Our CSA Veggie Box shares are SOLD OT for the 2021 growing season! If you would like access to Fresh Roots produce and would like to support schoolyard farms Good Food Market Credits are available for purchase at a 10% discount if you sign up before May 1st.
This is our version of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. When you join a CSA, you enter into a direct partnership with a local farm. Members buy a share of the farm’s harvest at the beginning of the season to contribute to the costs of seeds, tools, and other inputs. As members, you will be rewarded with delicious, fresh, and hyper-local produce and a strong sense of community.
You will also be supporting our children and youth programs, which base their learning and empowerment activities on the schoolyard farms providing a place for youth to connect with food. From planting a seed to cooking a meal, we catalyze learning that students carry forward to make healthy food choices, become strong community leaders, and advocate for a more just and sustainable food system.
What comes in a weekly box?
For an average of $22.50/box, you get a week’s worth of produce: greens, root vegetables, fruits (like tomatoes and squash!) and herbs. Your Veggie Box will change with the season, containing 5-7 items and providing you with an amazing range of vegetables grown with care using organic practices. This is a chance to eat in an attuned way with our BC seasonality, and to discover new foods and cooking traditions. Our newsletter will provide you with recipes and ideas on how to prepare your veggies, as well as stories about the farm and programs. Below you’ll find a few sample boxes to get an idea of what boxes might look like from week to week.
Convenient Pickup Location
Starting the first week of June until mid-October pick up your veggies every Wednesday at the Italian Cultural Centre from 4-8 pm, where we will also be hosting a pop-up market for the local community to buy vegetables along with a rotating selection of guest vendors, delicious hot pizza and other goodies served up outside on the patio!
- Italian Cultural Centre map
Questions? Call 778-764-0344 ext. 103 or for less urgent matters email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Being a CSA member is not for everyone! The brand new Good Food Market Credit program might be for you.
You can support Fresh Roots by purchasing produce without the commitment of a full-season Veggie Box CSA. Support Fresh Roots farms and programming by paying upfront for Good Food Market Credits which provide flexibility for those who prefer market-style shopping for fresh, local vegetables when and where they like. LEARN MORE
Here’s what our members are saying
I LOVE getting our weekly Fresh Roots Veggie Box! The veggies are grown just a few blocks from our house, and they are the freshest, most delicious produce you can imagine. Mmmmm! It’s fun to go pick up our veggies and see neighbours and friends, and sometimes buy a loaf of fresh bread, some eggs, or local berries.
Susan, CSA Veggie Box Member since 2014
To me, Fresh Roots is the definition of supporting local. I first learned about the CSA boxes and the farms when I went on a field trip with the high school I was working with at the time. We spent the day at David Thompson learning about farming and the SOYL program. I joined the CSA that day and have been a member ever since.
Jaclyn, CSA Veggie Box Member since 2016