We will extend the early bird sign up discount!

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We had such a great response on the article in the Chilliwack Times. For who missed this article click here.

A big thank you to Paul Henderson, who wrote this article and came to the farm.

I understand  it was quite a rush… So to give you some more time : You will be getting the early bird discount untill March 15th, 2015.

Share this with friends and family. We are hoping for 50 boxes, to be able to support a family here in the community for a whole season. Our hope of giving back to a community that supports local agriculture.

Thank you  everyone who signed up!

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Let us be your farmer!

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We all want to know our family doctor, or our accountant. Let us be your farmer and you will know where your food came from, how it is grown. Everyone should know where their food comes from. We are fortunate to be able to grow a wide variety of vegetables in the lowermainland.

An impressive trend in the food movement has been for eaters to connect directly with local farmers. These connections have served to both empower farmers in the management of their livelihoods and to empower people in the nourishment of their bodies.

One of the ways to connect is through a relationship called Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). This helps people develop a closer connection to a specific farm and get a feel for the seasonality and flavour of that farm.Yep, each farm has a unique flavour, and variety of vegetables they grow.

We have still openings for the CSA, especially in Chilliwack. Sign up for fresh Local Vegetables for 20 weeks in summer. For Vancouver there is room for some too, pick up at Saturday Markets (Trout Lake) and Wednesday Mainstreet Market. Still we have early sign up discount!

Click here for CSA info

.For our market costumers we have our Marketshare, getting more and more popular,. You buy a credit towards shopping at our  Vancouver Markets. Available at our market stall.

Click here for Market Share info

Please feel free to contact us for any additional information you would like.

We are excited for the new growing season.

Your membership will support a family in need!

Photo 2015-02-03, 10 34 57 PMI am not very good in writing.. But I would like to express what Brian and I feel that we would like to do.

Brian started in 2007 with selling just garlic, at just one market. Today we are selling our produce at  5 Vancouver farmers markets, and many acres and greenhouses added. It has been a steep learning curve. Now all the land we own will be in production this year. Excited to go local with our CSA. We are very fortunate that we are able to do what we love to do. Growing organic, healthy, honest food!

Membership applications are coming in,  thank you for your support! We would like to take the idea of support  a little further. I typed so many times the letters CSA, Community Supported Agriculture… What if we could do a ASC??  Why not Agriculture Supports Community…??!!

Here is our vision:

We decided that we will support a family in need with a membership for one season for free. A family in Chilliwack/Yarrow/Cultus Lake will receive 20 weeks  a weekly box of fresh organic produce. But we need your help;  we need a minimum of 50 members to be able to support a family. Help us to support a family with local organic produce, for 20 weeks. So please spread the word…  Make this happen!

For more info on the CSA  Harvest boxes click here

The last seed orders…

Today’s project: to the final cropplanning, making sure today that every vegetable will have a spot in our fields, and order the last of the seeds. Sitting in the office and looking outside.. Sun is out and it is so beautiful, so I have to get out!  Just a short note…

Yesterday was the CSA fair at the Vancouver Market. What a great day it was, so many people were out!! Thank you all! We started selling our Market Shares and  we got really excited over the amount of interest in our shares.

Our CSA differs form other farms!! We are not preparing weekly vegetable boxes!! Our share, your money, will be a money credit towards your shopping at our market stall. That means you can spend your credit on any kind  produce we sell at the market. When you become a ‘market share member’ we will give you 10% discount, which will be added towards your credit( you have to sign up before March 31st)., that is our way of thanking  you to help us in the spring to start the new season. Please contact us if you have any questions : shalefieldorganicgardens@gmail.com

We applied at 5 different markets this year: Trout Lake, West End, Kitslano, Main Street and new this year Yale town. 

Enjoy this beautiful day… Heading out 🙂

Yolanda