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?
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:
White Blossom Farm
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
For more information or to get a CSA form:
firstname.lastname@example.org / 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 email@example.com
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
Certified organic vegetables, eggs, chicken, turkey, lamb and preserves
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.
Half a share: $240 ($15 / week) Full share: $480 ($30 / week)
Poultry, vegetables, herbs and fruit
$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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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