CSA & CSS Box

**In light of COVID-19, we will be putting our focus towards getting food to individuals and families in Victoria through our weekly box program. We will be taking the utmost care to ensure public safety and are implementing a host of steps, in line with federal and local government guidelines. For details of those steps, please see the bottom of this page.**

Join Our CSA today! CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSA subscribers pay up-front for a weekly box of seasonal veggies from the farm. It doesn’t get any more local than this! Scroll down for more details.

CSA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key information:

Dates: April 24 2020 to Sept 25th 2020

Share price: $499.50  for 23 weeks @ $21.5/week
Delivery Fee: $69 for 23 weeks @ $3/week                                                                                           Total: $568 including delivery and $5 bag deposit                                                                                     Payment due April 10th

Registration:

To register, email your intent with the subject line ‘CSA’ to masonstreetfarm@gmail.com. Please include in this email your name, addess, cell number and whether you prefer a Tuesday or Friday Delivery, or if there’s no preference.                                                                    Send e-transfer in full or arrange to stop by with cash/cheque/credit card to finalize registration and secure your spot by April 10th.

Payment in full up front is preferred but a payment plan is available if required and not a problem!

Payment Plan Option:

1st Installment is $284 due April 10th. Please include your 2nd installment in the form of a cheque post dated July 1st for the amount of $284 (etransfer on July 1st is also OK)

Delivery:

Due to COVID-19 we will be delivery only for now. Delivery will cost $3 per week. Which comes to $69 over the season. If conditions change later this spring or summer and you want to pick up at the farm, we will re-reimburse you for unused deliveries.

email masonstreetfarm@gmail.com now to register

 

TomsCSA DETAILS:

Here is how our CSA box program (Community Shared Agriculture) will work this year. Each share will be worth $499.50 and you receive  a fresh box each week at your door. The boxes will average out to be worth $21.5/share/week. In the spring there are few crops available due to weather and temperature. In the summer months, the full array of crops are available and boxes will have a higher value.

April 24-May 22  The weekly Box value will be $15 (comprised of salad & eggs)

May 29-July 31 The weekly box value will $21.50 (much more food diversity)

August 7-Sept 28 The weekly box value will be $26 (full array of food diversity)

This is a total of 23 weeks. The reality is, Christine always over fills the boxes, so you will be well covered!

FAQ

What will be in my Share?

We do our best to ensure the greatest diversity possible each week. We will on average have between 5 and 9 different crops in each box. That said, for the first few weeks, there will be Salad and eggs, as there wont be anything else coming out of the ground over here. Every box will have Salad and eggs as a base. Most of the eggs will come from our farm, but we are supplementing some of our supply this year from another local farm called Lockwood Farms. Throughout the rest of the season, you will see green onions, kale, chard, tomatoes, peppers, basil, carrots,beets, fennel, garlic, onions, potatoes, spinach, zucchini, winters squash, apples, plums.

Is food in the CSA more expensive than from the grocer?

Not likely but it depends. Food prices in stores fluctuate from week to week depending on supply. Prices also change from store to store. We find our prices tend to be on par or less than produce in grocery strores.

What happens if I need to miss a week?

If you need to miss a week due to travel, we will do our best to alter the delivery for that week to your friend or neighbor. Please text 250 884 0223 with your name and address and the new name and address for that weeks delivery. We will want one weeks notice.

 

IF you want some fresh food each week but don’t want to commit to a whole box for the whole season, sign up for our CSS!

CSS: Community Supported Salad                                                                                                               Enjoy a huge bag of our salad greens each week this spring!                                                        Share Price: $99 for 9 weeks @ $11/week          Starts May 1st                                                       Will feed your whole family delicious salad for the week!.

This will be pick up. Details will be sent to you.

REGISTER @ masonstreetfarm@gmail.com

Steps We’re Taking for Public Health

-As of now, there will be no public access to the food production or processing area.
-All staff will be observing extreme hand washing and personal hygiene practices.
-Processing area will be disinfected 4 times daily.
-Handlers in the food processing area will be wearing mask and gloves
-Food sales will be kept away from production and processing areas