Viva Farms

Viva Farms
Contact:
Anna Chotzen
Address:
15366 Airport Drive Port of Skagit
Burlington, 98233 WA
Phone Number:
360-969-7191 x 3
Email Address:
Hours of Operation:
CSA by subscription only
Types of payment accepted:
Credit
Debit
Check
EBT
Where to Buy:
  • CSA,
  • Wholesale Quantities,
  • Wholesale to Restaurants,
  • Wholesale to Distributors,
  • Wholesale to Grocery Stores
Producer Certifications:
Certified Organic, Salmon-Safe, GAP Certified

Description:

Viva Farms is a non-profit farm business incubator and student farm established in 2009. We have three locations, two in Burlington (Skagit County), Washington, and one in Woodinville, WA.

We support aspiring and limited-resource farmers by providing bilingual training in sustainable organic farming, and access to land, infrastructure and equipment, marketing, training and capital. We lower the barriers for beginning farmers and create the opportunity for success.

We were founded in response to a national generation crisis in farming as farmers with an average age of 58 are retiring, and the number of farms, produce processing facilities, and acreage of farmland are all decreasing. The disappearance of these four vital components from our local and regional food economy is alarming, and we need to act now before we pass the point of no return in local communities, as a region and as a nation. In the next 20 years, 70% of all Washington State farmers are expected to retire, with their farmland changing hands.

In Skagit County, we have a demographic that has the potential to engage the next generation in agriculture: aspiring and limited-resource farmers and farm workers. However, these producers must overcome significant barriers to become successful farm owners and operators. Washington State University research shows that small-scale and socially disadvantaged producers are typically underserved by standard research and extension models. It is Viva Farms' mission to support these new farmers, in order to preserve our farmland and the viability of family farming in our region and beyond.

For the 2018 season, we have 18 farm businesses operating at our Burlington locations, and 6 in Woodinville, and a total of about 55 acres of diversified vegetables and berries. We also produce minimal amounts of grain. All production is certified organic.

Farm practices: Viva Farms is certified USDA Organic, certified Salmon-Safe and GAP Certified.

CSA details: 

The 2018 Summer CSA begins June 13th or 14th (depending on pick up location). The boxes will include a wide variety of certified organic vegetables and berries. The small box generously feeds 1-2 adults, and the large feeds 3-4 adults, or a family. Early season availability includes: lettuces and leafy greens, radishes, strawberries, garlic scapes, snap peas and culinary herbs. In the summer months, we offer raspberries, blackberries, summer squash, green beans, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, fennel, basil, cilantro, and other summer herbs. In the fall/winter, we have beets, carrots, parsnips, celeriac, numerous winter squash varieties, alliums, fall brassicas, radicchio, and more! Our Latino farmers also grow Mixteco-influenced crops such as hot peppers, sweet chilacayote squash, and dry beans.

Prices:

Skagit CSA (14 weeks): Small: $280  Large: $490

Seattle CSA (14 weeks): Small: $364  Large: $637

Pick up locations:

Farmstrong Brewing  (Wed) 
Address:
110 Stewart Rd
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream  (Wed) 
Address:
917 E Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98122

Patagonia Ballard  (Thu) 
Address:
5443 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Patagonia Seattle  (Thu) 
Address:
2100 1st Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121

Skagit Food Distribution Center  (Wed) 
Address:
220 Michael St.
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

Thrive Community Fitness  (Wed) 
Address:
1609 R Ave
Anacortes, WA 98221

Viva Farms  (Wed) 
Our farm is located at the corner of Hwy 20 and Higgins Airport Way.
Contact: Anna Chotzen
Phone: (360) 969-7191 x3
Address:
15366 Ovenell Road
Burlington, WA 98233

 

 

Products Offered

Fruits & Nuts

Blackberries
Raspberries
Strawberries

Herbs & Botanicals

Basil
Chives
Cilantro
Fennel
Rosemary
Thyme

Vegetables

Beans
Beans, Green
Beets
Beets, Chioggia
Beets, Golden
Beets, Red
Broccoli
Broccoli, Romanesco
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Cucumbers
Cucumbers, Pickling
Cucumbers, Slicing
Garlic
Garlic Scapes
Greens
Kale
Kohlrabi
Lettuce
Lettuce, Green Leaf
Lettuce, Romaine
Onions
Onions, Green
Onions, White
Onions, Yellow
Peas
Peas, Sugar Snap
Peppers
Potatoes
Potatoes, Fingerling
Potatoes, Red
Potatoes, White
Pumpkins
Radicchio
Radishes
Rutabaga
Shallots
Snow Peas
Spinach
Squash, Summer
Squash, Winter
Tomatillos
Tomatoes
Tomatoes, Cherry
Tomatoes, Green
Tomatoes, Heirloom
Zucchini

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

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