Produce Pack Info

Weekly Deliveries of Freshness from Our Farm to You

redsunflowerThe Produce Pack brings the very best of our farm’s harvest to you.  Every week from May to November, we meet you, our customers, at pick up locations in Bedford, Fleming Heights, and downtown Halifax.  Bins of produce are laid out for you to choose from.  Local fruit is also included.

Produce Pack pick-up at Victoria Park in downtown Halifax


Signing up is a choice to base your diet on healthy and delicious garden-fresh produce.  A chance to eat like someone who grows their own food.  We harvest perishable crops like greens, peas, and beans the same day we deliver them.  To ensure you have lots of variety every week, we plant over forty different kinds of vegetables, herbs, and flowers.  Most of the vegetables and herbs we offer are familiar favorites like tomatoes, beans, carrots, basil, and lettuce. We also grow unusual crops like arugula, ginger root, and garlic.  We also offer the popular “Swap Box” where you can leave items you don’t want, in exchange for items you do want.

The fruit comes from local farms near us.  We buy chemical free fruit whenever possible, if we must buy low-spray, we’ll let you know.  The goal is to include some fruit with every delivery and have extra available for baking and preserving by special order.  Strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, plums, apples, and pears are expected to be included this year.

Jen and David

Jen and David

David and Jen Greenberg have both been farming for over seventeen years.  We are passionately committed to growing the very best food for our table and yours.  We are also delighted Bruce Glass has joined the farm team.  This will be his third year at Abundant Acres.  In 2014 we are excited to welcome Marshall Zuern to our team.  Marshall was one of the first people to sign up for a produce pack.  He has worked for Dave’s Produce Packs in New Brunswick.

David and Bruce

Abundant Acres is located in the Avon River Valley in Centre Burlington, Hants County.  We are one hour from Halifax.  As produce pack customers, you are invited to visit our farm on scheduled Open Farm Saturdays.  On the farm we have a Native Tree Nursery, gardens, greenhouses, chickens, sheep, cattle, and walking trails.  You are welcome to enjoy the farm and see how your food is grown.


chickenstwilightHow much does it cost and how much do I get?  
The Produce Packs include vegetables, and fruit. We now offer one size of pack for $30/week.  If you need more, we will also offer a side-table with pasture-raised eggs ($5/dozen), extra fruit and vegetables, as well as processing packs for the most enthusiastic cooks. See our policies and payments page.

We are convinced that anyone can enjoy a $30 pack in a week, but if you are not committed to home cooked meals, the Produce Pack may not be right for you.

Eating and cooking healthy food can be a challenge, especially at the beginning.  To help you succeed, we go the extra mile to ensure high quality and a wide selection of produce in the packs.  We have several greenhouses for extra-early harvests of summertime favourites like tomatoes, beans, and basil.  We also have a very good irrigation system to ensure good harvests even if we don’t have enough rain.sackville

What if I go away for a week?  If you will be gone for a week or two during the season, just let us know by the Sunday before your pick-up.  We will take your name off the list and you won’t have to pay.  Or you can arrange for a friend to pick it up, or for us to donate your pack to a local food bank.  *If you miss a pick-up without letting us know ahead, the value of the pack is deducted from your deposit.

We have four pick-up locations:

  • Tuesdays, 4-6:30 pm, First Ave in Bedford
  • Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Rose and Rooster, Seaforth*
  • Wednesdays, 4-6:30 pm, Redwood Ave in Fleming Heights
  • Thursdays from, 4-6 pm, Victoria Park in downtown Halifax

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ppJune21aWhen does it start?  We will start at the end of May and will continue until the third week of November.

Sackville PP

Yes, sign me up!  To secure your place as a customer, a $100 deposit holds your spot.  If you decide at any time that you want to cancel your Produce Packs, just let us know and we will cheerfully refund your deposit the following week.  Cheques or email money transfers can be made out to Jen Greenberg, address below.  Sign up here

sistersOnce you sign up, we will keep you informed with a weekly newsletter starting in May, including a list of the items of each week’s pack and links to recipes that we will be posting on our website.  We offer two payment options:

1) Quarterly payments by cheque or e-transfer

2) Weekly payments by cheque or cash when you pickup your pack.

Need more information?  Please call us, email, or check out our policies and payments page.  *See the bottom of the policy page for extra details about the Seaforth pick up.

Contact:

Jen Greenberg, Abundant Acres jenredfox@gmail.com

182 Red Bank Rd. Centre Burlington NS B0N 1E0 902.757.1640 or 902.817.1986


3 Responses to Produce Pack Info

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  2. amberlie says:

    Hi, just wondering about your packs. I am inserted in possibly signing up but would like more information. Could you give me an example of what might be in a box? I understand it changes based on what is seasonal but I’m looking for a rough idea.

    • jenredfox says:

      In the spring, the packs are mostly greens with carrots, radish and green onions and other veggies as they ripen. Since we have eight greenhouses, we start harvesting warm season crops like tomatoes, melons and peppers several weeks earlier than normal.

      We try to give a good value, our customers tell us it is certainly a better deal than the Farmer’s market if comparing to organic vendors.

      The amount is enough to feed two or three adults who eat a lot of veggies.

      If you have further questions, feel free to call us or email again.

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