Weekly Food Box (CSA)
Fresh, healthy food straight from our gardens!
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a traditional method of buying vegetables directly from your local farmer. Each week, a selection of produce is harvested for you to pick up and take home. What you receive in your box follows the growing season in Ontario: fresh greens, onions and asparagus in the spring and heat-loving vegetables like tomatoes, beets and squash in summer. Typically, customers pay for their shares up front, so that the grower can invest in seeds and equipment as the season begins.
2021 will be the first ever for a food box program here at Crieff Hills. Our vegetable gardens and chicken coop are now well established and we have a wide variety of popular items to share with our neighbours. They will be grown by our staff, summer youth, and residents of the Intentional Community. Although not certified organic, we do not use chemicals or synthetic fertilizers.
The season will last 16 weeks (late May to September) and each week will have a minimum of 6-8 items including 1 dozen eggs and a selection of vegetables and herbs. We may even surprise you with bonus flowers and specialty items from our chef!
The cost for the season is $400 plus a $20 deposit for the bin itself (returnable at the end of the summer). Payment in full by May 1st is preferable, but we are happy to accommodate once a month payments if needed. Those who pay in full will receive a jar of Crieff Hills Honey in their first box. Weekly pickup will take place at the Crieff Hills main entrance Saturday morning 9am to noon
How to order: Email [email protected] or call 519-824-7898 and Stephanie can sign you up and take payment. Spots are very limited, so register early!
Our 2021 harvest will include:
Heirloom tomatoes * Spring onion * Green beans * Cucumber * Rhubarb * Leaf lettuce * Asparagus * Turnip * Kale * Beets * Wild leeks (ramps) * Swiss chard * Radish * Carrot * Zucchini * Tomatillo * Squash * Ground cherry * Herbs (chives, parsley, cilantro, basil, mint, dill)