The 2019 Harvest Box

Brought to you by a collective of small ecological farms from across the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

What is a Farmhouse Food Harvest Box?

Our pilot project is a unique Harvest Box with meat, cheese, produce and value-added items, delivered by our six member farms to a central pick-up event in Ottawa this fall. This first Harvest Box is a one-time offer that will build momentum towards an ongoing producer-run local food box program.

The Harvest Box will be ready for pickup on Saturday November 23rd, from 3-7 pm, at Dominion City Brewing in Ottawa. Purchase your box in advance through this website, and come to the party to pick it up! Meet your farmers, enjoy some snacks, and head home with your share of local bounty in time for the holidays.

This is a limited offer – only 300 Harvest Boxes are available, and the pick-up event is exclusively for those who have pre-ordered.

What’s in the box?

Meat

  • Half Chicken 1.5 kg –  Grazing Days
  • Beef OR Pork Roast 1.5 kg –  Grazing Days
    Please note: choice of meat will be recorded by email after your order has been processed.

Cheese

  • Feta Cheese 170 g – Milkhouse
  • Tomme Cheese 170 g – Milkhouse

Preserves

  • Sauerkraut 750 mL – Juniper

Vegetables

  • Carrots 3 lbs – BeetBox/Bluegrass
  • Garlic 1 lb – BeetBox/Bluegrass
  • Potatoes 3 lbs – Pleines Saveurs
  • Rainbow Beets 1.5 lbs – Juniper
  • Rainbow Radish Mix 1 lb – Juniper
  • Red Onions 1 lbs – Juniper
  • Rutabaga (1) – Rooted Oak
  • Salad Greens 150 g – Bluegrass
  • Assorted Greens 150 g – Juniper
  • Winter Squash 4 lbs – BeetBox/Rooted Oak
  • Yellow Onions 1.5 lbs – Rooted Oak

All produce in the Harvest Box is certified organic. Meat and cheese are produced from ecologically and humanely raised animals.

NB. No substitutions or custom boxes allowed for this offering. It’s a pilot project!

Online Sales Have Ended.

A limited quantity of boxes will be available for purchase in person with a credit card.  Come early if you really want to get your hands on this one-of-a-kind offer!

Different from All The Other Boxes

We are truly farm-to-table: the farmers growing your food also run the collective, manage production and sales, and bring the food to you in person. Buying a box supports the start-up of a collaborative venture to increase local food access in the national capital region.

Everything in the box is grown within 100 km of Ottawa-Gatineau, adheres to rigorous ecological and ethical standards, and is source-identified for transparency. Each box is carefully balanced to provide local meats, cheeses, fresh and preserved vegetables.

With a Farmhouse Food Harvest Box, you eat what we eat, direct from our farms to your house.

Why get a Harvest Box?

You’re Not Just Buying a Food Box

Help build an innovative new local food network, and join a broader community of like-minded producers and eaters

Easy and Convenient

One order, one payment, one pick-up gets you a diversity of high-quality, fresh, delicious and super-local goodies from farms throughout the region

Vote with your Dollars

Your purchase directly supports multiple farm families committed to ethical and ecological production practices, and stays in the local economy.

Join the Party

An exclusive invite to meet your farmers and fellow local eaters, learn more about where your food comes from, and enjoy the celebration!

More than a box, it’s a party!

Join all six of our member farms at our inaugural event:

What: A drop-in event to meet your farmers and pick up your Harvest Box. While you’re there, sample food from our member farms and try some great local beer..

When: Saturday, November 23rd, from 3 to 7 pm.

Where: Dominion City Brewing: 15-5510 Canotek Rd, Ottawa

A Project led by These Farms

BeetBox Co-op Farm (Ottawa, ON)

A radishing, urban vegetable farm serving West Ottawa and growing out of the greenbelt in Nepean. Our worker-owned co-operative provides certified organic fresh and high-quality produce.

Bluegrass Farm (Jasper, ON)

Bluegrass Farm is a certified organic family farm near Smiths Falls, ON. By growing in an innovative system of heated greenhouses, we help to supply our region with fresh local greens and other produce nearly year-round.

Grazing Days (St-André-Avellin, QC)

Grazing Days is a small family farm committed to ecological and ethical animal husbandry, and is located in the community of St.-André-Avellin, Quebec. Grazing Days sells quality grass-fed beef, pastured pork and pastured chicken by direct delivery in the Ottawa-Gatineau region as well as Montreal.

Juniper Farm (Wakefield, QC)

Since 2006 our biodynamic and certified organic vegetable farm has supplied many individuals, restaurants and retailers from Wakefield down to Ottawa.

Milkhouse Farm & Dairy (Smith Falls, ON)

Established in 2010, Milkhouse Farm & Dairy is a husband-and-wife team producing raw sheeps’ milk cheeses, pasture raised lamb, & all natural wool products.

Rooted Oak Farm (St-André-Avellin, QC)

Rooted Oak farm is a certified organic vegetable and flower farm that serves families across Ottawa via CSA and farmers’ markets. Employing minimal till, Rooted Oak strives to steward the soil with the environment in mind.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Farmhouse Collective?

Farmhouse Food is a collective of small ecological farms from across the Ottawa-Gatineau region, partnering on an exciting new initiative to bring more local food to urban eaters. We make it convenient for you to access a range of high-quality local food, directly from the people who grow it.

What is the Harvest Box?

Farmhouse Collective’s pilot project, the Harvest Box is a one-time offer to purchase local food directly from our six member farms. Box contents are curated by the farmers, including 9 vegetable items, 2 cuts of meat, 2 pieces of cheese, and one jar of sauerkraut. Boxes are collected at an event in Ottawa with all the participating farms on hand.

How much does it cost?

Boxes are $175, no tax. No substitutions or custom boxes please.

Where and when do I pick it up?

Saturday, November 23rd, from 3 to 7 pm, at Dominion City Brewing, 15-5510 Canotek Rd, Ottawa. 

If you are buying a box as a gift, you can pick it up yourself, or send the recipient. Whoever picks it up must give the name entered on your online order.

We do not offer home delivery at this point, but are considering it for future offers.

How do I buy it?

Boxes must be pre-purchased via our website and paid for by credit card. The deadline to order and pay for your box is Thursday, November 20th at 11:59 PM EST.

Can I choose between beef or pork?

Absolutely!  We will be in touch by email to record your choice of meat after your order has been processed.

What kind of packaging will be used for the Harvest Box?

We are committed to providing a box of food that uses the least amount of little single-use packaging.

We ask all customers to bring their own bags or bins to pick up their order.  Cardboard boxes will be available on site should you forgot your own.

The meat comes frozen in vacuum sealed plastic to ensure a long shelf life in your freezer should you wish to keep it longer.

Most of the vegetables will be portioned out into paper pints and quarts or in paper bags.  You can either keep the containers or have us reuse them.

What is your refund policy?

As boxes are limited, there is a strict no-refund policy. Once purchased, boxes can be transferred to another recipient, but no refunds will be issued.

What if I can’t pick up my box?

There are no alternative locations/times to collect boxes. If you purchase a box and can’t make the event on the 23rd, you are welcome to send someone on your behalf. If your box is not collected by the end of the event, it will be donated to a local food bank partner.

Terms and Conditions

Refunds: As boxes are limited, there is a strict no-refund policy. Once purchased, boxes can be transferred to another recipient, but no refunds will be issued.

Missed boxes: There are no alternative locations/times to collect boxes. If you purchase a box and can’t make the event on the 23rd, you are welcome to send someone on your behalf. If your box is not collected by the end of the event, it will be donated to a local food bank partner.

Privacy policy: We promise not to share your contact information with anyone outside of our collective.

Online Sales Have Ended

A limited quantity of boxes will be available for purchase in person with a credit card.  Come early if you really want to get your hands on this one-of-a-kind offer!

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