Our Model

City Beet Farm was born from a commitment between two farmers and a community of homeowners. Today, we grow a wide diversity of vegetables and flowers on a dozen properties around the Riley Park neighbourhood in Vancouver.

Homeowners receive a weekly box of vegetables in exchange for the use of their land. We sell the rest of our veggies through a CSA model. Community Supported Agriculture means that members pay for their vegetables in advance of the season. This enables us, as farmers, to plan our season according to the number of shares we sell. In this way, we all share the risks inherent to growing food. If the season is good, CSA members will receive an abundance of veggies, and if the season is unpredictably bad, they will receive a bit less.

We ride our bikes to transport produce, use mostly hand tools to work the land and give thanks to the fungi, earthworms, rain and the sun. Our vegetables are grown with the type of love and care that you can taste. We work hard to feed bellies and nourish the spirit. We hope that you’ll join us in this effort.