How our Food Box program works

Each week (18 weeks total) you will take home a box of fresh organic food. Our program is all about eating with the seasons when food is at its freshest, so what you take home will evolve from week to week. We harvest from our fields just before you get it, so it will last longer and taste better than what you find at the grocery store. Click here to learn about our growing practices. We will do our best to offer the following foods to you as they come into season. If certain crops do not succeed, we may source them from another farm.

What's in a Food Box?

Bread: Every week there will be one loaf of fresh organic artisan spelt bread with your name on it. Spelt is similar to whole wheat, offering a sweeter, slightly nutty flavour. 
Vegetables: Over the course of the season we will offer you over 30 kinds of vegetables. This will include lots of the staples: tomatoes, onions, carrots, salad greens and potatoes; some veggies that are less common: kohlrabi, chard, kale and ground cherries; and many vegetables in between.
We do not grow cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, asparagus, parsnip, or corn.

Strawberries: Our strawberries produce from June through to October with a break in the hot summer heat, so you can expect berries in more than half of the weekly boxes.

Swap Box

Each week we will have an extra box of produce at our market-style pick-up. As you fill your Food Box, you can swap your veggies or bread with those in the Swap Box and bring home more of the produce you love and less of the produce you don’t!

 
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Tuesday pick-up

Beginning in mid-June and for 18 weeks, you will pick up your Food Box on on the farm (3711 Highway 38) on Tuesdays from 3:00pm to 9:00pm.

From 3:00pm to 6:00pm Our market-style pick up lets you choose/swap your vegetables and is a great way to get to know your farmers.
From 6:00pm to 9:00pm Grab & go - boxes are pre-packed and ready to take home.
If you are away or cannot pick up your Food Box on Tuesday, you can arrange to pick up within 24 hours or send a friend to pick up your box. 

Cost: $625

 

Payment

Payment by cash, cheque or e-transfer can be made in full at the point of registration, or in two instalments. This early commitment allows us to cover costs at the time of year when most of our expenses are incurred, and to begin crop planning knowing exactly how many mouths we’ll be feeding over the season.


The veggies were delicious and we really enjoyed all the little ‘extras’ that Fat Chance has- delicious strawberries, weekly spelt bread, fresh herbs, etc. We are so thankful for the wonderful delicious, healthy, local food they provide!!

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You are not alone!

For some people, joining a Food Box can be daunting – each week you will be presented with an array of food to take home, eat and in some instances, figure out what to do with. We send out a weekly newsletter with a preview of the produce you’ll be getting, recipe ideas and stories from the farm. We are always happy to offer you meal ideas, tips and tricks as well as advice on how to preserve food for the winter months. This is one of the benefits of joining a small farm and getting to know your farmers each week when you pick up your Food Box. We host a farm tour in the summer, allowing you to get your hands in the dirt and learn more about where your food comes from.