Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program
We are still accepting subscriptions
“Harvest in a Box”
This year, in addition to our established farm market on Westham Island, we are offering you a weekly “Harvest in a Box”, containing our mix of the best in-season fruit and vegetables. This offer is based on a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Starting in Mid-June and ending last week of October, you will receive one box each week, a total of 20 boxes over the season. Each box has an average value of $25, bringing the total for the season to $500.
By paying at the start of the season, you are helping us to grow a variety of crops and maintain a close relationship with our community. You are always welcome to stop by our farm to see how we grow our food, get advice and learn from us about the importance of local farming in Metro Vancouver. Above all, we love eating our home grown produce just as much as you do and are always keen on sharing stories and recipes.
See below for more information on our CSA program and how to sign up.
What is in a share?
Throughout the season we grow a variety of produce. Part of the experience of belonging to a CSA is never knowing what your box will look like until you open it. Each week your box will be full of fresh, delicious and nutritious produce. You can expect the best of what is in season at that time. At the beginning of the season, there will be lots of greens. During the middle of the season you can expect a great assortment of veggies and fruits. By the end of the season, your box will be loaded with lots of storage produce that you can keep for many weeks to enjoy after the program has finished. Click here for a list of the produce expected to be included in your box when in season.
How big is a share?
A weekly share is generally enough for 2 adults, 2 children and the occasional dinner guest. You can always keep fresh food longer by freezing, canning or dehydrating it. Send us an email or come see us on the farm for advice on preserving food.
How will I get my harvest box?
You can pick up your “Harvest in a Box” at one of the following pre-determined locations:
- Saturdays or Wednesdays at our farm from 10am-5pm
- Saturdays from 10am-1pm at Foot Solutions in Kitsilano, 2620 W Broadway, Vancouer, V6X 2G3. Whilst being a store for hard to fit feet, Foot Solutions is also active in the local community promoting healthy eating and active living.
- Wednesdays from 9am-4pm at Hudson Grip Auto & Tire,19703 60 Avenue, Langley, BC V3A 3Z6
Indicate on your sign up sheet your pick up location.
How much does it cost?
You will receive a total of 20 boxes for $500, averaging $25 per box.
- With full payment by April 2, 2013, you will receive one extra winter-storage box at the end of October, including but not only potatoes, beets and squash.
- Alternatively you can pay in 3 instalments: $200 by April 2, $150 by June 15 and the last $150 by July 20.
- Additional fruit basket are also available from mid-July to the beginning of September (8 weeks)
Fruit Basket: Cherries, apricots, peaches, apples, blueberries and raspberries, all BC grown using integrated pest management practices: $100, $12.50 worth of fruits per box. Full payment is due by June 15 2013.
The strawberries we grow at Westham Island Herb Farm are already included in your farm share “Harvest in a Box” and will not be part of the fruit basket.
1. For full payment and first installement on or before April 2, 2013:
Cheque: Postdated and payable to Westham Island Herb Farm and mail to:
Westham Island Herb Farm
4690 Kirkland Road
Delta, BC V4K 3N2
Credit Card: Call 604.312.1023
2. For installments 2 and 3 and Fruit Basket:
Cash or credit card at our Farm. We will be open daily 9am to 5pm starting on Saturday, May 4 2013. Sorry no debit.
Cheque: same as above
We will issue a confirmation of your subscription upon receiving payment.
By participating in our CSA program, you are committing to support our 2013 growing season. Farming happens out on our fields and therefore is weather depending. Although we are studying the most reliable farmers’ almanacs to foresee the weather for this growing season, we can’t guarantee the same quantities for each week. An exceptional harvest of one or the other crop is just as unpredictable. In this lies one of the beauties of farming which we hope to share with you this season.
We cannot reimburse for missed weeks as we allocate our resources in advance. How about sharing your box with a family member or friend while you are away?
Email us if you have any questions.