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1. Buy Your Food Locally or Grow it Yourself
 1. Buy Your Food Locally or Grow it Yourself
Pierce County contains some of the richest most fertile soil in state.  Purchasing local food makes it more likely that our farmers will stay economically strong.  Farmers that can make a good living are less likely to sell their farms for development.

Buy Local Tips
  • Download the Fresh App for your smart phone, to find local farmers and farmers markets in your area.
  • Shop at your local farmers market.  Most markets run from March to October.  For schedules and hours of local markets, visit Puget Sound Fresh 
  • Join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share.  Just like a magazine subscription, you can buy a share in a local farm in return for local produce. Farms get a stable income for the season and you get a regular source of fresh local products. To find local CSAs, visit Puget Sound Fresh.
  • Shop at a local Food Coop.  There are food coops in Tacoma, Eatonville and Yelm.  Tacoma Coop   Yelm Coop   Eatonville Coop 
  • Pierce County Employees can join the Fresh Food Program that delivers food to the County City Building, the Annex, Merit and Tacoma Mall Plaza.  Simply go to Terra Organics and sign up for delivery to your building.

Grow It Yourself
  • Join a Community Garden and grow your own!  With over 70 gardens throughout Pierce County, a plot is waiting for you.  For more information visit the Pierce Conservation District  

Become a Farmer
  • From the small farms that dot the Key Peninsula, to the cattle ranches of Eatonville, to the large row crop farms of the lush Puyallup Valley, Pierce County has a rich history in agriculture that continues to this day! Learn more about Pierce County Farming.

 To Learn More about the History of Pierce County Farming Watch this Video: