Sign up today for our 2015 vegetable CSA delivery program
Sign up for the 8th year of Makaria Farm’s Vegetable Share (CSA) Program and eat fresh-picked, locally-grown vegetables from early June to late October. (For vegetables from late October to Christmas, check out our winter CSA program.)
What’s this all about?
For 20 weeks from June 16/18 through October 27/29, 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.
Can I still participate, even though the program’s already underway?
We can easily accommodate new subscribers who would like to pick up your share each week from our farm in Cowichan Station.
And if you live on our established vegetable delivery route, we’re happy to offer you delivery!
To find out if you’re on our route, and/or to help us determine your pro-rated cost of joining, please fill out the query form online here.
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|
chard, spinach, kale
beans, zucchini, squash,
sweet corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, sweet peppers, sugar snap peas*,
|carrots, beets, potatoes*||garlic, onions, leeks,
|broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kohlrabi*,
*these crops will likely only be included a few times in 2015.
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 $21/week, or $24/week including delivery.
The Smaller Share is about 2/3 the size of a Full Share. It’s $16/week, or $19/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). (If you live in a fringe area, please click here for a map to check if we deliver to your neighbourhood.)
- Victoria, including Langford, Colwood, Esquimalt, Oak Bay, UVic and Broadmead. (Please click here for a map of our delivery zone.)
- Nanaimo, up to and including Lantzville, and as far West as Jingle Pot Road.
Deliveries within the central Duncan / North Cowichan area will be made by bicycle for the 3rd 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. We are currently located just south of Duncan at 4715 Bench Road, only 300m off the Trans Canada Highway:
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Please note: it’s possible that the pick up location will move to our new farm property for the 2015 season. The new property is closer to Duncan, just off the highway and behind the Old Farm Market. CSA members can switch to delivery at any time.
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. Please use our query form to help us determine your pro-rated cost.
If you spontaneously decide to go away during the CSA season, let us know as soon as you can and we’ll refund you for the missed veggies as long as we hear from you at least 24 hours before delivery day. (Or, if you prefer to donate your missed share to the food bank, we’ll deliver it on your behalf.)
Sign me up!
We’d love to feed you in 2015.
To get the registration process started, please fill out our online query form here.
Questions or comments?
Please give us a call at 250-597-3276, or email us.
Thank you for supporting local, organic agriculture with your grocery dollars. You keep us growing.