CSA Baskets

What is a CSA? CSA, or community shared agriculture, is a food production method that focuses on local, high-quality, seasonal food and a direct relationship between the farmer and the consumer.  We would like to grow vegetables for you and your family!  The idea is that we get to know you and you get to know us and, subsequently, where your food comes from.  From there, we hope that we can respond to your food delights and work with you to grow great tasting, healthy, and very fresh food – the way it’s supposed to be! The CSA consists of people or families that sign up for a “share” of the farm’s produce. We have two CSA seasons, summer and fall/winter. The summer CSA season runs every week from mid-June to the first week of October.  The fall/winter CSA season runs every two weeks from the end of October until mid-December. What can you expect in a CSA basket? We’ve drawn up a chart that exemplifies what can be found in the bin during different times of the year. Where can I pick up my CSA basket? The North Bay Pick-up is in the Memorial Gardens Parking Lot, located at 100 Chippewa Street, and always takes place on Tuesdays between 4:00-5:45 p.m. The West Nipissing Pick-Up is directly at the farm on Thursday evening from 4:00-5:30 p.m. How do I sign up for a CSA share? If you are interested in a CSA share for the 2017 Summer Season, please don’t hesitate to contact us. The sooner the better as we have a limited number of shares and they fill up quickly!  If you have any questions call or send us an email and we’ll get back to you promptly. If you want a CSA share, please fill out the Sign-up Form below (scroll down to view entire form, please remember to press submit once it is filled out). FAQ’s of CSA How does the pick-up work? We place your vegetables, in bins, with little signs that explain how many you are entitled to take. You bring bags and/or boxes with you to the pick-up and take the specified amount of each item. There is also a spot at the end of the line dedicated to exchanging any unwanted produce. Feel free to give us a call or email us if you have any questions. What if I am away and can’t come pick up my bin? We understand that summertime is a busy time, filled with planned cottage vacations and weddings, trips and visits. This shouldn’t keep you from getting a CSA share!  Why not ask someone you know to pick up your bin? Do you owe a favour to a neighbour, a friend or a family member? Give them the gift of free veggies while you’re away! What if I forget to come get my bin? “No-shows” have until midnight the day of the drop-off to claim their bin. We will then coordinate their pick-up by phone or email.