Check out our Farm Bag Fundraiser

PUAA was offered an opportunity to raise money through enrollments in a CSA-style local produce program.  Customers sign up to receive 20lbs of produce on a monthly basis.  Each month costs $25 and PUAA earns 20% for each sale. Customers collect their produce from our C.Urb site once a month at a scheduled time.

The Farm Bag program runs monthly until April.

This program is a natural match for PUAA’s mandates to support local agriculture.  With many of the involved producers growing in the South Okanagan this program provides income-generation for those farmers through the winter months.

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Eat Locally and Support the C.Urb Project!

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be offering a monthly local produce box program for the months of October through April.  It is a fundraiser called the Farm Bag Program and it will help us raise money for our C.Urb site at the corner of Nanaimo and Ellis – 20% of every sale goes towards helping us build a stellar Centre for Urban Agriculture!

What does it cost?

The program is $175 for 7 months – that’s $25/month for 20 lbs of local produce!

What do you get?

  • Each month you come to a central location to pick up a 20 lbs seasonal collection of locally-grown produce.
  • The first time you come, you receive a Farm Bag program reusable bag into which you can put your produce.
  • Each month the produce will vary, according to what is available.  Throughout the winter, the contents will consist of cold-stored goods.  Where possible the produce is organic.
  • An informative newsletter is provided with each month’s produce with recipes and information about the contents.

How do I buy a Farm Bag?

  1. Visit http://farmbag.littlegreenbook.ca
  2. Click on ‘Buy a Farm Bag’ in the top left corner
  3. Choose Penticton Urban Agriculture Association
  4. Follow the prompts for placing your order (you’ll receive a confirmation email when the order has been submitted)
  5. Pop a cheque in the mail  right away!

When is my order due?

  • Orders need to be in by September 28th, 2011 to receive an October Farm Bag.
  • The first delivery will be either October 12/13.  You will be notified in advance of time, date and location.
  • Late orders will be added to the next delivery month, and the program cost will be $25/month for the remaining months in the season (it ends in April).

Where can I learn more?

This program is a locally-developed concept between Localmotive and Little Green Book in an effort to help schools and community organizations raise much-needed money and support local agriculture.

You can visit the Farm Bag Fundraiser website to learn more about the program.

You can email pentictonurbanag@gmail.com if you have any questions.