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We are excited about the new 2016 farm season! With a bold restructuring of the produce packs, we hope to better serve our customers and increase our farm viability.
We are planning to have more choice in what vegetables are offered each week; offer two share sizes; extend pick up hours; and deliver the shares to more locations.
Consolidated pick-up location with increased hours, and deliveries
Our only pick-up will be on the corner of Spring Garden Rd. and South Park St at Victoria Park in downtown Halifax, every Thursday from noon until six pm. We would also deliver pre-made boxes (large size only) to several locations in HRM (including Bedford, Fleming Heights, and Seaforth). If you have a proposed location for pack deliveries, please get in touch with us!
At Victoria Park, we will offer large shares of 8-10 items ($600) and small shares of 6-8 items ($450).
Pick up locations:
- Thursdays from, 12 noon-6 pm, Victoria Park in downtown Halifax
Boxed shares (large size only):
- Thursdays, in Bedford (exact time and location TBD)
- Thursdays, in Fleming Heights (exact time and location TBD)
- Thursdays (time TBD) Rose and Rooster, Seaforth
We are considering the option of doing a home delivery route in addition to centralized drop-offs. Home delivery would cost $150 extra for the season ($7/week). We could potentially deliver anywhere in HRM where there is a cluster of interest. Please let us know if this is something you would like.
At Victoria Park, we are planning to greatly expand the ‘swap box’, making it a ‘swap table’. Signing up is a choice to base your diet on healthy and delicious garden-fresh produce. We plant over forty kinds of vegetables and herbs. We offer favourites like tomatoes, beans, carrots, basil, and lettuce and more unusual crops like arugula and ginger root. The “Swap Table” is where you can leave items you don’t want, in exchange for items you do want. This will allow a wider selection of items every week.
Simplified payment, lower price
Large shares are $600, small shares are $450 for the season, to be paid by May 1. If this is not practical, we offer a payment plan of three equal payments.
Payment plan schedule:
By May 1: $200
By July 1: $200
By Sept 1: $200
By May 1: $200
By July 1: $150
By Sept 1: $100
Shares will be distributed from the beginning of June until the end of October (22 weeks).
The lower price and increased choice will come with a trade off. We won’t allow customers to put the shares on hold. If you can’t pick up your pack, a friend can pick it up for you, or we will arrange to donate it. We will give refunds if you want to cancel for the rest of the season. The payment is for a season of produce. The value will change week to week, generally increasing as the season progresses.
What do I get?
The vegetables are all from Abundant Acres and are certified organic. The fruit comes from local farms near us. We buy no-spray or low-spray fruit whenever possible. The goal is to include some fruit with every delivery and have extra available for baking and preserving by special order. Rhubarb, strawberries, cherries, blueberries, melons, apples, and pears are expected to be included this year.
We also offer Abundant Acres pastured hen eggs at the pick up for $5/dozen. At the farmers’ market, they are $6/dozen.
Once you sign up, we will keep you informed via our weekly newsletter with recipes, starting in June.
Sharing the harvest
The increased choice will generate more extra food on Thursday evening. We intend to distribute this to people in need. We have been giving away our leftovers at the church we attend and have been amazed at the impact it’s had on the congregation’s eating patterns and health. With more food available to give away or sell at a reduced price, we will increase this important part of our farm’s mission.
A new vision, a new name: Abundant Acres Farmshare
These changes reflect what we have always wanted the farm to be: a place where people from all walks of life can share life’s simple pleasures of good food and community. We want this relationship to be mutually beneficial, providing connection to the land, the farmers that work it, and the ever-changing abundance it brings forth.
We hope this vision resonates with you. We appreciate each one of you who has supported us so far, and look forward to many more years of sharing the farm with you.
Jen Greenberg, Abundant Acres firstname.lastname@example.org
182 Red Bank Rd. Centre Burlington NS B0N 1E0 902.757.1640 or 902.817.1986