Our CSA program runs for 22-25 weeks each year (first week of June until late October/early November) depending on the weather and length of the growing season. More specific dates will be communicated to members as the season approaches.
CSA shares for 2019 are now available!
This year we are offering both regular and small CSA shares, with the option to have them delivered, or be picked up from our booth at the Elora Farmers Market!
Regular share $600-includes 7-10 items each week, ideal for families or couples that eat a lot of veggies!
Small share $450-includes 5-8 items each week, ideal for couples or individuals who like their veggies!
You can choose to have your share delivered each week, or you can pick up from the Elora Farmers Market each Saturday morning. If you choose to pick up from the market, you can choose what you like from our market stall each week (the same amount of items as would have been delivered)
We will send out an email to members each week, describing what will be in their share and offering helpful tips or recipes for different items.
Some perks of joining our CSA:
Access to locally produced, nutritious and delicious food
CSA members will be invited to our fall harvest dinner, held in the middle of the field where your food is grown
CSA members always get the first and the best harvests of all crops!
You’re helping to support a local food economy, which is beneficial to both your community and your environment
Did we mention getting a bag of nutritious, delicious, organically grown vegetables every week!?
Once shares have been sold, we will work with CSA members to establish drop off points and times that work well for everyone. If you are interested in becoming a member but find that the share price is too much, please contact us about potential payment plans or other options.
Fresh eggs from (very) free range chickens can also be added to your CSA share for an additional cost of $75/half doz. or $100/doz. each week for the length of the season. The chickens are fed only organic grains and scraps of greens and vegetables from the farm, along with whatever bugs and plants they decide they want to eat while roaming the property, and their eggs may be the best you've ever had!
In order to produce as little waste as possible, we ask that members supply us with a few re-usable grocery bags that we will use to pack shares into each week, and that the bags are returned to us as often as possible throughout the season. We do our best to produce as little waste as possible here, and to minimize the use of fossil fuels by working mostly with hand tools.
Another way we are trying to help reduce waste is by offering compost pick up to our CSA members to help divert food scraps from landfills. If you do not have your own compost, we can take your compostable items and use them to grow more food in the future!