The Matthews Farm Share
in Woodinville, WA.
The Matthews Farm is a fully functioning organic farm 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.
Matthews offers a unique farm share program. The farm share is offered to approximately 30 members during the growing season, running mid-June through early November (20 weeks). Each week, farm share members can pick up a box which includes fresh produce and flowers from our 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, or purchase a share in the upcoming Farm Box at the link below.
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 from our farm (selection will vary depending on season and cooperation of the PNW weather).
- Bread: 1 freshly baked custom loaf of bread.
- Eggs: 1 half-dozen (6) pasture raised eggs from a local farm.
- Dairy: 1 fresh dairy product (cheese or butter) from a local dairy.
- 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.
- Recipe and recommendation sheet: a weekly sheet with recipe or suggestions of how to prep the items in your farm box.
- Surprises: several unique items we source from local growers in the area
FARM WORK DAY
There will be one work day and party at Matthews 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 six evenings during the season where a farm-to-table family-style meal will be prepared by an award winning chef. Each meal will include produce from our farm, wines from Matthews, and other local delicacies. Members will have the first opportunity to make a reservation; ticket price is $125 per person.
GETTING YOUR WEEKLY SHARE
Every Wednesday, 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 mid-June through November (20 weeks).
Questions? Email email@example.com and our farmer, Alex Meizlish, will be sure to answer promptly.
Want to sign up to secure one of the 30 spots? Great! Click here and we will reserve one for you. Space is limited to only 30 boxes this year.
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, 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 growing area. 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 Wednesday?
We can only guarantee the freshness of your farm box on Wednesday. If you aren't able to pick up on Wednesday, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Can I split my farm box with another person?
Yes! We have had several members do this each year. Simply let us know each of the names, and we will make sure it's ready for you when you arrive.
How will I know which box is mine?
Your name will be on your box each week.
Do I keep my spot as a member next year?
Yes, all Farm Box members keep their place on our list.
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.
Thanks for your interest! We are so excited about our new farm, and the ability to share it with our closest fans.