Salt & Harrow Farm offers a weekly produce pick-up service as part of our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. By becoming a CSA Member you will be provided with artisan quality produce grown at our farm in French Creek, BC. The farmers will harvest your share of the diverse seasonal bounty every week.
CSA is an innovative way to connect the consumer and grower, each making a commitment to the other in a mutually beneficial relationship. Members purchase a “share” in the farm early in the season, which assists the farm with the purchasing of seeds and farm materials at a time of year when financial resources are limited. In exchange, the farm commits to providing a weekly share of the harvest to each member. As a member you will receive a weekly email with a list of the produce in the share, a recipe to compliment the items, and an update about activities on the farm and in the wider farming community. From time to time we host member events at the farm, such as potluck dinners; and occasional opportunities to volunteer on the farm.
Our Summer CSA program runs for 24 weeks from the beginning of June through to the end of October. We offer pick-up in Qualicum Beach, Nanaimo, and Vancouver (Mount Pleasant).
We offer two sizes of share:
Full Share is designed for 2- 3 vegetable loving adults or a family of four. $150/month for six months ($43.15 x 24 weeks = $1035 )= $900
A Half Share is designed for 1-2 vegetable loving adults or small families and is available every second week $73/month for six months($43.15 x 12 weeks = $518)= $440
Cheese Share 20 weeks of different varieties of cheese produced by our neighbours Little Qualicum Cheese Works ($6 x 24) = $144
Egg Share 20 weeks of eggs from our heritage breed chickens! ($6 x 24) = $144
We offer payment plans for those who need to spread out the payment over a few months. We ask that full payment be made by June 1st. If you’d like to set up a payment plan or to pay by cheque or e-transfer please call 250-240-0802.
Our shares are available on a sliding scale for people receiving a minimum income or no income. If you’d like to set up a share plan please call 250-240-0802.
You can find out what’s in the share here.
For those who feel they can’t commit to the farm for a full twenty weeks we offer a customer loyalty card. Customers can use the card at any of our farmers markets. By purchasing upfront you will receive the same 10% discount. Find out out more here.