FAQs

We hope these frequently asked questions steer you in the right direction! If not feel free to contact us by e-mail or call Tyler & Erin at 905-999-3243/905-926-7478

CSA FAQs

The Program:
Each week we put together your share from our gardens for you to pick up at one of our pick up points that you choose when you sign up for our CSA.

What does it cost?
When paying up front for the year you will receive on average %15 more value than you would if you were to buy from vendors at the farmers market or the organic section at the grocery store! This is because you are helping the farmers out at the beginning of the season by paying upfront and throughout the season you benefit back in extra bang for your buck!

Do you deliver?
Within our radius we do deliveries with a cost depending on distance from farm and other deliveries made enroute.

When does the CSA take place?
We operate our program from the second week in June to the last week of October.
We say 18-20 weeks as this business depends on the weather so sometimes it starts later or ends earlier.

What happens if I can’t come pick up our share or will be out of town the week of a pick up?
Try to have a friend, family member, neighbour, co-worker etc pick it up for you or for themselves. If you can’t find anyone who wants a crate full of veggies than please give us 24hr notice so we don’t harvest for you.
*If you need to switch your pick-up day on occasion we will gladly harvest your CSA share any day that we have another pick-up option. Let us know 24hrs before your scheduled CSA pick-up day or 24 hours before the day that you’d like to pick up, whichever comes first. As a last resort, if you live in the area and coming to our farm is realistic than we can accept that as a last option.

Is my deposit refundable?
The simple answer is no. Your deposit is not refundable or transferable. The CSA deposit reserves your spot in the CSA and will be put towards the total cost of your share. You are welcome to give your share to a family member or friend; please notify us whom his would be in advance.

If I choose not to pay online, where do I mail my cheque?
Send your cheque for the allotted amount to Foragers Farms 3517 Rowe Rd Cobourg, ON. All cheques should be made out to Foragers Farms. Please send a cheque as cash can disappear too easily.

What happens if I do not pay on time?
A late payment will result in a fee of $25 or a forfeit of the CSA share and deposit. The nature of a CSA program is for the members to invest in the farm as early in the season as possible. The farm cannot function as it should if payments are made late. As we are a small farm and business we depend on the commitments of our members and community 100% of the way.

Will the shares be limited?
Yes, we will be limiting our CSA so act fast as we expect it to fill up fast!

What kinds of vegetables do you grow?
Over 35 different kind of vegetables.

As a member, when can I visit the farm?
YES! PLEASE…email us and we would love to show you where you food comes from!

Farmer Guided Garden FAQs

Is there a minimum number of individual plants that I have to order?
No there is not but by choosing plants that have multiple successions you will receive that plant multiple times throughout the growing season as our Farmer Guided Garden program focuses on educating growers on succesions.

Is there a deadline to order certain plants?
Each plant has multiple successions. So if you haven’t ordered a month ahead of the planting date of your chosen plant than you will have to wait for the next succession date.

Would I plant the next succession in the same spot as the plant I harvested (e.g., planting the next kale seedling in the spot where I harvested kale)? Or does it matter?

How do I prepare my garden before getting the seedlings?
If you have a pre-existing garden ready to be planted in than we suggest preparing it by

If I don’t have a garden yet what should I do?
We would suggest either building a raised bed which we provide as an add on option.

What type of soil would you recommend to use and where can I buy it?

Will you provide guidance on how much watering is needed or other maintenance?