The weather we are having reminds us that it will soon be spring: the time of sowing seeds and tending to the newness of life all around. It is a time of inspiration after a darker time of introspection. We are busy as bees on the farm getting ready for the Spring Veggie Boxes and eagerly anticipating your support again this year. As you can understand, we rely on monies for box registration to cover up-front costs ongoing throughout the winter months and continuing through the spring; planting and caring for the variety of products that make up your spring veggie boxes.
It is our mission to provide delicious, nutritious produce. As an organic farm, we must go above and beyond just sowing seeds to provide what it takes for your food to be wholesome and filled with the nutrients your body needs to thrive. For this year’s boxes, we are seeking your support to help spread the word. Who do you know that might be interested in a veggie box?
Register by end of March for Spring Veggie Boxes that start on April 27th.
To help us spread the word, please
PRINT & SHARE THIS POSTERhere
Sign up for the box programhere
We will have forms at the farm store as well as Seedy Sunday in Nanaimo, March 4th.
This is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program that connects you with the land and our farmers.
By investing in your health and purchasing a Spring Veggie Box, you are investing in soil preparation, seeding, watering, maintaining the greenhouse, machinery and equipment, you are paying these skilled people who tend to the gardens on a weekly basis.
When you pick-up your box at the farm, you have more flexibility with what you put in your box. We have a standard amount for the value of your purchase, yet if you prefer different produce of equal value, you can replace product if you wish for another produce of equal value.
It’s about the experience here on the farm. Come for a visit, see what we do, learn about how we grow and be curious. What you put in your body will determine what you can give to the world.
Please consider helping us by sending this email to your friends and family.
Vancouver Island produce in all seasons for all reasons.
As an advocate for nutritious and accessible food, Barbara gives presentations to people who are interested in sustainable and local food production, she also holds round-table discussions. If you want more information, please ask.
We are keen to support you to develop your own sustainable garden. Join us at Seedy Sunday, March 4th and learn more:
Gardening and Other Challenges for the Gardener.
growing your own nutritious rich food
plan to feed yourself year-round
try to involve the whole family and
make it tasty and exciting!
Challenge yourself to learn more by making your own garden book. Study the soil, take pictures, have a map of your garden, Google it. Learn about what works and what doesn't work in your neck of the woods, help you and your family thrive. Feed yourselves year-round and connect with the microbes in the ground :)
The Sustainable Garden Round-Table Monday, April 1, 2018
Join us on Easter long-weekend to learn more from the experts.
The topics will be chosen by you, our customers. Bring your friends and share in the knowledge and experience about the subjects that matter most to you. If the topic is new, come and be prepared to learn! Bring a note book, jot down ideas and contacts. Check out our website for the upcoming dates.
If you want a local pollinator planting list click here for Barbara's list.
We have bean going crazy! Can you guess what kind of beans these are?
Community Supported Agriculture was developed post-war (around 1950's) Japan to revitalize local food production. Since then, it moved from Japan throughout the western world in the early 1980's.
By making the extra effort to travel to our farm, this weekly box program naturally helps us bring people to the land in more ways than physically arriving. We hope that it will create a stronger bond, to educate people about what it takes to produce organic foods, and strengthen the ties of support for local organic produce.
Getting your children out to see where their food comes from is crucial; giving them an opportunity to pick their own food, visit the poultry, go for a walk and do a bird count, find out about honey bees and pollinators may positively influence the way they choose to interact in the world as an adult. Perhaps they may plant some pollinator friendly seeds or get themselves a berry picking job in the future. To that end, when the crops are in abundance we have adopted
Friday afternoons, Saturdays and Sundays as Family U-pick Days. Everyone is welcome.