CSA in Bruce County

CSA in Bruce County

Ever thought about eating more locally grown fruits, fresh vegetables and produce? CSA’s will help!

It’s that time of year again to think of spring and sign up to be part of a Community Support Agriculture.

What is a CSA? PHOTO of tomatoes in a basket

Community Supported Agriculture is a mutual relationship between the farmer and the member in which a farm supports the community’s needs for fresh produce, fruit and meats and the community supports the farmer in farming sustainably. Members commit to the farm by making a deposit at the beginning of the season and in return are given fresh produce.

Becoming a CSA member means you will have access to fresh food all summer and fall, direct from the farm to your plate. Most CSA farms will start pick-up and/or delivery around the 3rd week of June this year, so act quickly to take advantage of the entire growing season!

Why participate in a CSA?

-       You get fresh in-seasoned vegetables, fruits and meat on a weekly basis

-       You learn about organic vegetables and receive new recipes

-       You get to try new fruits and vegetables, such as: Kohlrabi, purple carrots and delicata squash

-       You get to meet the farmers behind the fresh fruits, vegetables and meat

-       You support local farmers and your local community

Where are the CSAs in Bruce County?

Most CSA’s will have a centralized pick up location in a community (rather than you having to drive to their farm).

Here is a list of CSA Farms in Bruce County:

1.     Ruetz Farm Fresh Produce, Teeswater - pandlruetz@wightman.ca

2.     Persephone Market Garden and CSA, Allenford - www.persephonemarketgarden.ca/

3.     Black Sheep Farm CSA, Chesley -www.justblacksheep.com

4.     Down to Earth Organics, Port Elgin – www.facebook.com/pages/Down-To-Earth-Organics-CSA/140279286146238

5.     Whitefield Farm CSA, Lucknow - www.whitefieldfarm.com

6.     Colpoy’s Creek Farm, Bakery & CSA, Wiarton - www.facebook.com/AubergineAcres

7.     Carrick Hill Farms & CSA, Mildmay - www.carrickhillfarms.c