Eat Locally with Community Supported Agriculture!

~~~ SIGN UP FOR RETURNING MEMBERS IS NOW OPEN ~~~

~~~ SIGN UP FOR NEW MEMBERS OPENS FEBRUARY 19th 2018 ~~~

Interested in joining us this season?
E-mail hedgeviewfarm@gmail.com to get on our waitlist
and we’ll notify you when our sign up opens.
We are a small CSA program, but each season, most people on the waitlist get a spot.


CSA Capture
What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship between local farms and consumers, which creates and supports a model for distributing locally grown food.

  • CSA customers (you) pay a fee prior to the start of the growing season. This helps the farmer buy seeds, soils, etc.
  • In return, you receive a weekly basket, for 18 weeks, of assorted freshly picked seasonal vegetables, herbs, and some fruits.
  • The consumer and farmer build a supporting relationship sharing the costs and bounty and naturally the risks due to factors beyond the control of the farmer.

Why Join Hedgeview Farm’s CSA?

We are becoming increasingly distant from food production and with increasing concerns and issues of health and environment, there has never been a better time to look to your local farmer to help overcome these challenges.

  • Our baskets give you the opportunity to enjoy an incredible assortment of fresh food grown right here in the Ottawa Valley.
  • We offer an impressive assortment of different varieties of veggies suited for our local climate, which you may not find in the grocery stores.
  • You directly support local young farmers who are the future of our agricultural community and food supply!
  • You are making an environmentally responsible choice supporting organically and sustainably grown food.
  • The veggies are freshly picked and have the greatest freshness, nutrition, and flavour!
  • Our CSA is fun! …and our members get to pick up directly from the farm each week.

What’s in your basket?

We are growing over 100 varieties of vegetables, fruit, and herbs including heirloom and heritage varieties.

The Regular sized baskets each contain 6-8 items, while the Large sized baskets contain 8-10 items. We try to include many staples such as potatoes, carrots, lettuce mix and onions, but also include some exciting items such as Daikon radish, kohlrabi, and Japanese turnips.

Members can expect a weekly e-newsletter containing farm updates as well as a seasonal recipe to help make the most of the CSA experience.

You can see what we have put in past baskets by browsing the weekly posts in our blog on the “Home” tab.

The table below shows illustrates how many times each veg appeared in the 2017 season:

Less than 2x 2x 3x 4-5x 6x 10x+
Kolrabi, Microgreens, Pumpkins, Shishito
Peppers,
Bok Choy,
Spinach
Melon, Peas, Raspberries, Eggplant, Elderberries, Leeks, Parsnip, Garlic Scapes, Hakurei Turnips, Scallions, Romaine Radish, Cilantro, Chard, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Kale, Beets Winter Squash, Assorted Cabbages, Garlic, Sweet Peppers Onions, Summer Squash, Cucumber Lettuce Mixes, Carrots

Picking up your vegetables

  • Pick up is at the farm and you need to bring your own bin.
  • Pick up is every Wednesday from 5pm – 6pm.
    If you miss the 5pm – 6pm pick up, a basket will be set aside for you but must be picked up Wednesday.
  • First pick up date for 2018: Wednesday June 13th
  • Final pick up date for 2018: Wednesday October 10th
  • If you are on vacation or are unable to make the pick up time, please arrange to have a friend or relative come for you.

Choose the right share size for you:

LARGE size shares aim to contain all the items that are in the REGULAR size but more of the popular items like salad greens, carrots and potatoes to better accommodate the needs of members with children to cook for, members who share CSA baskets, or simply for those who want more garden goodness! Take a look at the table below to help you decide what is your best fit. If you wish to discuss what matches your needs, send us an e-mail.

Our prices per share are discounted 10% off our retail. Members may receive even more value if we have an especially good growing season. On the other hand, some items may be available in limited quantities if we have an unfavourable growing season.

The share price is for an 18 week garden subscription.

      BI-WEEKLY SHARE          WEEKLY SHARE
REGULAR SIZE  
 
6-8 items each basket

$247.50     Suitable for:

Single member households;
Those who may not cook all the time;
Those who have a home garden
and wish to supplement;
Those who wish to trial CSA.
$495     Suitable for:
Couples;
Couples with small children;
Those who may not cook all the time but want veggies each week. 
LARGE SIZE
 
8-10 items each basket
      $326.25     Suitable for:
Couples with children;
Those who want more than a regular size but want to come only every second week;
Those who split a CSA share.
$652.50     Suitable for:
Couples who cook nearly every day;
Families with children eating regular homemade meals;
Those who want extra to freeze/preserve;
Those who like to cook for guests. 

 

Payment 

Information for payment will be on the sign up form, when it becomes available.  Note that we require a 50% deposit to reserve a share. We do offer flexible payment instalments as well.
If you wish to be on our waitlist, e-mail Brenna at hedgeviewfarm@gmail.com.

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