When is our food secure?
We offer you local, organically grown food and organic food sourced as close to home as possible!
|The Food System is the path that food takes from the soil on the farm, the seeding and nurturing, to the harvest, distribution and eventually returning as waste matter to assist in rejuvenating the soil.
Ideally this path is circular with waste feeding the ground, feeding the plants, which feed the animals and the humans. Waste from food not consumed can be composted. Animal waste could also ideally be composted and re-introduced to the system.
The conventional food cycle
This system is not a closed loop and therefore not sustainable.
Food Security is a HUGE concept. When we take responsibility for our food we take responsibility for all aspects of the food system. It becomes important to support and encourage sustainable agricultural practices that do not deplete the soil but help enrich it! "Certified Organic" means that the farmer uses good stewardship practices that are sustainable.
Every step matters. We make choices that reflect our commitment to help the community to become more food self-reliant.
What we want to work towards… our vision of a more food secure Vancouver Island!
"I am so happy with your products and your service... I run a daycare and
to have the food arrive on our doorstep!!!! it is wonderful. (I should
have done this sooner) Thank you.
- Raja Chrimes
"I am always delighted with my box, but yesterday's was especially great.
I just can't get over the freshness of everything. The heritage
tomatoes remind me of my childhood: the chard looks too good to eat! and
all the beans. Thanks for what you do."
- Elizabeth R.
"I am relocating to Vancouver, so I will have to cancel my much-loved
standing order with you. I have talked up your service with all of my
friends all along and will very much miss my Wednesday deliveries! The
quality of the produce delivered far surpasses anything I have been able
to buy from the shops. Indeed it is only on par with the fruit and veg
my mum grew for us in our back garden as kids.
I wish you all the best. "
- H. Labrosse
"You are my new heros! Thank you
for allowing us retired and disabled folks the opportunity to purchase
LOCAL products and to have delivery of such items is fabulous! Thank you just
doesn't seem to cover the work you do. The concept is genius and a fine example
of sustainability benefiting farmer and consumer.
Beth Smith "