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Farm Gate Crate - Harvest edition

Help support local food security and employment opportunities by purchasing the Farm Gate Crate - 

Harvest edition!


What is the Farm Gate Crate - Harvest edition?

The Farm Gate Crate is our 12-week Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program which provides a box of produce, grown at our urban farm in South Nanaimo. We have just wrapped up our regular season. The Harvest Box is a special one-time crate provided the weekend before Thanksgiving which includes a $10 donation to Growing Opportunities.


What is in a Farm Gate Crate?

The selection will be based on what is in season. It will be based around items commonly used in a Thanksgiving meal and may include kale, garlic, winter squash, potatoes and some culinary herbs. 

When is the Farm Gate Crate - Harvest edition available?

It will be ready for pick up on Saturday October 7 from 11 am - 2 pm at Cline Farm, 2090 Skaha Drive. 

Are there other payment options?

In addition to paying by credit card online,  you may pay by cash or e-transfer. Please contact us at to make arrangements.

How is the crate packaged?

We will be using dedicated plastic totes. Please bring a reusable bag or tote to transfer the vegetables in, and leave the tote behind. We will have some paper bags available, in case you forget to bring a tote/bag.

Is my donation tax-deducible? Where does my donation go?

Growing Opportunities is a non-profit farming co-operative but not a registered charity. As such, the donation portion is not tax deductible.


Growing Opportunities has limited paid staff, and relies on grants, wage subsidies and a dedicated group of volunteers to keep operating. The donation portion will be re-invested to directly support expenses related to our farming activities such as water/irrigation, electricity/Internet access, waste removal, seeds and farm equipment.


The Farm Gate Crate program is part of the Canadian Women’s Foundation Investment Readiness Program, funded by the Government of Canada. We are grateful for their support.


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