Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) 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.
- Locate a farmer who is doing CSA (listed below) and become a member.
- Members pay at the beginning of the growing season for a share of the anticipated harvest.
- Once harvesting begins, members receive a weekly share of vegetables, meat or fruit at a drop off location.
Farmed by Martti & Melanie Lemieux, Valleyfield is focused on building rich topsoil to nurture flavourful, nutrient dense foods for the families of Algoma through regenerative agriculture.
Fresh produce, lamb, beef, pork, poultry, eggs, baked goods and fresh cut flowers. Available June-November at farm gate, by delivery, Mill Market and CSA (all locations). Please call ahead.
A Farm Share (often called a CSA for Community Shared Agriculture) is a pre-season investment in good, clean food. The value of your share is used to stabilize up-front costs such as the purchase of naturally sourced seeds, biological soil amendments and supplies.
In return for your farm share you receive dividends in the form of truly farm fresh food.
A farm share forms a bridge that enables an equitable and secure exchange of food that transcends the consumer/producer relationship and becomes a relationship of co-production and community.
B. A share is valued at $475 and consists of approx.16 weekly pick ups from mid-June to mid-October.
Payment can be made in one installment of $475 or it can be split into three installments as follows. (alternate arrangements can also be made if needed:)
1. $75 (sign up deposit)
2. $200 April 1
3. $200 May 1
We then reserve food from our weekly harvests and sort into shares to be picked up at Mill Market on Saturday mornings between 8:00am and 1:00pm or Wednesday afternoons from 1-6pm.
A local co-op market; retail & wholesale options. Open June to Thanksgiving. Hours of operation: Mon. to Sat. 10-5:30. Closed Sundays. Naturally grown & GMO free. Local products include: vegetables, fruit, preserves and meat.
Available exclusively through Algoma Farmers’ Market or CSA (St. Joseph Island).
Rhubarb, herbs, beans, peas, lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, onions, radishes, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, cabbage, cucumber, squash, peppers, jam, baked goods, pies and antipasto.