CSA or Community Supported Agriculture is a way for you to invest in and support a farm. You pay for the subscription up front which allows for the farmer to purchase supplies for the upcoming growing season. Once the gardens starts growing and producing, you begin receiving weekly boxes of fresh produce. The program runs an average of 12 weeks starting mid-July and running into September. It’s a great way to get involved and know where your food comes from!
Every year is different, and with that carries risk. With a CSA, you share the risk along with the farmer. We do our very best to reduce and mitigate, but there are always uncontrollable factors such as weather, bugs and disease that we have to react to. When joining our CSA, you share the risk and depending on the year or time of year; this can include reduced shares due to crop failures or increased shares when the gardens are in abundance. Know that we, your farmers, strive to have a garden that is abundant and that when crop failures, etc. do happen, we are just or are more disappointed than you are. We truly appreciate your support!
We encourage people to come and visit the farm to see what we do and what it takes to raise and grow healthy, nutrient dense food. All we ask is that you contact us ahead of time to ensure we are there. We strongly believe in transparency of everything we do.
Prices (total price for the entire season, paid up front – payments will be due March 31 or until program is full)
Price listed is the total price for the entire season, paid up front. Feeds approx. 4-6 people/week.
CSA is not available for delivery, and can only be through pickups at the following locations.
Drop locations include:
**If you cannot make your designated pickup or are away please let us know ahead of time so we do not harvest your share. If you are away for a week or more, we can double up on weeks you are around to ensure you get your value. If you do not contact us ahead of time and are a no show at the pick up location - you forfeit your share that week**
There are 75 CSA spots available for the 2021 season – on a first come first serve basis.
LESSONS LEARNED FROM PREVIOUS SEASON:
Unfortunately, last year did not go the way as we had planned. We have spent much time reviewing what happened last year and possible ways we can try to mitigate or alleviate the severity of issues as they arise (because they still will happen). So, some of the things we will be implementing are:
We are dedicated to improving and bringing our best this year! This Farm is still relatively new to us, and there is much to learn from the land and environment around us. When we spoke with fellow neighbours that were born and raised here, they had said last year started as one of the wettest years (up to August) to one of the driest years (August onward).And growing on a larger scale brings its own unique challenges.
100% fresh produce grown on our farm using no sprays. Produce is grown using organic and permaculture methods, but is not certified organic. On occasion we will add produce from outside sources, which is communicated through emails, and these are items that we did grow and we source from another local farm that uses the same methods and practices we use. We strive to provide you with the best possible produce available.