CSA Registration


Meanwhile, here's the scoop on our CSA program:

The CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a way of supporting local farmers and getting seasonable, organic, local produce at the same time! The concept of a food partnership originated in 1960s Japan, where it was called Teikei ("food with the farmer's face on it"). Farms need to pay for start up costs at the beginning of the season (i.e. in the winter, when they are considering how much to grow, what seeds to use, etc.), and people want healthy and yummy vegetables once they are grown.  For this reason, consumers buy a "share" of the next growing season in advance and receive it in weekly installments. That way, the farmers get their financial inputs ahead of time, and the basketholders get their baskets weekly during the harvest season. Being part of a CSA program will connect you to your community and your food like you've never been connected before.  

The two farms that we work with are Les Jardins Carya and Les Jardins de la Resistance.  

You will be able to choose below from a full size option (8-10 different types of items) or a half* size option (5-6 different types of items*). Please note that we have a limited number of each, so sign up as soon as you can--both sessions always fill up completely with wait lists! As of March 1st 2015 we are sold out of fall full size baskets, but you can still put your name on the waitlist using the form below.
* Please note that a "half size" basket is not literally half the size of a full size basket. The difference will vary from week to week.  

There are two sessions: Summer and Fall, and you may sign up for either, or both. 
Cost: FULL - $25/week x 8 weeks = $200 PER SESSION 
HALF - $15/week x 8 weeks = $120 PER SESSION  

Examples of full size baskets:

July 5:
6 cucumbers
4 zucchini 
1 broccoli
1 bok choi
1 bunch of basil
1 bunch of parsley
1 kale
1 green onion
1 bunch of chard

August 9:
1 eggplant
1 bunch of beets
1 bunch of carrots
1 bag of beans
1 bunch of swiss chard
1 bunch of red onions
1 melon

Pick up location: Downtown campus, both sessions. Depending on where the market is located in 2015, either on McGill College by the Y-intersection, or on McTavish Street in front of SSMU.

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