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. CSA provides you with fresh, local, certified organic vegetables and gives 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 productive relationship with you throughout the year to ensure a plentiful and varied basket every week. 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 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
* As of 2017 we have extended our CSA by two weeks, continuing to the very end of October. The price per basket remains at $30/week.
SUMMER CSA (20 weeks from mid-June to late-October)
Weekly basket, $600
A weekly share provides a household of 3-4 people with veggies to last through the week.
Bi-weekly basket, $310
A bi-weekly share provides 1-2 people with enough veggies for two weeks. You simply pick up a regular-size basket every two weeks.
Family basket, $780
Our family share provides you with a weekly basket plus 30%-35% extra of our most popular vegetables for households that eat a lot.
WINTER VEGGIES: Partners will have the option of buying surplus veggies at the end of the regular season.
How do we price our shares?
Our 2017 CSA share prices represent a weekly value of $30, based on our prices at the local farmer’s market. We aim to provide a minimum 15% surplus value in the CSA baskets over the course of the season as your reward for investing in the farm. We take into consideration that early-season baskets might be smaller than mid- and late-season baskets, which are abundant. We charge a little more for our bi-weekly shares to cover administrative costs (to save money, share a weekly basket with a neighbour!). Our family shares are the best value per basket.
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Choose from three drop off locations:
- Ottawa (New Edinburgh): 255 Mackay St (NECTAR Centre), Thursdays from 4 pm to 7 pm
- Gatineau (Val-Tétreau): 1 rue Sainte-Ursule, Thursdays 4 pm to 7 pm
- At the farm: 460 Kalalla Rd. in Low, Thursdays 4 pm to 6:30 pm
Choose one drop-off location for the season (we can make special arrangements for alternate pick-up locations with advance notice).
Ottawa (New Edinburgh): 255 Mackay St (NECTAR Centre), Thursdays from 4 pm to 7 pm
Gatineau (Val-Tétreau): 1 rue Sainte-Ursule, Thursdays 4 pm to 7 pm
At the farm: 460 Kalalla Rd. in Low, Thursdays 4 pm to 6:30 pm
Picking up your vegetables takes about five minutes. We deliver pre-made CSA boxes to our Hull and Low drop-offs. Our New Edinburgh drop-off is presented market-style, with the vegetables set out in bulk:
When you arrive, give your name to the host, 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. Sometimes there will be a choice between similar items (example: choose one bunch of kale or one bunch of chard). There is always an exchange basket where you can place one item in exchange for another item in the basket. You’ll need to bring a few reusable shopping bags or a box to carry your produce.
Every week we send you a CSA newsletter with a preview of 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 our stall at the Wakefield Market provided we have 48 hours advance notice.