Visit our Seattle Pop-Up Shop


Pop-up shops have become increasingly popular and we’ve decided to give it try. We partnered with like-minded brands and designed a shopping experience that inspires your everyday lifestyle in sustainability and bikes. Add the Pike Place Market and you have a little bit of everything.


The store is located at 1528 1st Ave, Seattle, WA, across from Pike Place Market and will be open until the end of July and possibly longer. Come in and check out our latest Ag designs, bike gear from Green Guru, and clothing and accessories by Endurance Conspiracy. We are open 7 days a week from 12-8pm. We are very excited to be in this location to share the upcycling experience with even more people. You can even drop off your old climbing rope, bike tubes, and camping tents to be upcycled into new products. The perfect time to take advantage of getting rid some of those items sitting around the garage. Keep posted on upcoming events through our blog and

Keep posted on upcoming events through our blog and Facebook page and we hope to see you soon!



Graduation Gift Ideas



You’ve got a graduate in your family.   It’s always fun to see someone mature and move on to the next chapter of their life.   They’ve been fun times and hard times, but have been raised right and care about others, the environment, social justice, and are looking forward to making a difference with their life.   So what sort of a gift might they like?

Fear not.  A graduation gift from Alchemy Goods is not only unique and stylish, but is easy on the environment and made right here in the USA.  We get a lot of questions here at Alchemy Goods about what we’d recommend for graduation gifts.   Here are our top picks for gifts that will be faithful companions for your graduate’s next years:


Bags and Backpacks

Students are tough on gear.   Luckily, Alchemy Goods products are built to stand up to any punishment your student can dish out.   Our bags and backpacks look good while inner tube makes for a durable product that can be spilled on, thrown around, and keeps books and supplies dry on the way to class.   We’ve got options for everyone including the Brooklyn Backpack ($139), Madison Backpack ($129) Dravus Messenger Bag ($159), or Jefferson ($139).

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With maturity comes greater financial independence.   With financial independence comes a need to have somewhere to keep your cash.   To avoid a wad of bills, id, and cards getting lost in the laundry, give them a new wallet that will go the distance.   We recommend the stylish Franklin Reflective ($38).  Other options are the Jackson ($44) which is better suited for travelers as it is sized up to accommodate international currency, or the Bryant Money Clip ($24) for minimalists.



Give them confidence and style with the gift of a belt.   Their style will be on point with one of our reversible Delridge belts ($32).  Made from recycled webbing and a reclaimed bicycle inner tube, the military style buckle can be reversed to either wear the Delridge with the unique inner tube side out or to show off the colorful webbing.  Don’t forget to size the belt based on how your graduate wears their pants and how long of a tail they’d like.  Our sizing is based on body measurements from a traditional waist placement.  Size up if your graduate wears their pants lower on the hips or wants extra belt length.  Another option is our venerable Ballard Belt ($42).



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Whether traveling, studying abroad, moving into the dorms, or just moving to a new place, everyone needs a great way to keep their toiletries organized.   The Elliott Toiletry Kit is just that ($38).  Made from durable truck inner tube, the Elliott will stand up to many a trip down the hall to the bathroom.   It comes with a valve stem zipper pull and color matched zipper and lining.  The Elliott Mini ($32) is a smaller version for the minimalist that can also be used as a makeup kit or to organize other small items like chargers and computer cables.   We have several colors available to suit any personality.

Seattle Spring Biking Events and Community for Women Riders

At Alchemy Goods, we are all about bikes. Our foundations as a company were in cycling, and we will always consider the cyclist community our constituency. There are few things greener than bike commuting, and few things that can make someone feel as free, strong, and in touch with the natural world. But we also recognize that cycling can be exclusionary, and that access to biking information, resources, and community is a social justice issue.

Low income individuals and people of color are actually more likely to bike for both recreation and transportation than high-income or white riders, yet there’s one group that remains marginalized and underrepresented on the road: women.

One 2014 study of public bikeshare use by gender in the cities New York, Chicago, and Boston showed that women accounted for 24 percent, 21.4 percet, and 25 percent of all riders respectively. In London, a recent study showed that 77 percent of bike trips were taken by men, and only 5% of women identified as frequent cyclists. According to Rutgers University professor John Pucher, women constitute about 25 percent of bicyclists in the US, and at 28 percent (as calculated by the Seattle DOT), Seattle isn’t doing much better. In fact, according to data from 2006-2010, we aren’t even doing that well regionally:

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2013 Leaders of Puget Sound Bike Share, Bike WA, Bike Works, Cascade Bicycle Club, and Seattle Greenways

2013 Leaders of Puget Sound Bike Share, Bike WA, Bike Works, Cascade Bicycle Club, and Seattle Greenways

There is no denying that there’s an imbalance, however, the times are changing, and Seattle has a ton of awesome bike opportunities for women right now. Indeed, in 2013, for the first time ever, every top leadership position in the five major Seattle-based bike organizations was held by a woman. We’d like to highlight a few of the cool opportunities for women-only rides and women-led groups in Seattle this Spring; and for general advice pertaining to women, we recommend checking out the super-helpful Women Bike Advice Column from Cascade Bicycle Club. 



SHE BIKES–Seattle Cycle Sirens, April 14th, 6pm

This ride around Mercer Island will cover 14 miles with 700 feet of elevation gain, offering a fun challenge to beginners

Seattle CycloFemme, May 8, 11am

The amazing national organization CycloFemme has an annual nation-wide all-women ride every year on Mother’s Day. This year, CycloFemme is partnering with local Critical Lass to host a ride running from Cal Anderson Park to Seward Park, celebrating with a picnic at the finish line.


Women’s Saturday Group Rides–Cascade Bicycle Studio

From CBS in Fremont, four women will be leading these Group Rides every Saturday from April to August, meeting at 9am. All rides have different durations, paces, and paths, so follow the above link to check out their schedule and find the right ride for you, whether that means challenging climbs and new terrain or just having an opportunity to learn how to ride in groups on the road.

Menstrual Mondays

Every First Monday of the Month, this group of ladies rides out from the Seattle Center Fountain (meet up at 6:30pm, depart at 7pm!) for an easy, fun, and social ride around town.

Critical Lass Seattle

These free, fun, and easy group rides are only about 45 minutes, kid and partner friendly, and a great entry point for women who might be nervous on the road.

Heels on Wheels

This group mostly organizes impromptu group rides through Facebook, so join if you’d like to stay in the loop for events, bike-centric happy hours, or a newsfeed full of great articles and discussion.

Happy Spring trails, Alchemists! We truly believe that “sharing the road” applies to everyone, not just cars, and we hope that Seattle closes its cyclist gender gap and continue to host awesome opportunities like these!

Alchemy Goods Late Winter Lookbook: Seattle Urban

Here’s our latest installment of the Alchemy Goods Winter Lookbook, this time showcasing Seattle Urban. Urban means a lot of things in this town, including a Belltown apartment, a skyscraper downtown, the Kerry Park lookout on Queen Anne, and the iconic Seattle Public Library. Even though we’re a brand with the rugged design of an outdoor line, we take pride in our versatility and urban adaptation. Alchemy Goods bags can be used anywhere from the top of a mountain to a city-center classroom or office, and we love knowing that our products get taken on so many different kinds of adventures every single day.


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What Makes a City Bikeshare Program Work? Could Seattle’s?

Given our dual passions of sustainability and cyclist culture, it makes sense that we’re curious about the rising trend of city bikeshares. It seems that even though they’re largely unprofitable–a word that’s a considerable understatement for cities like New York–they continue to capture the imaginations and infrastructures of more American cities every year. Between private and public bikeshares, there are nearly 100 programs in America, most of which are run by cities or universities, to varying degrees and definitions of success.

What is a Bikeshare?

Almost all city bikeshares follow the same model: bikes are publicly corralled in stations that are strategically placed in high-traffic urban areas. With the swipe of a card, you can pull out a bike from its dock and ride it to whatever station is nearest your destination. Most bikeshare rides are short, especially because many programs offer free rides for trips under 30 minutes. Typically, the program offers annual memberships to users for a fee anywhere between $35 and $150, and allows non-members (like tourists) to rent at a daily or hourly rate.

The Million-Dollar Bikeshare Question


The concept of bikeshares was popularized after Paris’ wildly-successful program Vélib’ launched in 2007. Not only did Vélib’ have 20 million users in the first year alone as well as resounding community support, but it’s also the most profitable bikeshare program in existence, earning Paris about $30 million in profits annually. The program itself was built and managed by the advertising agency JCDecaux in return for exclusive rights to half of Paris’ advertising billboards, an exchange that seems favorable to both the city and the agency.

And yet, even though Paris’ program was the mold from which most other bikeshares have been cast, its success is the exception, not the rule, and even corporate partnerships aren’t often able to keep a bikeshare afloat.

Barcelona’s Bicing, for example, was also launched in 2007 and runs at an annual deficit of around €12 million. London’s system lost $21 million in 2012 and is expected to cost more than 5 times the sponsorship revenues in the next two years. New York’s Citi Bike program–underwritten by CitiBank–is in a financial tailspin, reportedly seeking tens of millions of dollars to keep afloat. Indeed, Citi Bike is often described as the perfect storm of bikeshare problems. It launched late, and during one of the coldest, least bike-able winters in New York history, the Canadian company that supplied its bikes declared bankruptcy, Hurricane Sandy damaged more than $10 million worth of equipment, and it’s been plagued with software problems since its inception. And interestingly, its biggest problem is its popularity with New Yorkers–there were too many locals buying annual passes and not enough tourists, which is where big bucks are.

The Solution: Treat Bike Shares as Public Transit

Capital_Bikeshare_riders_in_Dupont_CircleIt seems that the best success stories of American bike share programs happen when the city treats the bike share as an expected transportation cost rather than a potential source of revenue.

Washington D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare is often cited as one of the most successful city bikeshare programs in America, yet not because it’s turning a profit. It was originally launched not with corporate money but federal grants earmarked for programs that improve air quality. And though Capital Bikeshare plans a $3.5million expansion during 2016, they are able to run at one of narrowest margins of loss in the country (only $392,000 in 2013), have noticeably decreased traffic congestion, provide free passes for low-income riders, and have become a point of city pride.

Why did DC work? Partially because they have no expectation of profit from what is essentially an arm of their public transportation system. As Jim Sebastian, manager of the Active Transportation Branch with the DC DOT told the Washington Post, “It’s great if we can cover some of the costs, and we do…We have good cost recovery, good farebox recovery. But it’s an important transit asset for the the city, and I think we’d be willing to operate it at a subsidy if we had to.”

For example, take a look at this graph from the Rudin Center for Transportation, which clearly shows that bikeshares function as part of a city’s transit system, and even in response to it:



Should Seattle Bail Out Our Bikeshare?

Unfortunately, our city is not enjoying the same success as Washington DC. Seattle’s bikeshare program Pronto has been floundering since it started in 2014. Between October 2014 and October 2015, most bikes were ridden less than once a day on average, and now the Pronto nonprofit is asking Seattle to purchase the bikeshare program for $1.4 million by March 30, 2016, or it will cease to exist. Can Seattle have a successful bike share program?

There are a number of obstacles for us, such as being one of the hilliest major cities in America and having a less bikeable downtown area than we’d like to think. Pronto is also surprisingly unpopular for a city that considers itself so green. In its first year, it logged only 142,832 rides; DC’s Capital bikeshare, in comparison, had over a million rides its first year, despite freezing winters and humid summers. It could also be that if you’re the kind of person to bike in Seattle, you’re already doing it.

And yet, as Councilmen Mike O’Brien and Rob Johnson told The Stranger, they’re leaning toward saving the system because if we let Pronto die, we’ll probably have to return about $1 million in government grants that had supported Pronto, so why not spring for a little more and save it? After all, bikeshares are a civic good in many ways, such as reducing congestion and pollution and promoting healthy, active lifestyles. Perhaps if we were to be publicly funding our bikeshare, we could work on making it accessible to people who can’t afford their own bikes (let alone cars) or have had little introduction to the cycling lifestyle. That seems to be the best reason to fund what may someday be considered a public transportation right.


What do you think, Alchemists? What would a “successful” Seattle bikeshare look like to you, or what is it like in your city?

Alchemy Goods Winter Lookbook: Shop Local!

We’ve put together a few collections of images that show off our products in real-live Seattle circumstances. The first installment of our Winter Lookbook compiles images of Alchemy Goods around town at local businesses, including the conscientious general store Cone and Steiner, the Capitol Hill music venue Nuemos, and the local independent record store Everyday Music!






How to Be a Conscious Consumer During the Holidays

child at christmas

The holidays are the perfect opportunity to celebrate your loved ones with thoughtful gifts, but we want to encourage all you Alchemists to take a conscientious approach to consumerism this season. Knowing that many of the gifts we give don’t come from sustainable or fair trade sources, how does one participate in the gift-giving ritual of the holidays while remaining mindful of the human and environmental costs that come with so many products?

Take heart, you do have options.   While we think our products are worth considering as a great solution, even if Alchemy Goods isn’t on your shopping list, we hope you’ll consider some of these suggestions for how you can shop more sustainably this season.

Gift the Gift of Donation

Photo by Oxfam

If you’re not sure what to get someone, maybe the best gift is a charitable donation in their name. You might not know what your coworker, white elephant match-up, distant relative, or son’s girlfriend need or want, but there are a lot of other people in the world who are only too easy to shop for. Why not send aid to the refugees in Syria, give livestock or valuable supplies to an international family living in poverty through a site like Oxfam, or make a donation to a homeless shelter in your gift recipient’s community? A charitable gift isn’t a cop-out, and can still be personal—think of a cause that the recipient of the gift is likely to support (are they an animal lover? environmentalist? a mother who might care deeply about shelters specifically for women and children?) and you might be surprised how much it will mean to them.

Keep It Local

If you do want to give a physical present, try to choose something locally-made. The working conditions of the overseas factories producing so many of our holiday purchases
can be very hard on the factory workers.   Low retail prices are often achieved by lowering standards for worker safety and comfort—if gift-giving is about thoughtfulness and kindness, ensuring that all the presents you buy were made fairly and willingly should be a csa tilthpriority. The easiest way to do this is to buy locally! You’re ensuring that 100 percent of the profits not only go back to your community, but are distributed fairly among the people who are actually making the products.

For example, we’ve talked about Community Supported Agriculture before, but it bears repeating—CSAs (weekly boxes of produce from a local farmer) are awesome, and make awesome gifts! Give someone on your list a share in a CSA, and they will get exciting new vegetables every week, which is practical, fun, and lasting, plus bears the peace of mind that comes with local, organic consumption.

Keep It Sustainable

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans throw away 25 percent more trash than the rest of the year, amounting to 25 million tons of garbage. We hope that all you Alchemists look for sustainable alternatives to one-time-use packaging and also choose gifts that were made sustainably and will be enjoyed for a long time.
We love this article from the Seattle Times that contains a number of locals sustainable shopping ideas. For example, did you know that Seattle Seahawks jerseys are made from recycled plastic bottles? Giving your favorite Hawks fan an up-cycled jersey that they’ll proudly wear for years is a great way of putting your dollars towards a team that values the environment. (We also recommend the Seahawks totes from their partnership with Alchemy Goods that raise money for the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence!)


Items that are made from up-cycled materials are often as practical and pleasing as any comparable items you might buy, but allow you to make a difference by reducing waste instead of contributing another item to a future landfill. Another option is to buy pre-used items in the first place—finding a cool vintage sweater in a second-hand shop repurposes something that’s already been created and also winds up being a lot more unique and thoughtful than another sweater from Macy’s. We especially encourage jewelry shoppers to buy antiques or pre-owned pieces, given the painful human and environmental costs of most mining operations.

Happy Holidays, Alchemists! We hope you’re able to find conscientious gifts for everyone on your list this year. Even when the trees are bare, we want the season to be as green as possible.











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Our Partnership Process on the Seahawks Tote

Last week we were thrilled to announce a partnership project with the Seattle Seahawks to create a line of totes from upcycled banners to raise money for the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The bags are available only at the Seahawk’s flagship retail store at CenturyLink Field, and they’re already going fast!

We’d love to share a little bit more about the story of our involvement in the project. We actually launched our banners-to-bags program several years ago, inviting teams, companies, government agencies, or event organizers to turn their used banners into branded products that would demonstrate their commitment to zero-waste initiatives. We’ve helped a number of groups up-cycle their banners into lasting, usable totes that are also a piece of their history.

We had originally been talking with the Seattle Sounders about converting the material that covers their upper decks during games into functional up-cycled products when the Seahawks came to them asking if they knew anyone who could repurpose their old banners. Naturally, the Sounders gave them our name!

Treasured Seahawks employee Sandy Gregory, who’s worked with the team since its inaugural season in 1976, had saved many banners and materials over the years and wanted to see them put to good use. Though these banners can be up to four stories high, we’re able to unfurl and cut down to size these salvaged materials at our workshop to produce beautiful patterned totes. Our workshop is just two blocks south of the Seahawks stadium, so one of the coolest things about this whole project is that Alchemy Goods is right in the epicenter for Seahawks game day excitement, and we hope we see a few of these bags go by our door on Sundays!

We couldn’t be happier for the opportunity to collaborate with the Seahawks, an amazing team that has been such a source of pride for our city, and that through this partnership, we’ve had an opportunity to contribute to such an important cause. Though Alchemy Goods has regularly donated products to organizations that align with our mission, such as sustainability or cycling causes, we’ve never participated in a large-scale fundraiser where all the profits are donated directly.

As October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we were especially grateful for an opportunity to contribute to a cause close to our hearts, our homes, and our region. Since 1997, there have been nearly 1,000 deaths that were the result of domestic violence in our state alone. We are so glad to have a chance to help raise money for an organization that aids abuse victims and—perhaps most importantly—prevents future abuse through education, resources, and community building. We are also proud of our Seahawks for selecting a cause that goes straight back to Washington families and, given the NFL’s checkered past with handling domestic abuse, speaks to our team’s commitment to safe relationship building.

We’re excited that this project indicates both a regional and national shift in consumer conscience. When we first launched our banners-to-bag program, we didn’t have very many candidates. “But the fact that organizations as important as the Seahawks are now coming to us,” said founder Eli Reich, “is a sign of changes in consumer behavior. People didn’t use to be so receptive to it, and now they’re thinking more about what materials their products came from and where they’re manufactured and how they can be reused. We don’t take credit for that change, but it’s really wonderful to witness.”

We love imagining that our city and our world are becoming safer, greener, and more aware, and that we’re helping accelerate that process!


Seahawks Partner with Alchemy Goods to Upcycle Banners and Raise Money for Charity

All proceeds from tote bag sales will benefit Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

The Seattle Seahawks and Alchemy Goods announced yesterday one-of-a-kind Seahawks themed tote bags are now on sale at the team’s flagship retail store at CenturyLink Field.  The eco-friendly bags were made from recycled stadium and event banners. All proceeds from the tote bag sales will be designated to the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV).

“We are excited to partner with Alchemy Goods, a local company, dedicated to recycling and providing a new function for these banners,” said Seahawks VP Community Outreach Mike Flood.  “All proceeds will benefit WSCADV, who will utilize the funds to support their on-going work to prevent domestic violence, educate and engage communities across Washington State.”

seahawks both bagsThe upcycled bags come in two sizes, a small lunch tote for $15 and a full-size grocery bag for $22.  The bags are durable, strong and water resistant.  Some of the bags were created from the two 50 by 25 foot banners that hung from the west side of the CenturyLink Field Event Center garage the past few years.  The banners feature Seahawks S Earl Thomas and RB Marshawn Lynch.

“We are very grateful for this support from the Seattle Seahawks,” said Nan Stoops, Executive Director of the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. “Domestic violence is 100% preventable and we are thrilled the 12s have an opportunity to join in and support our work to stop this violence before it starts.”

The upcycled tote bags will only be available at the team’s flagship store, The Pro Shop, located on the west side of CenturyLink Field in limited quantities.

Seahawks Garage Banner Step 2“Alchemy Goods bags are, quite literally, recycled,” said founder Eli Reich.  “We Seahawks fans will appreciate our efforts in transforming this reclaimed billboard.  The 12’s can now own a piece of Seahawks history, help create a brighter future and limit the consumption of Earth’s natural resources.”

Visit for more information.

About the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV)

Founded in 1990 by survivors of domestic violence and their allies, the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence is a non-profit network of over 70 domestic violence advocacy programs across the state of Washington. They improve how communities respond to domestic violence and work to create a social intolerance for abuse. Their work includes research, training and technical assistance, producing educational tools, promoting domestic violence awareness, and public policy advocacy. To learn more, please visit

Build Community through Farm to Table Living this Harvest Season

farmer-826912_1280Most of us lead lives pretty far removed from the cycles of agriculture. Fiscal quarters, school semesters, or paydays are the rhythm to which our clocks tick, but agriculture is all around us! There are small, family-owned farms and community gardens contributing products to almost every community in America.

Harvest season is upon us, which is traditionally the time to celebrate the bounty of local farms. Alchemy Goods would like to recognize some of the efforts in America to preserve and support our farmlands, and give you Alchemists a few guidelines as to how you can purchase produce directly from the people creating it.


The American family farm is an endangered species, and we want to encourage every Alchemist to help support local agriculture this harvest season. According to the American Farmland Trust, 57 percent of America’s farmers are over 55, and struggling to maintain the purpose of their land—as a result, over 50 acres of US farm and ranch land are lost every hour. Local farmers are not only the primary source of quality organic produce, but also our first defenders against soil erosion, water conservation, and climate change, and hopefully we can reverse the process of their disappearance and help them thrive.

National: American Farmland Trust

American Farmland Trust is one of the most important organizations working to save our disappearing farmland and promote voluntary conservation practices. Helping farmers buy back their land from threatening development projects saves thousands of acres of America’s best soil from cement—show your support with a free bumpersticker to shout the cause, your help donate!

Some Pictures from their farms:

Local: Washington’s PCC Farmland Trust

We’re losing Washington farmland at a rate of 45,000 acres a year, and the PCC Farmland Trust is a non-profit dedicated to preserving our diminishing farmlands by helping farms become declared conservation easements. As with the American Farmland Trust, this prevents any future real estate development and ensures that the land will be used for farmer-operated agriculture. The PCC Farmland Trust helps negotiate land sale and use between farmers, saving land that would otherwise exit agricultural use forever.

So far, PCC Farmland Trust has saved eleven farms all over Washington State! Alchemy Goods is a Seattle company that takes great pride in the sustainable, local products that come from our state and region, and we encourage any local Alchemists to set their tables this fall with the bounty of a PCC Farmland Trust farm!

PCC Farmland Trust's first farm saved was Nash Huber’s organic farm in Sequim

PCC Farmland Trust’s first farm saved was Nash Huber’s organic farm in Sequim


There are nearly two million American farms, and about 80 percent of those are small and family owned, and often rely on avenues of selling their products directly to the public. Though land trusts like the ones discussed above help, the real battle is fought every day at the supermarket. We want to urge all the Alchemists out there to be conscientious of where they’re getting their food this harvest season.

How can you patronize these small farms, especially now that farmer’s market season is wrapping up? Try getting a CSA!

What’s a CSA?

“CSA” stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and it’s a way of buying produce directly from the farmers who grow it. For a relatively small weekly fee, you’ll get a box of produce either delivered to your home or a central pick-up location that contains an assortment of whatever crops are currently in season on the farm you’ve chosen to support.

Here’s a description of what you might expect in each box for a typical fall CSA from Seattle’s own Tilth, a non-profit organization that runs a series of farms and community gardens and offers lessons in farming and gardening to youth, refugee and immigrant families, and curious adults. You’ll get a week’s supply of:tilth CSA

  • one leafy green (like kale, chard or collards)
  • an allium (like onion, garlic or leek)
  • potatoes (including fingerlings, red, purple, and gold varieties)
  • a root crop (like turnips, carrots, parsnips or beets)
  • an additional item that are fresh on our farms, like winter squashes, apples and more

CSA’s aren’t just in Seattle—you can find them almost anywhere! The site Local Harvest is a fantastic resource for finding not only CSAs near you, but also local organic farms. Not only will you be supporting your local community’s environment and economy, but you’ll also be doing your body a favor and treating it to a diverse selection of naturally-grown and super-fresh vegetables, and possibly challenging yourself to cook and eat plants you’ve never encountered before!

Local Markets

remlinger farmsIf you don’t want to commit yourself to a CSA, you can always buy your produce and animal products from markets that stock local organic goods! Chains like PCC, Whole Foods, and Metro Market are a good place to start, but we encourage Alchemists to look for locally-owned independent businesses. 

For Seattleites, we love Remlinger Farms, a family owned and operated local farm that started as roadside produce stand and has grown into a 200 acre education and tourist center that sells products from their own farm and others in the area. Remlinger is especially well known for their U-Pick pumpkin field—get your Halloween and Thanksgiving pie pumpkins there!

American farms don’t exist in a vacuum—they need the support of their communities! Halloween and Thanksgiving are great opportunities to set your table with products from local farms, and so is every other day! Harvest is the best time of the year to get in touch with local sources of agriculture—happy harvest season, Alchemists!


More pictures from American Farmland Trust; PCC Farmland Trust photo by Becky Warner and Farmland Trust; Photo by Remlinger Farms