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2023 CSA Promotion Opportunities

Join the 2023 Eat Local First CSA Campaign!

The CSA Finder helps people search for and learn about CSA near them. The CSA Finder will be promoted through a larger CSA campaign designed to bring awareness of CSA, and help consumers make informed decisions to sign up, and deepen their connection with and commitment to local farms.

Elements of the campaign:

  • CSA Finder: Helping people search for CSA that serves their area, connect with and learn about local farm offerings, and sign up early!
  • Statewide campaign promoting CSA and farm shares
  • Social Media ads and organic posts from Eat Local First media channels and Eat Local First Collaborative member channels
  • FREE to participate

Guidelines for participation:

  • Have a current CSA* operation in WA State open for subscriptions
  • Create a new listing, or update your farm’s listing on the WA F&FF to include CSA details
  • Agree to co-promote via your farm’s communication platforms: website, e-newsletter, social media
  • Fill out our short survey below

What participants will get:

  • Greater visibility as a featured CSA during the statewide collective marketing campaign which includes paid advertising on social media and Google ad networks
  • Boosted post on Eat Local First Facebook and Instagram feed
  • Updates on the campaign including media and traffic reports
  • Support with promoting your CSA including a promotional toolkit with plug-and-play content

*The Eat Local First Collaborative Definition of CSA for the purposes of this promotional campaign:

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) – a farm or fisher offering a share, or subscription model for regular pickup or delivery of locally grown, raised, made, or harvested foods in Washington State. At least 50% of the contents of your subscription need to be produced by your own farm or fishery.

**Note: if you are not a CSA farm, but would like to help co-promote the Eat Local First CSA campaign, email us to be added as a promotional partner, and receive updates and a promotional toolkit.

Thank you for your interest in our CSA Campaign. Sign-ups for this campaign have ended. Please contact jessicam@sustainableconnections.org with questions.

The Subscribe to Local CSA Campaign is organized by the Eat Local First Collaborative, helping to bring food that’s grown, raised, harvested, and made in Washington state to more plates!

This opportunity will add an up close and personal component to the campaign. We will cap the number of featured video profiles at 14, and prioritize selecting participants based on a variety of geographic locations, farmer diversity and product offerings.

  • Application deadline for video participants is Monday, February 1
  • Video participants will be confirmed by Wednesday, February 3
  • Videos & Fee need to be submitted by Monday, February 15

Guidelines for participation in the video promotion

  • Have a current CSA* operation in WA state open for subscriptions.
  • Create a new listing, or update your farm’s listing on the WA Food & Farm Finder to include your CSA details
  • Agree to co-promote via your farm’s communication platforms (i.e. your website, e-newsletter, social media)
  • Submit a (1) minute video by February 15th, following the recommended guidelines (you can view examples from last year’s campaign here)
  • $100 participation fee – Fee will help offset production and promotion costs associated with the Meet Your Farmer CSA video campaign.

Did you know?

With community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs, we have access to the cleanest, healthiest, freshest food, sourced directly from the farm, and at an affordable price.

30%. The amount you save, on average, from buying a community-supported agriculture share vs. buying the same organic produce at any other Whatcom grocer.

$25–40. The average cost of a weekly box — packed full of quality food that’s a great value AND supports local farmers.