Veggie Box Subscription
WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
Our 2019 boxes will be full of delicious veggie varieties and will also be working with the wonderful growers at Christie’s Gardens and Greenhouses - her ideal growing conditions will ensure that you get some of the longer season veggies a little earlier than most!
Our subscription program will run 12 weeks from July until mid-September. Every week we will harvest the freshest veggies we have and bring them to our pickup location in High Prairie. Your subscription box will include a variety of items that change every week as the garden grows. Crisp radishes, leafy greens, sweet peas and green onions dominate the earlier boxes, turning into vine ripened tomatoes, earthy beets and colorful carrots mid-season, and giving way to winter squash, storage onions and mature potatoes as fall approaches.
This season will have lots of leafy greens, onions and herbs each week along with alternating root veggies, and seasonal treats! We will also have a box of extra veggies so members can swap one item per week (for example, if you love greens, leave your potatoes and grab an extra head of lettuce)!
Want more? We are excited to announce that we will be getting fresh BC fruit this year straight from the Okanagan. The BC fruit option will include 8 weeks with a selection of cherries, peaches, pears, apricots, apples and concord grapes and more!
Keep reading to get all of the details of our subscription boxes or sign up right now if you are ready!
Interested in signing up but live too far from High Prairie? Don’t fret - if you are in Valleyview, McLennan, Falher, Joussard or somewhere in between, just share our page with your friends or gather up a few neighbours and Contact Us - with enough interest we can come to you too!
How Do I Sign Up?
We are so excited that you’ve decided to join our fresh food movement! You can sign up through our online store right now by clicking Sign Me Up on the right side of this page, or click the Printable Subscription Form and mail it in with your payment.
VEGGIE BOX SUBSCRIPTION
Our goal for the 2019 season is to provide lettuce + one other green, some type of onion, one herb and one novelty item each week along with our seasonal staples. Of course - the weather, insects and other factors can always impact what is available on a given week.
Choose a full subscription for a big box of fresh veggies (great for a family of 4 or a couple of veggie lovers), or scale back a bit and choose our half size subscription for the same great selection, but in a smaller quantity (great for 2 or a veggie loving single). New this season, we are offering a sampler size subscription for those that aren't sure about the program or that just want a few garden fresh veggies each week.
Each week you can expect 3-4 basic veggies (lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, potatoes, onions) and 4-6 seasonal picks (radishes, peas, tomatoes, peppers, squash). The only difference between a full and half sized subscription is the quantity of each item you will receive. For example, a half share might have one bunch of radishes while a full share would receive two bunches. Our goal is to give you an abundant box of fresh, delicious produce every week.
Growing great food takes time, so in the first few weeks the boxes might be a little smaller but it won’t take long at all until the first crops peak and the boxes overflow!
FRUIT BOX SUBSCRIPTION
Always a crowd favourite!
Our BC Fresh fruits are delivered straight from the trees of the beautiful Okanagan Valley and delivered to you at their prime - never stored or preserved. Fruit selections may include cherries, apricots, plums, peaches, a variety of apples, pears, nectarines and coronation grapes!
This year we will again offer 8 weekly deliveries, with timing dependent on the Okanagan growing conditions. Each subscription will include a total of approximately 50 lbs of a variety of these fruits with the option to buy bulk fruit like peaches, cherries and grapes when they are in their prime! Start the season with treasured BC Fresh Cherries and end on a perfect for Fall selection of apples, plums and pears!
SO WHAT DO WE GROW?
We love trying new things so we can bring you an exciting assortment of veggies each week to enjoy! Sometimes the weather or other factors (insects especially!) create problems with a certain crop or family of crops. By growing a diverse selection, we hope to always have lots to offer! Here what we are planting in 2019:
Plus a variety of freshly harvested and live potted herbs including: