Winter Veggie Boxes
OUR WINTER VEGGIE BOXES
We offer a bi-weekly winter veggie box program that runs from mid November to the first week of March (8 bi-weekly boxes). These boxes are delivered to several central locations in the Moncton, Fredericton, Woodstock, and Grand Falls areas. A full box is designed to provide 2 week's worth of vegetables for a family of four or for two veggie lovers. A half box designed for a family of two.
The vegetables, are all organically grown by us here except in a rare case where we might need to source other local organic vegetables to cover a shortage.
You might be wondering what we could possibly still have in the winter. Surprisingly, we get more great comments about the winter box than we do even about the summer boxes. I think this is because everyone expects great boxes in the summer but they are very surprised to be able to get great boxes all winter as well.
You can expect to get 6-8 or more items each week based on what is available. We have a swap box located at each pick up location which allows you to swap an item you don't like for one you do. This allows you some customization while allowing us the ability to pack all the boxes the same.
Over the course of the season, you can expect to get lettuce or salad mix, spinach, kale, beets, cabbage, carrots, garlic, onions, shallots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips, leeks, and 5 different types of winter squash. We aim to send greens in every box even in January. We use minimally heated greenhouses which allow us to offer kale, salad items, and spinach right through the winter.
We have a bus that we have converted into our mobile pick up station which we can park in a central location and our customers can come to the bus to get their box. We are experimenting with a system of "pack your own" boxes which would also allow our customers more choice. Currently this is available at our farm store only, but we hope to expand it to our bus pick up location at the Canadian Tire on Smythe street.
When you sign up, you are signing up to take a box every other week for the 17 week period. If you are going to be away during this time, feel free to have a friend pick up your box for you. As much as possible, any boxes that are not picked up, will be donated to a needy family, Harvest House, or a local soup kitchen to supply food to those in need.