Veg CSA - Large (July-Sept) *PICK UP ONLY*

Veg CSA - Large (July-Sept) *PICK UP ONLY*

Seasonal weekly selection of veggies for 12 weeks
$700.00
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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:

  • Wildwood – Wildwood Hotel on Tuesday from 10-1015am;
  • Entwistle – Esso on Tuesday at 1045am;
  • Wabamun – Pull out south of overpass on Tuesday at 11am;
  • Spruce Grove – CrossFit Spruce Grove parking lot at 40 South Ave on Tuesday from 1130-12pm;
  • Edmonton – Strathearn at Strip mall on 95 ave and 87 St on Tuesday from 1-2pm;
  • St.Albert – Black Diamond Distillery on Tuesday from 3-4pm;
  • Edmonton – Westmount on 124 street (exact location TBD) on Tuesday from 5-6pm;
  • Jasper at the Farmers’ Market on Wednesday from 11-3pm;
  • Hinton - Freson Bros. Parking Lot on Wednesday from 530-6pm;
  • Edson - Canadian Tire Parking Lot on Wednesday from 7pm; and
  • St.Albert Farmers’ Market on Saturday from 10-3pm.

**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 partnering with Young Agrarians to hire an apprentice for this spring and summer so we have someone on the farm tending to everything at all times;
  • We will be installing drip line irrigation to ensure all areas of the garden are receiving regular and consistent water;
  • Farmer Becky is halfway through completing her Permaculture Design Course, this will aid in connecting all our systems to create a more efficient and resilient farm;
  • We are building a dedicated space for starting plants for transplanting;
  • We are delving into creating spreadsheets to provide more detailed planning and harvesting schedules to ensure better and more consistent timing of planting and harvesting;
  • We are adding in new tools to help with planting, weeding and harvesting;
  • We are hoping to start adding cold frame structures over parts of our garden which will aid in capturing more heat and maintaining more consistent growing conditions for certain vegetables, as well as protect from hail, frost, etc.

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.

Protocols

Ingredients

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.