Your spot is reserved once you have informed us of the box options you have selected. To do so, please complete the Local Food Box online sign-up form.
You can pay by cheque, cash or by e-transfer, in up to four payments. More information is provided on our online sign-up form.
Notify us at least 48 hrs in advance by completing this skip form. We will put your meat box on hold until the next week. For the fruit and veggie box, you will receive a double value box at the last pickup of the season. Alternatively you can arrange for a family member or friend to pick it up for you. Members can put a fruit & veggie box “on hold” only once in the season.
Missed vegetable boxes and extra produce will be donated. Members can still give us advance notice to skip a pick up during the season and receive extra veggies at the end of the season, or have a friend or family pick up the box for them (see question above for more information).
Yes. We bring extra items to the drop-off site so you can trade 1 to 2 items (depending on supplies). This applies only to the fruit and vegetable box.
Yes. One of the meat box options includes a mix of pork, lamb and chicken. You can choose to exclude one of these types of meats for the whole season.
The vegetable box typically contains 6 to 12 items. The meat boxes typically contains between 2 to 5 items.
The duration of the box program is 20 weeks starting at the beginning of June.
Previous pick-up locations include the Cook Street Village Activity Centre (380 Cook Street) in Victoria, and Wind Whipped Farm (4645 B William Head Road) in Metchosin. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are evaluating our options for pick-up locations and deliveries. More information will be available by mid-April.
We are on site to answer questions and suggest recipes.
Once a week, you show up at the agreed upon location and time. We will be on site to hand over your box and answer questions. Please bring your own shopping bags for the fruit and veggie box. Your meat box is packaged in a bag and stored in a cooler. Eggs are handed over separately. Flower bouquets are wrapped and ready to put in water.
At times we have a fruit & veggie “bumper crop” and we are able to offer discounted bulk order purchases to our members, or an extra box at the end of the season. If we have a bumper crop we will let you know through our newsletter. For all other products, contact the farms directly.