GETTING YOUR HANDS DIRTY

GARDEN TIME AT THE FARM

Experience first-hand how your food is grown while taking in the beautiful surroundings of Grey Arrow Farm. Garden Time Shares are a connecting and rewarding part of the CSA experience. This option involves 6-12 volunteer hours during the season (depending on share purchased) working with us in the garden alongside other members.

  • Garden time shifts are 3 hours long

  • Shifts involve weeding on Saturdays in June and July and harvesting on Monday and Wednesday evenings from mid-July to early September

  • Shift sign-up happens on a follow-up schedule that will be emailed out to you at the beginning of the season

WHO CAN DO IT?

HOW IT WORKS

Garden time can be accomplished by individuals or by families working together.  For example, the 6 hours for a half share could be accomplished by two adults working together for a 3 hour shift, or by an individual adult working two separate 3 hour shifts. A full-share includes 12 hours of garden time.

  • Can I bring my kids with me when I come to work in the garden?

    Yes, we love to have the kids get into the garden to learn and have fun.  They will get dirty!  If your kids are young enough to need supervision however, please bring another adult along to spend time with them while you work in the garden.

  • What happens if I sign up for a share with ‘garden time’ but then can’t fulfill my commitment?

    If unexpected events come up that prevent you from fulfilling your commitment, you will be asked to pay the balance, equivalent to a share without garden time.  We appreciate knowing this as soon as possible as we rely on a certain number of helping hands, in addition to our own, to get the vegetables harvested and ready to deliver.

  • Can I bring my dog with me to the farm?

    Although we’d love to meet your dog, our cats and dogs aren’t used to having other animals here and can be very territorial, so please leave your dog at home.

  • Do I have to work in the garden?

    No, you have the choice of a share with or without ‘garden time’.

The price you pay for our produce is similar to or less than the grocery store, but with taste and quality that are far superior. You’ll have the choice to pay in full by cheque, email transfer or Paypal, or you can make up to 8 equal instalment payments by cheque or email bank transfer. (Information about how to submit cheque payments will be included in your confirmation email).

Half Share with Garden Time  $340.00  

(feeds 2-3 people or a veggie-loving individual and includes 6 volunteer hours during the season)

Half Share without Garden Time   $415.00

(feeds 2-3 people or a veggie-loving individual and no volunteer time is required)

Full Share with Garden Time   $650.00  

(feeds 4-6 people or a smaller family that loves veggies and includes 12 volunteer hours during the season)

Full Share without Garden Time   $795.00  

(feeds 4-6 people or a smaller family that loves veggies and no volunteer time is required)

SIGN UP NOW for our SUMMER 2017 CSA

Deliveries begin the middle of July and continue to the end of September

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