2020 Harvest Shares Dates & Prices

UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19: We will be following provincial and federal agricultural and food safety recommendations throughout the season.  This may mean that all shares are pre-boxed at the farm and/or delivered in a way that is safe and considerate for you, your family, the farm crew, and the community at large.

 

We are ready and willing to adapt together.  We recognize that you need us now more than ever for a supply of nutrient-dense food. Don’t worry, we will get your veggies to you!

 

Your Harvest Share membership includes:

-A weekly selection of quality produce grown at our farm
(stick with the “Farmer’s Choice” or swap for your favourites; whatever works for you)

-Recipes and new veggie ideas

-Tips for keeping things fresh

-Farm Newsletters to stay connected

Plus, a $20 credit towards your share every time you refer a new member

 

Remember, it’s more than just a box of veggies. 
Like we explained here, it really is a commitment between you and your farmer
 

For 2020, we are using an online system called “HARVIE” to manage registration, delivery dates, and payment.

 


You'll get to follow these 4 steps to find a good fit...


1. Choose your season length (We suggest the full season for best variety and value)
2. Choose your share size (Starter Share? Farm Share?)
3. Select any add-ons (Eggs? Flowers?)
4. Click "Sign Up Now!" and select your choices and payment method
(credit card is convenient; we accept e-transfer too if you're paying in full).


It's as simple as that!

PAYING FOR YOUR HARVEST SHARE…

A 25% deposit is required, and we welcome payment in full. 

This reserves your spot (and we do have limited space) and gives us the confidence to invest in seed/supplies/wages/etc to grow for you.

 

Credit card is accepted online via Harvie

If you would rather do a lump sum payment via e-transfer just let us know and send to fourbeatfarm@gmail.com

 

 

Have a few questions? Let us help...

If you’ve got lots of time to improvise in the kitchen and can whip up great meals with any vegetable at the drop of a hat, that’s nice for you.  Your farmers would love a dinner invite sometime. 

For the rest of us who can barely make toast some days,  your CSA membership includes:

-A pre-pickup reminder and Harvest List so you know what’s headed from the field to your fridge that week

-Recipes and new veggie ideas

-Tips for keeping things fresh

-Farm Newsletters to stay connected

We know life gets busy.  You will get a reminder email before pickup day to make your life easier.  If you can’t make it, simply send a family member, friend, or neighbour to collect your share.

If you need to miss or reschedule a pick up, as long as there is advance notice we will credit that towards adding extra items to a future week. It also makes a great gift for your house-sitter or dog-walker if you’re going on vacation for a couple of weeks. 

If your produce is not picked up on-time, we consider it a donation back to the farm and will simply eat or rehome your share (our farm mechanic always appreciates a bonus for his hard work).  In order to keep your farmers sane, our harvest schedule on track, and your produce fresh, there are no exceptions.

We try to make it as easy as possible to help the planet.

You can use whatever bags, boxes, or containers you have lying around at home to transport your produce.  Occasionally we will pre-bag or sort choice items (such as bags of arugula or tomato pints), but for the most part it’s bulk and freestyle.

We see everything from re-used clear produce bags to fabric grocery totes to clean laundry bins.  We also have a few extra bags on hand for you to use if you accidentally forget.  Whatever works for you.

*Note that we may need to adjust our packing policies for everyone’s health throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.*

We know that no one wants to waste food. If you’re a first time CSA member, it might take a few weeks to adjust to eating and cooking with what’s in season.  So, even with your best intentions, there may be a few tomatoes that wind up in the compost.  And that’s OK.  It’s all part of learning to eat right from the farm.

Because you can customize your share each week and swap out items, we’ve been told that our members waste SIGNIFICANTLY less food than with a more traditional one-size-fits-all harvest box program. 

We ask for half of your share to be paid when you sign up.

This reserves your spot (and we do have limited space) and gives us the confidence to invest in seed/supplies/wages/etc to grow for you.  The full balance is due by July 1st. 

E-transfer is pretty convenient, or you’re welcome to mail a cheque.  If the 50% deposit is a bit much all in one go, select the payment plan option for a smaller deposit.

Your vegetable share is 100% grown by us at our certified organic farm in Pemberton. 

We source certified organic farm-fresh eggs from Tristan, Aubyn, and their son Twain who operate Spray Creek Ranch just north of Pemberton.

If we do have extras available for purchase from another farmer friend at any point, we’ll let you know where it’s coming from.  No secrets.

Life is full of questions; your food shouldn’t be.

There’s no guarantee of extra eggs being available “as needed”, so be sure to sign up for an egg share for a steady supply!

Please sign up for the pickup or delivery method that seems like a good fit. We will check in with everyone closer to the start of the harvest season and you can make changes to it then if needed.

We will have a suggested box for each week, and you can go with that or log into your online account to swap out items (if you’re wanting to do a greens-only cleanse for a week, you can get only greens! If you have company coming that’s more the “meat and potatoes” type, leave out the beet greens and kohlrabi). You can also add additional veggies to your share (beyond that week’s usual $ value) if they are available.

You can transfer your share anytime mid-season if work/housing/etc changes, just find a friend or neighbour who wants to give it a try. We can’t refund deposits, because they buy seeds that are already planted for you! If you give it your best shot all summer and the harvest share system really isn’t working for you, we will refund your Fall season.