Luxy Farm Review
Always a fan of scoring local veggies, I was excited to write (& mostly eat) this Luxy Farm Review. Specifically, I’ll be highlighting their weekly produce basket: “Extra CSA Box” (cost of $31CND.)
Who is Luxy Farm?
Luxy Farm is the brainchild of a couple outta Toronto, ON (Daizy & Jonny) with a passion for greens. Together they grow, certified organic veggies from their farm, to your plate. It’s their livelihood. Personally working their bones and land for the past 6 years. They’ve expanded beyond just weekend farmer’s markets.
Shop their garden ONLINE if you want to pick & choose your veggies. Or you can also schedule a weekly pick-up for their “Extra CSA Box”. Pick-up at farm is $31 or pick-up in Ottawa is $35. I chose the “farm pick-up” Extra CSA Box for $31…
Concept is simple, you get a box filled with “in-season” veggies, picked fresh from the farm that week. Makes shopping a breeze, since it’s done for you. Plus, you get to try tons of new veggies your garden probably doesn’t have space for.
The farm’s out in the sticks of St-Albert, ON (the same city famous for its cheese curds…) I was thankful they had a “Luxy Farm” sign at the end of their long, inconspicuous driveway.
Parking is no issue – you’re cruising up to huge farm. When I first walked-up, I almost went into their house. I saw a sign on the back door so I assumed but… Oops, nope don’t do that. Go to the red barn.
There you’ll see, spread across tables in bins, all the veggies you get to take home that week. I love the bins idea. It means you can pick-out you own veggies from the pile (it’s not all prepackaged! LOVE THIS) The bins say, “Take 1” or “Take 2” – so I paid attention.
Cleverly placed, is a final “trade bin” where you can swap-out a veggie you may not like so much for another you like more. Great idea for pickier shoppers.
What’s In My Box?
For $31CND here’s the greenies that graced my weekly pick-up basket:
- Broccoli (2 heads)
- Dill (HUGE bunch)
- Basil (HUGE bunch)
- Lettuce (I had choice or green or purple)
- Green Garlic (X3)
- Garlic Scapes (1 bunch)
- Hakurei Turnips (1 bunch)
- Napa Cabbage (1 head)
- Purple Kale (HUGE bunch)
Another bonus, Luxy Farm post recipes coinciding with whatever is in that week’s box. Huge help with meal prep and ideas to make sure no veggies go to waste.
Next week’s veggie basket may have a few repeats. But you’ll also score new sets of veggies that week/season has to offer. Meaning, you don’t always get the same things…
Farming Ain’t Easy, But Ain’t That Bad!
Certified organic vegetables are hard enough to find. But to also have them 100% fresh, hand-picked makes them even better!
Everything included in my Luxy Farm Review, tasted better than most junk produce I’d buy in store. Plus, their veggies are way bigger (the bunches are generous), they last longer, and the product looks so much prettier.
Right after coming home, I whipped-up this salad. I followed a LuxyFarm.com recipe for the dressing too. Legit, within minutes I already had a full meal outta my basket – yum!
Luxy Farm Review – CONCLUSION
For anyone who takes pride in what goes in their fridge. Scoring local “fresh” veggie boxes is the route to go. Sure, I grow a garden. But having just moved I didn’t have time. So, I went with pots this year. My dream garden, is not so dreamy (a little straggly) but it serves its purpose lol…
That’s why having the option to drive-up the road weekly for all my greens makes sense. Plus, it’s supporting local! Makes me a little warm and fuzzy inside helping out the working family…
Thanks for checking out my Luxy Farm Review! If you’re local to Ottawa, ON, check-out what they got growing! Find them here:
Email your order in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For FARM PICK-UP ORDERS: 1919 Route 900 WEST, St-Albert, ON (don’t go East, you’ll end-up at the wrong address…)
- Order from WEBSTORE
- Join LUXY FARM CSA pick-ups (for Ottawa customers & several surrounding cities)
- SUNDAY’s: Lansdowne Farmers’ Market (9am to 4pm) – Aberdeen Square Lansdowne Park, Ottawa
- SATURDAY’s: Westboro Farmers’ Market (9:30am to 3pm) – Byron Linear Park, Ottawa
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