Shipki Farm is an Eastern European inspired mini-farm, using French and Biointensive
methods to grow the best Pacific Northwest & European varieties of vegetables, herbs and fruits.

Bio-intensive gardening is considered to be the highest level of organic gardening. It is a whole-system approach that brings together nourishment, efficiency and sustainability.


French Intensive gardening, originally developed for use in narrow back yards in France, yields the most produce for the least area of any realistic gardening method. Using these methods, which include Deep Soil Preparation, inter cropping, Companion Planting and Whole-System Approach, results in a garden that produces a complete diet in the smallest area.

We invite you to enjoy our bounty by becoming a subscriber to the farm and participating in  our CSA. By purchasing a share, not only will you receive a weekly box of fresh, local produce, but you will help to support the growers in your community, becoming a “stake holder” in the farm! We also offer the option to order “a la carte” from our weekly market sheet. Share your email with us to receive a weekly list of available produce and extras.

The CSA program is one of the most powerful tools we have for re-building a more local and equitable agricultural system. It allows the grower to focus on growing food and maintaining a productive and profitable small farm. Remember, small is beautiful! So eat local, and connect with our farm throughout the year—become a Shipki Farm CSA member!


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  1. What are the costs for being a member of your CSA?
    Also….pick up days/time etc
    Interested in eggs too….

    1. Hi Linda,

      Thanks for your interest and I apologize for the delay in replying. I’ll send you our CSA sign up sheet by separate email in case you are still interested. We also have a weekly “fresh sheet” with items that are ready for harvest and purchase on an item-by-item basis. I can add you to our email list if you are interested. We always have eggs available at the NorthWest Language Academy in the fridge for $5.00 per dozen. Pickup for our CSA is either at the farm in Clinton, or at the NWLA. The first CSA distribution will be the week of May 30th, and we haven’t determined a day yet, but are open to what would work best for those who sign up. We have about five shares left at this point.

      All the best,

    1. Hi Celia,

      Thank you for your interest. We have a 20-week CSA in two sizes. Standard (family) is $500 and small (2 veggie-loving adults) is $350 for a 20-week season beginning May 30th. We also put out weekly “fresh offering” sheets with the items that are available each week for purchase and pick-up. Pick-up locations are either at the farm in Clinton or at the Northwest Language Academy in Langley. Let me know if you are interested and I can add you to our weekly list. Feel free to reply here, or email me at tanya.n.boyd@gmail.com as I check that email more regularly than this one.

      All the best,

    1. Hello Seth,
      Thank you for your request for local products for your restaurant. What specifically are you looking for and what kind of arrangement? We are located in Clinton, so the other end of the island from you, but we are very happy to partner with local restaurants to provide delicious produce! Let me know your thoughts and needs (desired items, quantity, arrangements) and we can discuss options.

      All the best,
      Tanya Boyd

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