Based on the CSA outline (Community Supported Agriculture), Farmers and Buyers (Helpers) work together as a team. The helpers 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 don't know how to grow any other way. You benefit by us having 10 years of organic growing experience. Previously certified in 2008 to 2012, we have again applied for our certification this year. 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
We know you have a busy life. We want to make things just a little bit easier for you. You can choose what day is convenient for you to come and pick up your farm fresh veggie box any day of the week. We just need notice to make sure everything is perfectly packaged for you when you arrive. Or You will be able to pick up your box at the Grimsby Farmers Market every Thursday afternoon.
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 and be there with a smile. 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?
We will be supplying this at the bargain price of $500 per year, or $30 per box (for 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 my email firstname.lastname@example.org. Secret word - my name - emily
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. (Just like my dog) 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 Helpers (you) in supporting the fresh local food movement and enjoying the best of the bounty.