needs using only certified organic, naturally occurring nutrients. We use Integrated Pest Management to manage pest populations, utilizing practices such as beneficial insect release and insectary plantings to improve habitat for beneficial species.