Harvest Box

Harvest Box

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Thoughtfully curated by agricultural and culinary artisans, Farm Share is an opportunity to experience the seasons with all their diversity of colors and flavors in your own home. Harvest Box is a weekly offering of organic vegetables, fruits and herbs from our farm and farm partners. Sign up for a weekly subscription or a one-time box in either Individual or Family-sized options.

Pickup Locations:

How It Works

Select Your Box

Select the size, frequency, time and location for pickup of your Farm Share Harvest Box.

Select Add Ons

Add any of the specialty items we curate from 150 miles of our farm to your next pick up.

Check Your Email

Part of your Harvest Box is a weekly digest featuring what to expect in your box + tips and recipes.

Pick up and Enjoy

Each weekly digest is made to help guide you in getting the most out of your Harvest Box.

Benefits of being a Harvest Box subscriber

Celebrate Eating Fresh + Seasonal

“Fresh” and “seasonal” are more than just taglines. Freshness is key to nutrition, while seasonality breeds diversity. Both are essential in growing a healthy body, a strong community, and a thriving ecosystem. That’s why we harvest daily, to ensure that only the most delicious, nutrient-dense produce arrives on your family’s table.

Our Farm Is Your Farm

We are committed to a business based on relationships, not mere transactions. Our direct distribution system invites you to build an individual relationship with our farm. We invite you to join us in building a food community based on discovery and delight, creativity and self-sufficiency, optimal health and mutual collaboration.

We’re Here to Help

We understand that joining a CSA means a shift in lifestyle. Our members have traded the convenience of store/online grocery shopping for an upgrade in quality, nutrition, and creativity. Each Harvest Box includes a digest with tips on how to store, prepare and enjoy your weekly offerings, as well as notes from life on the farm.

Enhance With Specialty Add-Ons

Upgrade the fun and convenience of your Harvest Box with additional items from our artisan pantry. We partner with local artisans who share our values for sustainability and integrity to offer delicious add-ons to your weekly box, such as wild-fermented sourdough, organic tortillas, grass-fed butter and cheeses, and much more.

Create a Better Food System

As one of the last organic farms in the county, The Ecology Center believes in a food culture that gives more than it takes. We put this belief into action by donating 20 percent of what we grow to food-insecure families in our neighborhood. Your Harvest Box membership plays a pivotal role in building an equitable food system for all.

Easily Manage Your Subscription

There’s a reason our program continues to grow: our produce is unmatched in freshness and flavor. If at any time you would like to skip a pick-up or pause/cancel your membership, our customer portal gives you complete control over your subscription. Our team is also here to support you in building a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.

Frequently Asked Questions

01 - How do I sign up?

Sign up at farmshare.theecologycenter.org. Choose Farm Share in our menu and you’ll be asked if you want an Individual or Family sized box and if you’d like it every week or every other week.

02 - What size is the best?
  • Our Individual size boxes have 8-10 Items which are great for 1 or 2 people for about a week’s worth of produce depending on how much you cook at home. If you cook a lot more, we recommend our Family Size box. Ordering weekly helps to guarantee that you have fresh veggies every week!
  • An Individual size Harvest Box subscription is $25 per box; a one-time box is $28
  • A Family size Harvest Box subscription is $35 per box; a one-time box is $40
03 - Can I choose the items?
While you cannot customize the fruits and veggies within your box, you’re welcome to add on any of the pantry items we sell in our online Farm Share ,as well as culinary staples like onions and garlic.
04 - Can I pause?
You’re welcome to put your subscription on pause at any time for any reason. Just email us by Friday on the week prior to your next delivery day with the dates you would like to pause for and we can place a pause on pickup for until you’re ready to re-join.
05 - How to cancel?
If you need to cancel your subscription, please let us know by emailing farmshare@theecologycenter.org at least 48 hours before your next scheduled pickup.
06 - Is there a refund policy?
Due to the complexity of operating a farm, and planning for a specific amount of harvest, we cannot refund boxes that have already been purchased and picked up. If you are ever unhappy with your subscription, we’d be happy to help you cancel it. (But even happier to solicit your feedback to continue to improve our offering!)
07 - What if I miss a pickup?
No problem - pick up your box within the next 24 hours (by the end of day next day at 5pm). Any boxes not picked up within 24 hours will be donated.
08 - Where do I pickup?
  • San Juan Capistrano Farm: The Ecology Center, 32701 Alipaz St - Tue/Thur 2 pm - 5 pm or SAT 9 am - 1 pm
  • Encinitas Farm: The Ecology Center Farm Lab, 441 Quail Gardens Dr - Tue 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Corona Del Mar: Poppy Street Market at Five Crowns, 3801 E. Coast Highway - Sun 11 am - 2 pm
  • Costa Mesa: Daydream Surf Shop 1588 Monrovia Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92663 - Fri 2 pm - 5 pm
09 - Delivery options
We are currently offering delivery within a 10-mile radius of The Ecology Center for $10.
10 - Can we start a pickup?
Please contact us if you have a community of 15+ families, co-workers, or neighbors and want to explore a neighborhood pick-up/drop-off site - farmshare@theecologycenter.org.
11 - What's in a Harvest Box?
We design each of these boxes, weekly, as a true celebration of the seasons. What that means is that each week you will receive unique organic vegetables, herbs, and fruits at their peak of ripeness.
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LT
04/13/2021
Lisa T.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Harvest box

Love getting the box and puzzling out how to use it up. I get to try vegetables that I don’t usually buy.

DM
04/10/2021
Diane M.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Love our farm share!

Overall experience was wonderful!

PC
04/07/2021
Pauline C.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Local, fresh, beautiful box

Super happy with my first purchase.I literally cooked everything in the box from the carrot greens to the beet leaves. Discovered new tastes, textures and recipes! Will definitely purchase again. Also the pick up location in Costa Mesa is very convenient!

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JL
04/07/2021
Jackie L.
United States United States
I recommend this product
So happy

I’m so happy with the produce, pizza and specialty items that are provided by the Ecology Center. I live part time in Laguna and go to shop local for produce and then found the pizza Tuesday and Thursday’s then decided to get a Harvest box and loooooved it. So fun to make up dishes with what came in it. Always so fresh and look forward to order again in a week.

YO
04/04/2021
Yoshiko O.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Fresh and excellent quality

I love getting my farm box each week. It’s all beautiful and perfect produce. It tastes amazing and makes me cook with a bit more variety each week.