How it works

Community shared agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between a local farm and consumers. Consumers become partners with a farm when they buy a share of the harvest at the beginning of the season. They then receive their weekly share of organic fruits and vegetables during the season. It is a way for consumers to get closer to their food source as they are invited to visit the farm and even to participate in activities on the farm.

By buying directly from the farm, partners receive organic products at a fair price. They receive diverse fresh high quality products, directly from the producer. Not only do they enjoy fresh organic produce at a fair price, they are also choosing to help the environment and improve their health. Additionnally, pre-paid shares help farmers pay for the high begining-of- season expenses before their first harvest and also allow them to receive a fair price for their goods.

The fruits and vegetables that make up the weekly share are chosen by the farmer and vary according to season and basket size. It is possible for you to exchange a maximum of 3 products for other fresh fruits or vegetables from the farm when you pick up your share. An exchange box is available at the drop-off point

Two periods of baskets distribution:

Summer baskets: 18 weeks (End of June to mid-October).
Fall baskets: 8 weeks (Mid-October to mid-December).

  • Summer basket: Generally, the small basket contains
7 to 11 different types of produce. The large basket contains 10 to 13 different types of seasonal produce every week.
  • Fall basket: Generally, the small basket contains 6 to 10 different types of produce and
1 homemade product. The large basket contains 7 to 10 different types of seasonal produce and 1 or 2 homemade products every week

Example of summer baskets

Beginning of July

End of August

Small

Large

Small

Large

1 bunch
Cilantro

0,5 lb
Swiss chard

2 lb
Carrots

2 lb
Beets

1 bunch
green onion

0,5 lb
Bok choy

1 medium
Cantaloupe

2 lb
Carrots

12 units
Garlic scapes

1
Broccoli

1
Lettuce

1 large
Cantaloupe
1 Litre
Strawberries
1
Chinese cabbage
4
Corn
2 lb
Zucchini
1
Lettuce

1 bunch
Green onions

0,5 lb
Mix of
asian green
1 Lettuce
1 bunch
Turnip

18 units
garlic scapes

1 lb mix
red and yellow onion

6 Corn

1 bunch
Radish
2 Litres
Strawberries

0,5 lb
Patty pan

0,5 lb
mix of asian green

0,25 lb
Arugula

2
Lettuces

0,5 lb
Leeks

2 lb mix
red and yellow onion

1 bunch
Mini Red Onion

1 lb
Tomatoes

1 lb
Patty pan

0,25 lb
Snap peas

250 ml
Cherry Tomatoes

1 lb
Leeks

0,25 lb
Arugula

1 lb
Green Bell Peppers

1 botte
Parsley

1 bunch
of Radish

1 lb
Tomatoes

250 ml
Cherry Tomatoes

Example of fall basket content

November

December

Small

Large

Small

Large

1 bunch
Carrots with leaves

1 bunch
Carrots with leaves

2 lb
Beets

2 lb
Beets


1 pkg
Hot chili peppers

1 pkg
Hot chili peppers

2 lb
Potatoes

5 lb
Potatoes

1 lb
Parsnip

2 lb
Parnisp

1 litre
Frozen Squash
and apple soup

1
Garlic
1 lb
Jerusalem artichokes
1 lb
Jerusalem artichokes

1 small
green Cabbage

1 litre
Frozen Squash
and apple soup

1 lb
Pink fleshradish

1 lb
Pink fleshradish

1 lb
Celeriave

1 Large
green Cabbage

1 medium
Red Kuri Squash

1 Large
Red Kuri Squash

1 bunch
Black kale

1 bunch
Black kale

1
Chinese cabbage

1
Chinese cabbage

1
butternut squash

250 ml
Sweet pickles

250 ml
Sweet pickles

1
Butternut Squash

100 ml
Garlic puree

Roles and responsibilities of Ferme aux pleines saveurs and its partners

Ferme aux pleines saveurs:

  • Choosing the content of the weekly basket
  • Growing a variety of high quality and fresh organic fruits and vegetables ;
  • Inform of our capacity and limits regarding the availability of fruits and vegetables ;
  • Be open to constructive criticism, questions, suggestions, etc. ;
  • To clearly inform our partners of the place and time for picking up their share of the harvest. 


Partners:

  • Adapting their menus to the availability of locally produced vegetables
  • Be ready to experience Community supported agriculture as a new way to get their supply of fruits and 
vegetables and to deal with its pros (including discovery of new products and human relationships and cons);
  • To communicate directly to the farmers any suggestions, questions, comments and discuss with them to find solutions ;

  • To respect the place and time established for the delivery and picking of their share and to respect the work of their farmers.