Produce Boxes – fresh local produce straight from the region
SPRING Season 2018
Southern Harvest Association’s (SHA) multi-farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model produce box scheme is now available for pick-up at:
• Bungendore – Southern Harvest Farmers Markets, Saturday 930am-12pm – places still available
• Queanbeyan – Southern Harvest Farmers Markets, Thursday 330-6pm – places still available
• Fyshwick – Canberra City Farm, Thursday 5-6pm – places still available
• Downer – Downer Shops, Community Centre, Friday 415-530pm – places still available
The CSA model aims to directly connect farmers and consumers. Consumers purchase in advance (initial deposit) a share of the farmers’ produce, then receive fruit and vegetables as they are harvested. Consumers commit to supporting farmers through the season and share the ups and downs of food production. SHA is committed (as the go between) to aggregate local produce, ensure farmers receive a fair price for their food and provide a variety of the freshest local produce to consumers.
Subscribers have enjoyed the opportunity to sample new and often unfamiliar vegetables while learning about seasonal food production in the region. As the produce is direct from the farm it is as fresh as is possible, we also prioritise clean and chemical free produce.
The spring season commences on Saturday the 1 nd of September, and runs for 13 weeks. Each week you will receive $30 of produce, mostly vegetables with some seasonally available fruit. A further $6 per week is charged by SHA, $4 for administration and processing and $2 to cover produce for volunteers. A subscriber who can volunteer 2-2.5 hours of their time for packing and distribution is credited the cost of a box.
Added extras such as eggs, bread, preserves, honey, muesli and chai are available for order separately. Availability may vary with pick-up locations due to storage constraints.
For more information or to order your produce box, contact our produce coordinator Ruth by filling in the form below