Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Weekly Boxes of Fresh Organic Produce
Imagine having the very best of Earthwise Certified Organic produce selected, washed, boxed and ready to go for you every week!
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) connects people with the food they eat, the land it comes from and the farmers who grow it.
Community Supported Agriculture is a system that supports small scale farmers by guaranteeing a market for their produce, builds a direct relationship between families and the farm, and allows supporters to receive a premium selection of local organic produce throughout the growing season.
We grow a wide variety of organic foods, focusing on heirloom varieties. Each week, we balance basics—potatoes, salad mix, root crops—with less common seasonal vegetables.
When you join our CSA, you buy a share of the season’s harvest for $500 and we provide you with farm fresh produce for 20 weeks (breaks down to $25 per week).
The Earthwise CSA runs from June – October, with start and end dates depending on the planting and growing schedule.
CSA HOUSEKEEPING NOTES
We hope you have been enjoying your first boxes of the season! Here are a couple of reminders to keep the process smooth and to reduce waste.
If you are unable to pick up your box on your assigned day please let us know at least 24 hrs before hand. You have 3 options:
~ have a lucky friend, family member or neighbour pick it up for you.
~pick up on the alternate day ( Wed or Sat)
~donate your box to a family in need through our family harvest box program.
If you are late, not to worry, the farm store will be open for you that evening and the next day. We will keep boxes for 24 hrs after which they will be dismantled, composted or donated.
Please bring back the boxes your produce comes in each week. This helps us maintain costs and reduces our need to use plastic /processed paper products. Better yet, bring a bag or box of your own to carry your goodies home in.
Great news!! We have expanded our CSA with a new pick up location in VANCOUVER! Our city folk now have easier access to Earthwise certified organic, farm fresh produce right in the heart of Gastown. Pick up is Friday at Chill Winston – 3 Alexander Street, Vancouver. We will, of course, be continuing our pick-up at Earthwise – 6400 3rd Ave in Boundary Bay.
Registration is underway now for the 2016 season.
NEW! You can register online!
Or, download your registration form here.
The Earthwise CSA is a social enterprise supporting the non-profit Earthwise Society. When you join our CSA, you not only receive the best of our organic produce all season long, you also help us maintain our educational programs, our learning programs for young farmers, and our leadership in environmental awareness and stewardship.
Click here to learn more about the Earthwise Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, including what we typically have available at the different times of the summer.
Earthwise also runs a Family Harvest Box Program. Learn more about how you can sponsor one or more harvest boxes for families in need!