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RAVINE CREEK is a family run vegetable farm on 10 acres in the Slocan Valley, British Columbia. We are committed to demonstrating vibrant ecological health on a working farm.  Our presence serves to engage our community in food production, habitat stewardship, and supporting our local economy. We are fostering a revitalization of agriculture here at home, while maintaining solidarity with other communities engaged in similar efforts.

Our vision is to provide access to *truly* local, nutritious and ecologically grown food, while earning a living wage.

The farm is located on a 10 acre homestead originally established at the turn of the 20th century. Historically the farm has supported grazing animals, hay pastures and a small orchard, in 2007 the farm was reborn as Rebalkin EcoFarm, growing a wide assortment of vegetables in the current ¾ acre fenced garden.

The farm changed hands in 2008 and was fallow until 2010. Farmers Alys and Eric are thrilled to have the opportunity to steward this land in vegetables and pasture again. We sell our produce through our CSA and at the Wednesday Farmer’s Market in Nelson, BC. In 2013 we certified with Kootenay Organic Growers Society.


CSA

Ravine Creek Farm CSA 2020

**NEW We are sold out of full size CSA shares. But due to increased demand we are offering small sized shares at $450 for the season. **

HOW IT WORKS:

  • Members sign up and pay $600/$450 for a share by April 1st. (We can usually accommodate late memberships. Just ask!)  
  • Starting in May each member receives a box of mixed vegetables every week, averaging a value of $30/$22 week.

ABOUT OUR CSA

  • The Program runs for 20 weeks from late May to October.
  • Boxes are picked up weekly at either our farm in Appledale or from our stand at the Nelson farmer’s market.
  • Shares are $600/$450 for 20 weeks. Payment can be made by cheque, cash or e-transfer.
  • We are dedicated to doing our best to make our CSA program accessible to all households, regardless of income.  If your household requires an alternate payment schedule, please get in touch directly to discuss options.                                   ALSO
  • There is a pretty rad coupon program run by Healthy Families BC and the BC Farmers Market Association the coupons can be used to purchase produce from our stand (and all the other awesome local farmers! ) at the Nelson Farmers Market on Baker St. Wednesdays from June to Sept. The coupons are available at various advocacy organizations in Nelson (Food Cupboard, Kootenay Kids etc.)
  • We are often asked how many people an average box feeds and the answer is always: it depends! Some households eat tons of fresh vegetables and some comparatively little, what we can tell folks is that the boxes have an average dollar value of $30/week. So take a moment and visualize $30 worth of just vegetables.

ORDERING

If you would like to order veggies from us please use the contact link to request our current price list. If you like, you can sign up to get our weekly price list delivered straight to your inbox !

choose between a prepaid or a pay as you go plan

Prepaid folks prefer this option because:  • it cuts down on etransfer fees and the added busy work of weekly payments.  • it’s great for people who plan to order every week  • We ask for a minimum pre pay of $200 (up to $600)  • you can reload at any time during the season  • if you spend your credit before the season is finished you’re not obliged to reload • credits must be used by October 31
Pay as you go folks
• don’t plan to order as frequently or aren’t able to budget for prepaid • prefer the flexibility of weekly payments 

HOW TO PICK UP YOUR ORDER

Orders can be picked up here at the farm any day – Nelson deliveries happen Wednesday and Saturday. Order requests must be received 48 hours before your planned pick up.

Contact

250.226.7333

6868 Fern Rd.
Winlaw, BC
V0G 2J0

ravine.creek@gmail