The Grow Op – an urban gardening experiment


Community Supported Agriculture
May 10, 2009, 5:39 pm
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I decided to research CSAs after watching this video of a talk with Author Michael Pollan at google(incredibly fascinating, but long):

How nerdy are all the google employees??!?(Thanks to Homegrown Evolution for another tip – you guys are a major inspiration for The Grow Op!)
I discovered that there are quite a few operating all over the Lower Mainland of B.C.! The ones that i have found available in Kits (delivery or pickup) are:

Farm House Farms
Kitsilano Farms
And,
Glorious Organics at Fraser Common Farm
Location: Aldergrove
Contact: David @ 604 857 9057 or catzel1@yahoo.ca

Drop off locations in East Vancouver and Kitsilano. Certified Organic.

Glorious doesnt have a website that i could find with a not-so-energetic search, but they replied with info right away when emailed. All three are cost-effective ($20-30 a week for 20 weeks), and either deliver or have a pickup nearby.

I found a pretty comprehensive list of all of these at Farm Folk/City Folk.

This is a fantastic way to get fresh produce, and helps support local farming!all of these vegetables are grown less than 100 km away, and you can shake the hand of the individual who grew them.

I will let you know when and if I get a membership – Kitsilano Farms is already full!

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