2023 Collecting wait list, email for inquiries.
* secure your spot with a $150 down payment (or pay in full)
What is a CSA?
Community-Shared/Supported Agriculture facilitates a connection between farmers and the surrounding community using a weekly subscription model. You make a financial commitment early in the season and receive a share from our diversified mixed vegetable garden every week from June to October (18 weeks). With this you also receive more bang for your buck with added value in every share! This is a great opportunity to eat in season, support local farms, and a chance for us to restore the connection between people and where our food comes from in a sustainable way. The CSA model provides 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.” Our CSA members receive a curated farm share by the farmers themselves.
Large Farm Share:
Pay us $810 (valued at $900)
For 18 weeks receive $45/week of veg (valued at $50/week based on retail price)
~feeds 3-5 people depending on diet
~10% CSA savings: $90
Small Farm Share:
Pay us $450 (valued at $495)
For 18 weeks receive $25/week of veg (valued at $30/week based on retail price)
~feeds 1-3 people depending on diet
~10% CSA savings: $45
What’s in it?
Each week you will receive a curated share of vegetables and herbs. You will come to the designated pickup point with a bag to transfer your vegetables into from a bin we have set aside for each member. You have the option for a 1-item swap out. Check out our photos at the bottom of the page for an idea of what you would get in a weekly share. These photos are based on a large size share. You can get a feel for what we grow throughout 18 weeks at our farm which is the duration of the CSA program.
What We Grow:
Green onions, radish, turnips, arugula, mustard, mixed greens, peas, sprouts, lettuce heads, romaine, cilantro, dill, parsley, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, tatsoi, kohlrabi, tomatoes.
Cucumber, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, zucchini, corn, carrots, beans, beets, fennel, garlic, potatoes, melons, green onions, radish, turnips, arugula, mustard, mixed greens, peas, sprouts, lettuce heads, romaine, cilantro, dill, parsley, flower bouquet,
Parsnip, celeriac, storage radish, onions, squash, shallots, turnips, rutabaga, Brussel sprouts, beans, beets, fennel, garlic, potatoes, melons, green onions, radish, turnips, arugula, mustard, mixed greens, peas, sprouts, lettuce heads, romaine, cilantro, dill, parsley, flower bouquet.
Get farmer curated vegetable shares here…
Tuesday: Foragers Farm Mini-Store 2pm-7 + mini market (bagels, honey, eggs, etc)
Wednesday: Peterborough Downtown Farmers Market 8am-1
Wednesday: Cobourg/Port Hope/Newcastle/Bowmanville deliveries (details below)
Friday: Foragers Farm Mini-Store 2pm-7 + mini market (bagels, honey, eggs, etc)
Saturday: Evergreen Brickworks Toronto Farmers Market 8am-1.
Saturday: Peterborough Regional Farmers Market 8am-1
You receive your CSA in a rubbermaid each week and you will be alternating between two rubbermaids each week (so be sure to leave the returning one at set delivery location each week). If you don’t know how to identify a vegetable we send you simply send us a photo via email.
Wednesday is the delivery day (between 11am-4): We offer delivery to Cobourg and Port Hope for an additional $126/share ($7/week). We are also attempting to get deliveries rolling in Newcastle/Bowmanville, since this is our first year offering this we will adjust delivery charges based on interest! We would like to make it affordable for each household but also need to assure it is worth our delivery expenses.
How to Join?
Step 1: Decide on your pickup location & share size.
Step 2: Fill out google docs 2022 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 request a sale receipts after payment please email to inquire for the e-receipt.
E-transfer to: email@example.com. Auto-deposit…no password required.
We ask that you secure your spot with $150 (non-refundable) as soon as you fill out the form in Step 2 above. Remainder of payment is due by
March 15th extended to April 1st. If you are able to pay for full CSA upfront feel free!
Other perks to joining our CSA include having first dibs on the eggs, adding items from our farm friends to your orders that we will be featuring in our emails each week (mushrooms, bagels, bread, medicinal herbs, honey, beeswax products, meats, sauces, preserves, etc)
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!
“Being a member of Foragers Farm CSA is the most connecting, rewarding, and delicious way to support a local business. Their produce is the best I’ve tried, and you can literally FEEL the love in everything they offer! Erin and Tyler’s dedication to the land, and genuine passion for agricultural practices that go beyond sustainability, is evident in everything they touch, from the soil they cultivate, to the vibrancy of their vegetables. My heart is full of gratitude for them!“
– Sarah Britton of My New Roots, 3 years as CSA member
“Not only are Tyler and Erin some of the loveliest and coolest people I know, they also grow some amazing vegetables. I truly, strongly believe that supporting local food systems is critical right now. As is knowing that you have a source of beautiful organic, local vegetables lined up for the future. It’s always fun to open your bag each week and see what you got, and then maybe learning about new produce and how to use it.”
-Sarah Brimson, 3 years as CSA member
“We’ve been doing the CSA for a couple years now, and it’s always a highlight of our week! The food is fresh and delicious, the variety is wonderful, and the staff are always friendly. We love having this opportunity to support local farms and enjoy what this area has to offer.”
-Brandy and Peter, 3 years as CSA members
“Erin and Tyler have been providing delicious, high quality, and a reliable VARIETY of foods for a number of years now. I am never disappointed with the seasonal selections and flexible way they offer their CSA. If you’re a regular market goer or a newcomer looking to buy into a steady supply of fresh fare, these are your farmers!”
-Matt Dutry, 2 years as CSA member
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