AT MATTHEWS WINERY
Creekside Farm is a fully functioning organic farm on the Matthews Winery property in Woodinville, supplying organic produce to local residents and restaurants. The farm helps keep us fully in tune with the land and the community we love. It also demonstrates our belief that wine is not just a drink, but an experience—one that is best when paired with good food and good people.
Creekside Farm at Matthews Winery offers a unique farm share program. This is offered to approximately 15 members during the growing season, running late-June through early November (20 weeks). Each week, our community supported agriculture (CSA) subscription includes fresh produce and flowers from Creekside Farm, custom breads from a local bakery, local eggs and honey, custom cheese and butter, and hand-selected wines from our current Matthews vintages, as well as several older wines from our Matthews library. Email email@example.com to add your name to our waitlist for this upcoming season.
WEEKLY FARM SHARE BOX
Each week our members can expect a seasonal variety in their Farm Share box. You can expect:
- Fresh vegetables & flowers: harvested from what is available on Creekside Farm (selection will vary depending on season and cooperation of the PNW weather).
- Bread: 1 freshly baked custom loaf of bread baked at The Commons in Woodinville, WA.
- Eggs: 1 half-dozen (6) pasture raised eggs from a local farm.
- Dairy: 1 fresh dairy product (cheese or butter) from Cherry Valley Dairy, in Duvall, WA.
- Wine: 1 bottle selected by Matthews Winery to complement the week’s bounty.
- Honey: 1 quart of local organic honey is included twice during the season.
FARM WORK DAY
There will be one work day and party on Creekside Farm where you’ll have a chance to see and experience how the farm operates, as well as meet your fellow shareholders. Your workday will end with a family-friendly feast prepared by a selected chef and team, where we all sit down together and enjoy a late summer evening communal meal. Date TBD.
In addition to the farm work day, there will be four evenings during the season where a farm-to-table family-style meal will be prepared by local chefs. Each meal will include produce from Creekside Farm, wines from Matthews, and other local delicacies. Members will have the first opportunity to make a reservation; ticket price to be determined.
GETTING YOUR WEEKLY SHARE
Every Saturday, your farm share box will be available to pick up at Matthews Winery, 16116 140th Pl NE Woodinville, WA 98072, starting at 1pm in the afternoon.
Cost: $1750 for the season, running from June 25th through late November 5th, 2017 (20 weeks).
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and our farmer, Alex Meizlish, will be sure to answer promptly.
Want to sign up to secure one of the 15 spots? Great! Email Alex at the above address and we will reserve one for you, depending on space available.
Questions? Check our FAQ below:
What things would an average farm box include:
As long as they are in season, any combination of fresh kale, chard, beets, carrots, peas, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, lettuce, braising greens (bok choy), radishes, cucumbers, summer and winter squash, cilantro, thyme, chives, basil, dill, fennel.
Additionally, there will be fresh flowers, 8oz of butter or cheese from Cherry Valley Dairy, a loaf of bread from The Commons, 6 local eggs, honey (twice a year) and one bottle of wine.
When will the produce be harvested?
Most will be harvested within 24-48hrs of pickup to maintain optimal flavor and freshness. There were many times last year when we harvested the morning of the pickup day, to deliver as farm fresh as we could. At home, your food can be stored just like anything else you would purchase at the market.
Is the farm organic?
Yes and no. We've used organic methods to farm the entire property. But, we haven't been certified organic by the USDA, which is a 3 yr process.
What if I can't pick up my box on Saturday?
We can only guarantee the freshness of your farm box on Saturday. If you aren't able to pick up on Saturday, email our Alex at email@example.com to make arrangements to pick up your wine, and whatever can be kept fresh at a later date.
What if I'm out of town?
If you happen to be out of town, you can designate another person to pick up your box, or we can hold your wine here until you get back.
How will I know which box is mine?
Your name will be on your box each week.
What library wines will be offered?
We are combing through our library to find several Matthews wines that we know are drinking well. We already have a few vintages in mind, and will be offering them, alongside some serving or food pairing ideas in your weekly box. Roughly 75% of the wines you will receive will be from our past few vintages, and 25% will be older library wines.
What chefs will be cooking the meals throughout the year?
Several of the chefs from the restaurants Creekside Farm supplies produce have requested to make a custom farm-to-table meal at Matthews. We will be announcing them, as well as sending you an early invite to purchase tickets, in the coming months.
Thanks for your interest! We are so excited about our new farm, and the ability to share it with our closest fans.