Viking Supported Agriculture


VSA is Western’s Community Supported Agriculture program, connecting students, staff, and faculty with Whatcom/Skagit County produce and producers. By signing up, you will receive a box of local, fresh, sustainably sourced food directly from farmers. Getting good food to people in crisis times and supporting local and sustainable agriculture is a highly supportive activity that each one of us may be able to participate in for the greater good of our community.

More About the Benefits of Community Supported Agriculture

Viva Farms Returns for 2024 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 starting June 13, 2024! 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 here. 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 the site 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!

We are excited to announce that the Sustainability Engagement Institute will be able to accept EBT payments at our office in High Street Hall for Viva Farms subscriptions this year!

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, and thank you to our past donors!


We are excited for another great growing season and our partnership with Boldly Grown Farm. If you would like further information on the Viking Supported Agriculture program or have WWU specific questions, please contact  

 🍴Happy eating! 🍴

Prior Season Farms

Check back here in the spring for details on our spring/summer CSA.

Viva Farms

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!