What is a CSA?
Community-Shared/Supported Agriculture means that you get a weekly supply of fresh produce directly from the farmer during the growing season. It’s a direct system that truly restores the connection between people and where their food comes from. CSA systems provide farmers with an equitable return for their skill, knowledge and labour; and establishes a strong foundation for sustainable agriculture all the while contributing to a healthier ecology.
Our bags come in three sizes and you pay once for a whole season of fresh produce:
1. Large Farm Share: $800
2. Medium Farm Share: $670
3. Small Farm Share: $520
DELIVERY IS POSSIBLE…SEE BELOW
What’s in it?
An example of a Medium Farm Share mid-season bag includes 6 oz of mixed greens, 2 large tomatoes, green onion bunch, 2 large zucchini, 2-3 cucumber, 1 bunch parsley, 1 bunch dill, broccoli, 2 red pepper, 1 bag of sprout blend, 1 carrot bunch, 1 beet bunch, 1 radish bunch. What the bag includes varies slightly as new vegetables come into season.
~a Small Farm Share mid-season bag comes with similar pickings as the Medium Farm Share expect there is less of some of the items (ie. 1 cucumber vs. 2).
~a Large Farm Share would come with a few extra of those items.
How to join
Step 1: Decide on your pickup location & share size.
Step 2: Fill out google docs 2020 CSA Sign Up Form & Member Agreement.
Step 3: Pay with E-transfer, cash or cheque are preferred but credit is available if necessary (After Step 2 you can go ahead and send payment over if you’d like or you can wait for a response from Erin)
E-transfer to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Auto-deposit…no password required.
Deposit payment due February 28th, 2020 ($400 for Large Farm Share, $335 for Medium Farm Share or $260 for Small Farm Share)
***All others wanting to join after February 28th please email Erin as there is still more spots available! email@example.com SUBJECT: CSA
*FOR ALL JOINING OUR CSA AFTER FEBRUARY 28TH WE ASK FOR A FULL PAYMENT*
Final payment due April 1st, 2020 ($400 for Large Farm Share, $335 for Medium Farm Share or $260 for Small Farm Share)
~if paying for delivery please add additional amount discussed with Erin.
Once you have signed up you will receive an email from us to communicate that we received your information. Closer to the CSA first pickup date we send out our weekly e-mail newsletter to communicate what you will be receiving that week (sent out 1-2 days before weekly your pickup date)
You can pick up your bag here:
Tuesdays: 333 Powell Rd. Whitby 4pm-6
(We need a minimum of 10 members at this location to offer this)
Wednesdays: PETERBOROUGHS Downtown Farmers Market 8:30am-2
Thursdays: Foragers Farms 4pm – 6pm
Thursdays: Port Hope Farmers Market 5pm-8 *new market…details to come!
Saturdays: Cobourg Farmers Market 8am – 1pm
Saturdays: Peterborough Regional Farmers Market 8am -1pm
*all locations but Whitby allow for 1 item swap out! This means if you don’t want a certain item from your share that week you can swap it out for something of equal value from our farmers market table.
80 km Delivery Radius
Locations on the outer radius are not our regular delivery spots so if you would like to request delivery this way we ask that you gather up a group of folks interested so that you can split on delivery. The delivery charge is discussed once we find out your address and if we can plan it on route to other delivery locations than the price can be adjusted accordingly.
Bring a friend and save!
For each friend you get to sign up with us you receive 10% off your CSA fee! That’s $52, $67 or $80 of savings per friend that signs up with us that gets deducted from your total! Sign up 10 friends? Get a free CSA!
Our CSA season is 18-20 weeks long from June to October. It includes a variety of in-season vegetables harvested off the field the day before! We grow 25 crops and over 60 cultivars so plenty of diversity is had throughout the growing seasons!
The length of season depends on mother nature and so does what’s growing so we unfortunately can’t take special requests for the CSA bag. We keep in touch each week through our MailChimp updates.
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