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 SHARES are intended to feed two omnivores or one very dedicated vegetable eater.
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:
Between 4:00pm & 7:00pm
on Tuesday Afternoons
Regular Share — $35 /week for 20 weeks: $700
Small Share — $20 /week for 20 weeks: $400
Between 3:30pm & 7:00pm
on Thursday Afternoons
Regular Share — $40 /week for 10 weeks: $400
Small Share — $25 /week for 10 weeks: $250
Plus Occasional opt-in weekly boxes
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:
- Salad Mix
- Scallions (Green Onions)
- Baby Beets
- Swiss Chard
- Cilantro & Parsley
- Summer Squash (Zucchini)
- Basil & Dill
- Salad Mix
- Winter Squash
2020 CSA Registration Now Open!
Sign-up now for delicious vegetables grown just for you right here at Knuckle Down Farm.
20 Weeks on-farm, or 10 Weeks plus occasional opt-in weekly boxes in Toronto.
* 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]