We provide our members with a basket of local, organically grown, sustainably harvested fruits and vegetables each week. Read on for more details or click here to download a copy of this year’s CSA brochure.
What is a CSA?
CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture.” In a CSA, a community of individuals pledge to support a farming operation where growers and consumers share the risks and benefits of food production.
Why should you join a CSA?
When you join a CSA you are showing your support for local, organically-grown food. You receive the healthiest and freshest produce available.
Who should join?
If you want to eat healthy, organically grown food that hasn’t had to travel miles and miles to get to your plate, you should join a CSA. If you want to support local agriculture, you should join a CSA.
When will the CSA run?
The Sunflower Farm CSA will run from late June until October for approximately 16 weeks. During the first few weeks the quantity and variety of produce will be less than during the height of the season when your food basket will be brimming with a large variety of vegetables and fruit.
How much does it cost?
The price for the 2016 CSA share will be $500. (Two families may opt to share a membership but it will be their responsibility to organize this. If two families share a membership we recommend that you each pick up the box on alternate weeks rather than trying to split up the contents of the box.)
Where does it all take place?
Sunflower Farm is located on Mountain Road, about 14 kms east of Tamworth. All of the vegetables are grown there. The pick up location for Tamworth members is Bon Eco Studio (next to Canada Post.) In Napanee, the pick up location is at Seasons Fine Foods on Dundas St. Let us know where you are located and we will work out a convenient pick up location!
Are there other benefits to being a member of a CSA?
As part of the Sunflower Farm CSA not only will you receive a basket of healthy, organically-grown produce each week, but you will also receive recipes to use your veggies. Our members love to share their own ideas for using our veggies too! Be sure to click here to see some sample boxes and lists of items from last year’s CSA.
Something to Remember…
When you join Sunflower Farm CSA, it is important to remember that you are entering in to a partnership with us. We agree to provide you with the best, organically grown vegetables and berries as possible. You agree to share our risk as we cope with insects, extreme weather events, drought or other unexpected occurrences. For example, if a sudden hailstorm damages our corn plants at a crucial time, we will have far less corn to provide to our members.
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