How our CSA Works

Secure your supply of seasonal produce in the Spring…
…receive it delivered to your door from June through September….
…and enjoy delicious, fresh, nutritious, beautiful, veganically-grown and reeeeally local seasonal veggies!

Below is info about:
-Delivery,
-What you get in a CSA share, and
-Payment.

Other Frequently Asked Q’s Here.

Delivery
We deliver almost half our CSA shares by bicycle!

To pull off delivery of 100 boxes per week, we batch our deliveries geographically and assign CSA members to a Wednesday or a Saturday delivery.   If you absolutely need to be on one day over the other, or do not have a ground-floor secure & easily accessible location where our delivery person can place your bin, ask us about picking up at one of our CSA Hubs – we have a limited number of hub spaces available.

Delivery Location
We deliver to a secure, shaded spot at your home or a pre-arranged secure location within our delivery area (most areas in Richmond west of No.6 Rd).
Multi-unit homes: A condo or townhouse with a ground-floor secure spot are fine, but we cannot enter a building to deliver to your door.  It must be possible to leave your veggies in your CSA bin even if you are not home.  Contact us if you have questions about your location.

What you get as a CSA Member
16 weeks of farm-fresh ecologically-grown veggies
delivered to your door.

Bonus! Over the course of the season, occasionally you get extra veggies as a CSA bonus – when we have abundance, we pass it on in gratitude.  It’s a “veggie return on your investment” in us.

Our very best! You are the heart of our farming season – we always put our CSA first, we plan our crops for you, and we time our harvest to ensure you get the freshest, most diverse and delicious veggies our farm produces!

Occasional member newsletter keeping you connected to the farm & updates on issues important to local agriculture, what’s in your box, storage & prep ideas, nutritional info, recipes, and whatever we’re excited about at the time!

“Fill Yer Boots” bulk order a few times in the summer & fall.  We aim to offer our Members a bulk order to stock up on favourite items….assuming our crops are plentiful enough to do so.

As little plastic as possible!  We have reduced plastic bag packaging to almost nil – in 2021 we will begin using cloth bags for our CSA delivery salad mix, which we will wash & re-use.  Hopefully we’ll find a solution for our fall market sale of salad mix, carrots & beets as well.

Our thanks for supporting Sweet Digz Farm:  With your up-front payment, we get an influx of funds early in the season, when our expenses are high and our source of income still hasn’t sprouted out of the soil.  We are so grateful for this community support!
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You’re making a difference in supporting local food security, ecologically regenerative agriculture, and positive solutions to climate change and the myriad of global issues connected to a massively unjust and unsustainable global industrial food system!

🙂  Three meals a day, you can be the change you want to see in the world.

What’s in a Box?
Depending on the time of year, each box contains about 8-12 items, always a diverse mixture of greens, roots, herbs, and seasonal veggies.  For Example:

  • Early Summer: salad mix or lettuce, broccoli, sweet hakerei turnips, carrots or beets, kale or chard, fava beans, kohlrabi, garlic scapes, parsley, zucchini.
  • Late Summer: potatoes, corn, large tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, carrots or beets, kale or chard, fresh onion, garlic
  • Fall: potatoes, broccoli, carrots or beets, cucumbers, kale or chard, radishes, sweet peppers, onions or garlic, and winter squash.

The value of the box varies slightly from week to week, and you receive your total value over the full season (plus bonus veggie value as our thanks!)

Payment Schedule

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CSA Fees are non-refundable.  See “Member Agreement” on the Registration Form for our policy on withdrawal.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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Why a CSA?
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*What is a CSA?
*Why we love CSAs!
*Why would you choose to join?
*Is a CSA right for you?