Community Shared Agriculture
Dunnville's first certified organic Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) box program
What is in a share?
The customer receives a weekly box of veggies that is enough to feed 2 adults from June to February. 32 weeks. The farm will be planting over 40 different types of vegetables and over 100 different varieties. This allows the farm to have a great diversity, be prepared for challenging weather and guarantee a bumper of veggies for the shareholders.
Here an example of vegetables we grow: beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, chard, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, garlic, baby greens, kale, lettuce, melons, onions, leeks, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radish, spinach, squash, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon and zucchini.
Herbs will also be plentiful: basil, borage, cilantro, dill, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme.
Winter storage crops: potatoes, carrots, beets, onions, leeks, garlic, parsnips, cabbages, turnips, rutabagas.
Processed foods: salsa, stewed tomatoes, dried tomatoes.
Ferments: Dill Pickles, Dilly Beans, Kimchi, Sauerkraut, Winterbooster.
All food will be harvested the day of or the day before to ensure it is as fresh as we can get it to you. We are strict about our quality control and enjoy constructive criticism and feedback!
What is C.S.A.?
Community Shared Agriculture has been around for many years. Customers invest in a share for the season's harvest. Ideally the share is paid up front early in Spring to ensure a spot but also to ensure the cash flow of the farm for starting the field production (seeds, compost, workers ... ). The CSA concept makes it possible for small-scale farms to guarantee a part of income, instead of leaving it all up to farmers markets speculations. The shareholders also share the risks of weather and growing season with the farmer.
People who buy a share in the farm will receive a weekly box of veggies that is enough to feed 2 adults from the end of June into February. 32 weeks. The farm will be planting over 40 different types of vegetables and over 100 different varieties. This allows the farm to have a great diversity so if it is a dry year, a wet year, a cool year or a hot year, shareholders will be more or less guaranteed a bumper crop of many types of vegetables.
Community Farm & Educational Centre
Certified by Ecocert Canada.
Which variety of veg to expect in which month:
June-July: Salad, Salad Mix, Peas, Salad Turnips, Radish, Carrots, Arugula, Asian Greens, Beets, Kale, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Cabbage, Beans, Parsley, Basil,Onions, Pepper
August-September: Beans, Summer Squash, Basil, Parsley, Dill, Cilantro, Tomatoes, Ground Cherries, Kale, Swiss Chard, Melons, Onions, Garlic, Cucumbers, Okra, Basil Pesto, Leeks, Greens, Carrots, Beets, Water Melon, Melon, Asian Greens, Turnip, Beans, Eggplant, Sweet & Hot Pepper
October-November: Fermented Foods (Dilly Beans, Pickles, Sauerkraut, Kimchi), Leeks, Garlic, Onion, Turnips, Sweet Potatoes, Salad, Asian Greens, Kale, Swiss Chard, Carrots, Beets, Summer Squash, Napa Cabbage, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Romanesco, Peas, Winter Squash, Radishes, Tomato Sauce, Salsa
December-January: Tomato Sauce, Salsa, Fermented Foods (Dilly Beans, Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Hot Sauce), Carrots, Beets, Onion, Garlic, Winter Squash, Leeks, Cabbage, Turnips, Black Radish, Daikon Radish, Sweet Potato, Potato