Your membership means you will be able to pick up your share of the fresh produce every fortnight from one of our pickup points around the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Oatley and Parramatta areas. Season starts at the start of September however there are limited memberships available.
What period of time (start/finish dates) does the membership cover?
How many deliveries will be made during the membership period?
- The first pickups will be:
- Westmead and Oatley is on Wednesday the 11th of September. The Spring Membership will last for 7 deliveries (finishing on the 4th of Dec).
- Lawson is on Thursday the 5th of September. The Spring Membership will last for 7 deliveries (finishing on the 28th of Nov).
- Bilpin is on Saturday the 7th of September. The Spring Membership will last for 7 deliveries (finishing on the 30th of Nov).
What happens if I am sick or can’t pick up my box?
How long does the produce generally stay fresh if stored appropriately?
All produce is picked the previous day or that morning so you can expect it to be much fresher than store bought produce. Shelf life depends on appropriate storage, weather during harvest, type of vegetable (leafy greens have a shorter shelf life for example, a zucchini could last up to a month in the fridge) and how quickly it is refrigerated. Our chosen varieties are grown for flavour and nutritional density as opposed to shelf life. We also allow our produce to ripen on the plant which increases nutritional value and taste. We choose this over harvesting early for easier transportation.
People who live alone who want to participate – would the couples box be too much for one person?
One person can get through a couples’ box, we recommend juicing and eating the produce raw. One customer told me he lost 7kg after a season as a result of eating more veg and not having room for junk food.
At what point do subscribers know what to expect in their fortnightly box (eg a week before or a day before?)
Due to the erratic nature of farming, we try not to make exact claims as to what people will get before harvest day but we will let them know which crops are likely to be ready. Most people find this more engaging and we hope builds understanding of what it means to farm.
Pickup locations with links to maps: