Terrace residents can now sign up to receive a box of fresh, local veggies every week.
The Terrace Community Supported Agriculture group is an organization that allows people to buy a share for $500 for a season.
That share entitles the owner to a box of local vegetables when they become available, approximately at the end of June or beginning of July.
It works out to be about $25 per box, with each week’s selection changing depending on what’s in season.
Shareholders will continue to get vegetables until the growing season ends, around October.
Agatha Jedrzejczyk is a community food action developer with a long history of advocating for sustainable food practices.
She says the box has enough veggies for a family of four, but eating local also means eating what can be grown in the region.
Jedrzejczyk is a strong advocate of helping local farmers to ensure continued food security for the region.
The group is also looking for volunteers during certain times in the season to help with weeding and harvesting.
And if a shareholder refers five other people to sign up, they’ll receive a special goodie box.
More information on the program can be found on Facebook by searching for Terrace CSA, or by phoning Agatha Jedrzejczyk at 250-641-3663.