Are you certified organic?

Yes! Growing healthy food in harmony with the environment is our top priority. We have always followed organic practices and have now been certified by Ecocert Canada, an organic certification board accredited by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

 

How does ordering from your online store work?

We'll email you our updated weekly menu right to your inbox. Simply choose the products you want, the day you want them, and where you want them to be delivered or picked up. 

 

What are your growing practices?

All of our produce is grown sustainably without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or fertilizers, and we also practice crop rotation in order to ensure the health of our soil for crop success over the years and for future generations.

For more information about our growing methods, please ask. We're happy to answer any questions!

 

Where is the food grown?

All of our field vegetables are grown on our farm in Grand Tracadie, 20 minutes outside of Charlottetown. We also grow microgreens, shoots, lettuce, and soon more in Charlottetown. Some food that we don't produce are supplied by organic farmers we partner with. Everything in our CSA is organic, free range, and/or grown or produced in PEI.

 

How does your Veggie Box CSA work?

Our CSA normally runs for 20 weeks, usually from July to November. We just added a winter CSA too. The exact dates may change in a given year depending on the weather. Throughout the season, we email our members with our updated veggie box menu each week for you to customize your own order.

What's on the order menu?

The order menu is updated on a weekly basis according to what's available for us to harvest from our farm and our partner farms and food producers. For a complete list of what we plan to grow this season, see What We Grow.

We also sell a wide variety of value-added items sourced from local farms and food businesses, such as bread, pastries, coffee, eggs, baking goods, milk, cream, butter, cheese, sour cream, and much more.

 

    What happens if I go out of town or on vacation?

    No problem! You can order any week or skip any week for any reason at zero cost. Your CSA is yours to use at your own pace. We've taken a lot of consideration into designing our CSA to fit any individual or family lifestyle.

     

    Where and when do I get my orders?

    • Orders can be picked up at our pickup spots at the times listed in the emails provided, which change from season to season.
    • We always offer pickup locations and home delivery in Charlottetown, Stratford, and Cornwall. You can change between pickup and delivery any week.

    Do I have to be home to receive a delivery?

    If you live in a house, you can make arrangements for your delivery to be left for you at your door, or a secure location in or around your house.

    We highly recommend leaving a bin or cooler out for us to leave your order in, to protect from the heat or cold depending on the season. We recommend not leaving your order unattended for longer than an hour. By accepting deliveries unattended, you accept the responsibility for stolen, damaged, or spoiled food.

    If you live in an apartment building or other shared living space, we cannot leave deliveries unattended, so someone will need to be home during the delivery period to receive your order. For those with variable work schedules, we suggest using our pickup option. We do not reschedule or refund missed deliveries, so if you miss a scheduled deliver you can always pick it up at the next available pickup times.

    How can I help out your farm?

    1. Become a CSA member

    We need the support of our community to keep doing what we do. Our CSA members support us financially and give us our community inspiration, making it possible for us to continue doing our work.

    2. Order Online

    We grow food year-round now! Go to our online store to order now for pickup or delivery, even if you're not a CSA member! This helps keep our farm going even in the slower winter months.

    3. Spread the word

    If you're already a CSA member, then word of mouth is our best friend. We still have spots open in our CSA, so please spread the word to your friends, family, on social media, or to anyone else you know who might be interested in joining.
    Tell your friends and family about us by recommending they follow our Facebook page for new updates

     

    4. Inform yourself, inform others

    Learn more about farming and food issues, such as why supporting and buying local organic food matters to our community, environment, and local economy.

    Here's a video that does an excellent job of explaining the concept and all of the amazing benefits of CSAs for their members, the farmers, and the surrounding communities.

     

    Any Other Questions?

    If you have more questions that weren't answered in this FAQ, please get in touch with us and we'll be happy to help!

    jordan@maplebloomfarm.ca
    902-940-3598