Our most frequently asked questions:
Where do you deliver to? See Delivery Information
During Veg Box Season, we deliver on a Thursday to Castlerock, Coleraine, Portstewart, Portrush, Ballymoney, and Bushmills.
In addition to our doorstep delivery, we have a collection point at Infuse Artisan Tea Bar, Coleraine OR at Vance's Farm, Kilrea on a Thursday afternoon and Broughgammon Farm Shop near Ballycastle on a Friday when their farm shop and lovely cafe is open for business. Check out these lovely places while you're picking up your veg and say Hi to the lovely folk who run them!
What does 'in conversion' mean?
To become certified organic by the Soil Association, farmers have to take their land through a two year conversion process. During this period they cannot sell produce as organic, but can sell it as ‘in conversion’ which helps them through the process. It means that we can help secure a market for smaller growers who have turned to organic farming while they wait for their produce to become certified. We have found that most customers strongly support this.
What does Organic mean?
Organic is a term defined by law. All our vegetables are grown under IOFGA certification, meaning that they are grown to exacting standards and stringently inspected. Vance's Farm in Kilrea is currently in organic conversion and will be certified in Jan 2019. The letter of organic law means avoiding pesticides and chemicals, but we see organic as going beyond this and being about working with nature rather than against it, ensuring the way we grow and operate is sustainable in every way.
How wide is your offering?
Until now, as Causeway Organic we have been concentrating on supplying quality, fresh, seasonal organic produce. Over the past couple of years, we have been helping a fantastic young grower to gain experience and grow his own great-tasting fruit and veg. Vance's Organic Farm will be supplying our boxes and alongside this, we want to support our existing suppliers and introduce you to some new ones. This will hopefully mean that we will start to be able to save you some trips to the supermarket and get the most out of our delivery runs. It makes sense to deliver more per trip. We offer a whole range of veg to top up your box and we are also looking at a meat offering and recipe boxes in the near future (some even reared on the same farm where the veg is grown). There is our milk, from the Culmore Organic Farm and bread from our friends at Ursa Minor, along with new tea offerings and and quite a lot more in the pipeline - keep an eye out for news on our blog/latest news. Mostly organic, all quality and ethically sourced and nearly all from local suppliers.