Salish Sea Trading Cooperative, a Ballard non-profit, relies on wind and tide to transport locally produced goods around Puget Sound by sailboat. Our goals are to conserve precious energy resources, lower our carbon footprint, and re-introduce the idea of sail as everyday transport while building resiliency into our local foodshed. And have fun along the way.
We’re officially on Winter Break until season kick-off in June 2013. But you can find some sailors at:
- Our second Boat Design Brainstorming session Saturday, January 5, 10 AM – 12 PM, the community meeting room at Ballard Coffee Works, 2060 NW Market St (206-340-8867). Led by Mike Mesford.
- The first-ever Cascadia Grains Conference, Saturday, January 12, in Tacoma. We’re proud to be a sponsor.
- Pedaler’s Fair (TBD Spring 2013)
What would a purpose-built sailboat look like for our region?
How to Order
It’s easy to support the revitalization of sail transport and weaving a local, resilient economy: send us an order email to email@example.com at least 4 days before the sail date. $28 for small CSA box, $45 for large CSA box.
We’re delighted that we can again offer Dharma Ridge Farm’s organic CSA box prices at old 2011 pricing, at Aster Coffee Lounge. Because sail transport started in Ballard during the 2008 recession, we also continue the option of occasional purchase in acknowledgment that a big upfront payment may not be do-able for all.
We’re offering honey again! We’re proud to be partnered with Brad Hole and offer his fine unfiltered honey for sale, made by Ballard bees. $12 for 12 oz. jar.
2012 CSA Sunday Delivery Schedule
July 8 and 22
August 5 and 19
September 16 and 30 (off for Labor Day weekend, 9/2)
October 14 and 28
And a special 11/18 trip for our Thanksgiving tables!
CSA Customer Social, June 16
We invite current customers or curious folks to please join us as guests for our Customer Social, on Saturday, June 16, from 3-5 PM at SAVOUR, downtown Ballard, 2242 NW Market. We’re collaborating with Holly at her wonderful store to sample a charcuterie and cheese platter, and local goods such as Deluxe Food jams, Finnriver cider, Domanico Cellars wine, and more.
Skipper and Crew Kick-Off, Saturday, June 2nd, 12:30 – 3:30 PM
- 12:30 Welcome! Light, local, and healthy snacks/coffee/tea.
- 1:00 Introductions and quick updates on business development and community partnerships.
- 1:30: Assessment of trip resources: CSA and others. Sign up for trips.
- 2:00: Review co-op bylaws, Coast Guard-approved skipper guidelines, and membership guidelines.
- 2:30: Gather initial feedback for bylaws and guidelines.
- 2:30-3:30 Skippers and Crew: special breakout session about optimizing the Port Ludlow trip.
Check out our Projects page and see if one catches your eye.