Are you organic?
Yes, we are certified organic. We are certified through PACS- #16-347. We do not use pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers. To minimize pest and disease pressure we rotate our crops and continue to build up the soils organic matter with cover crops, compost and mulch. We welcome people to come and visit our farm to learn more about our methods. Just call ahead.
Why do people join the CSA?
Our members and friends have many reasons for joining our CSA:
-Eat fresh food and expand the types of food eaten
-Connect with the land, farmers and other members
-Introduce kids to the source of food
-Support local farmers and small family farms
-Support healthy working landscapes and healthy animals
-Ensure a safe food supply for the family
-Offset the high cost of food found in the grocery store
-Learn more about agriculture
How does the pick-up work?
You come to the pick-up location and the box is there ready for you. We strive to put the freshest produce in the boxes. You should get an email with the contents of your box before the day you receive it so if you need anything else you can pick it up at the market that day as well. When you pick up your CSA box we ask that you return your box from the week before.
How much food will I receive?
We strive to provide enough produce each week to feed 1-2 adults per week. This would reflect a box being a value of at least $25.00.
What crops are available in a share?
We grow over 45 different fruit, vegetables and herbs over the course of the season. Joining a CSA and eating locally means eating with what the season provides. Spring offers a variety of greens, cherries and garlic scapes, while early summer brings in tomatoes, beans, apricots, summer squash and cucumbers- to name a few. During mid to late summer you can expect to see tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, corn and onions. Fall tapers off again with fewer warm season crops and offers more hearty roots, broccoli, garlic, winter squash and pumpkin. Please see our crop availability page for a more detailed calender.
What additional products are available at the Klipper’s CSA?
We will continue to offer other locally produced items available for purchase each week. Some of these items include: Farm eggs, no sugar jam, canned tomates, apple juice, and dried fruit.
Can I pick up my share before or after the pick-up time?
CSA members may only pick up their share on Saturdays from 9:00 – 1:00 PM. We will not have anything available before or after this time. Most days during our season, particularly the days of the CSA, we are extremely busy with harvest, washing and set-up. We cannot afford the time to accommodate members outside of our designated pick-up time. Please respect our schedule, and do not call or email us to ask us if this is possible. Thanks for your understanding.
What happens if I can't make the pick-up day?
If you cannot make a pick-up, please ask a friend, neighbor or family member to pick it up in your place. We cannot bag or put aside shares for members.
Can I barter for a Klipper share?
Yes, we welcome barters for a share. We can barter for field work, market work, and will gladly barter for a marketable skill or product. If you have experience in a trade, craft, or service that you are willing to exchange, please speak with us about details.
How can I help or get more involved with Klipper’s Organic Acres?
There are many ways in which members can help.
- Attend our monthly field work days. Please look for these dates on our website calendar. We also welcome help with field work outside of these scheduled times.
- Help with projects or tasks such as shed construction, tool sharpening, sign making, mowing and egg washing.
- Help organize farm events such as work days, potlucks and parties
- Contribute specific skills such as grant writing, marketing, carpentry, plumbing and cooking.
- Help with the CSA day from early morning harvest to distribution.
Please contact us anytime if you would like to participate.
250 499 2050
2200 Ferko Rd.,
Cawston, BC, V0X 1C2
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