CSA Program

DEADLINE MARCH 1st
*EXTENDED* APRIL 1st

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. This system was created by Dr. Booker T. Whatley ; along with popular movements like “pick-your-own” and “farm-to-table” as he bridged the gap of social justice and organic agriculture. In his own words a CSA “enables farmers to plan production, anticipate demand and have a guaranteed market.”

Prices

Our bags come in three sizes and you pay once for a whole season of fresh produce:

1. Large Farm Share: $800
$45/week value
~3-4 people

2. Medium Farm Share: $670
$37/week value
~2-3 people

3. Small Farm Share: $520
$28/week value
~1-2 people

DELIVERY IS POSSIBLE…SEE BELOW

What’s in it?

Check out our photos at the bottom of the page for an idea of what you would get in a medium share week to week. 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 herbs, broccoli, 2 red pepper, 1 bag of sprout blend, 1 beet bunch, 1 radish bunch. What the bag includes varies slightly as new vegetables come into season.

You can pick up your bag here:


Wednesday:* Peterborough Downtown Farmers Market 8:30am-2
Thursday:* Foragers Farms 4pm-6 + mini market (bagels, honey, eggs, etc)
Thursday: 514 Alder Court Pickering 3:30pm-5 (Alex and Jamie’s home)
Thursday: 333 Powell Rd Whitby 4pm-8
Thursday: Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex Bowmanville 5:30pm-6:30
Saturday:* Cobourg Farmers Market 8am-1
Saturday:* Peterborough Regional Farmers Market 8am-1
*all location with a * beside it allow for 1 item swap out which can be swapped at the time of pickup. 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.

How to join

Step 1: Decide on your pickup location & share size.
Step 2:
Fill out google docs 2021 CSA Sign Up Form & Member Agreement.
Step 3:
Payment: 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 an invoice to be sent to your email. If you want delivery please chat with Erin about the delivery charge to add onto your total payment.) Once you have paid Erin will send a receipt marked off as paid.
E-transfer to: foragersfarms@gmail.com. Auto-deposit…no password required.

Payment terms:
We ask for you to secure your spot by paying full or a deposit by February 1st.
For the deposit we offer two instalments, read as followed:
*1st deposit: Due February 1st, 2021 ($400 for Large Farm Share, $335 for Medium Farm Share or $260 for Small Farm Share)
*2nd deposit: Due March 1st, 2021($400 for Large Farm Share, $335 for Medium Farm Share or $260 for Small Farm Share)

Closer to the CSA first pickup date we send out our weekly e-mail to communicate what you will be receiving that week (sent out the beginning of each week). Each week you will get a forecast of what you will be receiving in your bags so you have an idea of what you will be receiving ahead of time!

80 km Delivery Radius

OUTER 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 in starting a buying club, so that you can split on delivery. Buying Club organizers receive up to 50% off all products.

INNER RADIUS: Deliveries to Cobourg and Port Hope are an additional flat rate of $5 per week. Delivery charge is discussed once we receive your address for all other inquiries.

More Details

Our CSA season is 18 weeks long from mid June to mid October. It includes a variety of in-season vegetables harvested off the field that week! We grow over 30 crops and over 60 cultivars so plenty of diversity is had throughout the growing seasons!

Due to the nature of our small-scale farm we unfortunately can’t take special requests for the CSA bag. We keep in touch each week through our email updates and you receive a curated assortment of what’s fresh and in season.

VISIT OUR FAQs PAGE

Join today and get fresh, local produce
in the 2021 season.