** Our 2014 season has ended, and our first ever winter CSA is fully subscribed. But we’d love to feed you in 2015! Registration opens January 1. We expect our 2015 program to be similar to this year’s …. read below for details on our 2014 program. **
Sign up for the 7th year of Makaria Farm’s Vegetable Share (CSA) Program and eat fresh-picked, locally-grown vegetables from now until early November.
What is this all about?
Every week through the summer and fall, we pick & pack you a share of our farm’s tasty, organically grown vegetables (and sometimes strawberries). Then we deliver it to your home or workplace, or you pick it up at our farm.
What do I get each week?
Each week’s share includes around 8 seasonal items. We use this table as a guide when filling the shares each week:
|1-2 leafy greens||1-2 seasonal treats||1-2 root crops||1-2 flavourings||1-2 brassicas|
baby lettuce mix,
chard, spinach, kale
|strawberries, sugar snap peas*,
beans, zucchini, squash,
sweet corn*, cucumbers, tomatoes
|carrots, beets, potatoes||garlic, onions, leeks,
|broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kohlrabi*|
*these crops will likely only be included a few times in 2014.
How much do I get in a weekly share?
We have two share sizes: Full and Smaller. Both options include the same variety of items per week, but in larger/smaller quantities.
The Full Share is suitable for two adults or one veggie-loving person, and works out to $20.25/week, or $23.25/week including delivery.
The Smaller Share is about 3/4 the size of a Full Share. It’s $15.75/week, or $18.75/week including delivery.
What’s this about delivery? That sounds rather convenient.
We deliver to homes and workplaces in:
- Cowichan, including Lake Cowichan, Ladysmith, Chemainus, Crofton, Duncan, Cobble Hill, Arbutus Ridge, Mill Bay and Shawnigan Lake village (including Beach Estates). (Please click here for a map.)
- Victoria, including Langford, Colwood, Esquimalt, Oak Bay, UVic and Broadmead. (Please click here for a map.)
Deliveries within the central Duncan / North Cowichan area are made by bicycle for the 2nd year in a row, thanks to our partnership with the amazing Cowichan Recyclists!
If we’re delivering 3 or more members’ shares to a single address, we refund those members’ delivery fees in full. Sign up today, then get your friends and co-workers on board and get free delivery.
What if I’d prefer to pick up my share from the farm each week?
Your share of vegetables will be available for pick up every Tuesday, anytime after 1pm at Makaria Farm, just south of Duncan at 4715 Bench Road, only 300m off the Trans Canada Highway:
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What if I go away during the CSA season?
If you already know when you’ll be away, we will pro-rate the amount you pay now so that you don’t pay more than you should. Call or email us to explain the situation and we’ll figure out the pro-rated amount and a payment option together.
If you spontaneously decide to go away during the CSA season, just let us know as soon as you can and we’ll refund you for the missed veggies as long as we hear from you the day before we pick them. (Or, if you prefer to donate your missed share to the food bank, we’ll deliver it on your behalf.)
How to sign up for our vegetable CSA program
[Our 2014 program has ended. Registration in our 2015 program opens January 1, 2015. We’d love to feed you! If you’d like us to notify you when registration opens, please email us.]