Sail Transport Network
From Sustainable Ballard
Natural transport for the local economy and community.
Sustainable Ballard members Fulvio and Kathy, and Alex Tokar have formed a cooperative that delivers CSA produce boxes from Sequim down into Ballard. The first delivery of fresh, organic vegetables took place Sunday, June 27th, from 10 AM - 12PM at Aster Coffee Lounge in downtown Ballard. Kathy's new electric truck will meet the sailboat at the city dock and make the deliveries.
Please visit the Salish Sea Trading Cooperative site for more information. Thank you, Beth and Dan at Aster Coffee Lounge, and the larger community for the outpouring of support.
- Nash's Organics (Sequim) http://www.nashsorganicproduce.com/
- Buck Hollow Farm (Kitsap Peninsula)
- Organic honey
Press and Media
Salish Sea CSA, August 2010
My Ballard: Sailing the seas for local food, June 2010
Seattle Neighborhood Leads the Sustainability Charge (Vic Opperman is interviewed)
"The idea is to re-create a trade network between communities on Puget Sound, using sailboats and non-motorized vehicles. The idea is not new; up until the 1930s, all goods were moved by water transport, and every community on the water had some sort of dock for loading and unloading trade items. Quantities exchanged under the new system would be small, so as not to fall under the purview of maritime laws and taxes, says Opperman. Products could include locally-produced beer, wine, cheese, and bicycles."
Sail Transport Company, Dave Reid
Sail Transport Network, by Jan Lundberg
The New Age of Sail, by Dmitri Orlov