Mmmm, smell those cherry blossoms! Although the spring has been a long time coming, it’s finally here and that means it’s time to sign up for this season’s Farmhouse Farm CSA.
Here’s how it works:
With a $100 membership deposit, you get yourself on the list for a box of fresh organic veggies grown right here at the Farmhouse in South Vancouver, delivered to your door once a week by bicycle. We’ll start deliveries at the end of May or beginning of June, and end sometime around Thanksgiving or Halloween. Each box gets an equal share of whatever is in season that week, so that in weeks when there’s lots we all get lots, and weeks when there’s less we all get less, but no matter what it’s always an equal share. This is a marketing structure known as “crop-sharing” that’s used by small farmers in many places to help us compete with large, corporate-controlled farms and the retailers that empower them.
And what will be in the box? Each week there will be a bag of salad greens and edible flowers, several different varieties of herbs, hard greens like kale, arugula, orach, dandelion or beet greens, and then a selection of in-season vegetables and fruit. Some of what’s on this year’s list include peas, pole beans, fava beans, summer squash, tomatoes, eggplant, artichokes, blackberries, radishes, bok choy, and peppers.
In addition, this year I’m also offering our whole food natural-brewed Kombucha, a wonderful living food drink made with organic tea and herbs from the garden. We are also collaborating with other urban farms to offer local honey and eggs as they become available.
All this delivered to your door (within the City of Vancouver) for a weekly charge of $30, plus a $20 bag-and-bottle deposit (payable with the first weeks’ delivery) which will be returned at the end of the season.
Interested folks should email farmhousefarm (at) gmail (dot) com with your address and delivery instructions (back door, under the stairs, etc.) and I’ll get you on the list. Spaces go quickly, so don’t wait! And if you know anyone who might be interested, please pass on the info.
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