Hi neighbours, we are excited to introduce the Quarry Farm CSA veggie box!
What is a CSA program?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, a model for growers and customers to directly connect in a reciprocal supportive and committed way. Customers form a personal bond with the people and the land that produces their veggies. Growers can count on their customers for the season and get direct feedback and share challenges and successes with the people who eat the veggies. And what better way to celebrate community than with your neighours?
How does the box work?
Once a week for 20 weeks, starting on June 24 till Oct. 25 we will prepare a box for you filled with seasonal organic veggies. You can pick it up at the farm or you can have it delivered (no extra charge). The content of the box will vary depending on what’s ready for harvest at that time. Because this is our first year we have decided to limit the total number of members to 25, so make sure that if you are interested you let us know soon.
What can you expect to see in your box?
Here is a list of the veggies we are planning to grow:
Arugula, Basil, Beets, Brokali (broccoli-kale cross), Chives, Cucumbers, Eggplants, Filet Beans, Garlic, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Pac-Choi, Parsley, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Runner Beans, Sprouting Broccoli, Squash (Summer and Winter), Spinach (Italian), Spring onions, Strawberries, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes.
How much does it cost?
Each box will cost $25 (we will pack it at a value of $30 each time) and our season will run for 20 weeks. The total amount is 20 x $25 = $500, this amount is to be paid before the start of the season. You can pay by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org, by sending a cheque to the Quarry Farm 190 Jasper Rd Salt Spring BC V8K 2X8, or in person at the farm. With your early commitment you support the growers with early season purchases like seeds, compost, and amendments. Also, the program makes a great family or birthday gift!
This will be a fun opportunity to meet the growers, walk around the farm, ask questions, and see a prototype of your first box!