CSA (Harvest Box Program)
Eat the freshest, organic, fruits and veggies. All. Season. Long.
Community Supported Agriculture
It’s an opportunity for YOU to have a share in the amazing food that we, your local farmers, are growing.
CSA is a program that connects the eaters (CSA members) directly to a farmer in the same locale. Generally, the members pay upfront for their full season share. The farmer then provides the freshest and best quality produce directly to the members. There is a real relationship that both parties share, one which has been lost in our modern agriculture system, the relationship from our field to your home.
C O V I D-19 update
At Pilgrims’ we are making room for changes in light of COVID-19 and the new health regulations. It is our goal to grow quality food for our local community! Rest assured we are already planting lots of food and coming up with new ways to help you access healthy produce this season!
So what’s new? We are expanding our CSA harvest box program and welcoming new members! Continue on this page to read all about CSA, the most secure way to ensure fresh fruits & veggies all season long. CSA pick-up in Vernon will be DRIVE-Thru style, to practice safe distancing and keep your food safe. We are adding an extra day for CSA pick-up and making the hours more flexible to accommodate your needs (Now available both Tuesdays and Fridays).
*Due to Coronavirus we are making changes to our Business Drop-Spots as many offices are closed at the moment. Customers will likely need to come by the Vernon Central pick-up location for their harvest box. Please contact Kat to dialogue about this.
We anticipate more changes will be made as things evolve, so please stay tuned via our website, Facebook and Instagram.
What’s in the weekly box?
- The freshest,organic veg & fruits, fine herbs & nuts, in season.
- We grow a HUGE selection of produce.
- Everything’s grown on our family-run farm at Pilgrims’ Produce near Armstrong (aka:local)
- + Weekly newsletters with photos, inspiring recipes, farm news + more.
- Great value, member perks, convenience.
Basic Box in June
Family Box in June
Sugar snap peas+, baby potatoes, gourmet salad mix+, pint of strawberries+, green onions, dill
Basic Box in August
Family Box in August
Plums+, gourmet salad mix+, assorted tomatoes+, peppers+, watermelon+, salad turnips, cucumber, cilantro
Basic Box in September
Family Box in September
Carrots+, Spaghetti Squash+, Melon+, Onion+, Radish, Parsley, Cherry Tomatoes+, Zucchini
Our Regular season CSA is now FULL… but we have good news! We are accepting more members to a Late-Start CSA
We’ve had an incredible response to our CSA box program this year! We have reached our maximum number of members for the Spring. But good news! We’ve decide to make room for more members this year. If you still want your share in the harvest it’s not too late! Join our LATE-Start CSA and jump in Mid-June till October (16 weeks). Beginning Friday, June 26 – October 9, 2020. Friday afternoons (3-5pm) only. Prices below.
How much does it cost?
Box Options ↓
Vernon & Armstrong
Fall CSA for Vernon & Armstrong
Perfect for small families, couples, or single eaters who like plenty of veggies
+ $210 ($230)
(6 extra large boxes)
10% off when you sign up before June 1.
A must for serious veggie eaters
or larger families
10 basic-sized boxes throughout the season, perfect for the out-of-town-worker, vacationer
or small veggie eater
*limited space available.
OR in three instalments ($10 fee) June 1, July 1 & August 1.
What’s new for 2020?
HOLD-it! All new for 2020, each member has up to TWO holds per season. So if you’re going to be out of town, you can get an extra week (or two) added to the end of your subscription time frame.
All new! Home Delivery available in Vernon & Armstrong. We’ll deliver your share right to your neighbourhood. With a minimum of 5-full season CSA members per drop-spot. If you would like to create a new drop off location, gather 5 full-season members in your neighbourhood, with one of them offering a suitable location, and we will deliver. We will likely make our delivery runs on Friday afternoons. Get in touch to discuss: [email protected]
Extended Fall CSA:
11 weeks, 6 boxes… Fresh, Organic, local veggies right to the end of 2020! Sign-up for the extended Fall/Winter season now and receive a 10% discount (Deal only offered when you add the Fall/Winter CSA to the Main Season CSA) The cost is $210 for 6 extra-large boxes full of Autumn veggies (Carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic, beets, squash, broccoli, kale, cauliflower and more!) Eat Pilgrims’ Produce right to the end of 2020!
We’ll move to a bi-weekly schedule for the late fall/winter CSA, and pick-up locations will be limited to the VAC parking lot in Vernon or Farm pick-up (NO business or neighbourhood deliveries)
Business Drop-spots in Vernon & Armstrong:
We’ll deliver right to your workplace in Vernon & now Armstrong too! Just 5 full season members required. A convenient and easy way to get your whole workplace eating healthy! Deliveries every Friday afternoon, just in time for the weekend!
Request to have your business on our drop-spot list! Email us: [email protected]
*Due to Coronavirus we are making changes to this as many businesses are closed at the moment. Customers will likely need to come by the Vernon Central pick-up location for their harvest box. Please contact Kat to dialogue about this.
Changes due to Coronavirus…
-We are expanding our CSA harvest box program and welcoming new members!
-CSA pick-up in Vernon will be DRIVE-Thru style, to practice safe distancing and keep your food safe.
-We are adding an extra day for CSA pick-up and making the hours more flexible to accommodate your needs (Now available both Tuesdays and Fridays).
-Stay tuned for changes that may apply to your business and for further updates.
Dates for CSA 2020:
Farm pick-up AND Vernon Central Pick-Up (At Vernon Alliance Church parking lot)
-Tuesdays, 4-6pm starting May 19-Oct 6
-Fridays, 3-5pm starting May 22- Oct 9
**LATE-Start CSA begins June 26 – Oct 9
Extended Fall/Winter CSA: Tuesdays, October 20 – December 29 (Bi-Weekly)
8 Awesome Reasons to Join Our CSA!
- Get to know your farmers, ask questions and get connected with your food.
- Commit to eating healthy, locally, organically, seasonally. You will feel better!
- Trust us; we’ve been running a CSA program for over 20 years. It’s tried and true!
- Read our weekly newsletter to keep in the loop on farm happenings, what’s in the box, great recipes and pictures.
- Treat your tastebuds! The produce is flavour packed and nutrient dense; everything is harvested fresh!
- Enrich the community and local economy by supporting local farmers.
- Reduce your food miles and contribute to regional food security.
- Visit the farm and see where your food grows! We offer farm tours and host events throughout the season exclusive to our CSA members.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
What happens if I will be away?
OR you can arrange for someone else to come fetch your CSA box. It is your responsibility to make sure they are “trained” so please make sure to tell them the time and location for the pick-up, and remind them to bring a bag! It is wise to let us know in advance that someone else will be coming.
What if I forget my box?
If no one comes for the box within a few days, we will donate it to the food bank.
What if I don’t like something in my box?
Our Vernon VAC parking lot members have the opportunity to trade an item in our swap box. Due to the logistics we won’t have the swap box available for the other locations.
Do I get to choose what’s in my box?
You will see some staple items appearing more often, such as carrots, tomatoes or potatoes, while the more unusual items will be less often. Herbs and nuts are a fun addition to some week’s boxes, but not a major component. We welcome your feedback on what you’d love to see more of, and less of, too.
What if I want more veggies or fruits?
Here’s what our members are saying about our CSA…
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CSA harvest box 2020
Eat the freshest, Organic, local fruits & veg all season long!
Sign-up for the LATE-Start CSA 2020 is OPEN! Click here to get your share in the harvest.