2022 CSA Farm Shares Now Available

Earnestly growing organic vegetables to delight the palate, nourish the soil,
and cultivate a strong local food community.

 

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Farm & Farmer

The Farm

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Knuckle Down Farm is a small-scale organic market garden sitting on a quiet back-channel of the Trent River. We grow over fifty varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers with care and mostly hand tools. Established in 2012, Knuckle Down started on land borrowed at reroot organic farm. In 2014 we moved to our very own farm near Frankford, Campbellford, and Stirling Ontario.

The Farmer

Farmer Tomato

Jenny took a somewhat circuitous route to farming. Helping out at a friend’s farm on a cold, rainy day, she realized that despite being exhausted, shivering, and covered in mud she was happier than when at a desk. Her academic background in Environmental Studies (B.E.S.) and Environmental Design (M.E.Des.) made the decision to farm organically an obvious one and she has been doing so full-time since 2010.

CSA Vegetable Shares

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Knuckle Down Farm CSA Pickup in Toronto, 2020

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares give you a direct connection to the local farm where your vegetables are grown and with the farmer who grows them. They also give you fresh, delicious, organic produce all summer.

By buying shares of the future harvest while the ground is still frozen, you allow us to purchase the seeds and equipment needed in the spring. Once the season begins, usually by mid-June, we harvest fresh vegetables for you to enjoy each week.

Shareholders thus agree to share the risks as well as the bounty of the harvest, allowing farmers to focus on growing.

 

Shares are harvested weekly for twenty weeks starting in mid-June. We do not pre-pack the shares, but rather allow members to choose their own share based on a list provided at each pick-up. This way members can choose between big vegetables, little ones, ugly ones, perfect ones, green, red or yellow ones. Members bring their own bags, baskets or containers to take the bounty home. Each week the contents of the share change based on what is in season. You can choose between two different share sizes:

 
Small Lettuce

SMALL SHARES are intended to feed two omnivores or one very dedicated vegetable eater.

Regular Lettuce

REGULAR SHARES are intended to feed four omnivores or two very dedicated vegetable eaters.

 

Sharing shares is also encouraged – what better excuse to cook with friends! Shares are available for pick-up at one of two locations for the following prices:

 

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The Farm

251 Anderson Island Rd
Quinte West

Between 4:00pm & 7:00pm
on Tuesday Afternoons
Regular Share ~ $39.25 /week for 20 weeks: $785
Small Share ~ $22.50 /week for 20 weeks: $450

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The City

Sorry, no Toronto CSA in 2022

(some reasons why)
We’ll be available at the Dufferin Market plus maybe occasional weekly opt-in boxes.
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What to Expect in Your Share

 

One of the most exciting things about growing our own food is that we can choose from thousands of varieties of vegetables most of which will never be found in a grocery store. At Knuckle Down Farm we grow everything from organic seed and be they rare and unusual, heirlooms or familiar favourites we are always looking for varieties with the best flavour.

Each week we try to provide a good balance between old standards and something new and interesting. The shares change with the season, however we do our best to make sure each week has something for everyone.

Here is what different seasons might look like:

 

Spring

  • Salad Mix
  • Scallions (Green Onions)
  • Peas
  • Baby Beets
  • Arugula
  • Lettuce
  • Radishes
  • Swiss Chard
  • Kale
  • Cilantro & Parsley

Summer

  • Beans
  • Eggplant
  • Peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Summer Squash (Zucchini)
  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Basil & Dill

Fall

  • Salad Mix
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Winter Squash
  • Radicchio
  • Rutabaga
  • Spinach
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Celeriac
  • Peppers

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Down Farm.

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  • Pickup Location: On-Farm Pickup Only in 2022
    IMPORTANT: Toronto Shares are now SOLD OUT. Signing up here will put you on our waiting list. Farm Shares still available.

* Payment in full upon registration is preferred, however if you’d rather pay in instalments that’s okay too. Payment can be made by Cash, Cheque made out to Jenny Cook, or Interac e-Transfer to [email protected]

Markets

 

In addition to the CSA, you can find our veggies at:

At the Dufferin Grove Farmers' Market

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Knuckle Down Farm