Frequently Asked Questions...
What is a CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a model that connects farmers and eaters – offering you the freshest seasonal food possible, while sharing the risks and rewards of farming among CSA members. Shareholders receive a weekly box, which varies in size and variety depending on the season, weather, and pests. This model helps make farming more sustainable because it creates stronger linkages in the community, encourages people to eat seasonally, and helps to create a more vibrant local food economy. It also provides farmers with a much-needed influx of cash in spring, when we are spending lots of time and money putting crops in the ground that won’t be sold until the summer. CSAs are well suited to people who like to try new things, learn more about farming, eat seasonally, and love to cook!
What if I can't pick up my box?
If you provide a minimum of 2 weeks notice we can switch the pickup week for a maximum of TWO of your weekly boxes. You can also send a friend or family member to pick up your box on your behalf. We will donate any boxes that haven’t been picked up by Sunday at 3pm to a local charity unless previously arranged.
What's in the box?
Your box will vary week to week, containing approximately 5-8 kinds of veggies (Full/half share), or 3-5 veggies (salad share) depending on the season. This will usually mean some type of salad greens, some root veggies, plus herbs, other seasonal vegetables, and the odd fruit. Expect to find some cool varieties, colours and shapes – we like unique and beautiful vegetables! Find a list of varieties here. Although we are not certified organic, we are applying this year for certification and follow organic practices and do not use chemicals or pesticides. This means we will be inspected this year for our pre-certification. - find out more about our farming philosophy here.
Do you offer substitutions?
Too much Zucchini, don't like Radicchio? This year we are offering a drop one, swap one program, which means more of your favorites and less of the 'What do I do with this' vegetable in the box. You will be allowed to switch out one of your items with whatever is available at our market or farm stand that day.
Do you offer half shares?
Option 1, get our salad share that runs all summer.
Option 2, get a half share and pick 8 dates during our pick up period for your veggies to come in.
How can I get involved?
There is no work requirement for the CSA, but we love drop ins and helpers throughout the season if you want to see what we do. - stay tuned to our website for more details on how to get involved and sign up for our newsletter for seasonal updates!