BEFORE YOU ORDER, PLEASE READ THIS!:
We are not a convenience organic shop, we are a community supported farm!
The Wairarapa Eco Farm is a small family farm with attitude! Born out of a desire to produce quality food (aka nutrient dense) with integrity. For us that means: ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just, humane and adaptable. We are Certified Organic and MORE!
We are not just growing healthy food.... we are growing healthy soil and healthy people too!
In partnership with Ecodynamics we're addressing today's' social and environmental challenges, and our CSA is our cornerstone project.
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a partnership between the farm and the community, forming a direct link between the production and consumption of food. Members support the farm throughout the seasons, sharing the cost (to some extent) and the bounty alongside the farmers. In return, we as the farmers dedicate ourselves to farming in harmony with the natural world, and providing members with wholesome, delicious fresh and interesting fruits and vegetables throughout the year.
CSA's are very popular overseas and are brilliant opportunities to create healthy communities.
Our aim is to use our CSA as a pilot project for eco community based rural development systems and lay the foundations to help spread the CSA ideology in New Zealand and the Pacific.
A NOTE: Our aim is to grow a full diet of produce, which aids you and the soil, but nonetheless we are unable to grow everything all year round. Especially winter can be tricky and to keep the baskets diverse, interesting and of sufficient quantity we do buy produce in during these months. Bought in produce are fruit such as organic fair trade bananas (fumigated), oranges and kiwifruit, and bulk veggies such as onions, ginger and kumara and when we run out of our own, pumpkin and brassicas over winter. Of all veggies bought in most (90%) is certified organic from either Cameron Family Farms or Chantals. The rest is sourced from small local (Wairarapa) growers we know, trust and like to support.
To find out more about the CSA concept, we strongly encourage you to watch the video of Frank van Steensel giving a talk on Wairarapa Eco Farm at the 2014 Biodynamics conference.
As we are still growing the CSA, you can start in any week during the season. If there are still more then 5 weeks to go, we will amend your proforma invoice to the numbers of weeks left in that particular season. If there are less than 5 weeks left, we will add those weeks to the 13 of the next season. As a CSA member you receive 10% discount on the extra items for sale in the online shop (under "select some extra items").
Not wanting to commit yet! We do offer one-off baskets of fruit and veggies; these are 20% more expensive that at a CSA price.