With the ongoing global concern regarding COVID 19, we have made the decision to temporary close the farm to the public. For the health and safety of our staff and customers, this decision wasn’t made lightly. We are working towards a safe system for the farm and our customers for a viable produce food system. Thank you for your ongoing and continued support in these uncertain times. Lorne and Barbara Ebell
2020 Box Program Nanoose Edibles Farm Community Support Agriculture (CSA) Weekly Box Program
Box programs are amazing and it brings income to the farmer before the harvest season. This allows the farmer to plan how much to plant and orders the seeds accordingly. The customer comes to the farm and picks up the box with unique items that they might not have tried before. The farmer is happy as the food that they planted will go to a wonderful customer and the next crop can be planned for. It is a wonderful relationship between the farmer and the customer.
It is also a bit of a challenge with the weather and crops doing their own thing. Sometimes summers become too hot with little water and the bugs taking over the crops. As per everything in life, it does come with challenges.
This year, we are keeping our staff on the small side as we focus on the u-pick operation that has been successfully run with many customers coming to pick their own produce. Generations of grandparents and grandkids come on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to pick their own food. This allows us to keep the cost of harvesting down to a minimum.
That being said, we are aren't opposed to having a box program but harvesting for the box takes all day Thursday and all day Friday as the boxes need to get put together. Depending on how many boxes, it might require two people to harvest.
If our existing staff had to harvest for the box program, there wouldn't be time to get new crops into the ground and weeding to take place. There is a possibility if we have too many crops that a weekly box program could happen, but again, the harvesting time would have to be taken into consideration.
We are open to suggestions! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will still be harvesting for the store for Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the season.
What is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Box Program?
The CSA program is a prepaid subscription to a farm’s produce for the season. . You know it’s fresh and you get to meet the farm and people who grew your food! Importantly, the prepaid CSA arrangements also provide financial security for us during the quiet times of the year, as we prepare for another year of growing CERTIFIED ORGANIC produce for the region.
We are dedicated to producing nutritious organic food. How dedicated are you to feeding yourself well? This will be the 20th year that Nanoose Edibles Certified Organic Farm is offering a nutritionally dense certified organic weekly produce box to customers in the Mid-Vancouver Island Region. The box will feed two to four people. You can opt to receive the box fortnightly If you are concerned about receiving too much produce, we suggest that you try sharing a box with a neighbour or relative. Otherwise, you may opt to receive a box every fortnight instead. This box program can only work if there are a sufficient number of people willing to participate. Who do you know that might be interested? Please forward this information to friends and co-workers, or arrange with a friend to share a box, if you feel it would be too much produce. The price is $160 for the 4 week season which adds up to $40/week, a great deal for quality food. Please note that you can sign up any time. We thank you for supporting your local certified organic farm and other food endeavors in your community.
If you have a group of people who want to arrange a drop-off in your neighborhood, let us know. This would be determined by the number of people and the cost. Come to the farm to fill out a form and drop off the payment (Cash, debit or cheque) Please click the button below, fill out the form and send to email@example.com. Thanks!
Here is an indication of what you might expect to find in your produce box throughout the year. NOTE: Due to weather and other unforeseeable events, this might be subject to change
We would love your feedback. We at Nanoose Edibles Organic Farm are committed to growing food with high nutritional content. To help us with crop planning and to ensure that we are meeting your needs, we would like to know your top favoured items grown on our farm. Please click the button below, fill out the form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!