The Value of a CSA Share: 2020 Member Survey Results

Just like that, another growing season at Farmers on 57th is here. Amidst all the turmoil of last spring came the delightful pivot to sign up more Harvest Box CSA Members than ever before to eat hand-grown food straight from the farm. After receiving harvest boxes for 20 weeks filled with fresh veggies and herbs, 56% of our members participated in a survey to share their experiences. 100% of the CSA members who filled out the survey felt that being a CSA member was beneficial to them, and here are a few of the reasons why:  Affordable Farm Fresh Vegetables…

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Cargo Bicycle Delivery Now Available

Wonderful partnerships form when people connect! A CSA member reached out to offer bicycle delivery service to fellow members. Rob figured he’d be biking anyways, why not drop off some other folks’ veggies & flowers along the way? (See catchment area below). He’s working out some cargo delivery logistics for future endeavors, and what a great trial run. He’s got folks to call on if he has to miss a week, so, reliable. And folks who can’t make the trip to the farm can access our same-day harvested produce. Winning, all round. So glad you reached out Rob. Here’s Rob’s…

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Grow Your Own Food Course is back!

We are so happy to announce that the Grow Your Own Food Course is back for the 2021 growing season. We had to cancel last year during the onset of the pandemic. Growing on the grounds of a long-term health care facility, and the oh-so-uncertain times that were March 2020, fences had to go up around a newly designated COVID recovery ward and we lost access to 35 instructional and community garden plots. We were so sad to lose growing grounds when people most needed access to the outdoors, and to connect with what nourishes us: food, nature & community.…

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2021 Urban Farming Volunteer Learning Program – Apply Now!

***The Urban Farming Learning Program is FULL. If you submit an application we will get in touch if a shift becomes available.*** The Farmers on 57th market garden is seeking Learning Program volunteers for the 2021 season! This full season learning experience will immerse you into the world of ecological farming. It is a practical hands-on experience where you exchange your labour and commitment for our instruction, supervision and mutual commitment. We follow COVID-19 protocols to keep the market garden a place of health and well-being for all. Farmers on 57th is an urban farm on Vancouver Coastal Health land, 57th Avenue near…

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All is not well with the farm

This was originally posted to CSA members in our Harvest Newsletter July 15, 2019. Minor edits have been made. Dear Farm Members, Okay, time to come clean. All is not well with the farm. I do try and paint a rosy picture for y’all (and myself). It’s healthy to remain positive, and there are certainly positive things happening: a wonderful garlic harvest this week, and a community of dedicated eaters, growers, volunteers and staff who make Farmers on 57th a great organization to be a part of. I like to focus on the crop successes, the ever-surprising wonders that are plants and soil and beautiful…

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Love from Farmers on 57th amidst COVID 19

Well, what a predicament we all find ourselves in. Our hearts are deeply pained for all the people suffering, those who are unwell or worried for their loved ones. You are foremost in our thoughts. Top of mind are the residents of George Pearson Centre, many of them fellow gardeners, who live in the long-term residential care facility on whose grounds we farm. All precautions are being taken to protect this community of people who are so appreciative and supportive of the little farm outside their bedroom windows, and who are an important part of our farm community. We are…

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