Viva Farms is a non-profit farm business incubator and student farm established in 2009. We have three locations, two in Burlington, 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.

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 in production of diversified vegetables and berries. We also produce minimal amounts of grain. All production is certified organic.

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.

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 (where Burlington is located), 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.

Listing last updated on Apr 30, 2018


Viva Farms is a non-profit farm business incubator and student farm in Western Washington. 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. Visit our website to sign up for our CSA!


Season:  June through December

Type:  single farm

Since:  2017

# of Shares:  125

Share Prices:  We offer two 14-week seasons. Small box: $280/14 weeks ($20/week); Large box: $490/14 weeks ($35/week)

Work Req?  No


Blackberries
Raspberries, Golden
Raspberries
Strawberries
Beans, Green
Beans, Green
Beans, Yellow
Beans, Purple
Beets, Chioggia
Beets, Golden
Beets, Golden
Beets, Red
Beets, Red
Beets, Avalanche
Bok Choy
Broccoli
Cabbage, Green
Cabbage, Green
Cabbage, Red
Cabbage, Red
Cabbage, Savoy
Carrots, Orange
Carrots, Rainbow
Carrots, Orange
Carrots, Rainbow
Cauliflower
Celeriac
Celery
Chard, Peppermint
Chard, Rainbow
Chicory, Radicchio, Chioggia
Chicory, Radicchio, Other
Collards
Cucumber, Armenian
Cucumber, Pickling
Cucumber, Pickling
Cucumber, Slicing
Cucumber, Snacking
Cucumber, English
Fennel
Fennel
Flowers, Edible
Garlic
Garlic
Garlic Scapes
Garlic Scapes
Basil, Green
Basil, Green
Basil, Purple
Basil, Thai
Basil, Thai
Chives
Chives
Chives
Chive Blossoms
Cilantro
Cilantro
Dill
Dill
Parsley, Curly
Parsley, Italian
Rosemary
Sage
Savory, Summer
Savory, Winter
Tarragon
Thyme
Kale, Green Curly
Kale, Lacinato
Kale, other
Kale, Red Curly
Kale, Red Chidori
Lettuce, Green Butter
Lettuce, Red Butter
Lettuce, Green Leaf
Lettuce, Red Leaf
Lettuce, Romaine
Mustard Greens
Onions, Green (scallions)
Onions, Red
Onions, Shallots
Onions, Yellow
Parsnips
Peas, Sugar Snap
Peas, Snow
Peppers, Anaheim
Peppers, Bell
Peppers, Other
Peppers, Padron
Peppers, Shishito
Peppers, Poblano
Potatoes, Ozette
Potatoes, Purple
Radish, Easter Egg
Radish, Chinese, Bora King
Radish, Chinese, Starburst
Radish, Pink
Radish, Red
Radish, Red Head
Radish, Watermelon
Romanesco
Salad Mix
Spinach
Squash Summer, Ronde de Nice
Squash Summer, Patty Pan
Squash Summer, Crookneck
Squash Summer, Dario Zucchini
Squash Summer, Yellow Zucchini
Squash Winter, Delicata/Honeyboat
Squash Winter, Butternut
Squash Winter, Mini Spaghetti
Squash Winter, Red Kuri
Squash Winter, Acorn
Tomatillos
Tomatoes, Cherry
Tomatoes, Heirloom
Tomatoes, Roma
Tomatoes, Slicer
Microgreens



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