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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: Personal or Family 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:
The Harvest Share Food Box program is a weekly or bi-weekly program that runs from Mid-June to the end of November each year. Each week you receive a box of fresh seasonal Ontario produce. This seasons first boxes go out June 25th, 26th, and 27th and the final boxes go out November 7th, 8th, and 9th.
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 Personal Box contains anywhere from 7-8 items and the Family Size Box contains anywhere from 10-12 items each week.
The Harvest Share Food Box Program is open to anyone who cares about eating safe healthy fresh food and wants to support local farmers.
The Harvest Share Food Box program commences the third week of June and runs for 20 weeks. It end in the second week of November. 2019 Season: The first boxes go out June 25th, 26th and 27th and the final boxes go out November 7th, 8th and 9th.
The 2019 season cost:
Personal Box (good for 1-2 people): $26.00/box
Family Box (good for 3-4 people): $35.00/box
You can register for a weekly box or, for a Family Box, weekly or bi-weekly box(every other week)
Optional Home Delivery: add $8.00 per week (plus HST)
Optional Group Delivery: Please contact us for the 2019 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!
We accept credit cards (Visa/Mastercard, contact office for payment), e-transfers (use code: Harvest), 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 appointment 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 debit cards at this time.
You can obtain your weekly or bi-weekly Harves Share Food Box in one of four ways:
Home Delivery: $8.00/week, plus HST, must be in delivery zone
Group Delivery: Contact the office for the 2019 Rates.
On Farm Pick-Up*: Free service at our location in the Holland Marsh, (just off 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)
We currently deliver to the following areas (but we always have options for you, contact us if you have questions):
Bradford / Barrie / Midhurst / Newmarket / Aurora / Innisfil / Cookstown / Alliston / Klienburg / Schomberg / Nobleton / Beeton / Bond Head / Bolton / Tottenham / Pottageville / Kettleby / Holland Marsh / Thornton / King City / Sharon / Holland Landing / Everett / Egbert / Keswick /Oak Ridges / Richmond Hill / Markham
Again, if you do not see your location on this list please call and we can provide you with some options.
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 be credited for the boxes for those week(s). Or, you can GIFT your deliveries for your vacation weeks to another address!
2019 Allowable Vacation Weeks:
Weekly : Up to 4 Weeks
Bi-Weekly: Up to 2 Weeks
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 email email@example.com.
Once you sign up for the program; for every houshold you bring into the current season's program you will receive a $5.00 credit. Your referral must complete the entire season and credits will be issued on your next payment (either your second installment for this season, or your first installment next season). This referral program applies to new referrals you bring into the program for this season only.
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.
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.
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 installments. 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 9th, 2019.
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 :)
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 Peronsal Box will feed approx 1 - 2 people and contains 7 - 8 different types of produce. A Family box will feed approx 3 - 4 people and contains 10 - 12 different types of produce.
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 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.
We understand that there may be reasons why you would not be able to continue with the program. We welcome you to contact us in such situations and we will happily try to accommodate you.
Here are a few examples of what to expect each delivery:
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