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, credit card, or by e-transfer, in up to four payments. You will be charged a small administration fee if you choose to pay in more than one instalment. There is no administration fee if the box is fully paid up front. More information is provided on our online sign-up form. We can be more flexible about payments for anyone facing financial challenges, contact us to enquire.
Check out this list of the produce and meat items we aim to produce throughout the season.
You will be able to skip one vegetable box pickup during the season and receive credit for it if you let us know by email at least 48 hrs in advance of the pickup (this way we have time to take your name off the harvest list that week). You can use the credit towards the purchase of extra produce throughout the season or receive an extra box of vegetables at the end of the season. Meats, eggs, honey and flour will be kept at the farm until your next pickup. Flowers and mushrooms will not be reimbursed, and will not be available the following week. Alternatively you can arrange for a family member or friend to pick it up for you.
We can hold onto frozen meats, eggs, honey and flour until the next pickup but not vegetables or flowers. If you can’t make it to a pickup you are welcome to send someone else on your behalf. Members can give us advance notice to skip one pickup during 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 pickup so you can trade 1 to 2 items (depending on supplies). This applies only to the fruit and vegetable box. See the question below for meat options.
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.
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. Honey is in a jar. Wheat flour is in a paper bag.