Would you like to receive a weekly box of fresh, tasty and nutritious veggies, grown in season without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides? If so, join City’s Edge Farm’s CSA box program.
NEW: During the season of abundance (July – Sept), I’m offering folks the opportunity to sign up as “casual box customers”. This means you can receive a box on the weeks when you are in town by pre-paying by Tuesday for the Thursday pick-up.
To sign-up, first send an email or text with your name, phone number and email and where you would be picking-up. You will then get a confirmation and payment instructions.
City’s Edge Farm CSA program runs for 24 weeks, from May to October.
What’s in the boxes?
Seven to nine types of the best produce in season at the farm. Here’s a sample of what you might find…
On a fine spring day: Salad Greens, Beets, Carrots, Herbs, Leeks, Radishes, Rhubarb, Sprouting Broccoli
In an early summer box: Beets, Raspberries, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Green Onions, Basil, Kale or Swiss Chard, Snap Peas, Summer Squash
In a fall harvest box: Green Beans, Strawberries, Carrots, Celery, Cucumber, Arugula, Tomatoes, Turnips, Summer Squash
Do I get to choose what I want?
Yes! If you come to pick up your produce at the farm, you will have several options to choose from, as well as the option to purchase additional produce, including bulk purchasing of low-grade items for canning, juicing, etc. If you choose to pick up in Fernwood or after pick-up day, your items will be selected for you, although you will have the option when you sign up of naming a couple items you would rather avoid.
How do I get my produce?
There are 2 options for pick-up:
- At the farm stand (3972 Holland Rd.) Thursdays, 4-7pm. If you pick up at the farm, you will have the choice of filling your own bag/box from a select number of options, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Pick up in Fernwood: Thursdays at 8pm.
What is the cost?
Boxes are $30. You have the option of joining as a weekly full-share member or biweekly half-share member.
Full Share: $30 weekly. Pay with one $720 payment or 5 post-dated cheques of $144.
Half Share: $30 Bi-weekly. Pay with one $360 payment or 5 post-dated cheques of $72.
What’s a Half-Share?
A half-share is for folks that would rather receive a box of produce every 2 weeks. If you sign up for a half-share, we pair you up with another half-share customer and you will pick up on alternating weeks. We will set the schedule for you at the beginning of the season, but you will have the option of working together to pick up at different times if one of you goes away or needs to switch for other reasons.
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 weekly boxes of in-season, farm-grown produce. 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.
Ready to sign-up?
Send us your name and contact info and we’ll contact you to confirm the details.