FAQ

About Home Farm Practices

Home Farm Gardens

Home Farm Orchards

Home Farm Kitchen

Garden Produce Baskets

  1. What's in my basket?

    As new items mature in the Home Farm gardens, they'll pop up in your weekly basket! The season starts off with greens, sprouts, and micro-herbs, moves into a rainbow of succulent baby veggies and fresh herbs, and finishes with late vegetables and fruit. Each delivery includes your produce, goodies from the Home Farm kitchen and a newsletter containing tidbits like recipes, health info and garden updates.

  2. Can I choose when my basket will be delivered?

    In an effort to reduce our environmental impact (as in, trips to town in a gas-guzzling truck!), Home Farm will make all deliveries on the same day of the week. We'll be as flexible as possible and work with you to arrange the best time of day and place of delivery. Contact us for our delivery schedule.

  3. Can I decide what goes in my basket?

    Unfortunately Home Farm does not presently have the resources to provide custom-order baskets. Everyone's basket will contain an assortment of fresh, clean produce, harvested on the morning of delivery.

  4. There's something in my basket that I don't like. Now what?

    Home Farm aims to please. We will do our best to accomodate dietary limitations and if notified at the beginning of the season we can avoid including items in your basket that you may be allergic to. That being said, many times we dislike something simply because we've only had it improperly cooked, or unripe, or a poor variety. I think we all agree that a commercial, greenhouse ripened tomato from Washington bears no resemblance to a heritage tomato sun-ripened and eaten within hours of being picked. And we all know that to fully enjoy corn on the cob, the water to boil it should be hot before the corn is even picked!

    We encourage our customers to give our veggies a try - even if it's something new or something you thought you didn't like. Our newsletter will include tips and recipes to help you maximize your eating experience!

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About Home Farm Practices

  1. What do you mean by "organically grown"?

    The procedure to become "Certified Organic" is a complex one, and Home Farm is not an inspected Certified Organic producer. However, we endeavor to treat our land with respect and grow all our garden produce and fruit in an organic manner - no chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides.

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Home Farm Gardens

  1. What do you grow?

    Here at Home Farm we love to push the limits and see what we can produce! With 2013 being our start-up year, we are sticking to the basics and planting a variety of typical garden veggies. Some of our trial items for this year include Oriental greens like bok choy, and some interesting varieties like hot pink cauliflower and purple carrots!

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Home Farm Orchards

  1. What kind of fruit do you grow?

    In 2013 we had intense flooding of the Home Farm orchard, which has set us back a season. This year we are planting saskatoons, strawberries, raspberries, hascaps, blueberries, cherries, cherry plums, golden plums and apples. We will keep you posted on the progress of our fruit!

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Home Farm Kitchen

  1. What can I get from the Home Farm Kitchen?

    If you are one of our Garden Produce Basket customers, your weekly delivery will probably include some goodies from the Home Farm Kitchen. This could be anything from herbal vinegrette to fresh granola to sprouted grain bread baked in our wood-fired oven. Rest assured, all of our kitchen offerings are all-natural, made with local ingredients and delicious!

    If you don't receive a weekly basket, contact us for availability of kitchen goodies.

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