TFN Farm School
Delta, British Columbia V4M 4G7 Canada +1-604-599-2538 http://www.kpu.ca/tfnfarm/box-a-week
The Tsawwassen Farm School grows a wide array of certified organic fruits and vegetables on 4 acres of sunny Tsawwassen land. 2016 was our first successful year in offering a weekly veggie box to over 50 customers in our community. We are so excited to continue this year and hope to reach even more customers! This marketing model is known as Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) where consumers buy a season’s worth of veggies. They pay in advance and pick up a box of fresh vegetables every week. In becoming a CSA member, they help the farmer with having upfront money to buy the seeds and all the inputs needed for the season. The biggest contributions of a CSA to a farmer are that the farmer receives instant income at the beginning of the year, members share in the risk of production, and the farmer saves some marketing time in their already very busy season. Therefore, as the name suggests, the community is supporting the farmer.
As our farm is a cost-recovery educational farm, all the profit goes back into supporting the program, the supplies needed and the future farmers that are being trained here! So customers are not just buying vegetables, they are supporting the many future generations of farmers by giving them education and opportunity.
Our CSA (weekly veggie box) subscription runs from June 7 to October 21.Where can we pick up our boxes?
We have several designated locations and times:
KPU Richmond – Wednesday – 12PM-4PM
KPU Surrey – Wednesday – 10:30AM-11AM
KPU Langley – Wednesday – 12PM-12:30PM
At the farm – Wednesday – 9AM-4PM
Main St. Farmers Market – Wednesday – 2PM-6PM
Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market – Sunday – 10AM-2PM
West End Farmers Market – Saturday – 9AM-2PM
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