Become a CSA member and receive an assortment of freshly harvested, seasonal, organic vegetables, including familiar varieties and flavourful heirlooms.
Approximately $35 per week for your share of 7 - 10 fresh organic vegetables grown on our family farm. A pretty good deal! The share size is the same whether you pick-up weekly or every other week. A base share contains 5 - 7 items selected by the farmer (ones we know are most everyone's faves) and the remainder is made up of choice items (with the exception of the beginning of the season when crops are just starting to produce). Choice items are on a first come, first serve basis (i.e. if we need to harvest 100 shares that week, and the choice is beets OR broccoli we harvest 50 of each so there is no waste left at the end of the day). Due to the number of shareholders involved, pick-up times are not flexible. You are required to show up on time and bring a box, bag or basket to transfer your vegetables into.
One basket once every other week for 10 weeks
One basket every week for 20 weeks: Single Share $700 (save $50) / Double Share $1300 (save $200)
Farm Pick-Up 81 Stafford 2nd Line (Kula Permaculture Farm)
Every other Wednesday from June 14 - October 18 (3:30PM - 6:30PM)
Every Wednesday from June 14 - October 25 (3:30PM - 6:30PM)
Pembroke Pick-Up 292 Dickson Street (Home of Tricia & Russell Dennis)
Every other Wednesday from June 14 - October 18 (4:00PM - 5:30PM)
Every Wednesday from June 14 - October 25 (4:00PM - 5:30PM)
Petawawa Pick-Up 1259 Victoria Street (Home of Hayley & Matthew McLean)
Every other Wednesday from June 21 - October 25 (3:30PM - 5:30PM)
Every Wednesday from June 14 - October 25 (3:30PM - 5:30PM)
You can pay by cash OR cheque. When paying by cheque you may pay in up to four installments (see SIGN UP for details). Please submit all post dated cheques at the beginning of the season. If paying with cash you must pay in full.
CSA members are entitled to up to three vacation weeks by registering a delivery hold in our system. For each delivery hold you register, on your account will show a $ credit. This credit may ONLY be used towards a make-up share during the CSA program during which it is registered. In other words, a delivery hold registered during our Summer CSA may only be used towards a make-up share during our Summer CSA (same goes for Fall and Winter CSA). The $ credit has no actual $ value. The credit will come off your account when we register your make-up share.
Do you refund or credit missed shares?
In short, no. When we harvest your share you have effectively spent your share of the harvest that week and if we offered a credit we’d be harvesting twice as much for the price of one share. We donate or compost missed baskets at the end of the day. We do not keep shares beyond the designated pick-up times.
Can I cancel my share?
When you sign up for a CSA share you enter into an agreement with us for the season. We have already purchased the seed, prepped the land and factored your share into our growing plan for the season. There are no refunds but you may make arrangements with someone to take over your share.
Why can’t I pick-up my share late/early/the next day/substitute one veggie for another etc.?
The CSA model of food distribution is extremely streamlined. Every CSA shareholder receives the same share of the harvest each week, and should be prepared to pick-up their share on time at their designated pick-up location. This is the reason we are able to offer a 20% discount off our market prices. Due to the number of shareholders involved (almost 200) we are not able to make any exceptions. If you would like more choice and more flexibility but would still like to eat our fresh Certified Organic veggies, please visit our booth at the Carp Farmer’s Market. Thank you for your support and cooperation!
What do you mean by sharing the benefits?
This means that in high yield years your boxes will be filled with more veggies than a year of average yields.
What do you mean by sharing the risks?
This means that if there is a drought, floods, crazy insect infestations or unforeseen catastrophes then we do our best to provide you with what is available from our farm. In these unfortunate cases we all make do with less.