CSA Food Basket
Fresh Organic Grown Produce At A Fair Price For Both You And The Farmer
Based on the Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) model, people purchase annual shares in the farm's harvest and, in return, receive weekly food baskets full of fresh produce throughout the season.
The weekly harvest is shared between all members, with variety and quantity varying with the time of year. Smaller quantities will be in your basket early in the season while July, August and September will have an abundance.
Consumer demand for locally produced, affordable organic food has driven the evolution of CSA's.
UPDATE: We are now taking applications for the Winter CSA 2014-15 season. Get on the list now to reserve your basket of local organic fresh vegetables. Reserve your spot now so you are not disappointed.
When you join, you are not just buying vegetables, you are supporting sustainable farming practices and contributing to a reliable, healthy, local food supply and income for the farmers.
What is a Share?
One share is geared to provide produce for a family of 2 Adults and 2 Small Children. Larger families may want to consider purchasing two shares.
What to Expect Throughout the Summer (June-Sept)
What to Expect Throughout Oct-May
In addition to pick-ups at the farm on Wednesdays & Thursdays, we now have deliveries to central drop-off locations:
- Wednesday at Edencrest Farm ................................... 11am till 8pm
- Wednesday at 413 Georgian Drive, Barrie................. 2pm till 7pm (add $10 per month delivery charge)
- Thursday at 387 Codrington Street, Barrie................. 2pm till 7pm (add $10 per month delivery charge)
- Thursday at Oasis of Hope Church, Mapleview Dr…3pm till 6:30 pm (add $10 per month delivery charge)
- Thursday at Edencrest Farm....................................... 11am till 8pm
Growing food organically includes such practices as the use of crop rotations, cover cropping and using natural ammendments to improve the soil and plant health.
Growing organicaly is more labour intensive than traditional farming. Edencrest Farms is Certified Organic. We only use organic untreated seeds and heirloom varieties. We do not use any form of chemicals, herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers.
At our annual Open House, you will see the gardens and the pick up area for your baskets of produce. There will be wagon rides, refreshments, games, baby chicks hatching, new born calves, kittens, and a lot of fun! Bring your family and experience the beautiful view overlooking Minesing Valley.