The Southwest Washington market
While not a true cooperative, SW Washington uses cooperative efforts to achieve steady and dependable means of supplying the highest quality produce and other products. works to find new and innovative methods to protect our natural resources, support our local economy, provide meaningful work, and return to a more self-sufficient community life. Each farmer realizes the importance of educating the community about the benefits of sustainable agriculture practices to our lives and our land. member farms often dedicate a portion of their personal time to building gardens for their local communities as well as providing fun and informative educational programs for children and adults, including those with special needs.
Why support ?
Enhance local economy: By purchasing produce and other items from local growers you are providing stability to your local economy through the support of local businesses.
Save natural resources: Buying locally makes you an invaluable link in the process of saving resources such as fossil fuels and packaging materials. Also, we are right here in your community so the expense of transportation and delivery is kept to a minimum.
Provide learning opportunities: supporters provide member growers the means to help educate our community about the importance of sustainable agriculture.
Supporting a way of life: The number of small farms in the United States has decreased dramatically in the last decade. Please help us preserve an honest and worthy means of making a living.
We believe that small, diverse, family-owned farms contribute to society’s overall health.
To help us with our overhead costs, we ask that you pay an annual fee of $20 per household for one calendar year. You are welcome to try us for two orders before you pay the membership. The website will automatically add the membership fee to your third order.
Unlike other co-ops, buying clubs, or CSAs where everyone gets the same box of stuff (and you don’t know what you’re getting until you get it), with you get to order what you want, in the quantities that you want, from the farms that you want. The weekly email lists the produce, milled products, fresh flowers, and artisan goods available that week, and you can browse the items on this website before you place your order.
Other Important Items
Each Friday evening, an email is sent to everyone with an account here letting them know the website is open for the week. Customers place their orders for the week any time after that email goes out, but no later than Monday at 9:00 p.m. Orders are placed here on our website.
Growers receive their orders that same night and harvest on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Picking Up Orders
From 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, families can pick-up their produce at O’hana Farm, located at 2710 Jackson hwy, Chehalis, Wa 98532.
Gift Certificates are available! You can decide the amount and the lucky recipient can purchase produce without having to pay membership fees!
Sponsor a membership! If you would like to sponsor a membership for an individual or family, please contact us.
Still have questions? Please contact Dustin at firstname.lastname@example.org