Founded in the early 1990s the Pacific NW CSA Coalition (formerly PACSAC) is committed to providing education about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), supporting farmers who provide quality local food to our communities, and increasing access to healthy food for underserved communities. PNWCSA has played a key role in advancing CSA in the region, which currently includes more than 35,000 households and more than 75 CSA member farms. PNWCSA is a 501(c3) nonprofit organization.

About the PNWCSA Coalition

Vision

The Coalition's vision is a community where everyone eats local food, farmers thrive, and CSA is a household name.

Farmer Pledge

This Pledge seeks to describe sustainable practices our farmers use in their farming, processing, and marketing. It serves as a bridge for consumers and farmers alike to better know the agriculturists that struggle to create healthy communities, local food security, and food sovereignty. Our farmers pledge that they will:

  • Build and maintain healthy soils by applying farming practices that include rotating crops annually, using compost, cover crops, green manures, and reducing tillage

  • Support agricultural markets and infrastructure that enable small farms to thrive

  • Treat livestock humanely by providing pasture for ruminants, access to outdoors and fresh air for all livestock

  • Conserve natural resources including the atmosphere and climate by reducing erosion and pollution of air, soil, and water through responsible farming practices

  • Reduce food miles by selling produce locally and regionally

  • Create beneficial habitat for wildlife and encourage biodiversity

  • Help preserve farmland

  • Share and develop farming skills and know-how

  • Use ethical business practices

  • Pay a living wage to all farm workers and acknowledge their freedom of association and their right to collective bargaining

  • Treat family members and farm workers with respect, and ensure their safety on the farm

  • Work in cooperation with other farmers and with the neighboring community to create a more sustainable way of life

  • Encourage the distribution of unsold but edible food to people who need it

  • Sustain the land in healthy condition for future generations

Piper Davis

Vice Chair

Tanya Peshovich

Secretary

Mark Stinnette

Treasurer

Heather Havens

Mary Katchur

David Oberstein

Anne Schneider

Holly Hutchason

Executive Director

2020 Board of Directors