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Everything you need to know about our Harvest Share Box program

Each year we get asked a lot of questions about how our program works. Below you will find answers to the most common questions about how this wonderful program runs.  If you can not find answers below please do not hestitate to email us at harvestshare@carronfarms.ca with any questions you may have.

This program is a great way to access Fresh Ontario Produce for you and your family.  We hope you join us this season to see why Fresh really is Best!

One thing we get asked a lot is what kinds of produce we included in the boxes.  We try to ensure that throughout the season you will receive common and a few un-common items to show you just how much Ontario farmers have to offer you.  If we include what might be considered an un-common vegetable it is gerenally the feature item that week and the recipe that week is geared toward that item.

We offer two box sizes: Small or Large and two frequency options: Weekly or Bi-Weekly(every other week)

Here is a list of the produce you might find throughout our program as well as some monthly samples so you have an idea of how much to expect each week:

Regularly Included Items     Occasionally Included Items

July      August     September     October

 


What is the Harvest Share Food Box program?

The Harvest Share Food Box program is a weekly or bi-weekly program that runs from Mid-June to the end of October each year.  Each week you receive a box of fresh seasonal Ontario produce. This seasons first boxes go out June 14, 15, and 16 and the final boxes go out October 25, 26, and 27.

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What will the Harvest Share Food Box Program contain?

The boxes will contain an exciting variety of fresh Ontario seasonal vegetables and fruit(s). In addition to the produce we provide a recipe which relates to what is in the box for that week. Each week will contain new combinations of produce to ensure an ever changing variety of flavours for your palate.

The Small Size Box contains anywhere from 7-8 items and the Large Size Box contains anywhere from 10-12 items each week.

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Who can be involved in the Harvest Share Food Box Program?

The Harvest Share Food Box Program is open to anyone who cares about eating safe healthy fresh food and wants to support local farmers.

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How many weeks does the Harvest Share Box Program run for and when does it start?

The Harvest Share Food Box program commences mid-June and runs for 20 weeks. It ends the last week of October.  2017 Season: The first boxes go out June 14, 15, and 16 and the final boxes go out October 25, 26, and 27

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What will the Harvest Share Food Box Program cost?

The 2017 season cost:
Small Size: $22.00/box
Large Size: $30.00/box

You can register for a weekly basket or bi-weekly basket (every other week)

Optional Home Delivery: add $7.50 per week (includes HST)
Optional Group Delivery: Please contact us for the 2017 Group Delivery Rates.

Group Deliveries can occur at Business or Home Address within our delivery zones at a discounted weekly rate.  Contact us today about setting up a Group Delivery drop at your business or on your street!

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How do I pay? What forms of payment are currently accepted?

We accept e-transfers, cash or cheques. All cheques should be made out to Carron Farms Limited. If you wish to come into the office to pay via cash or cheque please make an appoitnment by calling 905-775-2432. We are in and out of the office and fields daily so appointments are necessary so we don't miss you. We do not accept credit cards or debit at this time.

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How do I pick-up my Harvest Share Food Box?

You can obtain your weekly or bi-weekly Harves Share Food Box in one of four ways:

  • Home Delivery: $7.50/week, includes HST, must be in delivery zone

  • Group Delivery: Contact the office for the 2016 Rates.

  • On Farm Pick-Up*: Free service at our location in the Holland Marsh, (we are located one minute West of Hwy 400 on Canal Road)
    Hours for Farm Pick-Up:
    Thursdays 1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Fridays 9:30am - 4:30pm

  • Aurora/Newmarket Depot*: Free Service, The Campus Church
    Hours for Depot Pick-Up:
    5:00pm - 7:00pm, 14430 Bathurst Dr., King
    ​(SW corner of Bathurst St & Henderson Drive)

*(subject to change before start of season)

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Where are the current home delivery zones?

We currently deliver to the following areas:
Bradford / Barrie / Midhurst / Angus / Newmarket / Aurora / Innisfil / Cookstown / Alliston / Klienburg / Schomberg / Nobleton / Beeton / Bond Head / Bolton / Tottenham / Pottageville / Kettleby / Holland Marsh / Thornton / King City / Sharon / Holland Landing / Everett / Borden / Egbert / Keswick /Oak Ridges / Richmond Hill

Congratulations Kewsick and Richmond Hill for becoming delivery zones this season!!!

If you do not see your location on this list please call and we can confirm the availabaility of home delivery in your area.

We are hoping to expand into Vaughan/Mono/Orangeville area this year so please contact us for more details. 

If you wish to have your area become a home delivery zone we base these areas on received registration forms. Please contact us if your area is not on this list as we are constantly receiving requests for home delivery in other areas and can let you know if that may occur this year. We can help you get this set-up in your area.

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Will the Harvest Share Food Box be flexible with vacations?

Yes, the program will be flexible with vacation times. We must receive 10 days written notice (email acceptable) prior to when the vacation starts and you will not be billed for the boxes for those week(s). If you miss a week or do not give proper notice you will be billed for that week.

2017 Allowable Vacation Weeks:

Weekly : Up to 4 Weeks Refundable

Bi-Weekly:  Up to 2 Weeks Refundable

These vacation weeks can also be as "off" or "break" weeks if you find your fridge to full and need a week to catch up.

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How can I register for the Harvest Share Food Box Program?

You can register online or print off a registration form and email, fax or mail it to us. If you have any questions please contact us by phone 905 775 2432 or email harvestshare@carronfarms.ca  Spaces are limited  each season so we suggest acting promptly. The HSFB Coordinator is Lesley Martin.

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Do you have a Referral Program?

Once you sign up for the program; every houshold you bring into the current season's program you will receive a $10.00 rebate. Your referral must complete the entire season and rebate cheques will be mailed out 4-6 weeks after the last week. For example: If you refer 5 households, and they all complete the season, you will receive a $50.00 rebate cheque! (If you referred someone to last year's program and they start up again for this upcoming season the rebate no longer applies. This referral program applies to new referrals you bring into the program for each season only.) If your referral comes in mid season they must complete the season from their start date and the referral amount of $10.00 will be pro-rate to reflect their weeks on the program. (i.e: if they come in on week 10 and complete the final 10 weeks you will receive $5.00 for that referral).

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Why would I want to be a part of the Harvest Share Food Box Program?

Being a part of the Harvest Share Food Box Program is one way to reduce your carbon footprint, to support your local economy and to guarantee a weekly supply of safe healthy farm fresh produce for your family by dealing direct with a local farmer.

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Where is the produce grown for the Harvest Share Food Box Program?

We gather produce from our own farm as well as other local Ontario farms that follow best farm practices. We supply only Ontario produce in this program.

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How do I pay for my Harvest Share Food Box?

It is a pre-paid program where you can pay for the entire season upfront upon registration and/or take advanatge of our payment plan that allows you to pay in two equal instalments. The first half of the season (10 weeks) is due upon registration and the remainder of the season (the final 10 weeks) is due on or before Aug 2nd, 2017.

If you are unable to make this payment plan please do not hestitate to contact us.  We can also adjust payment plans to suit your household budget - within reason :)

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What if the box size I choose is too little/too much for my household?

Not to worry, with 10 days written notice we will be able to upgrade or downsize your weekly box size or change frequency. Your final payment will be adjusted to reflect the changes if you are downsizing. If you are upgrading between payment due dates or after, a pro-rated rate may be applicable and payable within 10 days.

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Is there a difference in produce between the different sizes?

There could be a minor difference some of the weeks but all of the same produce will be included in the boxes at some points during the season. The boxes will be arranged to ensure that you are not given all of the same produce each week. They will be planned to ensure that each month you are given an exciting variety of produce. The Small Box will feed approx 2 - 3 people and contains 7 - 8 different types of produce. A Large Size box will feed approx 4 - 5 people and contains 10 - 12 different types of produce.

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How will I know what to expect in the boxes each week?

If you wish to be informed of the contents of each week's box, we send out weekly emails and post the details on our Facebook page. This will allow you to properly plan for any other non-local produce needs. This is an email or online service only. Follow us on Facebook at Carron Farms Ltd: Harvest Share Food Box. To register for this service use the subsribe to newsletter service link at the bottom of this page and follow the steps to receive the season's emails.

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What happens if I wish to leave the program before the 20 weeks is completed?

We understand that there are many reasons why you would not be able to continue with the program. To cancel out of the program we need 10 days written notice that you would like to leave early.  Any prepaid boxes outside of the 10 days cancellation notice will be refunded to the participant.

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Sample Contents of Weekly Harvest Share Food Boxes

Here are a few examples of what to expect each delivery:

July      August     September     October

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Register now for the 2017 Harvest Share Food Box program!


Contact Harvest Share Food Box

For any questions or for more information about our program please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Phone: 905-775-2432

Email: harvestshare@carronfarms.ca