Our veggie baskets
What is a veggie basket?
Community Supported Agriculture creates a direct connection between you and your farmer. You purchase a share of the harvest at the beginning of the season, and we deliver vegetable baskets to your neighbourhood every week from early summer to late fall. Veggie baskets provide you with fresh, local, certified organic produce and give your family an active role in sustainable, local organic agriculture.
As your farmers, we make sure you get your share’s worth. We carefully plan the season in advance, we choose diverse varieties that are adapted to our growing climate, we protect and cultivate the crops all summer, and we maintain a productive relationship with you throughout the year to ensure a plentiful and varied basket every week. Let’s celebrate the harvest together!
Regular size baskets contain a variety of 8 to 10 different vegetables and Large baskets have about 30% more veggie, all grown on the farm. We produce about 50 different kinds of vegetables (about 150 varieties). The selection varies with the season.
- Greens! Kale, lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, mesclun, arugula, mizuna…
- Roots! Carrots, beets, potatoes, onions, garlic, leeks, turnip, radish, daikon…
- Hot-season colours! Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, zucchini, melon…
- Cool-season greens! Broccoli, cauliflower, bok choi, cabbage, kohlrabi, brussels sprouts…
- And more! Winter squash, beans, peas, fennel, celeriac, parsley, cilantro, dill
Here’s what you might find in the basket at different times of the year:
|June basket||August basket||October basket|
|1 pound snap peas
1 bag salad mix
1 bunch kale
1 greenhouse cucumber
1 bag spinach
1 bunch of beets
1 bunch green onions
1 bunch sweet turnips
1 bunch red radishes
1 bunch basil
1 pound green beans
2-3 field cucumbers
2 bell peppers
1 head lettuce
1 bunch carrots
1 bunch fresh onions
1 bunch cilantro
|1 butternut squash
2 heads garlic
2lb beets or turnips
2lb storage onions
1 bag mesclun mix
1 bag spinach
1 bunch leeks
1 qt brussels sprouts
2 lb potatoes
SUMMER BASKET (20 weeks from mid-June to late-October)
Regular 20-share weekly basket = $750
A weekly share provides a household of 3-4 people with veggies to last through the week.
Regular 10-share bi-weekly basket = $375
Provides 1-2 people with enough veggies for two weeks. You simply pick up a regular-size basket every two weeks, or customize your schedule.
Large 20-share weekly basket = $975
Our large share provides you with 30% extra of our most popular vegetables for households that eat a lot.
Large 10-share bi-weekly basket = $487.50
Our large bi-weekly share gives big households more flexibility during the summer months. Pickup every two weeks or customize your schedule.
FALL BASKET (3 bi-weekly baskets in November)
Our fall basket provides you with a selection of fresh leafy greens (lettuce, spinach, mixed greens, kale), roots (potatoes, carrots, beets, turnips, parsnips, radish), alliums (onions, leeks, garlic), cabbage crops (cabbage, napa) and winter squash.
Small bi-weekly fall basket = $135.
Large bi-weekly basket = $180
How do we price our shares?
We base our share prices on the market value of our veggies pro-rated over the season. We aim to provide 10-15% surplus as your reward for investing in the farm while also taking into account seasonal variations that come with farming in our region.
- Ottawa (New Edinburgh): 326 Mackay Street (St. Luke’s Church parking lot), Thursdays from 4 pm to 6:30 pm
- Wakefield: 817 Ch Riverside (La Confiserie parking lot), Thursdays 3 pm to 5 pm
- Lascelles: 360 Ch des Érables (Magasin Général La Pêche), Thursdays 3 pm to 8 pm
- At the farm: 460 Ch Kalalla in Low, Thursdays 3 pm to 8 pm
Fall basket hours and locations may be slightly different from our summer hours but will always be on Thursday afternoons and in the same neighbourhoods.
You can adjust your calendar and location during the season in accordance with our basket scheduling policy.
Visit our MEMBERS’ PAGE to learn about managing your online calendar, how to reschedule a basket and what to do if you miss your basket.