about csa shares
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares give you a direct connection to the local farm where your vegetables are grown and with the farmer who grows them. They also give you fresh, delicious, organic produce - all summer!
By buying shares of the future harvest while the ground is still cold, you allow us to purchase the seeds and equipment needed in the spring. Once the season begins, usually by Early June, we harvest fresh vegetables for you to enjoy each week.
Weekly veggie shares can be picked-up from the farm in Sechelt, on Thursday’s from 3-6 pm.
how it works.
Shares are harvested weekly for 15 weeks starting in Early June. Each Thursday we select the best of the Bounty in the fields, pack it into a re-useable bin, and look forward to seeing the smile on your face when you receive your weekly harvest box! Each week the contents of the share changes based on what is in season.
Because we are also an awesome Flower Farm, it means that each week you have an option to include a beautiful bouquet of flowers as an add on purchase with your order. You will be offered the best of what is blooming with bouquets priced at $15 or $20.
what to expect
in your box.
One of the most exciting things about growing our own food is that we can choose from thousands of varieties of vegetables most of which will never be found in a grocery store.
At Ruby’s Run Farm we grow everything from organic seed and choose delicious heirloom varieties whenever possible. Each week we try to provide a good balance between old standards and something new and interesting. The shares change with the season, however we do our best to make sure each week has something for everyone. For the 2020 Season your harvest basket share program starts in early June. However it is possible that Mother Nature will bring us a warm and early spring. In the event that this happens you will be contacted to enquire if you would like to begin your share program early!
Your weekly harvest box will contain an assortment of following produce as it comes into season.
For current available produce, please download our Fresh Sheet.
A few additional things we want you to know:
Sorry but we are not able to offer refunds. Your funds have already been put to use in crop production, seeds have been planted and crops are growing!
There is always a level of uncertainty in farming. We will work hard to provide you with the highest quality of exceptional produce but in the rare circumstance beyond our control we have a crop failure, then we will refund CSA members for the weeks we can not provide.
In the event you are unable to pick up your bin, we ask that you have someone pick it up on your behalf or we can donate it to the community food bank.
During the season we offer you 1 credit where your bin can be put on hold. Please contact us by email 2 days ahead if you need to claim this credit.
Thank you so much for supporting our urban farm endeavors!
Looking for a unique gift idea for someone special?
We offer gift certificates!
Here at Ruby’s Run Urban Farms we offer artful gift certificates and new this year "Farm Bucks" that make the perfect gift for any occasion.
Give someone you care about an earth-friendly gift, that is also locally produced,and grown with love.
Gift certificates and farm bucks can be used towards any one of our services or products, including;
floral workshops & flower subscriptions
healthy harvest box subscriptions
or funds to spend as they wish at the farmers market and our Neptune St farm stand.
AVAILABLE IN ANY AMOUNT
To place an order;
Send us an email with your desired amount, as well as the name of the recipient in which you would like to give it to.
We can mail the g/c directly to the recipient, or the sender for personal giving. Gift certificates may also be picked up in person at the Farm.
$5 Farm Bucks are available in Books of 5 for $25. We can easily include them in the package with the gift certificate.