FRESH AND LOCAL PRODUCE

IN JORDAN STATION

JOIN OUR

COMMUNITY SHARED AGRICULTURE (CSA) PROGRAM


WHAT IS A CSA PROGRAM?

Similar to a magazine subscription, CSA members purchase a share and receive a box of fresh veggies each week for 20 weeks (June- October). 

KEY COMPONENTS:

  • Members pay for the season before it starts which guarantees farmer income during the most expensive time of the year 
  • Members become more connected to the food they eat and feel satisfied about their food choices
  • Members enjoy the reward of knowing where their food comes from and how it was grown while eating the most fresh, healthy and delicious produce

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL CSA SHARE LOOK LIKE?

Each box includes a generous portion of fresh vegetables, herbs, garlic, melons and cut flowers based on what is in season. A typical CSA share will vary throughout the season and include 10- 15 items each week depending on what is available.

Early in the season shares include more greens and root crops, mid season shares include more fruits (tomatoes, eggplant, cucumber, summer squash), and late season shares include more novel crops (such as melons, garlic, pumpkins, potatoes, winter squash and the last of the summer fruits).


Small CSA Share

Receive a box of fresh, organic produce from our urban farm every week for 20 weeks from June to October! Includes a generous portion of fresh vegetables, herbs, garlic, melons and cut flowers based on what is in season. Weekly newsletters with inspirational recipes and farm updates included! Amount: Feeds 2-4 people Pickup: Every Week- Jordan Station and the St.Catharines farmers market (within a designated time frame), Every 2 Weeks- Cambridge and Hamilton (within a designated time frame) When: June- October 2021 (20 weeks) Friend Referral Discount: If you refer a friend to us and they buy a share, email roothavenfarm@gmail.com  with your name (first and last) and your friend's name (first and last) to let us know. We will refund you 10% of your original share cost for each friend you refer. *Valid for 3 friends*

450.00 CAD

    Large CSA Share

    Receive a box of fresh, organic produce from our urban farm every week for 20 weeks from June to October! Includes a generous portion of fresh vegetables, herbs, garlic, melons and cut flowers based on what is in season. Weekly newsletters with inspirational recipes and farm updates included! Feeds a crowd! Amount: Feeds 6-8 people Pickup: Every Week- Jordan Station and the St.Catharines farmers market (within a designated time frame), Every 2 Weeks- Cambridge and Hamilton (within a designated time frame) When: June- October 2021 (20 Weeks) Friend Referral Discount: If you refer a friend to us and they buy a share, email roothavenfarm@gmail.com  with your name (first and last) and your friend's name (first and last) to let us know. We will refund you 10% of your original share cost for each friend you refer. *Valid for 3 friends*

    800.00 CAD

      VISIT US AT THE ST.CATHARINES FARMERS MARKET 

      (SATURDAYS JUNE- OCTOBER)

      Stop by the market between 7 am and 1 pm for a selection of our organic and seasonal vegetables, herbs, garlic, melons and cut flowers... and say hello to your local farmers- of course! We accept all forms of payment at the farmers market.


      FAQ's

      Why Join a CSA Program?

      Do you wonder where your food comes from and what work conditions the growers experienced? Do you wonder what it takes to get food to your table? Wonder no more! Be a local hero. Support local farmers and feel good about the food you eat. 

      There is no food more fresh! Receiving a CSA share is like picking veggies outside your doorstep without the work required to produce your own food. Learn the art of eating seasonally. Discover new types of food and try new recipes. Improve your health by incorporating more nutrient dense foods into your diet. Your taste buds will thank you!

      Reduce your environmental footprint by eating less imported produce. Help farmers reduce food waste by allowing them to plan how much to produce in advance. Enhance biodiversity in your community by supporting small-scale organic market gardens.

      For farmers, CSA programs allow us to have more secure finances due to loyalty of participants throughout the season. Additionally, we get to know the people eating our food, learn more about our local community, and receive feedback. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a specific crop will be in your share week to week due to the uncontrollable influences of our climate, but we can guarantee the value of your share. Your share will always be full of fresh, bountiful and well-sourced produce.


      Where Can I Pickup my Share?

      We offer multiple pickup locations including Jordan Station, Hamilton, Cambridge and the St.Catharines Farmers Market. *Note: Cambridge and Hamilton pickup are Bi-Weekly. An additional delivery charge is added to Cambridge shares due to the extra distance between us. 

      These pickup locations will be available of different days of the week within designated time frames: 

      Jordan Station (Fridays by appointment)

      Hamilton (Wednesdays 5:00- 6:00 pm)

      West Galt, Cambridge (Wednesdays 6:00- 8:30 pm)

      St.Catharines Farmers Market (Saturdays 7:00 am- 1:00 pm)

      Email roothavenfarm@gmail.com with your desired pickup location/ time frame when you purchase your share.



      What Happens If I Miss a Week?

      Going on vacation or can't pick up your share a certain week? Pick up on a different day or at the farmer's market, have a friend pick up your share, donate your share or double your share a different week in lieu. Just let us know.

      SHARE A SHARE

      Purchase or contribute to a share that will be donated to our local food bank. We support local initiatives to combat food insecurity.