How does ordering from your online store work?

You can order microgreens, shoots, wheatgrass, herbs, and greens from our online store all winter long!

Just choose the products you want and choose the day you want them.

Some of our more popular products are part of our regular growing cycle, so they may be available for delivery the week you order.

Other products are special order only. This means we seed them when orders come in. Special order microgreens, shoots, and wheatgrass take 7-14 days, depending on the variety.

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).

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 grow our microgreens, shoots, and wheatgrass in Charlottetown. Some food that we don't produce, like berries and eggs, are supplied by organic farmers we partner with. Everything in our CSA is organic, free range, and 100% PEI-grown.

How does your Veggie Box CSA work?

From June to November, we email you our updated veggie menu each week and then it's up to you! You can choose between:

A) Custom Orders
  • Submit your own custom order each week online.
  • Order as much or as little as you want each week from your CSA balance.
  • This makes sure you get exactly what you want each week!
B) Farmer's Choice
  • We're happy to pick a selection of vegetables for you each week from what we have available to harvest.
    • With the Small Veggie Box, you'll get $15 of vegetables each week.
    • Medium Veggie Box, $20 per week.
    • Large Veggie Box, $30 per week.
  • This is a great way to try out new things each week!
Note: You can switch between Custom Orders or Farmer's Choice any week.

What's on the order menu?

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

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

    No problem! We run from June to November, and you can order any week or skip any week for any reason at zero cost. Your CSA balance is yours to spend at your own pace until November. We do everything we can to fit our CSA around your lifestyle.

    Where and when do I get my orders?

    • Orders can be picked up in Charlottetown or Summerside, or delivered in Charlottetown and Stratford. You can change between pickup and delivery any week.
    • Our Thursday pickup location is at the PEI Farm Centre, 420 University Avenue, Charlottetown, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.
    • Our Saturday pickup location is at the Charlottetown Farmers' Market, 100 Belvedere Avenue, from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
    • We deliver to all locations in Charlottetown and Stratford during the same time as our pickup locations.

    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.

    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.

    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 year-round now! Go to our online store to order now, 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 and share our Facebook page

    4. Volunteer on our farm

    We're happy to have our members and other people come and give us a hand in our work. It's great exercise, good to get your hands in the soil, and if it's that time of year, we'll send you home with some veggies on us. Just email us at maplebloomfarm@gmail.com with the subject line "Volunteer" and we'll set it up!

    5. Inform yourself, inform others

    Learn more about farm issues and 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!
    maplebloomfarm@gmail.com
    902-940-3598