Why Become a CSA Member?

CSA Membership (Community Supported Agriculture) provides a unique and valuable relationship between those who grow food and those who eat it. By purchasing a seasonal membership before the start of the farming season, CSA Members support their farmers by helping cover the costs of growing upfront. This means we farmers can focus on growing the best possible produce. Why? Because through these upfront payments, we have the funds we need to get started on the next season’s produce. We can buy seeds, tend to our farming infrastructure — do whatever we need to get the farming season going.

In return, we farmers provide each CSA Member with a share of the harvest each week of the season. What’s available in each member’s share will vary by week, according to what’s in season. But rest assured, it will be a diverse selection of the freshest, most nutritious organic produce available. 

Finally, much as we’d like to, we farmers can’t control the weather! Being a CSA Member means you share the risk of the growing season with your farmers.


2024 CSA Member Share Options

CSA share boxes will only be available in Powell River in 2024. For those in Sechelt who would like to support our farm by paying for your produce upfront, a Market Card is available instead. This is for use at our stand at the Sechelt Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market. For more information, click here.

Full Share (Powell River only)

  • Delicious variety of organic produce every week
  • Duration: 23 weeks
  • Dates: May 14th to Tuesday, October 22nd, 2024
  • Full Share Powell River: $966

Half Share (Powell River only, bi-weekly)

  • Delicious variety of organic produce every other week
  • Duration: 11 weeks
  • Dates: May 28th to October 15th, 2024
  • Half Share Powell River: $473

CSA Share Pick-Up Locations

There are four options for pick up in Powell River.

Just Grab & Go! We will set up convenient, pre-packed and labelled bins for each CSA Member. Please bring your own bags or bins with you so we can empty our bin into it!

  1. 32 Lakes Café & Bakery:
    • 8.30 to 10.30 am Tuesday
    • 4707 Marine Ave
  2. Farm Gate Pick up at Paradise Valley Produce Farm:
    • 4 to 6pm Tuesday
    • 3959 B Padgett Road
  3. Gazebo at T’ishosum:
    • 4pm – 6pm Tuesday
    • Salish Dr. and Hwy 101, next to Tla’amin recycle depot
  4. Townsite Public Market:
    • 4 to 6pm Tuesday
    • 5831 Ash Avenue, outside of Townsite Fruit & Veg

Missed CSA Share Pick-Ups

If you are away for any reason and unable to pick up your week’s produce share, you have a few options.

  1. You can arrange for someone else to pick up your share for you.
  2. You can put your weekly share on hold for a week. For this we need 48 hours’ notice so we can adjust our harvesting schedules accordingly. Please note: you can put your weekly share on hold only twice per season.
  3. If you miss your pick-up, you can collect your share from our Farm Gate Thursdays 4 to 6pm.
  4. We can donate your share that week to the Community Resource Centre in Powell River.

CSA Member Costs

  • Full Share Powell River: $966 for 23 weeks
  • Half Share Powell River: $473 for 11 weeks

Share Add-ons: We have partnered with a local heritage egg producer, Valdi Homestead, to make their eggs available for our Powell River CSA Members only.

Refund Policy

We use the funds from our CSA Memberships to finance our farm needs at the start of the season. This means that full refunds aren’t available — the money has all been spent upfront.

From the moment we buy the seeds, we farmers work our butts off, lovingly tending to the crops until they are ready for harvest. We always aim to provide you with exceptional organic produce… produce of the highest quality and nutritional value. But there is always uncertainty in farming.

If we experience widespread crop failure due to circumstances beyond our control, we will give our CSA Members a partial refund; one that covers the weeks you went without produce.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a CSA Membership?

CSA Membership (Community Supported Agriculture) provides a unique and valuable relationship between those who grow food and those who eat it. By purchasing a seasonal membership before the start of the farming season, CSA Members support their farmers by helping cover the costs of growing upfront. This means we farmers can focus on growing the best possible produce. Why? Because through these upfront payments, we have the funds we need to get started on the next season’s produce. We can buy seeds, tend to our farming infrastructure — do whatever we need to get the farming season going. In return, we farmers provide each CSA Member with a share of the harvest each week of the season. What’s available in each member’s share will vary by week, according to what’s in season. But rest assured, it will be a diverse selection of the freshest, most nutritious organic produce available. Finally, much as we’d like to, we farmers can’t control the weather! Being a CSA Member means you share the risk of the growing season with your farmers.

What produce can I expect to receive weekly?

Each week, the produce we have available will change, in line with crop availability and seasonal changes. We specifically plan our growing season for a a rich and varied harvest. We promise not to give you zucchini every week of the summer! Our CSA shares are customizable. Each week, 48 hours ahead of your scheduled pick-up date, you’ll be able to go online and customize your share. This way, you can add or exchange produce to match your household’s tastes!

Do I pay upfront or weekly?

The CSA Membership business model is set up for payment early in the season to help farmers manage the upfront costs of growing the season’s produce. You can either pay in full upon registration, or in instalments. Details on paying by instalment are on the CSA Membership Registration Form.

How much food do I receive each week?

Our aim is to provide enough produce for a household for one week. Obviously, there’s no simple way to predict this as different households eat different quantities of produce. But we expect a share to provide enough produce for between one and four people. We’re also conscious of minimizing waste so try not to put an excessive amount in each share.

What if a share of produce is too much for me?

No problem! Share it with a friend or neighbour. This could mean alternating weeks, or splitting each share with your buddy. If you’re thinking of doing this, we have a favour to ask: that you assign a “point person” to manage the details. We’re too busy farming to do this for you!

What happens to my shares if I’m away and can’t pick them up?

We get it. Your summers can be full of planned — and unplanned — trips. If you are away for any reason and unable to pick up your week’s produce share, you have a few options.

  1. You can arrange for someone else to pick up your share for you.
  2. You can put your weekly share on hold for a week. For this we need 48 hours’ notice so we can adjust our harvesting schedules accordingly. Please note: you can put your weekly share on hold only twice per season. You can use your share credits this season at our Farm Store, or put them towards the cost of your CSA Membership for the following year.
  3. We can donate your share that week to the Community Resource Centre in Powell River.

Are refunds available?

We use the funds from our CSA Memberships to buy seeds at the start of the season. This means that full refunds aren’t available — the money has all been spent upfront on seeds. From the moment we buy the seeds, we farmers work our butts off, lovingly tending to the crops until they are ready for harvest. We always aim to provide you with exceptional organic produce… produce of the highest quality and nutritional value. But there is always uncertainty in farming.

What if your crops fail?

If we experience widespread crop failure due to circumstances beyond our control, we will give our CSA Members a partial refund — one that covers the weeks you went without produce.

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