OUR CSA

How it works

Become a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Member and enjoy a weekly filled box of seasonal organically grown vegetables!!
Becoming a Member is different than buying your vegetables at a store. CSA’s enable a direct relationship between the farmer and the customer and bring the customer closer to the vegetables they are consuming that are freshly picked. They know who grew it and picked it and on our farm complete transparency to our customers is important from beginning to end of that process.

Aspects of CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that everyone should understand before signing up:

Seasonality: Vegetables have specific seasons so everything in your CSA box will reflect which season it is. If you sign up for the full season share, you’ll notice that the first few boxes and last few boxes of the season are not as abundant as the summer/early fall boxes. At the beginning and end of our season, the weather is harsher and fewer vegetables are grown. We work hard to make sure there is abundance during the summer and early fall to make up for this in your CSA box. With produce being transported all across the globe we as a nation have become accustomed to our favorite produce being available year round in the grocery stores however storage times and longer transit times have reduced the nutrient density.

Crop Failure: This is a reality for every farmer, even those who spray vigorously with chemicals and fertilizers. We do our best to prevent this but occasionally we will have an entire crop get wiped out for some reason or another. Again we do not spray. This is why we don’t make any promises about what will be in your box. We provide a list of vegetables that we will be planting.

Season starts approximately 1st week of June and goes until October long weekend. That is 20 weeks.

Programs available: (20 weeks)

Full portion (Feeds 4) – Weekly box $30.00 per week – Total $600.00
½ Portions (Feeds 2) – Weekly box $17.00 per week – Total $340.00
Every other Week – choose option from above for pick up every other week (10 week season)

• Only available on Full Portion – $340.00

Payment Terms:

Once we have confirmed CSA Space we will invoice for payment in full.

No refunds are available for missing weeks but you can share with having friends or family pick up. However if you know you will be out of town a certain number of weeks prior to sign up we can accommodate this also prior and adjust accordingly.

Vegetables we will be planting:

  • Arugula
  • Artichokes
  • Beans
  • Brocoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Beets
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Kahirabi
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Pac-Choi
  • Peas
  • Parsnips
  • Peppers
  • Hot Peppers
  • Radish
  • Squash
  • Turnips
  • Lettuce – Varieties
  • Salanova
  • Butter Crunch
  • Romaine
  • Ice Berg
  • 5 Star Mix
  • Super Salad Blend
  • Raddiccho
  • Mesclun Mix
  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Bumblebee Varieties
  • Black Cheery
  • Sun Gold
  • Nepal
  • Black Krim
  • Old German
  • Fredrick Beefstake
  • Black Beauty

Herbs we will be planting :

  • Basil
  • Mint
  • Cilantro
  • Rosemary
  • Chives
  • Sage
  • Dill
  • Tyme
  • Parsley

Reserve your spot for the 2018 season by signing up now!

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Refunds or missed weeks:
No refunds are available for missing weeks but you can share with having friends or family pick up. However if you know you will be out of town a certain number of weeks prior to sign up we can accommodate this also prior and adjust accordingly.

Pick Up Locations:
Please pick up your CSA boxes from the following locations:

Campbell Valley Farms
132-216th Street, Langley BC, V2Z 1S3 Thursday 2pm-6pm Saturday 12pm-4pm

White Rock Farmers Market
15154 Russell Ave, White Rock, BC V4B 2P6 Sundays 10am-2pm

Sign up - Spaces are limited. Please sign up by March 31, 2018. Payment is due in full by March 31, 2018.

Drop Off - For a small additional fee you can choose to have us drop off your CSA box within the South Langley Area!

Payment options:
Checks payable to Campbell Valley Farms Ltd mailed to 132 - 216th Street, Langley BC, V2Z 1S3. Etransfer, Cash.

We do not want to discourage anyone or any family to apply for our CSA. If paying the season in full cause’s financial hardship, we certainly can discuss a payment plan. Please email or call Heidi. 778-686-5623 or hcook@campbellvalleyfarms.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do we have to pay the full season so early?

By becoming a CSA member, you are essentially investing in a farm’s planting season and harvest. Most of CSA membership fees are used by the farm before the harvest season even begins. Money is used for buying seed, compost, potting supplies, equipment and paying employee wages. Having this investment early helps a farm grow and plan for a successful year.

What can I do with the vegetables I don’t like in my box?

If you encounter vegetables you’ve never used before (the joys of CSA boxes!), you can try out new recipes and broaden your palates. Each
week, you will get information about your vegetables and recipes and tips. If you find there are vegetables you don’t use or dislike we will do
our best to take that item off your list and add more of another item of your choice. You may also give away vegetables to friends, relatives
and neighbours.

What if I feel that my share is too big?

Some individuals who find that a share may be too many vegetables for them opt to split a share with another person, sharing the vegetables and the cost. We also offer the bi-weekly share, where you get the same $30 box of vegetables every other week.

What kind of preparation do I have to do before eating my vegetables?

During the harvest process, we sort through our vegetables and make sure to include only the best ones for our customers. Some vegetables may get rinsed before being put in your box. However, we do not sell our vegetables as “washed and ready to eat.” Some vegetables have a better shelf life if we don’t wash them at all. Please be prepared to wash your vegetables before using them.

Do I have to live in Langley to be a CSA member?

You do not have to live in Langley to participate in our CSA. However, our pick-up spots will only be located at the farm and we are trying to coordinate a pick up location in Coquitlam also for 2018 but this is still being developed.

What if there is a week that I can’t pick up my box?

You are always welcome to send someone to pick up your box for you if you are unable to make your pick up time. If you are missing a pick up because of vacation/travel, you can arrange to share your box with a friend, relative or neighbour who can come pick it up. If you cannot find anyone to take your box, we will donate the box to our community food bank. We cannot keep track of all of customer’s vacations and when they may not be in town to pick up their CSA shares unless we know in advance prior to setting up for the season how many weeks you will be away. You will also be responsible to advise when those weeks are.

Can I stop my membership or get a refund mid-season?

We cannot cancel memberships or give refunds mid-season. The reason for that is that your membership supports our growing season. Almost all of the money you invest in our CSA is spent by the beginning of the season. By buying your vegetables through a CSA instead of through a grocery store, you establish a relationship with your farmer and where your vegetables come from. The investment is for the entire season. If something comes up where you cannot finish the season with us, you are always free to transfer the remainder of your shares to another individual after notifying us first.

Will there be any volunteering or u-pick opportunities on the farm?

Since we are still starting out on our farm here in Langley BC, we are not organized to host these types of events yet. We do anticipate doing them in the future. As a CSA member, you will always be notified first of any on-farm events or opportunities.

Why join your CSA rather than buy my vegetables at the farmers market or grocery store?

1) The most important reason is that you are doing a huge service in supporting a local farm. For farmers, farmers markets are like gambling.
We pick what we think will sell and depending on the weather, events and a million other factors, we usually don’t sell out and have to bring home produce which we donate to the hungry, feed our chickens with or make processed goods. By becoming a CSA member, you take the
guesswork out of the farming and we get income we can count on, which helps us stay in business.  
2) You are our best customers! Because you have kindly invested in our farm for a whole season, we will treat you like royalty! You get the most beautiful vegetables and our best crops in your boxes. Some of the vegetables we grow just for our members. Our second best vegetables or excess crops will go to market, after we have treated our members to the cream of the crop.

3) You save money because each box has about a $35 value but you only pay $30 per box. So over the season, you can save $80 in vegetables! 

4) You connect with the person growing your food. Now you won’t have to buy vegetables that came from across state lines or even across countries. Your vegetables will be grown right in Langley by one farmer using better than organic practices. We don’t use organic pesticides
(yes these do exist and & “Big Organic” does use them). We don’t use plastic mulches that go into landfills (another common practice by “Big Organic”). We have an artesian well with filtration system with some of the cleanest water on earth that irrigates our crops (instead of the nasty irrigation water that some of the flatland farms have to resort to using). 

5) You get to experiment with new vegetables (or maybe not, if you are already a vegetable connoisseur). We provide a weekly update of the farm with all your vegetables that will have tips, recipes and information about your vegetables.

CSA ORDER / SIGN UP FORM

 

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE YOUR GOODS?

I WILL PICK THEM UPI WOULD LIKE TO PAY $60 FOR DELIVERY FOR THE SEASON

(Available South Langley, Murrayville, Brookswood, Fernridge & High Point Estates
Please Note Drop Off will be from 5pm-7 pm Fridays Only)

SELECT ONE PICK UP TIME AND LOCATION

Campbell Valley Farms - 132 - 216 Langley, V2Z 1S3

THURSDAY 2PM-6PMSATURDAY 12PM-4PM

White Rock Farmers Market - 15154 Russell Ave, White Rock, V4B 2P6

Sundays 10am-2pm

HOW WILL YOU RECEIVE THE GOODS?

I'LL BE HOMELEAVE IT MY FRONT DOOR

PROGRAM: PLEASE CHOOSE ONE OPTION

Full portion (Feeds 4) Weekly box $30.00 per week – Total $600.00½ Portions (Feeds 2) Weekly box $17.00 per week – Total $340.00Every Other Week Full Portion (Feeds 4) Bi Weekly box $34 per week - Total $340

PAYMENT:

WILL YOU BE PAYING BY:

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ONCE WE HAVE CONFIRMED CSA SPACE IS AVAILABLE WE WILL INVOICE FOR PAYMENT