Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) fosters the partnership between communities – those who want to eat good food – and farmers – those who grow good food.
CSA members purchase their share of the crop at the beginning of the season and receive 18 boxes of in-season produce (one box every week) in return. We invite you to read the information below to learn more about our CSA program and to help you decide if it’s right for you.
Our CSA program offers a more intimate way of connecting with our customers and our community, while providing our customers with a means of connecting with and supporting a local farm. Our CSA also allows us to share the benefits and challenges of farming with our customers. By purchasing a share of our crop at the beginning of the season, CSA members increase our cash flow at a time when expenses are high and revenue is low. CSA members are then guaranteed a share of our crop, which may vary depending on the season.
Cost, Payment, and Duration
A CSA share with Glorious Organics costs $600 for the 2018 season. If you need to make arrangements to pay in installments please mention in comment section of signup form.
Payment can be made by:
- e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure we know or will be able to figure out the password
- cheque made out to Glorious Organics Co-op and mailed to:
Glorious Organics Co-op
1374 256th Street
Aldergrove, BC, V4W 2J4
The CSA season varies slightly from year to year – it will operate for 18 weeks, from June to October. Boxes may be smaller during the beginning and end of the season and larger in the middle.
Boxes are delivered to predetermined drop-off locations before 5.00 pm every Monday during the CSA season. Drop-off locations are determined by the location of our CSA members. In 2017 our locations were:
Main and 24th (looking for new drop off in this area for 2018)
Commercial on 5th
Kitsilano at 2nd and Maple
North Vancouver, Loyd Ave. at 20th Street West
On the farm at 1374 256th Street, Aldergrove
White Rock Farmers Market (Sundays)
New drop-off locations can be created with a minimum of 8 to 10 CSA members in the area. If you would like to create a new drop off location, gather 4 members with one of them offering a suitable location and we will try to fill up the location by promoting in that area.
Every box is filled with fresh, seasonal produce from our fields, including our glorious ready-to-eat salad mix. We try to vary the produce each week, while maintaining our commitment to providing you with the fruit and vegetables you want. From time to time, we also provide recipe ideas for some of the less familiar items included. For example – what are garlic scapes? Why do we never see them in supermarkets? Are they like garlic, or like onions, or both? If you haven’t had them before – you will – and they are delicious! CSA members also have priority on our high demand items such as sugar snap peas, raspberries and mulberries. There are also options to add extra produce or fresh farm eggs.
Here are some sample photos of boxes from the last few years:
And here is a sample list of what to expect in a box near the end of the season:
- Salad: Valley Mix, 250 g
- Apples: 3 lbs. Belle de Boskoop
- Beets: 1 bunch
- Celeriac: one or two heads, depending on size
- Tomatoes, sweet peppers, and hot peppers: mixed bag
- Squash: 1 Red Kuri and 1 Delicata
- Leeks: 1 bunch
- Potatoes: 1 lb. of Yukon Gold or Rose
- Dried beans: 1 bag of Pepe de Zepallo or Odawa
Sign up below to become a member for the 2018 season.