FAQ

Why an Online Market?

Growing up on our Family Orchard in Oliver B.C., we have enjoyed all aspects involved in farming, manufacturing, shipping and selling. Because we understand what is involved from farm to table, we have become well known for our top quality and service.

Given the current changes in how we are shopping for food, we have received an overwhelming amount of requests to deliver. 

How does delivery and pick up work?

We require a minumum 50.00 order to deliver, with a 9.00 delivery charge. Farmer's Markets Products have a very low markup, and the packing alone costs up 3.50 per box to bring to your doorstep, plus gas and staffing costs. We have not increased the retail price from what you would find at their stall, the 9.00 helps us cover our additional costs. 

We are currently delivering on Saturdays. Areas include Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, Crossfield, Olds, Carstairs, Okotoks, Blackfalds, Millarville, and other small areas. At the checkout, please insert your postal code - this will tell you if we deliver to that location. If we don’t, we will be doing pick ups at our central warehouse in Airdrie on Friday’s.

Since everyone is currently at home, we will be leaving your package on your doorstep, with a quick knock, or doorbell ring. You will need to be watching for your order, as our packaging process does not allow your goods to be sitting outside for longer than 15 minutes. 

Are you organic?

We are a conventional farm, not an organic farm. Although we do our best to use organic-based sprays, we will use pesticides and fungicides when we deem absolutely necessary. We do carry produce from farms that are either certified organic or spray-free on occasion. Anything that we grow we wouldn't think twice about feeding to our own children. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to send us an email! The same with our vendors. All product descriptions are thorough.

Why does your fruit/veg not look like grocery store fruit?

Fruit/Veg you find in the grocery store has most likely been sprayed with unnatural chemicals to preserve its shelf life or colour, which can also negatively affect the taste. As we do not spray for this, our fruit can have bumps and bruises that come from shipping, handling, and touching other fruit. Just because a peach looks imperfect, doesn't mean it is not delicious and nutritious. That being said, if you receive fruit that is damaged, moldy, or doesn't taste right, don't hesitate to let us know (we have a 100% guarantee on all of our products).

Is your fruit GMO?

No, we do not have GMO fruit, nor will ever carry it. That includes the GMO non-browning apple.

Do you purchase from wholesalers?

We do not purchase from wholesalers, even if we are short on supply of a product. If we do not have a quality source from a local farmer that has a surplus, we put a close to the season of that particular food.

Does your mom actually pack fruit/veg?

You heard it right! Our lovely mother Helena actually picks and packs fruit/veg that we offer for 12 hours each day during the summer season on our family-owned farm in Oliver, BC. For your delivery needs we have a team here in Airdrie organizing all your needs.