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news-iconLocal News: Viking Supported Agriculture (VSA)

Below are sustainability-related news items throughout the Western Washington University and Bellingham-area. These items correspond to Viking Supported Agriculture (VSA).


Local produce available on campus in June

May 31, 2013 |
The Western Front
Beginning June 20, Western Washington University students, faculty and staff can pay to have locally grown organic fruits and vegetables through the Viking Supported Agriculture Program.

The program is Western's community service agriculture program and supports locally grown products from Whatcom and Skagit County producers. By signing up and paying a fee, boxes full of selected produce items will be delivered to Carver Gym weekly over the summer. Options are available for the next 9, 20 or 25 weeks and available for pick up Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Carver Gym, according to the Western Sustainability website.

Viking Supported Agriculture program open for sign-ups

May 30, 2013 |
Western Today
Western Washington University students, staff and faculty interested in participating in the 2013 Viking Supported Agriculture program can sign up now.

The VSA is Western's Community Supported Agriculture program, bringing students, staff and faculty in contact with Whatcom and Skagit County produce and producers.

Support Viking Supported Agriculture

May 8, 2013 |
The Western Front
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a movement that began in the mid 1980s and aims to support local, family-owned farms.

As corporations have taken over the United States food industry, small-scale, family farms that once thrived have been driven out of business or forced to conform to the corporate agenda.

Viking Supported Agriculture taking signups for fall

October 3, 2012 |
Western Today
The Viking Supported Agriculture program at Western Washington University is now taking signups for fall food boxes.

VSA is Western's Community Supported Agriculture program. Those who sign up will receive a box of local fresh organic fruits and veggies every Thursday from Oct. 11 to Dec. 6.

Viking Supported Agriculture shares now available

May 16, 2012 |
Western Today
You've heard of Community Supported Agriculture, right? Well, Viking Supported Agriculture is the Western Washington University version, and shares are now available. Students, faculty and staff are invited to sign up to partake in this year's program.

Viking Supported Agriculture Veggie Boxes are now available!

April 2012 |
Viking Supported Agriculture
Are you staying in Bellingham over the summer? Sign up for veggie boxes and enjoy veggies fresh from local farms. The program continues in the fall.

Viking Supported Agriculture Veggie Boxes are now available! Students, faculty and staff are invited to sign up here through Growing Washington (Growingwashington.org) to partake in this year's delicious program. Choose "Whatcom-Bellingham-WWU" for your "location", and if you are a student enter "Starving Student" into the discount field and get 15% off!

This year you will have the freedom to pick every item in your box, or choose to have the farmers make the decision for you. Both are delicious! Shares run from June 21st through November 1st/December 2nd. Boxes will be dropped off every Thursday outside of Carver Gym. If you are staying in Bellingham over the summer this share is for you, but if you will be out of town, don't worry you'll still be able to sign up in the fall.

Viking Supported Agriculture

October 31, 2011 |
The AS Review
The Office of Sustainability, in cooperation with Growing Washington, an organization dedicated to strengthening local communities through sustainable practices, will be giving students and staff the opportunity to receive fresh, locally-grown vegetables and produce through the Viking Supported Agriculture project.