Based on the CSA outline (Community Supported Agriculture), Farmers and Buyers (Partners) work together as a team. The partners purchase the season's worth of veggies at the beginning of the season which the farmer uses to buy seed, equipment, compost and anything we need to plant and grow your food. The basis is to support growing locally grown food and you benefit by receiving the best of the bounty each week.
Here at Mingle Hill Farms, we only grow organically. We have 10 years of organic growing experience. Previously certified in 2008 to 2012 for growing organic sunflowers, we have now become Certified Organic for our vegetables and lavender. With organic growing, you know that all the produce you receive, will be free of herbicides and pesticides, safe for you and your family to enjoy.
Pick Up Locations
Pick-up will be available from Friday at 2pm until Sunday at 12pm . We understand that life gets busy; if another day will suit you better, please let us know and we will be happy to have it prepared for you! Or You will be able to pick up your box at the Welland Farmer's Market every Saturday from 7AM-11AM.
What?? WE DELIVER! Again, we want to make your life easier. For an additional $7 per week, we can deliver to your door. If you get 5 neighbours or people at your office, we will wave the delivery fee! We deliver in the towns of Grimsby, Smithville and Beamsville. We will do our best to deliver to your convenience. Please be advised that once we deliver, we cannot ensure the produce will be to the best quality if left out for a length of time.
How much you ask?
Our boxes are $500 per year, or $30 per box if you do single orders. This is 18 weeks of our best, freshly picked vegetables packaged for you each week. You can write a cheque, we always except cash, or you can e-transfer to our email email@example.com. For our single order partners, we ask that you inform us at least 72 hours before your pick-up date if you will not be receiving a box for the week so a harvest does not go into the compost!
Going on Vacation?
Going on vacation? Good for you! We would love to be able to give you that extra box when you return, however, all our planting is already done and even though I tell the plants to slow down, they do not listen. We would love to supply your box that week to a friend or family member that you feel would very much enjoy the experience. If all your friends and family are going on vacation with you (why didn't you invite us?) We would be happy to donate it to the West Lincoln Community Care or Village of Hope on your behalf.
All the boring stuff
Each week, we will be delivering you a box carefully packed with your farm fresh veggies. We request that you return the previous box we supplied the week before. Unfortunately everything costs money these days and prices keep going up. If by chance you are unable to return the box, we have to charge a $20 fee to cover our costs. All of the above is an agreement with the Farmer (Mingle Hill Farms) and the Partners (you) in supporting the fresh local food movement and enjoying the best of the bounty.