Friday, April 8, 2011

Fresh Veggies for the West Coast

In the last few years the options for fresh, seasonal, local(ish), organic produce have been on the rise on the west coast. Green Soul seems to be thriving, which is a great thing, and Bobby Lax and the TUCG are ferreting out some amazing products for us. For years, several of us have been part of Nanoose Edibles' CSA program, which sees a delivery of a box of organic produce once a week from mid-May to mid-October. It is time to sign up for that program again. I've posted a letter from the farm below. (There is still time to sign up for the spring boxes, but they need to know asap.) Please contact the farm if you want more information, or you can also contact me and I can send you contact forms and more information.

Dear Friends and Customers,

This is a letter to all our valued customers of the CSA Box Program. Firstly we wish to extend our thanks for all your support last year! Your commitment provides the farm with a stable income enabling us to pay our staff and take care of the up-front costs of running the farm.

In order to provide our customers with flexibility around when they receive our veggie boxes and to also spread the costs over the entire growing cycle, we have split the program into three seasons. Hopefully you will be onboard with us for all three seasons; that would be great! For those of you who may be away for part of the year, or grow your own garden, or like to take in the farmers markets, we have given you some choices.

Sign up for 1, 2 or 3 seasons (spring, summer and fall). Each season lasts for eight weeks and you will receive one box per week. The spring season starts the week of May 15th (weather and growing conditions permitting) and will take you through to the first week of July when school ends and the summer holidays begin. The summer season starts the week of July 10th, ideal for customers who aren’t going away and don’t have a garden of their own. The week of September 5th marks the start of the fall season, which will take you through to mid November. Summer would be a great time for a farm visit, but you can come by any time to pick up some extra goodies from our year round farm market and have a break and walk about the farm.

This year we have a feast of new gourmet treats. We are introducing a new range of greens mixes; heritage varieties of sweet and hot peppers; a host of heritage tomatoes in all colours and sizes; six or more varieties of sweet summer onions; good winter keeper squash and sweet melons.
Let us know what you like and fill in the attached produce survey and either email it or send it back with your registration/payment form.

The cost remains $40 per box, a total of $320 for each of the three seasons, paid in advance of each season. There will be no additional charge for West Coast customers; however minor alterations in volume of product to offset the cost of containers and freight may occur.

The farm requires a minimum number of members for each season. Please help us to get the word out. Print the attachments for distribution or email them to family, friends, or community groups. To continue our customer service there will be a telephone feedback opportunity in the coming weeks, we hope you will participate.

Once again many thanks for your continued support. We look forward to providing our produce to you throughout the seasons and for many seasons to come!
Kind Regards from All at the Farm

Lorne & Barbara Ebell
Nanoose Edibles Farm

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