What is a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Shared Agriculture. It is a mutually beneficial arrangement between a farmer and their community. Participants pay for a season’s worth of vegetables in advance, allowing a farmer to more effectively plan their season. In return, participants receive excellent value in high quality produce.
Basket Options and Prices
We offer two basket sizes. A half share will feed approximately 2 vegetable eaters, and a full share will feed approximately 4 vegetable eaters or 2 vegetable lovers. A full share is around 3 more items each week than the half share.
Our main season is 22 weeks in length, and runs from the week of June 12th until November 6th. We also offer an optional four week winter extension.
Custom baskets are also available for seasonal residents. Please ask us for further details.
|Package option||Dates||Half Share||Full Share|
|Main Season||June 12 – Nov 6||$400 ($18.18/wk)||$575
|Custom||Prorated for number of weeks|
|Winter||Nov 20, Dec 4
We aim to include 5% more than market value in each weekly delivery to ensure you are getting great value.
Pick-up times and locations
Our season runs from the week of June 12th until the week of November 6th, 2017. We have two different pick-up times and locations for your convenience:
|Wednesday||4:30-6pm||Amherst – behind Manasseh Local Food
|Saturday||9am-12pm||Sackville – Sackville Farmer’s Market, Bill Johnstone Memorial Park|
We ask that you commit to a pick-up day for the season.
If you miss your pick-up day, you can retrieve your share at Manasseh for those picking up in Amherst, and Downtown Digital for those picking up in Sackville. The share will be refrigerated for freshness and labeled with your name on it. It will be removed after 1 week. We hope that this will make the veggie pick up a little less onerous for you as we know that everyone’s lives are very busy and it is often difficult to commit to being at a certain place and time every week.
If you would like delivery to your residence on the Amherst Shore, we charge 3.00 per delivery. You are also welcome to pick up from the farm free of charge.
Payment can be made in a lump sum amount or by three installments. We can accept cheques or email money transfers. Please see the registration form for payment details.
Subscriptions can be cancelled at any time for any reason for a full refund of your remaining subscription.
We strive to provide you with a diverse range of highest quality vegetables grown using ecologically sound practices. We also wish to provide you with great, friendly service.
By subscribing to this service you commit to:
- pick up your vegetables at the designated time and place.
- pay in advance, either in full or in installments as described.
- recognize that disease, pests, and bad weather are part of the risks of farming and can influence our production. By subscribing you understand that we will do our utmost to provide you with excellent value, but that we may have variability in our production capacity due to circumstances beyond our control.
- Guaranteed access to high quality, locally and sustainably grown vegetables.
- Support an alternative food system which benefits our rural economy.
- Support land stewardship and preservation for future generations.
- Be part of a fun and educational experience in your community.
What is seasonally available?
|Spring||Early Summer||Mid-Summer||Late Summer||Fall|
|Spinach||Beets||Cherry and Heirloom Tomatoes||More Tomatoes||Butternut, Buttercup, Mini-Hubbard, Delicata Squash|
|Garlic Scapes||New Potatoes||Sweet Peppers||Arugula||Storage Beets, Carrots, Potatoes|
|Parsley||Green Onion||Eggplant||Garlic||Chinese Cabbage|
And much more!
All of our vegetables are certified organic with Ecocert Canada.
Occasionally we may offer products from other local producers. These products will be clearly indicated.
We try to include 6-8 different items in the half share, and 8-10 items in the full share at each delivery. The majority of the vegetables that we grow are staple foods. We also like to include a small number of less common items that we really enjoy. Some choices will be provided with each delivery. A swap box will also be present to enable you to exchange items that you don’t like with those that you do.
How does it work?
We have a market style delivery where you assemble your own weekly basket. We will provide clear instructions and paper and plastic bags for your use, however we encourage you to bring your own container. Pick-ups usually take about 10 minutes.
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