City Of Burien Teams Up With Farmers’ Co-op For Delivery Of Organic Produce


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The City of Burien announced Thursday (May 5) that residents are now able to get fresh organic produce and local artisan foods delivered conveniently to the Burien Community Center.

The City Parks Recreation & Cultural Services (PaRCS) Department has teamed up with Full Circle Farms, a farmers’ cooperative, to be a host site for their delivery program of Farm-to-Table produce. The program in Burien is modeled after a similar effort at Tacoma’s community centers. The first delivery in Burien was on May 3.

Residents can sign-up online to receive routine delivery of customized orders containing fresh fruits and vegetables. Boxes are delivered to the Community Center on Tuesday mornings. Members are able to pick up their boxes on Tuesdays from 3 – 7 p.m. or Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The PaRCS Dept. is participating in the program to provide a healthy service and promote good nutrition in the community as part of the “Healthy Highline” initiative. PaRCS also hopes to attract new community members to the community center through this program and expose them to its many programs.

To sign up for the program or for more information, go to the website: http://www.fullcircle.com/.

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6 Responses to “City Of Burien Teams Up With Farmers’ Co-op For Delivery Of Organic Produce”
  1. Bill says:

    This seems to be a link to a farm in Pennsylvania, is that right?

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    • stephanie says:

      that’s what i was trying to figure out because this sounds really interesting!

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  2. Bill says:

    http://www.fullcircle.com/ is probably the right link?

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  3. Wow, the city sent out the wrong link! Fixing it ASAP…sorry folks!

  4. Burien Parks says:

    Learn more about “Farm-to-Table” programs on this audio blog:
    http://greenacreradio.blogspot.com/2011/04/april-14-2011-farm-to-table-bringing.html

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  5. Bianca says:

    I’ve been doing a bi-monthly plan with Full Circle (picking up in White Center) for a few months now. I’m VERY happy with the quality of the produce and quantity and selection of items. You have a few days to change around your pre-selected produce so that you can try some other offerings, or even double up on them. Also, you can always notify them when you need to skip your delivery for whatever reason without charge or penalty. Just be sure you do so in the necessary amount of time before said-delivery. Try them!

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