Helsing Junction Farm.
Our primary goal is to provide our CSA members with the most nutritionally complete vegetables and fruit we can grow. To that end, we make caring for our soil a priority. We test our soil twice a year so that we can correct any imbalance and we apply trace minerals, cover crop extensively and practice minimal tillage. Vegetables grown in healthy, nutrient rich soil look and taste amazing!

We are a true CSA in that almost everything grown on the farm goes to our 1,000 CSA members. This makes being a part of our CSA a unique experience, as you will be directly connected to the source of your food. You’ll hear the stories of the people who grew it and explore the place it came from with weekly photos, farm news and a farm visit should you wish to harvest yourself some carrots or eat ripe Sungold cherry tomatoes straight from the vine.

We strive to make eating vegetables easy for our CSA members. Each week we include 20+ recipes, which are custom tailored to the wide variety of items you receive over the course of the season. We draw from a large collection of cookbooks, current food publications and blogs for recipes that are healthy, simple and modern. We also team up with other local producers to provide our CSA members with access to fruit, honey, grain, mushrooms, pastured poultry and sauerkraut, which are available via our webstore.  

Join us on a journey through the seasons with a share of our harvest. We have over 25 years of experience growing verdant, flavorful, nutrient-rich produce for our CSA members and we believe that eating right should be a pleasure.

Helsing Junction Farm, eat well with us
About Us
Helsing Junction Farm was founded in 1992 by Annie Salafsky and Susan Ujcic. Both are graduates of The Evergreen State College and have deep roots in agriculture. The farm began as a 75 member CSA and over the years has slowly expanded to its current size of 1000 shareholders. The partnership between Annie and Sue has grown to include their families as well as the families of the people who work with them. It’s a group effort now, with great pride taken in the health and fertility of the soil as well as the beauty of the produce grown.
Crew members harvesting at Helsing Junction Farm.
CSA: Community Supported Agriculture
The concept of CSA began in rural Japan in the early 1960s, as farming became industrialized and many small farms went out of business. Village women from the Kanagawa Prefecture banded together to hire local farmers to grow crops for them. Bumper crops were shared collectively as well as any losses. CSA farms have since become popular in the US, as awareness of the importance of local agriculture has spread.

On our farm, CSA delivery runs for 20 weeks from mid June to mid October. Each week our members receive a pre-packed box containing 7-15 items, depending on which size share they have. The contents of our CSA boxes vary widely as the season progresses, from strawberries and fresh peas in spring to potatoes and winter squash in fall.
Click here to see our sample CSA boxes.

For members, CSAs provide access to really fresh, local, organic produce at very fair prices. You end up eating a lot more vegetables and you learn to enjoy many new things such as Shishito peppers or fresh fava beans. For farmers, CSAs provide a guaranteed market for all their crops and a direct connection to the people who they are growing food for. There are no banks or government subsidies involved, just farmers and people working together to sustain small farms and provide quality food. Join a CSA program and become part of the growing movement striving to keep water and soil safe as well as maintain open spaces and farmland for the future. CSAs put the culture back in agriculture!
Student group gleaning for the foodbank at Helsing Junction Farm.
Community Services
We believe that everyone should have access to fresh local fruits and vegetables and have partnered with area food banks in a variety of ways.

In 2001 we created a CSA Food Bank Program. Each season we accept donations from our members, which we then match, allowing us to deliver produce to families who rely on the food bank for some of their dietary needs. Currently, we donate all leftover produce to our local food bank and we ask that our drop site hosts to send unclaimed produce to their local food banks. 

We also partner with The Gleaners Coalition, a non-profit based in Thurston County that organizes volunteers to harvest all our seconds, which are then donated and delivered to a variety of food banks and shelters throughout the county. Last year alone, they harvested over 20,000 pounds of produce from our farm! Many of the volunteers are school groups of all ages and this provides an opportunity for children to experience a working farm.

                      
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