What’s in a basket? What we grow, seasonal samples
Basket sizes and prices Summer CSA options, fall storage basket
Where to find us Summer CSA, farmer’s markets, how to pick up your veggies
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Community Supported Agriculture is a partnership between farmers and the people who eat their food. You purchase a share of the harvest at the beginning of the season, and we deliver vegetable baskets to a local drop-off every week from late June to mid-October.
CSA provides you with direct access to fresh, local, certified organic vegetables by creating a direct connection between you and your farmer! As a CSA partner you get to have an active role in sustainable, local organic agriculture. As your farmers, we make sure you get your share’s worth by careful planning and organizing throughout the season, timely harvesting, refined crop production and protection techniques, and by maintaining an enthusiastic and productive relationship with our partners. Let’s celebrate the harvest together!
Each basket contains a variety of 8 to 10 different vegetables, all grown on the farm. We produce about 55 different kinds of vegetables (about 150 varieties). The selection varies with the season.
- Greens! Lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, mesclun, arugula, mizuna, kale, bok-choi, etc.
- Roots! Carrots, beets, potatoes, onions, garlic, leeks, turnip & rutabaga, radish, celeriac, daikon.
- Herbs! Basil, parsley, cilantro, dill, thyme, oregano, sage, rosemary.
- And more! Tomatoes, bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, cucumbers, zucchini, summer & winter squash, beans, peas, kohlrabi, cabbage, brussels sprouts, fennel, celery, melon, etc.
A basket in the early part of the season might include:
- 1 pound snap peas
- 200g mesclun salad mix
- 1 greenhouse cucumber
- 200g spinach or baby chard
- 1 bunch of beets with tops
- 1 bunch green onions
- 1 bunch sweet hakurei turnips
- 1 kohlrabi
- 1 bunch salad radishes
- 1 large bunch of basil
A mid-season basket might include:
- 3-4 tomatoes
- 1 pound green beans
- 2-3 field cucumbers
- 2 bell peppers
- 2 zucchini
- 1 head lettuce
- 1 bunch carrots
- 3-4 fresh onions
- 1 broccoli
- 1 cantaloupe
- 1 bunch fresh cilantro
A late-season basket might include:
- 1 butternut squash
- 2 heads garlic
- 1 bunch beets or turnips
- 1 head cabbage
- 3-4 storage onions
- 200g mesclun mix
- 1 big daikon radish
- 1 stalk brussels sprouts
- 2 pounds potatoes
- choice of thyme or rosemary
- SUMMER CSA (18 weeks from late-June to late-October)
- Weekly basket, $540: A weekly share provides a household of 3-4 people with veggies to last you through the week.
- Bi-weekly, $270: A bi-weekly share provides 1-2 people with enough veggies for two weeks. You simply pick up a regular-sizes basket every two weeks. You can always upgrade to a weekly share if you want more vegetables.
- Family basket, $700: Our family share provides you with a weekly basket plus 30%-35% extra of our most popular vegetables for households who love to cook, preserve or simply enjoy eating a lot of veggies!
- FALL STORAGE BASKET (November – December)
- Our fall storage basket is a great way to keep eating local organic food well into autumn. The basket contains $50 of storage root crops (carrots, potatoes, onions, etc.) and seasonal greens (cabbage, spinach, etc.). The basket will be delivered in mid November after the end of the regular CSA season, and may be followed by a second basket based on demand and the size of the fall harvest. One fall basket costs $50, two baskets cost $100.
Ottawa (New Edinburgh): 42 Crichton Street, Thursdays from 4 pm to 7 pm
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Gatineau (Val-Tétreau): 32 Rue St-Cyr, Thursdays 4 pm to 7 pm
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At the farm: 460 Kalalla Rd. in Low, Thursdays 4 pm to 6:30 pm
Choose one drop-off location for the season (however we can make special arrangements for alternate pick-up locations with advance notice).
Picking up your vegetables takes about five minutes (unless we start chatting!). We drop off pre-made CSA boxes to our Hull and Low drop-offs. Our Edinburgh drop-off is presented market-style, with the vegetables set out in bulk:
When you arrive, give your name to the person hosting the drop-off, and take a look at the blackboard to see what goes in the basket. Some items will be pre-portioned; others will be presented in bulk, and you will be asked to weigh out a certain portion for yourself. Often there will be a choice between similar items. There is always an exchange basket where you can place one item in exchange for another one in the basket. You’ll need to bring a few reusable shopping bags or a box to bring your produce home with you.
Every week we send you a CSA newsletter with a preview of what’s coming up in the basket, as well as recipes and storage tips for lesser-known vegetables.
You can choose to pick up missed or vacation CSA baskets at one of our farmer’s markets, provided we have 48 hours advance notice. Find us at the following markets all summer:
Ottawa Farmer’s Market at the Byron Tramway Park, Westboro, Ottawa, Saturdays 9am-3pm, May 19 to October.
Wakefield Farmer’s Market, Wakefield, Qc, Saturdays 9am-1pm, May 19 to October.