What if I go on vacation and can’t pick up my vegetables that week?
It's ok to miss a CSA pick up if you know you will be away, on vacation, etc. Please just let us know via email, at least 2 days in advance, before we harvest your vegetables. You can pick up your share on another date at the farm, or one of the farmers' markets that we serve across the city. Your other options are to double up your basket on another week, OR gift your share to a friend/neighbour and have them pick up on your behalf. We do not offer refunds for missed weeks. Email us and we'll make sure we work something out.
What if I don’t/can’t eat a certain vegetable?
At all of our CSA pick-ups we have a “Trades Bin” where members can swap out one of their items for another item in the bin.
How much will my CSA basket feed?
We find the vegetables feed 1-2 adults who cook frequently or a family of 3-4. Larger families who eat a bigger quantity might consider buying two shares or requesting additional second baskets throughout the season (just email us in advance or order). On our How Does It Work page we have photos of all the baskets in one season so you can see exactly what members received.
What do I need to bring to pick up my basket?
We aim to provide a PACKAGING FREE basket each week. So we ask that you bring your own reusable bags or a cooler to pack your items into. For any loose items such as salad greens we will provide a scale and tongs to weigh out. A packaging free basket has greatly helped to reduce our plastic consumption!
I’m already a CSA member and have a friend/neighbour who wants to join. I heard you offer a referral bonus?
We love referrals! In fact, we reward our member referrals with two dozen farm fresh eggs. When your referral signs up, just have them mention your name and we’ll arrange for your eggs to be delivered at the next CSA drop or market. Spread the word! No limit on how many referrals you provide.
What types of vegetables do you grow?
We grow over 40 different types of vegetables and each year try out a few new items, just for fun! Last year some of our new items were shishito peppers and cucamelons. Some of the items we grow regularly are: potatoes, asparagus, rhubarb, peppers, strawberries, carrots, beets, cauliflower, basil, tomatoes, eggplants, raspberries, cabbage, napa, bok choi, kale, rainbow chard, onions, leeks, broccoli, butternut squash, delicata squash, zucchini, jerusalem artichokes, radish, green onion, parsley, spinach, lettuce, arugula, and many more. We occasionally include an item from a neighbouring farm (organic) if there is something special that we don't grow, to ensure our members have a good variety in each basket.
How many vegetables do I get in each basket?
We aim for 10-11 items in each basket, depending on the time of year.
A share in late June might have:
1 pint sugarsnap peas
1 bunch baby beets
Red Romaine lettuce head
1 bunch green onions
1 pint strawberry
I head broccoli
1 head Cauliflower
A share in August might have:
1 bunch carrots
2lb new potatoes
I pint fresh green beans
1 bunch parsley
1 Red cabbage
1 bunch green onion
1 bunch basil
1 pint cherry tomatoes
I'd love for my house/restaurant/cafe to be a new pick location, is that possible?
Thanks for offering! We would love to expand our delivery range to other parts of Toronto, or even to other cities (between Uxbridge and Toronto, ideally). We would need at least 8 members signed up for that new location. Contact us if you are interested!