The Southwest Washington Food Hub, which is part of a farmer-owned Southwest Washington Growers Co-op of individual farmers, is making locally grown vegetables available to the community through its multi-farm produce box program.

To date, nine farms located throughout the region are participating in the program. Anyone who is interested can sign up to purchase an eight-week subscription or one box at a time. The produce is early winter crops such as Brussels sprouts, squash, garlic, dill, spinach, salad greens, kale, beets, carrots, potatoes, and more.

Subscriptions cost $35 per box. Boxes are distributed throughout the region beginning on Oct. 28 through Dec. 16. Pickup locations are in Olympia, Tumwater, Lacey, Aberdeen, Chehalis, Rochester, Shelton, Long Beach, South Bend, and Elma. Click here for more information.

Participating farms include Kirsop Farm, Rising River Farm, Ellis Creek Farm, Boisfort Valley Farm, Bee Organic Farm, Calliope Farm, Newaukum Valley Farm, Piece by Piece Farm, and Five Hearts Farm. All participating farms are either Certified Organic or use organic growing practices.