little mountain farm

fresh food, grown naturally

Veggie Box

 

Sign up now for the 2018 season! 


Get in touch with your preferred pick up location and whether you would like a weekly or a biweekly box.


Veggies will be available on either Monday or Thursday, depending on your pickup or delivery location.

The first boxes of the season will be on Monday, June 4 and Thursday, June 7, and the season will end on November 26 and 29.

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Sign up for the full season! $25/box  

26 week season - $650

Bi-weekly - $325 


For partial season and double size box sign-up options, please see below.


Veggies to expect in your box

Earlier in the seaon, expect to see items such as Zucchini, Cucumbers, Green Onions, Radishes, Japanese Turnips, Asian Greens, Peas, Kohlrabi, Salad Mix, Lettuce, Beets, Kale, Chard and herbs such as Parsley and Cilantro.


As the season goes on, you will also see Carrots, Tomatoes, Basil, Peppers, Eggplant, Broccoli, Beans, Parsnips, Cabbage, Winter Squash, Leeks, Celeriac, Brussel Sprouts, Potatoes, Turnips and more.

 

A bit about the box program model

We have decided to reformat the box program slightly to be more consistent with the true CSA model, which our box program is based on.  Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs were established to help the farmer share the risks and rewards of volatile growing conditions with the community the food is feeding.


Why sign up for the whole season?

The true CSA model asks that the customer buy a share of the farm’s harvest for the year, in advance of the growing season.  This both gives the farmer the income needed to buy the seed etc. necessary to get the crops in the ground at a time when there is little to no produce being sold, as well as providing the customer with a share of the harvest that reflects that year’s growing conditions, whether the crops grow prolifically or slightly less, due to inclement weather, pests or other variables.

In light of this, we are strongly encouraging our box customers to sign up for the whole season! 

We really appreciate having a guaranteed customer base to give our farm security, not to mention how much we enjoy getting to know you and providing you with the whole season’s abundance and variety of produce.


Flexibility

That being said, we still do want to be flexible for those who may not be able pay up front for the entire season, so we are also happy to accept post dated cheques for each month’s worth of produce.  

If you only need a bi-weekly box of veggies, that’s not a problem, we are happy to offer 13 boxes over the course of the season at the same rate per box as those who sign up for 26.

If signing up for the whole season really doesn’t work for you, you can still sign up for parts of the season, for a minimum of at least 6 weeks, for an additional $3/box.


Pick-up, where it works for you!

We have created communal pick-up spots to avoid charging you for delivery and to decrease the amount of time and fossil fuels we spend driving to get our produce to you.

Pick-up spots include the farm as well as locations in Fernwood and Esquimalt.  If there is another area that would work better for you please let us know and we may be able to create an additonal pick-up spot. 

If it is not feasible for you to pick up your box from one of the pick-up locations, please let us know and we can arrange to deliver for an additional $5 per box.

If you are going to be away for a week or unable to pick up your box, we hope you can find a friend to pick it up for you – and share the goodness of fresh local produce!  If you are unable to find someone to pick up we are able to offer a credit towards your account for up to two weeks of produce.  Credit can be used in winter months or towards the next season.


Other box options


In addition to the regular $25 box, we are also offering a double sized box for $45 a week, 10% off the price of two boxes - for families who go through lots of veggies!

 

If a full season sign-up doesn't work for you, sign up for just a part of the season!  (Minimum 6 weeks.)

$28 for a regular sized box or $48 for a double box.

Let us know how many weeks you want to sign up for.  These weeks don’t have to be consecutive – just give us at least two days advance notice if you need to skip a week. 


As always, we are grateful for your support and include about 10% more produce in a box than if you were to buy the same produce at the market.


We prefer payment by cheque, cash or e-transfer (as PayPal takes quite a cut!) but of course sign up online if that's convenient for you.  If you prefer to pay in installments please get in touch and we can arrange to accept post dated cheques.  Cheques can be made payable to "Little Mountain Farm" and sent to our address at 4658 Cordova Bay Road, or contact us to arrange a time to come by the farm and meet us!

Online payments are processed by PayPal, but you do not need to have an account to order a box online - debit and credit are also accepted by PayPal.  


Please get in touch if you have any questions.  Thank you!


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