little mountain farm

fresh food, grown naturally

Veggie Box

 

Get in touch to sign up for the 26 week 2019 season, and for details on a new smaller spring share before the main season starts in mid-June!


We are pushing the main season start date back two weeks later than usual, to start in mid-June and run until mid-December, and we will be offering an additional smaller share of veggies before the main season in May/June 2019 as well. Stay tuned for details!

Veggies will be available for pick up on Tuesdays (at the farm and our community pick up spot on Fernwood) and Thursdays (at the farm and community pick up spots in the Esquimalt and Gorge areas).

Due to moves of pick up location hosts, we are looking for new hosts in the Esquimalt/Gorge/Tillicum areas! If you are interested in hosting a pick up spot there, or in another location, (with the perks of free delivery and bonus veggies) please get in touch for more info. 


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Sign up for the full 26 week main season! $25/box  


Weekly vegetables - $650


Bi-weekly vegetables - $325


Teaming up with our friends at Lockwood Farms, we are offering the option to add a dozen (or more) local eggs to your weekly or biweekly vegetable subscription. The happy chickens at Lockwood are free range and raised on a non-GMO, non-soy diet, with protein from flax, lentils and peas, making their eggs naturally very high in Omega-3s.

A dozen large eggs are $6/dozen - a weekly dozen eggs is $156 for the season, a biweekly dozen eggs is $78 for the season.


To sign up, send us an email with these details:

1. Whether you would like a weekly or biweekly box, 

2. Your preferred pick up location,

3. If you would like to add eggs to your signup.

Let us know if you are interested in hearing more about a smaller spring share as well!


The first veggies of the main season will be ready for pick up on Tuesday, June 18 and Thursday, June 20. The season will run until December 10 and 12.


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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 program: Why sign up for the whole season?

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.  The 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 are flexible to accommodate payment in installments if you are not be able pay up front for the entire season. We are also happy to accept post dated cheques for payment of the produce over the course of the season.

If you only need a veggies bi-weekly, we offer 13 boxes over the course of the season at the same rate per box as those who sign up for 26.


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 (Tuesday or Thursday) as well as communal pick-up locations in Fernwood (Tuesdays), Esquimalt and Gorge areas (Thursdays).  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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