Urban Grains CSA Shares Available for the 2011 Season!

June 30th, 2011 by Admin

We are thrilled to be growing grain again, and excited that the 2011 wheat-growing season is well underway. Despite an unusually cool, wet spring, this year’s wheat crop was planted on time and is developing well.

Now, we invite you to join the Urban Grains CSA, and receive a delicious share of local, freshly-milled, whole grain wheat flour.

Here’s how it works: Urban Grains CSA members pay up front to receive four 5kg bags of whole grain flour, milled at Anita’s Organic Grain & Flour Mill in Chilliwack from grain grown at Cedar Isle Farm in Agassiz. This 100-mile whole grain flour is milled from the entire wheat kernel. Unlike other flours, it contains all of the nutritious germ and all of the bran of the whole grain. This year, CSA members can expect to receive flour from hard red spring wheat (suitable for bread and other baking) and soft white spring wheat (for pastry, cookies and other baking). Members are also invited to view their grain growing in the field during the popular, children-friendly farm visit … on a date in August, soon to be announced. After the harvest, members pick up their share of flour at a central Vancouver location(s) that will be announced well in advance.

We hope you will join Urban Grains CSA to support locally-grown grain and benefit from the fresh, healthy flour from the 2011 harvest. But please don’t delay. Shares normally sell out quickly.

On the registration form you will see further details and instructions for payment. Urban Grains CSA shares are $95.00 per share. There are three options for payment – (1) cheque or money order, made out to ; or (2) direct deposit to our Vancity bank account (branch #31; account 151951; Independent Business Account) from any Vancity branch in your neighbourhood (see form for confirmation details) or (3) direct transfer from your Vancity account to ours.

Choose whichever is easiest for you. If you choose to make your payment via Vancity – online or in a branch – please be sure to note your name with the transaction and attach the details to your registration form. This helps us to match your registration payment to our deposit records.

Then simply forward your completed registration form with payment or receipt/confirmation to “Urban Grains CSA, Cedar Isle Farm”, at the address noted on the form. Shares will be available until we fill all 250 of this season’s spots. We will send a confirmation email to alert you that your registration has reached us.

We hope you will become a member of Urban Grains CSA.

Here’s to another great Urban Grains CSA season! Stay tuned to our website as we share news of the season at the farm and upcoming events.

4 Responses to “Urban Grains CSA Shares Available for the 2011 Season!”

  1. Sahar Says:

    Hi there- I wish I had seen this post sooner! Are shares still available? Many thanks for all your hard work.

  2. Admin Says:

    Hi Sahar –

    There are still shares available! Just follow the instructions above to claim yours.

    You can also email us at urbangrains@gmail.com with any questions.


  3. Carmen swaine Says:

    Hi there,

    I am interested in buying your wheat, from what I understand you buy a share for 100.00 and then receive 4 five pound bags? I live in Agassiz so could I pick up from you? Just curious about how this all works and am very interested. I also have friends interested as well. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Is your event on Sunday open to non members?



  4. Joy Says:

    Filling out my form now and mailing today. Are shares still available?