Sideroad Farm offers a weekly CSA box program to the people of the Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Walters Falls and Toronto areas. Our Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program starts around the end of June, runs for 18 weeks, and features our organically grown veggies, herbs as well as our organic flowers and farm fresh pasture-raised egg shares. Please read through this page to learn about the program.
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Program Length and Start
Our CSA Program starts in late June and runs for 18 weeks – until around the end of October. During that time you will receive a weekly delivery of produce, flowers and/or eggs depending on the type of share you purchase. The exact start date of the program is dependent on the spring weather.
Share Options and Pricing
We have three share options for weekly deliveries. Members can add-on to their weekly deliveries (e.g. pasture-raised pork, chicken, flowers, extra veggies or coffee when available).
The Veggie Share
New for 2017, our veggie share is completely customizable! You can pick the farmers choice bin which includes approximately 10 different organically grown veggies from our farm that we have selected or build your own bin using our online system. A minimum order of $30 of vegetables/herbs per week is required. Veggie share program members receive approximately a 10% discount over our farmers market prices. The veggie share costs $30/week ($540/season).
Veggies that we grow include: Green, yellow and purple beans, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, red and green cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, endive, bok choi, sweet corn, collard greens, cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, eggplants, arugula, our special peppery salad mix, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, microgreens, onions, scallions, parsnips, peas, sweet and hot peppers, peashoots, potatoes, pumpkins, radicchio, radishes, spinach, winter squash, swiss chard, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, tomatillos, ground cherries, zucchini and summer squash.
Herbs that we grow include: Basil, chives, cilantro, dill, lavender, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme.
The Egg Share
The egg share is an add-on to our veggie share program, it can not be ordered on its own. With this option you will receive one dozen pasture-raised eggs with your CSA bin per week. The price is $6.00/week for a full egg share, which works out to $108/season or $54/season if you select a half egg-share (one dozen every two weeks).
The Flower Share
The flower share can be added on to your veggie share or can be ordered alone. With this share you receive a mixed bouquet of organically grown flowers for 12 weeks. The flower share starts mid July and runs through September. The price is $12/week, which works out to $144 for the season.
Pick Up Locations
Weekly shares are picked up from designated locations between Walters Falls and Toronto. The list of current locations are listed below. We may be willing to establish other pick up locations (not listed below) with a minimum of 5 customers. If you would like to offer your home or business as a pick up location, that would be awesome, and we would really appreciate it (as a bonus, it makes it really easy to get your veggies every week)! Please email us to set up your home or business as a pick up location.
Our current pick up locations include:
Clarksburg – Tuesdays
Collingwood – Saturday
Toronto West – Beresford Avenue: Tuesday
Toronto West – Gooch Avenue: Tuesday
Toronto East – Davisville and Mt. Pleasant: Tuesday
Toronto East – Danforth and Glebemount: Tuesday
Walters Falls – Tuesday or Saturday
How to Sign up and Pay for your Share
We ask that you pay at least 50% of your total share cost at the time of sign up and the remainder by May 15th. Payment prior to the start of the season helps us to offset the costs of growing the produce, meat and eggs that you receive during the season. We accept payment via cash, cheque, e-transfer (our preferred method) or Paypal. If you would like to pay via e-transfer, select “cheque” as your payment method when you are checking out.
What to Expect From Your Share and Your Farmers
When choosing to become a CSA member, you are choosing to eat seasonally, meaning that the majority of your share will change throughout the 18 weeks. While this can be challenging at first, most customers find the experience of eating seasonally exciting and delicious. We select our produce varieties for excellent taste (and not storageability) and therefore things may look a little different from what you may find in a grocery store.
You can expect, and our promise to you, is that all of the products that you receive from Sideroad Farm will be organically grown (i.e. no synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, no GMOs) and grown with yours, ours and the Earth’s health in mind.
You can also expect to join a community of CSA customers who connect through social media, receive regular updates from the farm and weekly newsletters during the CSA season as well as invitations to visit the farm.