CSA: An Investment in Farm-Fresh Food.

Members who join City’s Edge Farm’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) are more than just customers, they are central to making the farm a success. In exchange for their commitment to the farm, we work to provide our CSA members with an abundance of our best produce throughout the season.

How Does CSA Work?

Joining a CSA starts with making a commitment to the farm for one full season. You select your share in the season’s produce based on your family size. A weekly share is for households who do most of their cooking at home. A biweekly share is for smaller households or those who don’t eat quite as many vegetables at home. 

Then we grow your food:

Each week we harvest enough to fill the bags of all our CSA members.

Each week (or alternating week for Half Share members), members will come to their pick-up location and fill their re-usable bags or baskets with eight to ten of the items on offer that week. As the season progresses, we will have more variety to choose from.

Each week you’ll also receive a reminder notice which will include a list of what’s on offer, along with any important updates or news from the farm and recipes or tips for using what’s in your share.

I want to invest, but I can’t commit to a box…

We know not everyone can commit to a weekly share of produce. Maybe you travel a lot or your schedule makes it too difficult to make it to a weekly pickup. Perhaps you grow a lot of your own produce or you’re not sure you can eat that many vegetables. We now have a new option: Store credit. Store credit is a way for community members to invest in our farm in exchange for in-season produce when they want it. With store credit, you can purchase whatever you want from the store: produce, berries, herbs, flowers and more, whenever it works for you.


What's in the Box
Whatever is in season! Here’s what you might bring home…
In Spring: Salad Greens, Beets, Baby Carrots, Herbs, Leeks, Radishes, Rhubarb, Sprouting Broccoli
In Summer: Beets, Raspberries, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Green Onions, Basil, Kale or Swiss Chard, Snap Peas, Summer Squash
In early Fall: Green Beans, Strawberries, Carrots, Celery, Cucumber, Arugula, Tomatoes, Turnip, Winter Squash
Do I get to Choose?
Yes! You will have several options to choose from at pickup, as well as the option to purchase additional produce. Choices are only an option in person and on a first come, first serve basis.
How do I get my produce?

Members pickup at the farm at 6458 Central Saanich Rd. Thursdays, 3-6pm or Friday 2-5pm.
There are also two alternate pick up spots:
Fernwood: Thursdays from 6:30pm - 7:30pm.

Holland Rd: Wednesdays from 4:30pm - 5:30pm.
What is the cost?
The cost of each share depends on the number of weeks worth of produce and is based on a weekly amount of $35. A full share of 24 weeks is $840. A half share of 12 weeks is $420.
How can I pay?
Share payments can be made by cheque or etransfer. As a small business, these help keep banking fees and prices lower, particularly for larger share purchases. However, for smaller orders and purchases during the season, we also offer the option to pay by credit card.
Should I purchase a Full share or Half share?
A full share (weekly) is more suited to a family or a couple that does most of their cooking at home and/or has a vegetable-based diet. A half-share (every 2 weeks) is a good place to start for a couple or if you think you might not use a lot of vegetables in a week. Half share members can also order additional produce through the online store or at the farm stand if they find they need more produce on a weekly basis.
What can I do with all these vegetables?
Being part of a CSA is also about learning how to eat locally and in season, something most of us in North American haven't been doing for many decades. There's a learning curve, even for us farmers. We want to help you along this journey by sharing recipes, food storage tips and other ideas for using your weekly share. We also want to hear from you. What have you learned that might help other members?
What if I'm going to be away or can't pick up one week?
If you are going to be away for a week, have a friend or family member come in your place. Alternatively, you can let us know you’d like to donate your weekly share and we'll make sure it gets to someone who can use it.
What is CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a tool for consumers to invest in local farms in exchange for a share in the harvest. Investing in CSA provides farmers with a secure income and payments up front that cover the costs of production early in the season when it’s needed most. By providing a secure market, you’re also reducing post-harvest waste, something we all want to do.