Harvest Baskets, Egg Share, and Bakery Share
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Enjoy weekly seasonal harvests of fresh, local, sustainably grown vegetables. Sign up now for a 2024 Harvest Basket.
Some 2024 Highlights will include:
--Lots of our incredibly flavourful Garlic!
--Our famous sweet Cantaloupes
--Abundant cherry & heirloom Tomatoes
--A wide variety of Lettuces and Greens
Sign up Details
17 weeks of fresh, delicious produce
start time late June/ early July, runs to October, 2024.
$37.65/week, for a total of $640 (Early Bird Special), payable at the time of registration.
Pick up Thursdays, in Richmond at the Sharing Farm (4:00pm-7:00pm) or in East Van at 2928 East Georgia Street (6:00pm-8:00pm).
What's in our baskets?We grow a great variety of fruits and vegetables using sustainable farming methods. What ultimately goes into each basket depends, of course, upon the weather and the harvest. Here is a partial list of what we will be planting: beets, tomatoes (cherry and slicer), salad mixes & numerous types of lettuce, Japanese salad turnips, kale, chard, winter squash, spinach, cabbage, onions, garlic, basil, carrots, cilantro, cucumbers, summer squash, potatoes, radishes, cantaloupe, watermelon, arugula. We send out a weekly newsletter detailing what you’ll find in the baskets, along with some yummy recipe suggestions.
When and where do I pickup my basket?We have two pickup options, one at the Richmond Sharing Farm and the other in East Vancouver. For Richmond: Pick up is at The Sharing Farm, 2771 Westminster Hwy, every Thursday from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. If you are going out of town, or are otherwise unable some weeks to pick up your harvest box, we allow friends or family members to pick up. For East Van: We will be continuing to have a pick up spot on Thursday evenings, 6-8pm, at 2928 East Georgia St. If you wish to register for East Van pick up, please fill in the form as usual and indicate “East Van Pick Up” in the “Additional Comments or Instructions” box. Any basket that is not picked up will be donated to the Richmond Food Bank.
How much produce is included in a weekly basket?Weekly baskets contain $37 worth of sustainably grown produce. A sample box from early July: onions, head of lettuce, bunch of cilantro, zucchinis, mustard salad blend, radishes, turnips, beets, carrots. A sample box from mid-August: shallots, salad mix, cantaloupe, watermelon, carrots, new potatoes, basil, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, slicer tomatoes. Shares may be split with a friend, either splitting the box each week, or alternating pick up weeks. (If you want to share a basket but can’t find someone to share with you, email us at: email@example.com and we may be able to pair you with someone.)
What does a harvest basket look like?Each week, produce options vary depending on availability and seasonality. Here are examples of some of our baskets.
Together with Rabbit River Farms, the Sharing Farm is offering weekly egg pickups (a dozen medium eggs) on Thursday evenings for 17-weeks from June/ Early July -October.
Pricing: One Egg Share contains 1 dozen eggs per week for 17 weeks for $127.50 ($7.50 per dozen). You can purchase more than one share of eggs.
Pickup location choices:
1) Richmond: The Sharing Farm - 2771 Westminster Highway from 4:00pm-7:00pm.
2) East Van: 2928 East Georgia Street from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Rabbit River Farms, located in Richmond, is western Canada’s original producer of Certified Organic Eggs.
They are advocates of cage-free, humane animal husbandry. Their farming practices are sustainable and environmentally friendly. All the eggs come from cage-free hens. They were the first farm in Canada to be certified by the SPCA (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.) Visit their website for more details, http://www.rabbitriverfarms.com/
With Sugar and Spice Bakeshop
This year we have partnered with our friends at Sugar and Spice Bakeshop to provide locally made sweet and savoury baked goods using ingredients grown in BC! With three different Bakery Share options, there is the choice of a sweet, savoury, or sweet and savoury share!
Sweet Bakery Share: a monthly pastry box (5-6 items), for 4 months, at $135. Pickup June 29, July 27, August 31, and September 28.
Savoury Bakery Share: a monthly focaccia (rotating flavours), for 4 months, for $60. Pickup June 15, July 13, August 10, and September 14.
Or, purchase both Sweet and Savoury Shares for $195 and receive freshly baked goods every 2 weeks! See dates above for pickup.
Bakery Share pickup is Thursday evenings during Harvest Basket (CSA) pick-up (East Van and Richmond) and you do not need to purchase a Harvest Basket in order to be eligible for our Bakery Share.
Sugar and Spice Bakeshop uses a variety of local and sustainably grown ingredients for both sweet and savoury baked goods! Cookies are made with freshly milled flour, Grain CSA provided by Cedar Isle Farm in Agassiz, BC, and they use locally grown seasonal fruits in their delicious sweet treats!
To learn more about Sugar and Spice Bakeshop, click here