Viking Supported Agriculture
Viva Farm Returns for 2023 Spring/Summer CSA
We are happy to announce Viva Farms is returning for another season with the Viking Supported Agriculture program hosted by the Sustainability Engagement Institute. Anyone in the WWU community can sign up for a weekly delivery of fresh, local, and organic produce delivered directly from their fields to our lobby in High Street Hall. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Viva Farms, they provide invaluable services to the local agriculture community, and we are happy to support this amazing organization. Check them out at https://vivafarms.org/. Eating local, organic food is good for your health, the community, and the planet!
Viva Farms offers sliding scale pricing and accepts EBT payments for their CSA! Signups are open now! Please visit https://vivafarms.org/csa/ to get your produce delivered weekly to our office. Simply choose WWU as your pickup location. A small CSA share will easily nourish 2 people and Viva Farms sends out an email each week to their subscribers with the box contents and recipes!
Viva Farms also offers bulk purchases, which we have utilized each year to help stock the student food pantries on Western’s campus. If you would like to donate to these bulk purchases and help our food insecure community members access good food, please click on the link at the bottom of this page.
We are excited for another great growing season and our partnership with Viva Farms. If you would like further information on the Viking Supported Agriculture program or have WWU specific questions, please contact Linda.Sterling@wwu.edu.
🍴Happy eating! 🍴
Prior Season Farms
Thank you to these farms for partnering with us to distribute food to the community, and to all of our subscribers for supporting them! Check back here in the fall for details on our fall/winter CSA
Donate VSA Shares to Students in Need
Food security continues to be challenging for our community members. We have set up a dedicated fund to receive your donations to help purchase fresh organic produce for students in need. Since its inception in 2019, our community has donated a total of $1,619, the equivalent of 134 weeks of fresh produce, for our community members experiencing food insecurity. Thank you!