whats in a share?

Community Shared Agriculture (CSA)

Sign up to receive a box of freshly harvested, organic vegetables! Our Community Shared Agriculture (CSA).

Full Summer Share = 18 weeks of vegetables = $594

Half Summer Share = 9 weeks of vegetables, biweekly= $324

Fall Share = 4 weeks of storage vegetables, every two weeks = $140

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Each week you will find a delicious variety of seasonal produce in your share. Every couple of weeks, new vegetables will show up in the share. As the season changes, some vegetables like radishes and spinach will disappear for the hot months, only to be replaced with the the hot loving crops of tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. In general, the first few shares will be a little smaller, and the bounty will increase over the season, until you are getting potatoes, squash, melons, and other storage crops in the fall.

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See photos of our shares by one of our share members here!

CSA Share Options and Online Farm Store

In addition to the Summer and Fall Shares we also offer options to increase you access to local food! Extra shares available include a Greens Share (from the farm), Mushroom Share (from LeCoprin Mushrooms) and Flower Share (from the farm). These can be ordered when you Sign Up and will be delivered in the same way as the shares.

Once you become a member you’ll have access to our online store to add extras to your share including maple syrup, honey, local meat and local oats. These orders will also be delivered in the same way as the shares.

CSA exclusives

All of our produce we grow is earmarked first for CSA. That means if there is not enough of an item available for market, then its just for the CSA. Certain items are grown exclusively for the CSA, such as broccoli and watermelons.

Share Value

We track the value of your shares each week, based on our market prices at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market. Because you are committing to buying a season’s worth of produce at the beginning of the season, we discount the price of the vegetables 20% from our market prices, for the full shares, and 10% for the half shares.

Quantity

CSA-newsletter2We find that a full share is enough for a family of two adults and three children or two veggie loving, hungry adults. If you are intimidated by the prospect of consuming so many veggies, be assured that we will walk you through the season with recipes and tips on how to enjoy the great array of produce you will find in your box.

The half shares are simply a full share, delivered every second week. If you would like a half share every week, the best course is to buy a full share and split with a good friend or family member.

The Newsletter

Each week you’ll receive a newsletter from the farm, chock full of recent news, a recipe or (usually) two, and general cooking tips and guidelines. Sometimes Jess will even pull out her camera during lunch preparation and make a play by play meal prep with our lovely veggies! Check out our archive of our newsletters!

Our Favorite Blog

One of our CSA members has been blogging about whats in her share since she started the CSA program. You can see the posts on her blog, If Music Be The Food Of Love, Play On!

Seasonal Availability

Here is an idea of what you might receive in your shares between July and September:

July:

  • Arugula
  • Pak Choy
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Swiss chard
  • Radish
  • Green Onions
  • Zucchini
  • Peas
  • Lettuce
  • Herbs
August:

  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Cucumbers           
  • Tomatoes
  • Eggplant
  • Peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Onions
  • Beans
  • Lettuce
  • Leeks
September:

  • Kale
  • Peppers
  • Carrots
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Mini watermelon    
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Leeks
  • Spinach

To sign up for a CSA share, please read the CSA contract page and click the link on the bottom of that page.