Did You Know?
Tacoma and Pierce County combined have more than 70 community gardens. Tacoma has the goal of having more gardens per capita than any other city in Washington State.
Green Living Guide
Discover all of the sustainable agriculture including community gardens and farmers markets using the interactive Tacoma Green Living Guide.
Green Living Guide Map
There are numerous community gardens throughout Tacoma, including several on City property.
The City of Tacoma is a partner of the Tacoma-Pierce County Community Gardens Program under the umbrella of the Pierce Conservation District.
There are five farmers markets running in Tacoma:
Community Supported Agriculture
Community Supported Agriculture (known as CSAs) allows you to buy a “share” from a local farm. In return, you receive a box of farm-fresh produce every week during the growing season. The farm benefits from your financial and community support. You benefit by receiving the best local produce and getting to know your farmer. Find a directory of Puget Sound area CSAs here.
Tacoma Food Co-Op
Central Co-op had a location in Tacoma. The Central Co-op is a member-owned organization for people interested in food that is: natural, local, fresh, organic, humanely raised, non-GMO, sustainable, and affordable. The Tacoma Food Co-op closed on July 18, 2016 saying that it will be searching for a new location.
Responsibly raising backyard chickens has significant environmental, health, and other cost savings for individual owners as well as the greater community. Chickens provide valuable food that is local, organic, and inexpensive. Chickens are also mini-backyard composters, eating most leftover kitchen scraps.