As a part of our food philosophy at Gordon Neighbourhood House, we are committed to sourcing locally whenever possible and we want to share with you all a deep dive into the communities that we work with!
Our Better at Home Food Program is serving weekly frozen meals to seniors at the West End Seniors’ Network. We have been working with Salt & Harrow, an organic farm in the Tsawwassen First Nation Territory and attaining fresh produce to put in our delicious meals. They grow over 50 varieties of fruits and vegetables, legumes and herbs all year-round on their 32-acre farm.
They offer their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm Share Program as a way to connect the growers with their consumers, which runs all year round, and can be purchased in 13-week increments. This program helps the farm with their seed purchasing and materials needed for the farm and in return, Salt & Harrow shares their harvest with each member weekly. Their shares can be paid throughout a few months as a plan or there is also a sliding scale for those who cannot pay the full amount.
Their stands can be found at several farmers markets in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, including two year-round at Riley Park Farmers Market and Lonsdale Farmers Market.
Support your local growers and food system and visit one of the farmers markets for some fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies!