SEED OF LIFE FARM
(Community Supported Agriculture)
The CSA subscription style farm veggie box exists to provide farmers with a source of income at the beginning of the season, as well as enabling customers to secure their “share” of the bounty for the year. Usually provided weekly or bi-weekly, this is often an integral part of many small farm operations, as it gives farmers some financial security to keep their operation running smoothly before harvesting starts.
We offer a weekly CSA veggie box subscription with 2 sizes of boxes as well as add-on options such as herbs, teas, preserves and flowers in addition to the wide variety of vegetables we grow on our farm. We collaborate as well with other BC farms to bring you a diverse line-up of groceries for your weekly list.
The Small Box
Contains 4-7 “farmers choice” items
The Big Box
Contains 6-9 “farmers choice” items
Each week we will list all the available items you can add to your box in our online store. In addition to our veggies, we bring you a wide assortment of items from our “Partner” Farms to add to your box:
- Mushrooms from Bloom Spore
- Herbs from TLC Gardens (organically grown in Burnaby)
- Fruit and veggies from Cawtson Market Farmer (organically grown in Cawston)
- Veggies from One Love Farm (organically grown in Lillooet)
- Berries and Eggs (when available)
As substitutions can create a lot of extra work for us, we will do substitution only if you have particular allergens or profound dislikes. Just let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
*After sign-up, you can change your Pick-Up time whenever you need by logging into your account. If you need to change your pickup day, just contact us and we'll change it for you.
Riley Park Farmers' Market (SATURDAY)
10AM - 2PM
50 E 30th Ave & Ontario St
Mount Pleasant Farmers' Market (SUNDAY)
10AM - 2PM
8th Ave. & Guelph St
Downtown Farmers' Market (WEDNESDAY) TO BE CONFIRMED!!!
2PM - 6PM
750 Hornby St.
- Pick-up at Seed Of Life Farm (Newton area in Surrey) (WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY)
10 AM - NOON
5 - 8PM
This year we are not personally doing door to door delivery.
We are still in the works of collaborating with Shift, a local delivery service on bicycles. We are hoping they can handle door to door deliveries in the east van/downtown and West End area. They would pick up the veggie boxes at one of our markets and then do the deliveries, so this would be on a market day (Sat, Sun or Wed). We will notify all CSA members if this option becomes available.
Some of our customers team up with their neighbors to have a communal delivery spot or take turns to pick up the boxes at the market or at the farm.
As a CSA member, you’ll order through our online store, where you will have an account to use your credits buying produce and other items. Top up your account whenever you need.
Pay in full (E-transfer, credit card through Paypal or Cheque) Payment by April 1st
2 installments (E-transfer, cheque only)
1st payment by April 1st
2nd payment by August 1st
Month to month (E-transfer, cheque only)
First payment by April 1st, and then every 1st of the month starting in July
In the event you would want to pay by cheque or cash, let us know!
** Note that we do month to month subscriptions as a flexible option to accommodate the financial struggles we can all face in life. CSA boxes are first a model whereby consumers buy shares of a farm's harvest in advance, helping the farmers with the early investments for the season. **
We are using the online platform Farmigo for managing our CSA and online store. Farmigo is a “farmer approved” platform specifically designed for CSA programs. This platform is easy to use, you will be fully in charge of your account and make changes to your pick-up location, schedule your payments, mode of payments, put your box on hold and add items from our online store.
As a CSA member, you will get 10% off at our stall at the Farmers’ Market!
If you come directly to the Farmers’ Market to pick up your box, you will be given a discount card for 10% on purchases at our stand. We are forming a collaborative at the market and you will be able to use your discount to purchase from the other farms at our stall.
You are welcome for a personal tour of the farm!
We are very proud of our new piece of land and would like to invite you to visit us! A schedule will be available for you to choose a half hour time slot to come visit, talk with us and pick yourself a fresh flower bouquet when available.
REFERRALS / SIGN UP BONUS
You like our box and want to spread the word? For every customer you refer, who purchases a yearly subscription to the box, you get a $10 credit to spend on our veggies! Returning members receive a free box with renewed yearly subscription.
If anything happens, always feel free to write us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We are understanding people and we want this to be a pleasant experience for you!