Frequently Asked Questions

 

Where can I buy your produce?

Valois Market: We are at the Valois Market (parking lot of 37 Donegani Ave, Pointe-Claire, Qc, H9R 2V7) on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm starting June 5th 2021 through to October 30th 2021. The market is open to the public and you are sure to find us there to greet you rain or shine. Accepted payment methods: cash, debit, credit or Tierra Viva online credits.

Online farmer's market: Place your order online for pick up at the Valois Market. Select the produce you want ahead of market day with no minimum order size and no obligation to order every week. For more details you can check out the page How to place an online order Accepted payment methods: Credit or Tierra Viva online credits.

In Mirabel: 

  • The farm kiosk will be closed for the 2021 season.

 


How do I place an online order?

You can check out our How to place an online order page for all the details.  


Do you sell CSA veggie baskets?

While we've strongly considered following the traditional Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) veggie baskets model we've opted for a more flexible model of customizable online orders. We feel this model more easily accomodates for food allergies, food preferences, portion sizes and schedule availabilities. Every week you can select the produce you want ahead of market day with no minimum order size and no obligation to order every week. 

We do offer an alternative payment system that benefits the consumer and the farmer. Every spring we offer special discounts for purchasing Tierra Viva online credits ahead of the season. By doing this, you help us purchase seed and growing materials, pay heating for our greenhouses and provide a fair wage for our employees while we wait for the first harvest. Online credits can be used towards the purchase of any of our products on our online farmer's market or in person at the Valois Market.  For more details you can check out the page Buy Tierra Viva online credit .

If what you are looking for is the thrill of trying out new vegetables, just let us know, we will gladly guide you to our selection of lesser-known produce and even give you recipe ideas. We love sharing our love of vegetables! 


Do you do home delivery? 

Unfortunately, no we do not offer home delivery. 


Are you certified organic? 

The short answer is, not yet. The long answer is that we started the process of converting and expect to receive certification in the spring of 2021. However, due to the complexity of our operation and the fact that we just recently purchased the land, not all of produce is going to get certified organic in 2021. All certified organic items will be clearly labeled as such on our online farmer's market item description and our produce list at the market. We apply the same principles and practices to grow all our produce even if they are awaiting certification. If you have any questions or would like more details, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Keep in mind that we also offer produce that is not grown by us. We only resell produce made or grown locally and we prioritize producers that follow organic and ecological practices. The origin of the item will always be clearly indicated and you can assume an item is not certified organic unless it is specified that it is.


What produce is available right now? 

You can always check out our online farmer's market to find out what is currently available. If you would to see the full list of produce and their expected availability please check out our Produce calendar


How to keep fruits and vegetables fresh for longer at home? 

There is not quick answer to this question so we've created a short guide for you in our How to keep fruits and vegetables fresh at home page. 


Can I visit the farm? 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have no farm visits planned for 2021. To be fully up to date with other events we might have you can sign up to our weekly newsletter here.


Do you offer job or volunteering opportunities? 

Please check our Employment and Volunteering Opportunities page for all details and vacancies.


Do offer produce year-round? 

We aren't quite there yet but we are working on extending our season further into the winter months. You can check out our Produce calendar for an estimate of when our produce will be available. 


What do farmers do in the winter? 

The short answer is that we get to do everything we didn't have time to do or we know we won't have time to do during the growing season.

Yes, resting and a vacation (or "staycation") is usually in the schedule, but the rest of the time is taken up by lots of planning. A well thought out plan is essential to ensure a good harvest, especially as we increase complexity by increasing crop variety. I get to work on crop plans, field plans, seed orders, supply orders, finances, budget plans, grant applications, hiring plans and I usually take some professional development courses. There are also usually some degree of upgrades or repairs to do on our machinery or buildings each winter. Before I know it, March is around the corner and we start sowing the first crops in the plant nursery. I enjoy the seasonality of my work and am grateful I get to do what I love. 


 

Couldn't find the answer to your question? We'd love to hear from you. Please contact us at
info@tierraviva.ca   

Contact us

info@tierraviva.ca
www.facebook.com/jardinstierraviva.ca
450.238.1142
8084 Chemin du Chicot Nord, Mirabel, J7N 2H5