Our 2021 Pantry Share program will be bringing you an abundance of wonderful scratch-made preserves from the Similkameen to the Okanagan Valley and Lower Mainland. (And, we might be expanding deliveries to Victoria, Calgary and Edmonton if we get enough interest!)
Because of COVID-19, there will be three delivery options this year: no-contact delivery right to your door (for a small fee), scheduled pick-up opportunities in your community, or pick-up at the Grist Mill. In addition, you will be able to order qualifying products anytime you want, and they’ll be brought to you during our next delivery run.
In future years, we hope you’ll be able to find us at local Farmers Markets, like-minded retail partners or even at other share member’s homes, but this year it makes sense to just bring it right to your community. The frequency of pick-ups will vary by location, with exact dates informed somewhat by our final number of members in each region, but we’re aiming for five delivery runs to the Okanagan and Lower Mainland in 2021: early July, late August, early October, mid-November and mid-December.
- Similkameen: Keremeos/Cawston/Princeton
- Okanagan: Osoyoos/Penticton/Summerland/Peachland/Kelowna
- Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley: West Vancouver to Chilliwack)
- And possibly… Victoria, Calgary & Edmonton.
If you’re from outside these communities but are interested in a Pantry Share, please get in touch and we’ll see if we can accommodate you where you are. It improves your odds significantly if you can convince others in your community to also sign up.
If you are unable to receive a delivery to your door or come to one of our drop-off opportunities, we can deliver to a trusted friend or neighbour, or you can have them come and pick-up on your behalf (just email us to let us know to expect them). If you live nearby or are visiting the area and want to come and visit us at the Grist Mill and Gardens and pick up some preserves while you’re here, please let us known ahead of time so we can be ready for you. Please note that not all products are available at the same time of year, so making multiple orders through the season will give you access to the widest variety of tasty treats.