Salish Sea Trading Cooperative is offering East Ballard neighbors $5 of their first order of organic vegetables and fruits

I received a lovely email from Kathy Pelish, co-founder of Salish Sea Trading Cooperative, a local CSA co-op that relies on wind and tide to transport locally produced goods up and down Puget Sound by sailboat. Their goals are to conserve precious energy resources and re-introduce the idea of sail as everyday transport while building resiliency into our local foodshed. You can learn more about them in this Green My Ballard column in the Ballard News Tribune, Sailing the Seas for Local Food.

The CSA is  reaching out to the local sustainability communities for their help. For East Ballard neighbors, they’re offering a $5 discount off their first order of organic vegetables and fruits; for each order, they’ll add a small dolphin graphic to their website so people can see their group’s contribution and watch the growth.     If you’re interested in trying them out and getting the discount,  just note “East Ballard” in your order to for either a small or large box.

Box prices

Small: $25 – with first-time discount, just $20

Large: $40 – with first-time discount, just $35

Delivery schedule at Aster Coffee Lounge in downtown Ballard, 10 AM -12 PM the following Sundays:   – Sunday, September 5 (place order by Monday, August 30) – Sunday, September 19 (place order by Monday, September 13) – Sunday, October 3 (place order by Monday, September 27) – Sunday, October 17 (place order by Monday, October 11) – Sunday, October 31 (place order by Monday, October 25)

Example of produce in their August 22 delivery boxes:

Small: arugula; bell peppers (green); chard (green); cucumber; endive (broadleaf); fennel; nectarines; radishes; salad mix; sorrel; spinach; string beans; and sugar snap peas.

Large: additional quantities of the small box goodness plus basil; beets, golden (with greens); cabbage (green); carrots (rainbow); fava beans; and red wheat flour.

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