Harvest Farm and Programs

Since 2009 SSI Community Services has been developing a food program called HARVEST with farm land, food bank, kitchen and café, food recovery, and the Farmers Market Nutritional Coupon Program.

The HARVEST Programs contributes to a growing movement towards community food security and increasing local production.  SSI Community Services works closely with groups such as the SSI Farmland Trust, Salt Spring Seeds, and Tuesday Farmers Market, Country Grocer, and Thrifty’s to plan for the future.

HARVEST Farm – over an acre of growing area including a large greenhouse, propagation house, orchard, and landmark sustainable agriculture practices has been a holding space for our vocational development program ‘Success Works’.  

The HARVEST Food Programs has a full circle approach that cooperates to maximize the use of foods and extend availability to people in our community. 

Second HARVEST – Food Recovery Program
HARVEST Kitchen Cafe – a social enterprise utilizing the ingredients from the growing and food recovery programs with proceeds returning to SSI Food Security
HARVEST Market – Farmers’ Market Nutritional Coupon Program, register online here.
HARVEST Food Bank – serving the community Tuesdays from 9:30 to 3:45 at 268 Fulford-Ganges Road. Online applications available here.

To get involved contact the Food Program Manager at 250-537-9971 or visit the harvest webpage at www.harvestsaltspring.ca. Donations of time, garden supplies ranging from veggie starts to hand tools, or cash is always welcome.

SSI Community Services and Harvest Food Programs have developed as a result of the generosity of the Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation as well as many other local donors and volunteers.

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