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What is a CSA?

Do you want to know where your food comes from and create an ongoing relationship with a local farmer? If so, then a CSA may be for you. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and represents a partnership between our farm and you. As partners, we will provide you with a full seasons worth of the freshest, healthiest vegetables we can produce, and in exchange you agree to stand with us during the highs and lows of the season and support our endeavour. We ask that you purchase your CSA share ahead of the season to help us through our most expensive time of the year when we are purchasing seeds, supplies, and equipment. Your investment in our farm at the beginning of the season brings a return of many, many fresh vegetables during the coming year! Please contact us if you have any questions about CSAs!

How We Grow

We grow our vegetables using organic principles and do not use any synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. We aim to provide you the most healthful and nutritious food by growing varieties that are especially selected for taste and quality and by harvesting most crops the same day as we deliver them to you.

CSA Details

Our CSA will be a vegetable box program consisting of 20 weekly boxes of mixed seasonal vegetables with some added herbs. First CSA pick up is June 11, 2019. We will select the items for each box based on what is in-season at the time, and will include plenty of variety as the season goes on. We will deliver the boxes weekly to our central pick-up locations in Cambridge and Waterloo.

A small box will contain 6 – 7 items and a large 9 – 10 items, with the exact amount varying based on the season. At our pick-up locations we will provide a swap box of additional veggies which you can use to exchange some items in your box, if desired. The swap box will include extra of favourite items, such as carrots or beets, plus some items that may not make it into a regular box, such as hot peppers.

We will provide regular emails throughout the season to update you on progress on the farm, plus provide recipes and suggestions of how to prepare delicious dishes from the veggies currently on offer.

Harvest and delivery days are Tuesdays. We will provide advanced notice on Saturdays of the veggies you can expect to receive the following week so you can shop accordingly.

Shares will be delivered for free on Tuesdays to Healthlink (350 Conestoga blvd, Cambridge) between 3-3:30 and GHD (455 Phillip St, Waterloo) between 5-5:30 pm. For a fee of $3/week we will deliver your share to a cooler placed outside your home within the tricity area. If you can recruit 3 friends to pick up at your home, you will become an official drop point and delivery will be free.

Costs:

Small CSA: $465

Large CSA: $675

You can also add a weekly dozen of our eggs for $95 for the 20 week season.  These farm fresh eggs come from our free-range hens who lay some of the most vibrant, healthy eggs you can get!

If you’re interested in signing up please see the sign-up page, or email us for an application form.

 

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