CSA (Harvest Box Program)

Eat the freshest organic fruits and veggies. All. Season. Long.

CSA stands for

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.

Add-Ons:

We offer extras for sale each week so you can have more of what you love.  This year we are excited to be introducing our new online Add-Ons system… it’ll make ordering extras a breeze!  If you are a CSA member, you can order add-ons here.

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.

Sample Boxes:

Basic Box in June

Sugar snap peas, baby potatoes, gourmet salad mix, pint of strawberries, green onions, dill

Family Box in June

(+ means more than basic box)

Sugar snap peas+, baby potatoes, gourmet salad mix+, pint of strawberries+, green onions, dill

Basic Box in August

Plums, small gourmet salad mix, assorted tomatoes, peppers, watermelon, salad turnips.

Family Box in August

(+ means more than basic box)

Plums+, gourmet salad mix+, assorted tomatoes+, peppers+, watermelon+, salad turnips, cucumber, cilantro

Basic Box in September

Carrots, Spaghetti Squash, Melon, Onion, Radish, Parsley, Cherry Tomatoes.

Family Box in September

(+ means more than basic box)

Carrots+, Spaghetti Squash+, Melon+, Onion+, Radish, Parsley, Cherry Tomatoes+, Zucchini

2021 CSA season… 

Interested in joining our 2021 CSA season?!   Yahoo!

 

Here’s how it works… to sign-up see the form at the bottom of the page.

  1.  Choose your location: The farm (Armstrong) OR  in Vernon at the Vernon Alliance Church parking.
  2.  Select season(s): This year we have three “seasons” available for you to join in.  We’ll start with an early, limited Spring share (6 weeks, medium sized box) where boxes will be brimming with lots of fresh salad greens, radishes, asparagus, rhubarb and more.  We’ll roll right into our Summer season (18 weeks, 3 box options)  Enjoy the abundance of summer fruits and veggies with a large variety of veggies and fruits all grown on our farm!   Think peppers, cherries, salad greens, tomatoes, strawberries, potatoes, corn… just to name a few!   And finally you can continue eating the good veggies with our Bi-weekly Autumn Share (6 extra-large boxes).  You’ll be eating up the hearty storage crops, greenhouse salad greens, nuts and maybe even frozen fruits!)  This will take us right to the very end of 2021.  Eating all season long is easy with Pilgrims’ Produce!    ** If you sign up for all 3 seasons right off the bat your name will be entered into a draw for a locally produced gift basket!
  3. Choose the day that best suits you.  The Spring and Summer, boxes are available on Tuesdays or Fridays.  The Autumn, boxes will be available on Tuesdays only.
  4. Pay up!  Part of why the CSA works so well is that the farmer receives payment from the members early in the season to help cover early season costs and to ensure commitment.   To secure your spot in our CSA we’ll need either full or partial payment.
  5. Once the season is underway we will be harvesting and packing your boxes with fresh and in season veggies and fruits on a weekly basis.  Time to enjoy!  You’ll receive a weekly newsletter telling you what will be in the box, receive farm updates, see fresh pictures and we’ll share recipes too!

 

 

How much does it cost? (Notice there are 2 location options below) 

 

 

Seasons  

Armstrong, Farm  Pick-up

Noon to dusk

1568 Eagle Rock Rd.

Armstrong, BC V0E 1B7

Spring Share

(6 weeks)

Tuesday or Friday

May 4/7 – June 8/11

*limited shares available.

$145

Medium box size only.

6 boxes

Summer Share

(18 weeks)

Tuesday or Friday

June 15/18 – Oct 12/15

three box options

$415

BASIC

Perfect for small families, couples, or single eaters who like plenty of veggies.

18 boxes

$585

FAMILY

A must for serious veggie eaters or larger families.

18 boxes

$260

FLEX-TEN

10 basic-sized boxes throughout the season, perfect for the out-of-town-worker, vacationer
or light veggie eater.

*limited space available.

Autumn Share

(6 Extra-large boxes)

Bi-weekly, Tuesdays only

Oct 19 – Dec 28

$210

Extra Large box size only.

6 boxes

Want to sign-up?

Go to the bottom of the page

 

Seasons  

Vernon  Pick-up

Tuesdays: 4-6pm

Fridays: 3-5pm

Vernon Alliance Church parking lot

2601 43rd Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 3L1

Spring Share

(6 weeks)

Tuesday or Friday

May 4/7 – June 8/11

*limited shares available.

$150

Medium box size only.

6 boxes

Summer Share

(18 weeks)

Tuesday or Friday

June 15/18 – Oct 12/15

three box options

$430

BASIC

Perfect for small families, couples, or single eaters who like plenty of veggies.

18 boxes

$600

FAMILY

A must for serious veggie eaters or larger families.

18 boxes

$270

FLEX-TEN

10 basic-sized boxes throughout the season, perfect for the out-of-town-worker, vacationer
or light veggie eater.

*limited space available.

Autumn Share

(6 Extra-large boxes)

Bi-weekly, Tuesdays only

Oct 19 – Dec 28

$220

Extra Large box size only.

6 boxes

Want to sign-up?

Go to the bottom of the page

 

Payment Options:

*Having the money upfront really helps us, the farmers, with all the pre-season expenses such as seeds, machinery, employees, etc. Your commitment for the season helps us be more efficient with growing.

*You can pay in full,

OR in three instalments ($10 fee) for summer share only.

*Payment options include: Email transfer (preferred), Cheque, or Cash (bring to farm).

Great options for 2021…

HOLD-it!

HOLD-it!  Each member has up to TWO holds per season. So if you’re going to be out of town, you put your box on hold and redeem credit another week.  

Three Seasons:

We’re launching a more flexible CSA with more options!   You can now choose to be a part of our CSA for one, two or all three seasons.  Our spring CSA has limited shares available.   Sign-up for all three seasons right off the bat and we’ll enter your name into a draw to win a locally-created gift basket! 

Add-Ons:

We offer extras for sale each week so you can have more of what you love.  This year we are excited to be introducing our new online Add-Ons system… it’ll make ordering extras a breeze!  If you are a CSA member, you can order add-ons here.

Loyalty:

Where would we be without our faithful customers!?  To say thank you to our return members we’ll give you a $5 farm gift voucher.

Changes due to Coronavirus…

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!  Food security and local farms go together! Do your part by supporting local.

We are expanding our CSA harvest box program and welcoming new members!  We think the CSA  is 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 added an extra day for CSA pick-up and making the hours more flexible to accommodate your needs (Now available both Tuesdays and Fridays).

 

 

Dates for CSA 2021:

Spring: Tuesdays or Fridays:

May 4/7 – June 8/11

Summer:  Tuesdays or Fridays:

June 15/18 – Oct 12/15

Autumn:  Tuesdays only:

Oct 19 – Dec 28 (Bi-Weekly)

8 Awesome Reasons to Join Our CSA!

  1. Get to know your farmers, ask questions and get connected with your food.
  2. Commit to eating healthy, locally, organically, seasonally. You will feel better!
  3. Trust us; Pilgrims’ has been farming in the community for 30 years!!  It’s tried and true!
  4. Read our weekly newsletter to keep in the loop on farm happenings, what’s in the box, great recipes and pictures.
  5. Treat your tastebuds! The produce is flavour packed and nutrient dense; everything is harvested fresh!
  6. Enrich the community and local economy by supporting local farmers.
  7. Reduce your food miles and contribute to regional food security.
  8. 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?

We understand… you may be going on a vacation or work out of town. No problem. You’ve got options. HOLD-it! Each member has up to TWO holds per season. So if you’re going to be out of town, you can put a box (or two) on hold and redeem the credit another time within the season.  

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?

Please notify us ASAP.  Please email Kat and arrange another time when you can get the box (for example, you could meet us at our Farmers’ Market booth or come out to the farm).  We must be notified if you would like us to save it for you.

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?

Did your mother ever make you eat all your veggies?!  Good. Part of the fun of a CSA is to learn to be more adventurous with eating, trying new items or learning new ways to prepare your less-favourite items.  We provide great recipe ideas each week, highlighting the less-well-known items.

We also offer a SWAP box!  This is where you can trade for something you like better.

Do I get to choose what’s in my box?

No. We decide.  We grow a huge selection of produce and no two weeks will be the same.  Each week’s items are carefully chosen based on what is in season and when we last gave it to you. There may occasionally be repeated items from the previous week (gotta eat strawberries while the season lasts).  Have a look at some of our sample box photos to get an idea of what goes in the boxes. We aim to give you a salad option each week, as well as “snacky” lunch items and more filling items to feed your family.

You will receive 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?

Great!  We offer Add-Ons.   This is a great way to get more of your favourites while they last or to get extras for canning, dehydrating and freezing.   This year we have a new online ordering system to make Add-Ons easier for you!

Here’s what our members are saying about our CSA…

Our first CSA experience and we loved it! Looked forward to Tuesday nights every week!  Definitely appreciated the Sunday heads up of the week’s veggies.

Best veggies in Vernon!  Tuesday afternoons are my weekly highlight!

We just want to thank you so much for all the exceptional vegetables we received this summer.  We looked forward to each week’s surprises and loved everything!   Also enjoyed your weekly newsletter. See you next spring!

Thank you for all the nourishing produce!  You truly blessed my family!

Sign-up here!

CSA harvest box 2021 

We are gearing up for our 2021 CSA season!  

Join our CSA and Eat the Freshest, Organic, Local fruits & veggies all season long!