Custom Veggie Shares
What Is a Custom Veggie Share?
Our Custom Veggie Box is a type of CSA - that stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It's a way that people have been supporting small-scale local farms since the 60s. The basic idea is that you support a local farm by paying for your vegetables upfront, before they've even been grown. Then, you receive vegetables throughout the growing season, fresh from the farm. By paying for your vegetables before the growing season begins, you are providing the farmers with the income they need to purchase seeds, compost, and other investments, as well as allowing them to plan for the season ahead, which helps to reduce food waste. In return, you're getting priority access to the best veggies, at their freshest.
Our Custom Veggie Shares: A CSA with Choice and Flexibility
In a traditional CSA, you receive a selection of whatever is growing in the field that week, chosen by the farmer. Supporting your local farm and getting fresh veggies is awesome! But we don't know how many carrots you need, or whether you hate green beans, or if you're feeling adventurous enough to try a kohlrabi. What we do know is that families these days are very busy, and we want to make getting fresh, local veggies as easy and convenient as possible. With our custom boxes, you can choose the veggies you want, when you want them, all while supporting a real, local family farm.
We’ve teamed up with an awesome software company called Harvie, who have created a program to allow small farms like us offer customized farm shares. You’ll be able to rate each vegetable we grow, and the software will generate a customized share for you each week. Before you pick up, you can go online and customize your share even more - swap out veggies, add extras, or take veggies out. This allows you to get exactly what you want each week! And if you’re going away for a week - no problem! You can re-schedule to pick up your missed share on any other week.
Priority access to amazingly fresh, in-season, local, organic veggies. See what we grow here.
Choose exactly what veggies you want, and how many you need
Receive cooking tips and recipes each week, and share with other farm share members on a members-only Facebook group
Support a real, local, family farm
Attend farm tours and events
Contribute to strong, sustainable local food system
How Do Our Custom Veggie Shares Work?
In a Nutshell:
Receive a customized box of veggies, weekly or biweekly, throughout our growing season. Our season runs for 20 weeks from June-October.
Pay your veggie share membership fee, either upfront or in weekly installments (with a 25% initial deposit)
Tell us what you’d like to see in your box and what you don’t want to see in your box by setting your vegetable preferences online
Check out what’s in your box every week online - then customize further by swapping out or adding veggies
Pick your box up at the farm or the Farmers’ Market
Get cooking tips, recipes, and farm updates from us each week
Regular Share - $25/week
*choose weekly or biweekly
This is ideal for 2-3 people, or an individual who cooks a lot with veggies.
Large Share - $37.50/week
*choose weekly or biweekly*
This is ideal for a family of 4 or more, or for a smaller family who cooks and eats in frequently.
You can pay for the whole season upfront, or choose a payment plan - 25% sign up deposit, 25% upon first pickup, and then the rest of the cost divided up per week.
Picking your share up is easy. Just come to either of our pick-up locations and we’ll have your order packed and ready to take home in a reusable grocery bag.
The Farm: Thursdays from 4pm-7pm.
The Strathroy Farmers’ Market: Saturdays from 8am-1pm.
How to Join?
We are using a third-party software company, called Harvie, to offer customized shares. Harvie allows you to log in and swap any items in your box, switch your pickup location or date to adapt to your schedule, or put your share on hold when you’re away. The folks at Harvie are great to work with and will help answer any of your technical questions.
Once you’re on our sign-up page at Harvie, you will be able to pick a share size, pick-up location, and pay online.