CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture)

 

What is Community-Supported Agriculture?

Community-Supported Agriculture is an alternative and local model of agriculture and food distribution. A CSA is a network of individuals who have pledged to support one or more farms, with growers and consumers sharing the risks and benefits of farming good food. For a video introduction to CSAs, click here.

How does CSA work?mushrooms and vegetables

1) Locate a farmer who is doing CSA (listed below) and become a member or subscriber with their CSA.
2) Members pay at the beginning of the growing season for a share of the anticipated harvest.
3) Once harvesting begins, members receive a weekly share of vegetables, meat or fruit at a drop off location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are there open CSA shares for 2016 in Algoma?

Listed below are farms that are looking for members for the 2016 growing season.

McFadden’s Acres, Certified Organic VIP Club
Ken and Fannie McFadden

Certified organic vegetables, free-range eggs, and preserves.

Shares available: Regular share – $400 ($25 weekly) – Jumbo share – $600 ($37.50 weekly), plus a delivery fee of $120 ($7.50 weekly).

16 weeks of 5-10 items per week, starting at the end of June.

For more information, contact Fannie at:
mcfaddensacres@hotmail.ca

Download the 2016 Brochure

 


 

White Blossom Farm
Jim Grisdale
Allison Grisdale Horne

Berries, rhubarb, vegetables for 16 weeks

Shares available: Small – $288.00 ($20/week), less 10% discount, Large – 378.00 ($30/week), less 10% discount

White Blossom Farm CSA for 2016 // 2016 CSA REGISTRATION FORM

 

For more information or to get a CSA form:
allisonandjim@sympatico.ca / 705-759-8673


 

Farm Fresh Produce
Fresh seasonally grown vegetables & fruit from Desbarats area farms
 Vegetables, fruit and preserves – delivered to Thessalon, Blind River, Elliot Lake and Sault Ste. Marie

For more information, contact Edith at csadesbarats@gmail.com
705-541-1886

2016 CSA Brochure // Single Sign-up Form (2016) // Availability Chart (2016)

Shares still available.  Three sizes for 18 weeks: $342 ($19/week), $432 ($24/week), $540 ($29/week)

Sign up before June and receive a 10% off discount!


 

Pearce Farm, Certified Organic
Jennie Pearce

Certified organic vegetables, eggs, chicken, turkey, lamb and preserves
jlpearce@shaw.ca
705-253-1745

Pearce Farm has shares available for 16 weeks (June-October). Each share consists of certified organic vegetables that are in season each week, grown on Pearce Farm. A half share is typically suitable for a family of two, and a full share for a family of four.

Download 2016 CSA Brochure

Half a share: $240 ($15 / week)       Full share: $480 ($30 / week)


 

Valleyfield CSA

Poultry, vegetables, herbs and fruit
hello@valleyfieldfarm.ca

2016 Brochure

$475 for 14-16 weeks (June – Oct). Payment can be made in one installment or split into three. Pickup at Mill Market between 8 am & 1 pm on Saturdays.


 

Marshall & Wilding CSA
Jeff Marshall and Susan Wilding both contribute to this CSA, providing vegetables and fruits from the first farmers’ market in June through to the Thanksgiving market.

$250 pick-up at the Algoma Farmers’ Market

Contact Susan: 705-779-2586. or susanwild-garden@live.ca


 

Other CSA resources

So, you want to be a CSA farmer? – A beginner’s guide to CSA farming

Create a Meat CSA – A presentation on Meat CSAs by Harry Stoddart, Stoddart Family Farm

Community Supported Agriculture Consumer Guide – A guide to CSAs from the consumers perspective

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