“If you feed a man a meal, you only feed him for a day , but if you teach a man to grow food, you feed him for a lifetime.”

 

- Thich Nhat Hanh

  

edibles Farm 2017 CSA Food Box Program
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Email lin@winderberry.ca to sign up!!
TIME TO CONNECT WITH YOUR FARMER

 

 

Want to know where your vegetables are being grown? Trust us, believe us and allow us to grow your vegetables for you. We are a CERTIFIED ORGANIC, family friendly and an all round’ FUN farm

 

2017 will mark our 9th season of the edibles CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. We will continue to offer 3 different food box options this season in an attempt to keep the CSA program feasible and accessible to you.1. Full Share (15 weeks). 2. Half Share (15 weeks). 3. Working Share (15 weeks food box – 20 weeks work). Check out the following, and join us for a summer full of fresh, local and certified organic veggies! Weekly box pick-up will be at edibles Café right at Winderberry between 1-6 on Friday afternoons and 9-5pm on Saturdays. 

 

 

WHAT IS IN THE BOX?

 

Each week you will receive fresh, seasonal produce from us, all grown in Windermere.

A full share usually consisting of 8-10 different vegetables. This works well for families or vegetable loving couples or those who are keen to preserve any additional vegetables (make soup, freeze items etc).

The half share option consisting of 4-6 different vegetables, is suited to single people, couples and/or families who consume less fresh produce. 
Each week we will have a ‘swap box’, which will allow CSA members to swap out an item from their box for an item in the swap box, as we know not everyone is a fan of every vegetable we grow.

 

COST

Full Share June 23rd  - September 29th
15 week shares
Full shares cost $33.33 per box (retail value $38-$45) for a total of $500.00.
Full payment due May 1st. Can pay in two installments.

Half Share June 23rd – September 29th
15 week shares
Half shares cost $18.33 per (retail value $20-$24) box for a total of $275.00.
Full payment due May 1st. Can pay in two installments.

 

 

 

WHAT IS A CSA?
A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is model of agriculture in which members pay up front for a share of the coming year’s harvest. Members receive a weekly box of produce throughout the growing season. By paying up front, members help farmers by providing them with early season cash flow and with a guaranteed market. Members benefit by receiving fresh, local and nutritious produce and gain an understanding of where their food comes from and how it is grown.

 

 

WHY SUPPORT A CSA?
Know who grows your food. Put a face to your food. Direct connection between the members and us, your local farmers.
Have fun in the kitchen! Expand your culinary horizons. Try things that you typically wouldn’t buy. And we’ll give you recipes as well
TASTE! Everything is fresh, in season and at its peak.
Shop Local! You support the local economy and your membership keeps your food dollars in the community.
You support local, small scale, sustainable agriculture.
Know where your food is grown. We welcome all members to come out to the farm to get their hands dirty or just simply enjoy the bountiful landscape.

 

 

 WORKING SHARE

Interested in learning about food production, how to make your garden more productive or just simply want to get your hands in the dirt, then our working share option might be perfect for you. From mid may until mid September you commit to working in the Edible Acres fields for 4 hours per week and in exchange you get a full share CSA box to take home all season! If you are interested please let us know ASAP, as we only accept 5 working shares a season.

 

SIGN UP and PAYMENT

Email lin@winderberry.ca to sign up!!

 

 

 

 

The Farmers

 

Lin Egan graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Global Resource Systems from the University of British Columbia, with much of her focus on sustainable agriculture and food security. Lin left UBC with passion and drive to bring local and organic produce to her home community of Windermere.

 

Oliver Egan completed a certificate in recreation leadership as well as three years of economics. Oliver’s work experience has contributed to his knowledge in the field of horticulture. He brings energy and an appetite for good food to Edible Acres. He has learned alongside Lin about the detrimental effects of corporate and conventional farming and how the majority of our society has devalued food and what it means to our health, happiness and community well being.

 

 

Links that may interest you:

slowfood.com
fooddemocracy.org
stellarseeds.com
westcoastseeds.com

springhealthfoods.com

 

Facts about Winderberry Nursery

 

Officially in second year of transition for organic certification

 

2 acres of organic food production

 

55 different kinds of vegetables grown

 

We love growing VAMPIRE GARLIC!