Produce Boxes – Autumn Season 2018
(orders for the Summer Season have closed)
Get your fresh local produce straight from the region.
Sign up now to the new produce box being coordinated by Southern Harvest and supported by Canberra City Farm. Available for collection in Bungendore, Queanbeyan and Canberra.
We’ll provide to you on a seasonal basis (Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring) 13 weekly $30 fruit and vegetable boxes – plus we’ll have other options for purchase and inclusion online such as eggs, honey and bulk goods on a weekly basis (stay tuned).
We are working toward a multi-farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) to deliver this produce. Community Supported Agriculture is a system that directly connects local farmers with local consumers. As a customer you purchase in advance a share of a farmers’ (or group of farmers in this case) produce and then receive your fruit and vegetables as they are harvested. This forms a network of individuals who agree to support one or more local farms. Both growers and customers this way share the ups and downs of food production.
How does this work?
The total cost of each 13 week season is $455 ($35 per week). This is made up of $30 going directly back to farmers and $5 processing fee for each box which is a transparent way to ensure that farmers are paid fairly for what they produce. An upfront deposit of $109 (which is $105 plus $4 in paypal fees) and then weekly payments of $35 for 10 weeks (as you’ve already paid for 3 weeks with the deposit).
How to collect?
Your produce box will be available for collection at your designated collection point starting from the first week in March and ending the last week in May. Choose from:
- Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore – Saturday 10am-12noon
- Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Queanbeyan – Thurs 4pm-6pm
- Canberra City Farm in Fyshwick – Thurs 5pm-6pm
- Order online BELOW with a $109 deposit for Autumn by 15 Jan 2018