Healthy Living

Garden Fresh Box

The Garden Fresh Box Program is a non-profit, fresh produce buying service created to help people access affordable fresh fruits and vegetables and also to support our local farmers. We are affiliated with the Guelph Wellington Local Food.

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Give your order to one of the volunteer host site coordinators before the first Friday of the month.  Your cash payment must be given when you order.

Participants go to a neighbourhood site at the beginning of the month to place their order and pay for their order.  It is delivered to their neighbourhood on the third Wednesday of the month. Payment must be received at the site no later than noon on the first Friday of the month.

On the third Wednesday of the month, the Garden Fresh Boxes are delivered to multiple neighourhood locations in Guelph.

The Garden Fresh Box content changes from month to month because the fruits and vegetables are chosen in season when they are at the peak of their nutritional value.

Each box also includes a Fresh Ideas newsletter with recipes, storage tips and other useful information.

ORDERS DUE BY FRIDAY:

PICK UP ON WEDNESDAY:

2014 2014

November 7

November 19

December 5

December 17

2015 

2015

January 9

January 21

February 6

February 18

March 6

March 18

April 3

April 15

May 8

May 20

June 5

June 17

July 3

July 15

August 7

August 19

September 4

September 16

Please click below to view some sample newsletters.

September 2012
October 2012
November 2012
December 2012

Please note that we cannot guarantee that all produce listed in the Fresh Ideas newsletter will be in the box. 

As we source as many items as possible from local and fresh sources, we experience surprises such as frost, drought and heavy rain that can destroy or reduce a crop. These last minute changes to box content sometimes happen after the newsletter is printed.

What we can guarantee is that the Garden Fresh Box offers produce at good value. If an item listed in the newsletter is missing, the box has been topped up with another item.

Garden Fresh Box contents are seasonal.  Produce included is based on quality and availability.

Sample Large Box ($20)

Sample Small Box ($15)

10 apples
2 lbs Spanish onions
1 large cabbage
1 butternut squash
2 lb carrots
1 lb candycane beets
1 head garlic
1 pie pumpkin
4 pears
1 bunch leeks
1 head lettuce
5 lb potatoes

5 apples
2 lb Spanish onions
2 lb carrots
1 lb candycane beets
1 head garlic
1 pie pumpkin
4 pears
1 red pepper
1 head lettuce
2.5 lb potatoes 

Our Garden Fresh Box Program locations are as follows:

CSA Foodbank
University of Guelph Health Services

(519) 824-4120 ext. 52561
foodbank@uoguelph.ca

Evergreen Seniors' Centre 
Place and pay for your order, in person, between 9:00am-4:00pm Mon-Fri

(519) 823-1291

Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group

(519) 836-9427

Guelph Community Health Centre

(519) 821-6638 ext. 344

Kortright Hills Neighbourhood Group (519) 837-0974

New Life Church

(519) 823-5851

Onward Willow Neighbourhood Group

(519) 824-6892

Parkwood Gardens Neighbourhood Group (Located at West End Recreation Centre)

(519) 824-6340

Rickson Ridge School (519) 766-0862

St. Matthias Neighbourhood Group at Hospice Wellington 

(519) 836-7132

Two Rivers Neighbourhood Group

(519) 837-4248

Victoria Park Seniors Centre, Fergus

(519) 787-1814 

West Willow Woods Neighbourhood Group

(519) 826-9930

33 Marlborough Rd.

(519) 824-6692

Guelph CHC Shelldale Site

(519) 821-6638 ext. 2

Downtown Neighbourhood Association, 10 Carden Street (519) 362-7756
Langs, 1145 Concession Rd, Cambridge, (519) 653-1470 x235
229 Dublin Street North
Place and pay for your order, in person, between 10:00-12:00 or 2:00-4:00 Mon-Fri 
(519) 766-7991

To view Garden Fresh Box Locations on a map click here
For more information please call (519) 821-6638 ext. 344 or email gfbox@guelphchc.ca.

 

If you are interested in purchasing a Garden Fresh Box, volunteering or setting up a host site in your neighbourhood, or if you are a grower interested in selling your produce, please call (519) 821-6638 ext. 344 or email gfbox@guelphchc.ca.