F.requently A.sked Q.uestions

What do we grow on the Farm?

This season, we are planing on growing: Pea shoots, Radishes, Spinach, Bok Choi, , Lettuce,  Salad mix, Greens mix, Arugula, Green garlic, Green onions, Kohlrabi, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Brussel sprouts, Kale, Swiss chard, Beets, Carrots, Turnips, Zucchinis, Patty pans, Cucumbers, Eggplants, Peppers, Cherry tomatoes, Heirloom tomatoes, Basil, Parsley, Parsnips, Pumpkins, Winter squash, Garlic, Onions, Shallots, Peas, Beans, Potatoes, Leeks, Walnuts, Mulberries, Cherries, Peaches, Plums, Melons, Apples, Pears, Asian pears, Eggs.

When does the program run?

This season, our CSA box program will run for 26 weeks from early May to the end of October.

What happens if you're away one week?

If you already know you are going to be away one of the weeks of the program, you can let us know prior to your subscription and we will adjust the price for you.

During the season, if you happen to be away one of the weeks of the program, you can let us know a week in advance and arrange a different pick-up day at the Farm, double up your box another week or gift it to someone who lives in our delivery area or who can come pick-it up for you.

What are the pick-up options?

You can choose to pick-up your box every week at the Farm in Cawston or at our drop off point in Penticton. We might be able to organize other pick-up points depending on the interest. We offer a great discount for people willing to become a pick-up point. If that's something you would be interested in, we encourage you to contact us.

What are the delivery options?

We currently deliver to: Cawston, Keremeos, Twin Lakes, Kaleden and Penticton

The Family box can be delivered to your door at no extra cost, as long as you reside in our delivery area. You can choose to have the Standard box delivered to your door (+$60/season).

Can't or don't want to eat something?

Either at subscription or pre-registration, you will find a space where you can simply let us know a fruit or vegetable you don't want in your box. Once notified, we would gladly substitute it for something different.

"Farmer's selection" or "À la carte" option?

Traditionally, weekly contents of CSA boxes are decided by the Farmer. But if you wish to choose the contents of your own box instead of receiving the "Farmer's selection", we now offer a build your own box option called "À la carte". People who choose this option will have to use our online store every week to place their order prior to the weekly deadline. Note that priority will be given to the "Farmer's selection" boxes, the online store selection might be somewhat restricted in variety.

Weekly subscription or full season share?

Traditionally, you subscribe to a CSA box program early in the season by buying a full season share to support your local farmer at the beginning of the season with the upfront costs. But we know that not everyone can effort the substantial cost of a full season share so we now offer a weekly subscription option. Both options are a 26 week commitment. The full season share is the most economical option. You make one payment when you subscribe and get a great discount for it. If you choose the weekly subscription, you will be automatically charged the individual box price for 26 consecutive weeks.  Note that the weekly payments will start on the day of subscription regardless of the start date of the program and will end 26 weeks later.

Subscription or pre-registration?

If you already know what size of box & options you want and are ready to subscribe for the 2021 season, you can go directly to our online store.

If you wish to save your spot beforehand, to show your interest in our program or if you live outside of our delivery area, you can now pre-register. Pre-registrations help us to better plan for the season and allow us to identify new interests.

How does the referral program work?

Help us to spread the word by referring friends or family members. To thank you, both parties will get a $25 gift certificate to spend on our online store for every full season share subscriptions. Once you have subscribed, contact us​ to let us know the name of the person you wish to refer. Once the referred subscribes in turn, a $25 gift certificate will be sent to both of you. You can refer as many members as you want (in the limit of available spots) and receive a $25 certificate for each referral. 

What if I want to add something specific to my box?

All CSA members get 10% off all of our online store items for any additions to their box. Once subscribed, you will be given a coupon code to use for this purpose at check out. Every week, you will receive an email with the expected contents of the box. If you wish to add something specific to your box, before the weekly deadline, you can visit our online store and use your coupon to apply the discount.


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