From: CSA

CSA 2013 Vol. 5

Riverbend Gardens CSA Round One Wrap-Up!

Time flies when you’re having fun growing and delivering delicious veggies for the local community!  Four weeks of fresh prime vegetables brings a smile to our faces and we are looking forward to 11 more weeks with our CSA subscribers. ATTENTION 4 Week Subscribers: sign up TODAY for the full 15 weeks for the whole season discount rate!  If you did not receive an email with the coupon code, click here!  This gives you $120 off the full price for the family size and $100 off the couples size! It is not too late to sign up as a new CSA subscriber for August delivery!  If you need any convincing of the AWESOMENESS of CSA, check out this You Tube video on Riverbend Gardens CSA and blog post by Edmonton blogger Sheri Landry of This Bird’s DayNew subscribers are also eligible for the whole season discount rate by entering the following codes when you check out:
  • Family size subscription: BIRDSDAYFAMILY
  • Couples size subscription: BIRDSDAYCOUPLE
Join up for 11 weeks of healthy local vegetables!  Four-week subscriptions are also available for August and September with delivery starting August 8th and September 5th. The deadline for renewing your subscription or signing up for Riverbend Gardens CSA is August 6thTell your friends and family or forward this email so that everyone can share in the CSA goodness!

What’s in the Bag?

Family Size:
  • potatoes
  • beans
  • fennel
  • swiss chard
  • cauliflower
  • cucumber
Couples Size:
  • kale
  • potatoes
  • beans
  • fennel
  • cucumber

Corn Sale August 17, 24, and 31 at the Zoo

Support Hope Mission Youth Shelter and Edmonton & Area Land Trust Riverbend Gardens is pleased to partner with inner city youth who have been busy on the farm weeding and growing!  Please show your support by hitting the Edmonton Valley Zoo to pick up some corn!  This corn sale will also raise money for the Edmonton Area Land Trust, which is exploring ways to preserve farm land in our city.  You can never have too much corn on the cob, especially when it is for a good cause!

Local Partner Feature: Dutch Treats & Farm Fresh Meats

Riverbend Gardens has Dutch roots, and so we are thrilled to partner with Dutch Treats & Farm Fresh Meats this year as a CSA delivery location!  You can grab your bag o’ veggies along with traditional Dutch treats and novelties, AND local farm goodness including organic poultry, lamb, eggs and more!  You have not had gouda until you’ve had their gouda!  Dutch Treats has a vision of providing farm fresh products to everyone!  They are located at 12769 – 50 Street and open till 6pm on CSA-pick-up-Thursdays.  Complete your meal and pick up a windmill when you choose Dutch Treats & Farm Fresh Meats as your CSA delivery location!

Edmonton Food Council

We are pleased to officially share the news that Riverbend Garden’s very own Janelle Herbert is an official member of the Edmonton Food Council!  The Council will be meeting monthly to advise on matters of food and urban agriculture and to take an active role in supporting the implementation of fresh, a high level strategy that will help guide Edmonton towards the vision of “a resilient food and agriculture system that contributes to the local economy and the overall cultural, financial, social and environmental sustainability of the city.”  Meetings are open to the public!  Thank you Janelle for representing!