Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From?

Wouldn’t it be nice to know that the food you eat and serve your family and friends is delicious, nutritious and sustainably grown?

Urban Futures Farm has been providing the Olympia community with fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits since 2015. Members of our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program receive 18 weeks of locally-grown fresh produce beginning around June 1 st.

With the demand for fresh local food at an all-time high our CSA program is filling up fast. Only 8 shares left!

To learn more, and to reserve your share visit www.urbanfuturesfarm.com

Resolve to eat delicious, safe, sustainable local food in 2021

With all of the uncertainty in the world these days, wouldn’t be nice to know that you can count on eating delicious, safe, sustainable local food this year?

Urban Futures Farm has been providing the Olympia community with fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits since 2015.  Members of our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program receive 18 weeks of sustainably-grown fresh produce beginning around June 1 st.

With the demand for fresh local food at an all-time high our CSA program is filling up fast. Only 15 shares left!

To learn more, and to reserve your share click HERE.

 

Happy World Soil Day!

Did you know that 1 tablespoon of soil has more organisms in it than there are people on earth? Or that there are 5,000 different types of bacteria in one gram of soil? Or that it takes nature 500 years to build one inch of topsoil?

Here at Urban Futures Farm we are giving Mother Nature a hand. The beautiful Crimson Clover and Cayuse Oats that blanket our farm this time of year will be cut and tilled in next Spring, adding nutrients, hundreds of pounds of organic matter and providing food to those organisms and bacteria that help us build and maintain healthy soil – which means nutrient dense, delicious, nutritious food for our friends and customers.

To enjoy the bounty of our soil, sign up for a 2021 CSA share.  Returning customers can sign up beginning later this month, with new customers welcome in January.  More details soon!

Help Us Plan for Next Year!

We’ve just put the farm to bed for the winter, but are already planning for spring!

Over the past several years Urban Futures Farm has developed a reputation for growing and selling quality plant starts each spring.  We love helping our friends and neighbors grow good food!

This is the time of year where we are pouring through seed catalogs, compiling orders and looking for your feedback.

What vegetable and herbs  would you like to see us grow next year?  What plant starts do you want to purchase to grow in your garden next year?

Reply down below or send us an email – thanks for the help!

 

Leeks Have Arrived!

Leeks are one of the first crops we plant and among the last to be harvested. And they are so worth the wait! A member of the allium family, which includes onions, garlic and the like, leeks have a softer, less assertive profile, and are a divine asset as a cooked addition to soups, stews, quiches, and more. The white part of the leek grows underground and special care should be taken to clean any grit hiding among the many layers. Trim off the dark green leaves at the top and the root end, and cut through the stalk lengthwise , stopping just short of the root end. Clean under running water, then finish chopping. One of our favorite uses for leeks is potato/leek soup. While sometimes presented as a velvety smooth vichyssoise, we prefer the rustic version here.

It’s a good year for basil.