2018 Harvest Box Add-ons

Check out all of our amazing Harvest Box add-ons, available for the 2018 season!

1. Fruit Share
Like in past years, we will be offering a Fruit Share again this season. Fruit shares will be provided by The Apple Lady (Bridgeland and HSCA) and Walkers' Own Produce. Both options will include a delicious assortment of BC fruit, from stone fruit to cherries, apples to strawberries -- all the fruits you'd expect to enjoy from BC, as they come into season. While we try to source as much fruit as we can from organic growers, some of the fruit in this share is considered 'conventional'. Click here for more information.

The Fruit Share is $16/week.


2. Beef Share
Introducing ethical, grass-fed beef from Earthworks Farm and Trail's End Beef. These are two amazing local ranches, located just outside of Alex & Nanton, AB respectively. These businesses are setting the bar when it comes to demonstrating the utmost care and attention for the welfare of their animals, as well as the soil & pasture. This beef is hormone-free and antibiotics are only ever administered in emergencies. We guarantee that you'll taste the difference or your money back.

Each week you'll get approximately 3lbs of beef. Expect a rotation of ground beef, roasts, steaks, and unique cuts (ribs, stew beef, etc.). $37.50 per delivery (pro-rated), available at our Bowness, Aspen, Hillhurst & Marda Loop pick-up locations.


3. Cheese Share
We've teamed up with Shawn McDonald of Springbank Cheese Co. - Marda Loop to bring you a bi-weekly selection of fine artisan cheeses. You can expect product from the following dairies: Sylvan Star Cheese CompanyLatin Foods Inc.Winding Road Artisan CheeseFairwinds FarmKootenay Apline Cheese Company, as well as some smaller vendors that YYC Growers will source from directly. While the majority of cheese will be sourced from Alberta and BC, we may occasionally bring in cheese from Ontario or Quebec to satisfy needs like Cheddar.

The Cheese Share is $20/delivery and portions will vary depending on the price of that delivery's cheese selection. This share is available at our Bowness, Hillhurst & Marda Loop pick-up locations.


4. Egg Share
Our newest Farm Member, Calico Farms, brings you local eggs from happy hens. Calico Farms' hens have access to pasture, sunshine, fresh air and even scraps from the kitchen. While not organic, Calico Farms' hen feed is grown and milled locally.

The cost per dozen eggs is $6.50. No limit on the number of cartons per customer. This share is available at all of our pick-up locations, with the exception of Market on Macleod.


5. Granola Share
This artisan granola is hand-crafted locally by a fellow Cooperative, The Grain Exchange. More aptly named, 'grain-ola', The Grain Exchange uses Alberta grown oats, oat flour & buckwheat as well as other unique ingredient additions each week. You can expect delicious flavours such as Wild Blueberry and Cherry Garcia. But what really makes this granola unique is a sourdough fermented culture added to each batch -- this makes it easier to digest so you can obtain the full nutritional benefits of the ingredients.

Bags are 1lb at $10 each.


6. Bake Share
The Grain Exchange also presents a weekly bake share: a rotation of sweet and savoury pre-made items like quick breads, energy balls, biscotti, crackers, croutons, cookies, granola bars, etc. These items will be combined with a take and bake item like pizza dough, fruit crisp, cinnamon buns, biscuits, etc. As always, The Grain Exchange works to use local, organic grains, and will incorporate seasonally available ingredients from YYC Growers whenever possible.

A sample weekly share could be one bag of pizza dough and six cookies.


7. Coffee Share
Ethically sourced, small batch, hand roasted coffee is brought to you by our warehouse friends: Devil's Head Coffee.

Since coffee cannot possibly be grown in Alberta, Devil’s Head Coffee procures the most ethical beans possible and aims to share their knowledge of coffee sourcing, processing and roasting to bring this global product closer to home and closer to sustainability. This year they are excited to announce a special blend available only to our YYC Growers customers. It represents the best global social, environmental, and economic practices that are in existence within the coffee industry today. Their goal is to share this coffee blend’s journey with you. This coffee is sure to  you fuel your adventure, and elevate your day!

$10.50/week for a half pound bag or $21.00/week for a full pound. Dark, Medium, Light and Decaf options available.


For more information about any of our add-ons or to give one a try for a week, please send us an email at info@yycgrowers.com.

To add any of these shares to your Harvest Box, login to your account and click the 'Add' button, inside the green subscription bar on the right-hand side. Or just shoot us an email at info@yycgrowers.com.