Community Shared Agriculture
Welcome to the Glen Valley Organic Farm Community Shared Agriculture program. We are two businesses — Close to Home Organics and Earth Apple Organic Farm — joining forces to bring our subscribers an outstanding selection of organic vegetables each week throughout the 2018 season.
Glen Valley Organic Farm is a co-operative farm and the tenant farmers work alongside each other, sharing infrastructure and machinery. Now the two farm businesses are working together to deliver produce in the Lower Mainland.
Community Shared Agriculture programs offer a unique relationship between farmers and consumers. By purchasing a subscription at the start of the farming season, consumers support their farmers by helping cover the costs of growing. In return, the farmer provides a share of the harvest each week — a diverse selection of the freshest produce available. Both the consumer and the farmer share the risk of the season. The size of each week's share is determined, in part, by the growing conditions of the season.