Veggie boxes will re-start in November. There is a long waiting list for the 2019/20 growing season, so we are not currently taking expressions of interest.
Our produce is available to local households through a limited number of CSA veggie box subscriptions, running from November to July/August. Pick up is on Tuesday afternoons at the Southern Otway Food Coop in Apollo Bay, between 3pm and 5pm, or from the farm gate in Marengo by arrangement.
Subscriptions can be weekly or fortnightly, and two sizes are available:
$30 box – about right for 2 people or 1 enthusiastic veggie eater
$45 box – for a larger household that enjoys cooking at home
How it works
Subscriptions are ongoing, or arranged in 2-month blocks beginning with November & December, and are paid for in advance. Priority is given to returning customers, and then any remaining shares are offered to our waiting list. For more information please read the FAQ page.
What's in the box?
Each week the boxes contain a selection of 8-12 different veggies, all started from seed and grown using organic methods at The Green Acre market garden in Marengo. Almost everything in the box is harvested on the morning of pick-up day.
This is 100% local, seasonal, fresh, nutrient-dense produce.
Each week's box is a little different. In spring you can expect lots of leafy greens, onions and leeks, and quick-growing veggies like radishes and baby turnips. Our summer harvests include more fruiting crops like tomatoes, peppers, and zucchini. In autumn and winter all the root crops are available along with pumpkins and lots of brassicas. We aim to include plenty of staples like onions, carrots, and lettuce, as they become seasonally available.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a great way to:
support a local farmer by buying direct and in advance
support a farmer growing a diverse mix of crops, instead of a monoculture
source food grown with care for the soil and wider ecosystem, and without synthetic fertilisers and pesticides
reduce refrigeration, packaging, and transport footprints significantly
eat food that is truly fresh and full of vitality and flavour
Grown in Apollo Bay, in-season, healthy, and delicious!