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 the state. Purchasing local food from Pierce County farmers makes it more likely that our farmers will stay economically viable. Farmers that can make a good living are less likely to sell their farms for development.

Sustainability 2020 Goal: Grow the agriculture economy by 10% by 2020 making sure the agriculture resource is economically viable for future generations.

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 simply go to Terra Organics and sign up for delivery to your building. Terra-Organics delivers for free to Pierce County Employees at the buildings below.
  • Pierce County Annex
  • Pierce County-City Building
  • Pierce County Hess Building
  • Pierce County Broadway Building
  • Pierce County Tacoma Mall Plaza
  • Pierce County Community Connections Building
  • Pierce County Juvenile Court 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: