Monthly Archives: June 2013

2013 Tinka Orchard Memberships Now Available!

After our long silence over the winter and early spring, we are excited to let you know that we’re once again accepting memberships for the orchard CSA this year. Please take a look at the details below and if you are interested in joining, let me know by the contact page on this site, and I’ll be in touch with payment details.

For 2013, a standard share will consist of 100 lbs of fruit, with approximate composition as follows:
Each package consisting of approx. 50 lb Plums (6 varieties – substitutions possible, see below)
+ 25 lb Pears (3 varieties)
+ 25 lb Apples (Mac, Jonagold, Gala, Newtown, Fuji, Ambrosia, Goldblush and Wagner. Not available this year are – Red and Gold Delicious, Spartan, Jonathan, Wealthy).

Cost: $250

Now, we know that some folks find the quantity of plums too much for their use, so we will once again be offering substitutions of apples/pears for plums later in the season (subject to availability and at the rate of around 2 lbs apples/pears per lb. of plums), or the option to reduce your total share quantity for a refund.

Additional orders will be taken where quantities permit.

We once again anticipate 3-4 pickups from August – October, subject to fruit ripening. Primary pickups will be in East Vancouver but if member geography permits, we may be able to help coordinate secondary pickups in other locations.

Those are the basics, but please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!

We look forward to another great season and hope to have you on board for 2013.

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