Our Commitment To You
Our farm team commits to bring to you, each week, a basket made up of delicious, nutritious vegetables and fruit, locally-sourced and conveniently delivered. Our food is grown using organic techniques that look out for your health and the health of our land and water. Our goal is to help feed the community while supporting Clearwater Farm’s charitable educational programs that connect young people to nature and water.
We hope these principles and choices will inspire you to purchase a fresh, local food baskets from us. For more details, click on any of the principles listed to the right.
It’s easy to find out pricing by selecting a basket size and entering your delivery address below. Complete your purchase by clicking “buy now”
Have you experienced how some store-bought produce can taste bland? Industrial agriculture relies on mono-cropping and selecting crops that can withstand long transport routes at the expense of freshness, flavour and the environment. We make choices to optimize the taste and nutritional content of our produce, bringing more flavour and satisfaction to the meals you share.
ClearWater Farm leads with vegetables grown on our own farm. We also work with local partners to expand the range of vegetables and fruit we offer at the farm stand and in the baskets. We stick to what we know best, fresh, locally-grown produce and providing you with innovative menu ideas — while leaving you to source other ingredients to suit your tastes.
“Locally-sourced” as a concept has been overused and confused in the food business, with some claiming that local means “from Canada”, or “from Ontario”, while others use it to mean “within 10 minutes of my farm”. Our objective is to build up the food economy in our area (ie. within 100kms of the farm) by choosing like-minded partners as near to us as possible.
In 2020, home-delivery will be included in basket prices. However, some customers enjoy picking up their food at a community hub, and will appreciate savings for making the extra effort. As a result, we will offer a $5.00/week discount for picking up your basket at a pick-up site.
Many terms have emerged to give customers confidence that their food has been grown and handled according to specific standards (eg. organically-grown, organically-certified, no spray, etc.). These terms can be confusing, and sometimes conflict with other important values. For example, organic certification allows for spraying vegetables with certain organically-derived chemicals. Our customers trust us to make consistent, principled decisions to give them produce selected with their health in mind – and to be transparent about those decisions in our communication with them. We will uphold that trust.
One of our highest priorities is using “regenerative” farming practices. This newly emergent field brings together techniques directed towards year after year enhancement of our local soils with nutrients, organic materials, and low-till systems. This contrasts with industrial farming techniques that have contributed to the depletion of our soils over several generations.
All proceeds from our basket program go to support our charitable work connecting kids to nature and water, in particular, our training of Young Agripreneurs. This multi-year apprenticeship program supported by RBC helps young adults who are committed to long-term work in regenerative agriculture to develop the skills and hands-on experience they need to succeed.