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Unsure what a CSA is? Or curious what the program looks like at Quaker Oaks Farm?
Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is the formation of a personal relationship, between the farmer, and the consumer.
A CSA member pays for a entire seasons worth of vegetables before the season starts. This enables the farmer to make seed purchases, perform equipment repair, purchase supplies, and make a accurate plan to ensure a bountiful year!
By becoming a member, you are entitled to a weekly share of the garden. But you can’t have the good, without the bad. This includes a share of any crop failures. While we give everything to make every crop a success, every now and then they don’t succeed. But remember, a failure one place, usually heralds a bounty in another!
The great part of being a member, is the connection you make with the food you eat. If you opt in for the working share, that connection is deepened as you learn how the different vegetables grow, and what it takes to harvest them!
It is a great learning experience for all ages, regardless if you join as a regular member, or a working share member!
The share breakdown:
There are two types of shares to choose from, the full season, and the cottage share.
The full season is a 17 week share, starting from June 17th till October 7th. The cost of this share is $585. The cottage share is a 12 week experience, June 17th to September 2nd, in the heart of the summer. This share is $420.
If you want a more hands on experience, and $35 off the cost of a share, think about signing up for our working share! (working share is 5 hours, split into two, 2.5 hour sessions. Kids more than welcome!)
1 share=enough vegetables for 2 people who like their vegetables, or a family with small children. We aim to have between 7 and 12 different vegetables every week, depending on the time of the season, and how the weather has been cooperating.
Every Friday your share will be harvested fresh, and available for pick up at the farm from 11:00am-5:00pm. Can’t pick up on Friday? Don’t worry! You can pick up on Saturday too from 11:00am-2:00pm!
If you are unable to make it to the farm, we are also offering a Friday night Orillia drop off (7:00-7:30pm, Location to be determined), and a Saturday morning Norland drop off (9:00-9:30 am at the Norland library). The cost of the drop off is a one time charge of $70 for the 17 week share, and $50 for the 12 week.
We have also teamed up with Cook With What You Have, a searchable collection of 900+ recipes at your fingertips 24/7. When you sign up for our vegetable share, you will receive a access code that will grant you access to the recipe collection, and other useful tips and tricks to help you use up all those veggies! This is a $49.99(USD)/year value!
Other member benefits include access to the barn yard, and garden tours. These can be set up with prior notice, and all are welcome
Please feel free to send us a message for more information, as well as payment options, on our CSA program!